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04/30/2014 – Daikin Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2014

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Decatur, Ala. – The 20th anniversary celebration of the annual Daikin Festival is set for Friday, May 23, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Decatur. Hosted by Daikin America, the free event offers festivalgoers of all ages an opportunity to experience Japanese culture through music, exhibits, and food.

Festivalgoers are encouraged to wear happi coats and participate in the Japanese folk dances. Happi coats are cloth jackets, or robes, usually containing an emblem, family crest, or logo on the back, and are worn on festive occasions. Live music includes country, Cajun, rock & roll, big band and traditional Japanese music. The highlight of the evening is when Daikin employees take the stage with a Japanese Taiko Drums performance.

Along with traditional festival food such as hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, and soft drinks, festivalgoers are treated to Cajun jambalaya, barbeque sandwiches, and Japanese Yakisoba, a stir-fried mix of noodles, cabbage, carrots, and beef. All food and drinks are free of charge. In addition to free parking around the fairgrounds, free round-trip shuttle service will be provided to the fairgrounds from Decatur Mall and Austin High School.

During the festival, festivalgoers can learn more about Daikin America from a display of product exhibits. Other displays include the Daikin Homestay Program, a program where area students and teachers travel to Japan for a two-week stay. Free tethered hot-air balloon rides are also available, weather permitting. The festivities conclude with a grand prize drawing for a free vacation at 8:45 p.m.

For more information on the Daikin Festival, contact Daikin America Community Relations Manager Forrest Keith at 256.306.5000.

About Daikin America, Inc.

Daikin America is a leading global supplier of PTFE Molding and Fine Powders and Dispersions. Daikin also specializes in FEP, PFA, ETFE, PCTFE, EFEP, Fluoroelastomers and Unidyne oil and water repellents. Daikin also is home of the largest solar power installation in Alabama. Daikin is committed to good corporate citizenship, providing new employment opportunities at its various sites. For more information, visit www.daikin-america.com.
About The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB)

The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County. For information on special events and attractions in Decatur and Morgan County, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at www.decaturcvb.org.

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April 30, 2014 at 6:52 PM

04/30/2014 – Alabama Student Needs Votes in National Google Contest

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Ansley Grider vies for a scholarship and $50,000 tech grant for her school in the Doodle 4 Google competition; National finalists to be chosen from 50 state winners through public voting April 29 – May 9.

Fort Payne, Ala. – With a drawing depicting a cure for cancer, an eighth grader at Fort Payne Middle School is Alabama’s winner in the Doodle 4 Google contest. Ansley Grider will compete against 49 other state winners to see her artwork displayed on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for her school. Five national finalists will be determined by public voting at google.com/doodle4google from April 29 until May 9 at 8 p.m.

More than 100,000 children in grades K-12 entered the annual contest, which is aimed at inspiring young artists. This year’s theme was “If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place…” Kids created drawings illustrating the theme and incorporating the Google logo.
“I would invent a cure for cancer because it would save so many lives,” Grider wrote in a statement explaining her doodle. “It would give millions of people the chance to live, to love and to make countless contributions to society that would make the world a better place.”

Grider’s selection of a cancer cure as the subject of her illustration was inspired by her father’s diagnosis with bladder cancer in 2012. To watch a video of Grider being told her entry was the state winner in the contest, visit www.vimeo.com/voteforansley. To learn more, see www.facebook.com/Vote4Ansley.

Google doodlers and guest judges chose a winning doodle from each state by considering: Artistic Merit; Creativity (based on representation of the theme and use of the logo); and Theme Communication (how clearly the theme is expressed in the artwork and the written statement).

HELP ALABAMA CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM GOOGLE’S $50,000 TECH GRANT
To cast a vote, go to www.google.com/doodle4google. To find Ansley’s doodle, select grades “8-9” and click on the “Ansley Grider, AL” doodle. The public can vote using all Internet-enabled devices (computers, smart phones, tablets including iPads, etc.) and every Web browser on each device.

“We’re encouraging everyone across Alabama to cast a vote for Ansley’s doodle so schoolchildren in our state can enjoy the opportunities that would come with this technology grant,” said Shane Byrd, principal of Fort Payne Middle School. “Our school would use the grant money to purchase air printers, 3-D printers and iMac computers.”

About the Doodle 4 Google Competition
Most days, the classic multicolored Google logo sits above the search bar amidst white space on the homepage of Google, the world’s most popular Internet search engine (the page gets more clicks than any other site on the Web). But at times, the logo is altered, usually for public holidays, to mark important historical occasions and to bring attention to people and topics that might otherwise be overlooked. Clicking on a doodle brings up search results for that topic.

See every past doodle from around the world at www.google.com/doodles.

