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05/29/2014 – Capitol Report For May 29th, 2014 – AL Senator Roger Bedford

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It was certainly an honor to speak at the Hackleburg High School Baccalaureate Ceremony this past week. I am very proud of the Hackleburg Senior Class because of their perseverance and determination. Like the Senior Class of Phil Campbell, they have not only had to live through the destruction of the horrible tornado that ripped through both of the communities, but also they have had to continue their education in temporary classrooms. Several of the Seniors shared with me stories of difficult times within the temporary structures but all of them looked on with joy at their future graduating class mates graduating from brand new high schools at Hackleburg and Phil Campbell. I want to be sure to thank all the ministers in attendance that evening at the Baccalaureate ceremony but especially Pastor Sam Morgan at the Hackleburg First Baptist Church which opened their beautiful sanctuary for this important and meaningful occasion.

This past week I also met with Gunter Guy, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in Waterloo Alabama. We met with County Commissioner Fay Parker, Mayor Mary Jennelee Higgins as well as City Council Members, Mel Grimes, Jack Harris, Neil Scott, Joan Farneman and Jeanie Green to discuss the very important issue of where to locate the future expansion of a new building and storage yard in the Waterloo area. I agree with the Mayor and other concerned citizens that we do not need to put the expansion on the proposed location which is the lot on the right as you enter the town. There are other lands, already owed by the Department of Conservation and\or the State of Alabama, which would be just as suitable. I was pleased that we were able to secure the State’s commitment to not take any actions until after the Trail of Tears event so as to not disrupt that important tourism as well as historical event.

It was an honor for me to join Representative Johnny Mack Morrow to announce Governor Bentley’s appointment of Patricia Montgomery to the Bear Creek Development Authority. Mrs. Montgomery will represent the state well and help us bring in tourism dollars to boost our local economy. Governor Bentley said in part in his appointment letter of Mrs. Montgomery as follows “Appointing you to this position comes with great responsibility because you will be making important decisions that affect the citizens of Alabama. Honesty and integrity are two virtues that I prioritize for my administration to exemplify, and I know that you will do the same while in service to our great state.” I could not agree with the Governor more.

As always it was a pleasure to see the fine men and women of American Legion Post 11 in Colbert County during their fine Memorial Day service. I also enjoyed, as I did last year, having the opportunity to have lunch with them at their upstairs office in downtown Tuscumbia. I was moved by the stirring remarks by the young marine who was the keynote speaker.

I am very saddened to see the sad state of healthcare for our fine veterans that I am seeing on the national news. Our veterans deserve good and effective healthcare. I hope that the President and Congress will thoroughly investigate this matter and will appropriately fire the people who have misused their positions as well as work to improve the overall healthcare delivery system to our fine veterans. They deserve no less.

It was an honor to be able to speak at the Morgan County ADC banquet in Decatur this past week. I appreciated my good friend George Herring, whom I’ve known for 25 years, invited me over to be the keynote speaker. Some of the topics I discussed were the need for programs that help retain existing jobs and attract new better paying jobs to our area. It is important to remember that our existing businesses provide approximately 78% of all new jobs year in and year out. When we attract big plants and new jobs to our area it is a wonderful thing, however we must never forget our existing businesses and make sure that they are supported and that government does not unduly burden them with red tape.

I am pleased to announce that the Alabama Department of Transportation will accept bids on May 30th for the following important highway projects in our Senate District. In Winston County the highway work will be on the resurfacing and traffic striping on County Road 69, also known as Newburg Road from 11th Avenue to the Franklin County Line.

In Colbert County the project is the resurfacing and traffic striping on State Road 2, also known as US 72, from .26 miles east of County Road 1, MP 2.434 to County Road 5 MP 5.300.

In Marion County there will be a resurfacing and traffic striping project on State Road 17 in Hackleburg from Old Hackleburg Road MP 291.400 to 70 feet east of North Street MP 291.800. All of these projects are much needed in our district and I was pleased to work with the State and County officials to secure these projects which will lead to greater safety on our roads and bridges.

It is a pleasure to see so many of our fine seniors graduating from high schools across our Senate District and the great state of Alabama. Our seniors have worked hard to achieve this important milestone in their life. It is important for us to recognize their work and congratulate them on this achievement while also encouraging them to further their academic and vocational education. A special congratulation also goes out to the family members of our graduates, whose support, love and backing helped enable these fine young men and women meet this important milestone in their lives. As such graduates, I hope you will take the time to say thanks to the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and other family support members.

