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03/06/2014 – CHAMBER TO HOST “THINK TANK” MEETING ON MUNSINGWEAR – 6:00 pm, March 6th, 2014

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February 26, 2014
(205) 921-7786


The Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “think tank” meeting on Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m., at the combined offices of the Chamber and the Northwest Alabama Arts Council, located at 190 Military Street South in downtown Hamilton.

Organizers encourage anyone who is interested in a civic center-type facility to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to have open discussions on the possible uses of a renovated Munsingwear building or other civic center site in the Hamilton area.

Of specific interest to the Chamber are those people and groups in the community who can assist in bringing conferences, conventions, activities, and meetings to the facility. Special invitations are extended to area civic, nonprofit, and church leaders who often have the opportunity to host or bid on such events. Area business leaders are asked to send representatives to share their ideas and to provide insight as to how such a complex would enhance their business and provide new opportunities for them.

Additionally, those with general ideas of how the potential rehabilitation of space within the Munsingwear facility could best be utilized are encouraged to attend. “We’ve heard everything from smaller sized rooms to host baby showers and bridal showers to a senior center with a rehabilitation pool, museums, storm shelter, exhibition space, to a full blown concert hall,” said board president Marla Minter. These are the types of ideas we want to get from our community members, and we want them to help us understand what is most needed and most wanted in a facility of this type.

The “think tank” meeting will not be limited to the facility portion of Munsingwear as discussions will be held on the usage of the 40-plus acres on the south side of the building. Suggestions briefly mentioned to the Chamber have included ball fields, a river walk, canoe run, splash pad, and zip lines.

“With the Hamilton mayor and city council weighing this subject in the next few weeks, we wanted to take the opportunity to hear from the public and see if we could help narrow down what our needs truly are. While there are many items on a proposed civic center wish list, it really boils down to balancing what the needs of the community are and what it will also be financially feasible to do. We hope this will allow us to get some really good, solid ideas that the mayor and council can think about as they make these decisions going forward,” Minter said.

Minter says the mayor and council will be invited to attend and listen to the ideas and suggestions given at the meeting. A general report will be shared with the mayor and council with the results of the group’s discussions.

Those who will not be able to attend but would like to share their ideas are encouraged to do so by calling the Chamber office at (205) 921-7786, or via email to chamber@hamiltonchamberofcommerce.org.


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February 26, 2014 at 10:03 PM

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02/26/2014 – Alabama Manufactured Housing Association Hall of Fame Ceremony

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Alabama Manufactured Housing Association Hall of Fame Ceremony 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 26th, 2014


Mr. Ty Batchelor – Inductee

Mr. Don Bolton – Inductee

Mr. Ty Batchelor

Mr. Don Bolton & Mr. Gerald Terrell

3rd from left is former Hamilton Mayor Steve Logan

Hamilton, AL Mayor Wade Williams speaking with Doris Hydrick, Executive Direction of AMHA

Ty Batchelor


(L – R) Steve Logan, Don Bolton, Gerald Terrell, Delmo Payne

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February 26, 2014 at 2:36 PM

02/26/2014 – HAMILTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES – AMHA Hall of Fame event tomorrow in Hamilton Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014

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Alabama Manufactured Housing Association Hall of Fame Ceremony

This is a huge event which is hosted in Hamilton each year, and one this year which has a local person being inducted, Mr. Don Bolton. There will be business people attending from all across the state. We invite everyone to attend tomorrow (Wednesday, 26th) afternoon!


Doris Hydrick Executive Director
Alabama Manufactured Housing Association:

This is to remind you of the Alabama Manufactured Housing Association Hall of Fame Ceremony next Wednesday, February 26th at 2:00 p.m. at Bevill State Community College in Hamilton. The 2013 Inductees are Ty Batchelor and Don Bolton. Personal invitations were mailed last week to all AMHA members and the Hall of Fame Committee.

We hope you will plan to attend the ceremony. It should only last about an hour. I know that the inductees would appreciate your attendance.

Thanks so much.

Doris Hydrick Executive Director
Alabama Manufactured Housing Association
Montgomery, AL

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February 25, 2014 at 6:40 PM

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2014/02/25 – FREE TREES Tuesday Feb. 25 – 9:00 – 11:30 AM

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Tuesday Feb. 25


9:00 – 11:30 AM

(Contact person: Pat Duke, 921-7435)

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February 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM

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2014/02/21 – Restaurant Inspection report for Feb 10-21, 2014 – Sam LeMaster – ADPH

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A&A Service Center (Haleyville) 97