Google launched the Doodle 4 Google contest in the United States in 2008. “At Google, we believe the most ambitious ideas and untethered creativity of young people can help make the world a better place. Doodle 4 Google is meant to inspire students to think and dream big,” reads a statement from the tech giant on why it chose this year’s theme.

From across the country, 250 doodles were chosen as finalists by a panel of Google employees. Guest judges and Google doodlers selected the best doodle from each of the 50 states. The U.S. public will vote for their favorite doodle from the 50 state winners. The highest-ranking doodlers will be named national finalists and will receive a $5,000 scholarship. National finalists and a teacher at each of their schools will receive a Chromebook.

Google executives will choose one national winner, who will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held May 21 at the company’s headquarters in California. The national winner’s doodle will be animated by the Doodle team and featured on the U.S. Google homepage on June 9, 2014. He or she also will receive a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school.

Written by 49 County News.Net

April 30, 2014 at 6:49 PM

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04/30/2014 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – Driving Under Influence

2 – Public Intoxication

1 – Violation Release Order

3 – Marijuana 2nd

2 – Drug Paraphernalia

1 – Probation Violation

2 – Non-Support

1 – Resisting Arrest

1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment

2 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage

1 – Prescription Meds W/O Prescription

1 – Drug Court Violation

1 – Bench Warrant

1 – Open Container

1 – Violation Protection Order

FELONY NEWS REPORT

Name: Jessica Borden
Age: 31
Address-City: Haleyville, AL
Charges: Trafficking Meth, Possession Controlled Substance, Marijuana 2nd, Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest: 04/24/2014
Amount of Bond: $58,000
Date of Release: In Jail

Name: Bradley Chipman
Age: 24
Address-City: Haleyville, AL
Charges: Trafficking Meth, Possession Controlled Substance, Marijuana 2nd, Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest
Date of Arrest: 04/24/2014
Amount of Bond: $69,000
Date of Release: In Jail

Name: Devon Eason
Age: 31
Address-City: Fayette, AL
Charges: Forgery 2nd
Date of Arrest: 04/25/2014
Amount of Bond: $2,500
Date of Release: 04/25/2014

Name: Bret Gosa
Age: 25
Address-City: Phil Campbell, AL
Charges: Trafficking Meth, Possession Controlled Substance, Marijuana 2nd, Paraphernalia, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, Resisting Arrest, Attempting Elude
Date of Arrest: 04/24/2014
Amount of Bond: $65,000
Date of Release: In Jail

Name: Kelonnie Hughes
Age: 27
Address-City: Guin, AL
Charges: Firearm – Forbidden Person, Marijuana 1st, Paraphernalia, Distributing Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest: 04/25/2014
Amount of Bond: $14,500
Date of Release: 04/28/2014

Name: Keon Hughes
Age: 29
Address-City: Fayette, AL
Charges: Firearm – Forbidden Person, Marijuana 2nd, Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest: 04/25/2014
Amount of Bond: $8,000
Date of Release: 04/28/2014

Name: James Sullivan
Age: 35
Address-City: Guin, AL
Charges: Possession Controlled Substance, Marijuana 2nd, Bench Warrant
Date of Arrest: 04/27/2014
Amount of Bond: $7,500
Date of Release: In Jail

Name: David Thomas
Age: 20
Address-City: Guin, AL
Charges: Interference with Custody, Violation Release Order
Date of Arrest: 04/28/2014
Amount of Bond: $5,000
Date of Release: In Jail

(The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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04/27/2014 – Map of Marion County Public Storm Shelters

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Click the picture above or the link below to visit the Google Map of Marion County Public Storm Shelters

with GPS coordinates, addresses and capacities.

CLICK TO GO TO MAP

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April 27, 2014 at 3:16 PM

04/26/2014 – C 3 Fast Fact Sheet # 2 – What C 3 Is Doing In NW Alabama

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April 26, 2014 at 9:29 AM

04/22/2014 – Hamilton Police Department Weekly News Report Date: April 15-21, 2014 – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Wrecks – 3

Incident / Offense –

2 – Domestic violence 3rd

2 – Theft of Property 3rd

2 – Criminal Mischief

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs

Arrest / Citation –

4 – Speeding

3 – DUI

4 – License Suspended/Revoked

4 – No Insurance

2 – Improper Tag

2 – Running Stop Sign

2 – Public Intoxication

2 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Following Too Close

1 – Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs

2 – Running Red Light

1 – Blocking Intersection

1 – Driver License Not in Possession

1 – Attempt to Elude

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: April 15-21, 2014

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The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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April 26, 2014 at 9:12 AM

04/24/2014 – VIDEO – Hamilton City Council Meeting 04/21/2014

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April 24, 2014 at 9:17 PM

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