I recently attended a jobs fair program in the Shoals area where high school students were shown the great career opportunities that are available through vocational tech and career tech programs. Skill traits such as robotic repair, iron working, carpentry and computer programming are just a few examples of areas where there is a growing shortage of trained labor. This is also true in the health care industry, and that is one of the reasons we see so many of our fine students going into the field of nursing and physical therapy. As our population continues to age in America as well as Alabama the need for more healthcare workers continues to grow. All of these are examples of good jobs which pay good wages that will allow you to raise your family well.

Thank you all for contacting me and please continue to do so at the following address(s)

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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05/28/2014 – Dr.Maya Angelou – Dead At 86

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Dr. Maya Angelou – 1928 – 2014

Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Family:

Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.

Guy B. Johnson*

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. She grew up in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. She was an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist.

Angelou died on May 28, 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she had served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University since 1982. She was 86.** To read more click here

*Source: http://mayaangelou.com

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05/27/2012 – Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date: May 20-26, 2014

Wrecks – 2

Incident / Offense –

2 – Burglary 3rd

2 – Theft of Property 2nd

1 – Criminal Mischief

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Possession of Controlled Substance

1 – Leaving Scene of Accident

2 – Harassing Communication

Arrest / Citation –

4 – Speeding

1 – DUI

4 – License Suspended/Revoked

1 – No Drivers License

4 – No Insurance

1 – Improper Equipment

1 – No Tag

1 – Improper Tag

1 – Running Stop Sign

2 – Theft of Property 3rd

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

1 – Possession of Controlled Substance

3 – Harassing Communication

1 – Hindering Prosecution

5 – Alias Warrant

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: May 20-26, 2014

Date of Arrest: May 21, 2014
Name: Green, Tyler Shane
Age: 18
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance x 2
Status: Bonded

Date of Arrest: May 23, 2014
Name: Wallace, Leondra April
Age: 18
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 3rd
Forgery 2nd
Status: Jail

Date of Arrest: May 23, 2014
Name: Edwards, Judy
Age: 56
City: Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Resisting Arrest
Hindering Prosecution 1st
Status: 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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05/25/2014 – SCAM ALERT!

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Scam Alert! – There have been numerous reports of calls to cell phones and home phones lately in our area.

If you receive a phone call that says one of your credit cards has been blocked or cancelled and they immediately ask that you push the number 1 on your telephone, hang up immediately.

If you are worried about any of your credit or debit cards, hang up and dial your bank or credit card using a telephone number familiar to you or one you get off your card or your bill. Tell them you just received what you think was a fraudulent call. They need to know!

Report this to your Sheriff’s or District Attorney’s office or ask them to whom should you report the incident.

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Warning signs of fraudulent calls or emails.

You receive an email or a phone call from somebody saying they are from your bank, asking you about recent activity on your credit card or account.
You are asked to confirm your credit card and bank account details by return email, visiting a website or over the phone.

The caller or the email claims that there has been fraudulent activity found on your bank account, or that your card has been cancelled.
You may be advised to contact a fake fraud investigations body, and discouraged from contacting your bank or credit union.

Protect yourself from phoney fraud alerts

NEVER send money, or give credit card or online account details to anyone you do not know and trust.

Do not give out your personal, credit card or online account details over the phone unless you made the call and the phone number came from a trusted source.

Do not open suspicious or unsolicited emails (spam): delete them.

Do not click on any links in a spam email, or open any files attached to them.

Never call a telephone number that you see in a spam email.

NEVER reply to a spam email (even to unsubscribe).

If you want to access an internet account website, use a bookmarked link or type the address in yourself: NEVER follow a link in an email.

Never enter your personal, credit card or online account information on a website that you are not certain is genuine.

Never send your personal, credit card or online account details through an email.

Order a your credit report every year to make sure no one is using your name to borrow money or run up debts.

As well as following these specific tips, find out how to protect yourself from all sorts of other scams.

Source: http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/tag/PhoneyFraudAlerts

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05/25/2014 – VIDEO – Memorial Day Salute from 49 County News

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05/24/2014 – Local Man Charged in Knife Attack on Hamilton Officer

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HAMILTON – A Hamilton, Alabama man is in custody following a knife attack on an on-duty Hamilton Police officer Friday night.

Police Chief Ronnie Vickery stated, Officer Eric Zills was on patrol near the intersection of National Guard Road and Aggie Avenue around 9:00 pm when someone came towards his patrol car. Officer Zills got out of his patrol car and was jumped by 30 year old Terrence Edwards of Hamilton, Alabama.