A&D Petro (Hamilton) 88

Asian Wok (Hamilton) 86

Car Lot BBQ (Winfield) 80

Carbon Hill Food Mart 87

Chandler’s Cash Saver (Hamilton) 90

Club Pizza (Carbon Hill) 91

Daylight Donuts (Winfield) 93

Dollar General (Hamilton) 95

Hackleburg School Lunchroom 98

Hackleburg Senior Center 97

Hardee’s (Hamilton) 88

Kingdom Kids Day Care (Winfield) 94

Lindley’s Grocery (Hamilton) 94

Lupton Jr. High Lunchroom (Nauvoo) 97

Mandarin House (Winfield) 83

Marion Regional Medical Center Cafeteria (Hamilton) 91

Moor’e B&B (Winfield) 95

Oaxaca Mexican Grill (Carbon Hill) 90

Phillips School Lunchroom (Bear Creek) 97

Pizza Bar (Carbon Hill) 85

Pizza Hut (Hamilton) 93

Plantation Steak House (Gu Win) 96

Sonic Drive-In (Hamilton) 94

Token No. 20 (Winfield) 97

Walmart Deli/Bakery (Winfield) 98

Walmart Supermarket (Winfield) 100

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February 22, 2014 at 12:37 AM

2014/02/21 – Capitol Report – Senator Roger Bedford – February 21st, 2014

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Capitol Report February 21st, 2014

It was certainly a pleasure to be able to announce this week that the City of Fayette has received a very well deserved grant in the amount of $250,000 from the Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs. I was glad to support this grant as it will help create and keep new jobs in Fayette. We must all continue to work together as a team to keep the jobs that we currently have and do what is necessary to attract new, good paying jobs to our area.

While on the subject of grants, it was certainly a pleasure to be in Red Bay and Russellville on Friday to present Franklin County TVA in-lieu of tax service grants. These grants are applicable to all Franklin County and it is a pleasure for me, working with Johnny Mac Morrow, to have presented over $750,000 worth of grants in Franklin County alone. We recently awarded Red Bay High School Baseball program $600, Red Bay High School Softball $1000, Vina High School Softball $500, Red Bay High School Weight Room project $2000, Pleasant Site Fire Protection Authority $512.50, Phil Campbell Elementary $500 for a teacher workshop on Behavioral Disorders, Belgreen High School $500, East Franklin Jr. High $500, Red Bay High School $500, Tharptown High School $1000, Vina High School $500, Belgreen High School Softball program $1000 and Russellville West Elementary $2400 for the purchase of iPads to be used in classrooms.

I am also happy to announce the following Grants awarded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. The City of Fayette has been awarded $250,000 to be used to renovate a vacant apparel manufacturing facility to be used as a business incubator. This project will benefit 50 people of whom 51% are of low and moderate income. The City of Fayette has committed a $50,000 match to the project. $59,293 has been awarded to the Community action Agency of Northwest Alabama, Inc to provide Department of Energy funds to local Community Action Agencies to weatherize the homes of low-income and elderly residents of the State of Alabama. The counties served by this grant are Colbert, Lauderdale and Franklin.
The Community Service Programs of West Alabama, Inc were awarded $127,718 to provide Department of Energy funds to local Community Action Agencies to weatherize the homes of low-income and elderly residents in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties. The City of Sheffield has been awarded $100,000 to construct River Heritage Trail extension from existing river walk to CCC historic bridge in Whipporwill Hollow. This trail will be multi-use for bicyclists and pedestrians, and will be ADA accessible.
The Winston County Commission was awarded $9,168 to provide tactical equipment for deputies during high risk search warrants and to protect against situations in the county jail.

I recently had a wonderful time at the Annual Hackleburg Civitan Pancake breakfast and I look forward to attending the Frog Pond VFD Pancake Breakfast in Franklin County as well as the Winfield High School’s fundraiser Pancake Breakfast on February 22nd.

I’m pleased to report to you that my bill to make it illegal for animal right groups and others to intentionally and willfully use drones to disrupt legal hunting and fishing in Alabama has passed the Alabama Senate and is now in the House of Representatives. This is a growing trend among animal rights activist in the Mid-West and Northern states that I do not want to see occur here in Alabama. This bill will hopefully stop that type of annoying and intentional harassment. It will not interfere with the business use of drones to legitimately show real estate, inspect power lines or other legal uses. As a life long hunter and fishermen I do not want to see this type of disruptive behavior come into Alabama.

Maudie and I certainly lost a good friend, Mr. Bruce Adam Wilson of the Shoals went to heaven this past week. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean conflict and was a life long Democrat. Our best wishes and prayers go out to his family.

I hope the last blast of winter came through this past month and I’m looking forward to a warm and bright spring and I hope you are too.

Please continue to contact me with your cards, letters, calls and e-mails. I consider it an honor to work for you.

Roger H. Bedford, Jr.
Alabama State House
11 S. Union Street, Suite 738
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
Phone 334-242-7862, Fax 334-242-9202
Russellville Office
P.O. Box 370
Russellville, Alabama 35653
Phone 256-332-6966 Fax 256-332-6967
Email: senbedford@aol.com
Website: http://www.RogerBedford.com

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February 22, 2014 at 12:28 AM

02/20/2014 – VIDEO – Hackleburg City Council Meeting 02/17/2014

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February 20, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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