Chief Vickery stated that it is unclear what the motivation for the attack was but that Officer Zills is expected to recover from his injuries. Also injured during the incident was a volunteer firefighter, Devon Hall, who witnessed the attack and stepped in to assist the officer.

Police said Officer Zills was stabbed in the back of the head and upper left arm during the incident and underwent surgery Saturday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. During the incident Hall suffered cuts but was treated and released from North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton.

Numerous agencies responded to assist the Hamilton Police Department in locating suspect, Terrence Edwards, after the incident. Edwards was located about an hour later off of Riverside Drive and taken into custody after being found hiding behind a relative’s residence.

Edwards has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and is currently being held in the Marion County Jail on bonds totaling $120,000.

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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05/20/2014 – City of Hamilton, AL Police Department Weekly News Report

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Wrecks – 4

Incident / Offense –

1 – Theft of Property 3rd

2 – Forgery 2nd

1 – Menacing

1 – Unlawful Possession of a Concealed Weapon

2 – Assault 3rd

1 – Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Arrest / Citation –

7 – Speeding

1 – DUI

3 – License Suspended/Revoked

4 – No Insurance

2 – No Seatbelt

1 – No Tag

2 – Improper Tag

2 – Open Container

2 – Public Intoxication

1 – Reckless Driving

1 – Harassing Communication

2 – Disorderly Conduct

1 – Resisting Arrest

1 – Unlawful Possession of a Concealed Weapon

1 – Leaving the Scene of an Accident

4 – Alias Warrant

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: May 13-19, 2014

Date of Arrest: ****************None********************
Name:
Age:
Status:

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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05/20/2014 – VIDEO – Marion County Commissioners Meeting 05/19/2014

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05/20/2014 – VIDEO – Hamilton City Council Work Session 05/19/2014

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05/20/2014 – Congratulations to All 2014 Graduates from 49 County News!!

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05/20/2014 – Restaurant Inspection Report for May 12-16, 2014 – Sam LeMaster – AL Dept. Of Health

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Dinelli’s (Hamilton) 91

Eastside Grill (Hamilton) 94

Emerson Ice Plant (Hamilton) Passed routine food processor inspection

Huatulco Mexican Restaurant (Winfield) 95

Pizza Hut (Winfield) 93

Postell’s Meat Market (Hamilton) 97

Walmart Deli/Bakery (Winfield) 98

Walmart Supermarket (Winfield) 99

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05/14/2014 – Obituary – Judge Carlton Mayhall, Jr. – Age 75 – Hamilton, AL

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Judge Carlton Mayhall, Jr., Hamilton, AL
(February 11, 1939 – May 16, 2014)

Hamilton, AL – Judge Carlton Mayhall, Jr., age 75, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, May 16th, 2014, in Hamilton.

Visitation, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Sunday, May 18th, 2014, at the Hamilton Church of Christ in Hamilton, Alabama. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 19th, 2014 at the church. Burial in Winston Memorial Gardens, Haleyville, Winston County, AL.

Marion County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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05/18/2014 – Hamilton, AL – New Chamber office hours effective immediately!

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Effective immediately, the office hours for the Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as we welcome back our administrative assistant, Kaye Thomas, following her recovery from injuries sustained in an accident in early April. Welcome back, Kaye!

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05/16/2014 – Capitol Report From The Office Of Senator Roger Bedford – May 16th, 2014

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It was certainly a pleasure to participate in so many American Cancer Society Relay for Life events. I want to congratulate the literally thousands of volunteers and supporters throughout our Senate District. Once again Northwest Alabama came in strong supporting the fight against cancer. My wife Maudie, who thanks to God’s healing grace was cured from breast cancer, was the featured speaker at the Franklin County American Cancer Society Survivor Dinner. While Maudie is always nervous when speaking to the public, I thought she did an outstanding job and related directly to all of us cancer survivors and our care givers. So as someone who had a bone marrow transplant at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in January of 1990, I want to thank you personally because some of the early money used to develop bone marrow transplant procedures, came from the American Cancer Society. You never know how the dollars we are raising here locally might affect our friends and neighbors in a positive manner.

I want to thank Muscle Shoals High School’s new principal Chad Holden for taking the time to tour me through our fine Muscle Shoals High School. It was good to talk with the bright students and excellent facility they have there. The school lunch was also delicious.

I want to congratulate Lawrence County and the City of Hillsboro on recently landing 100 new jobs. The company IT-TRI LLC., plans to invest 68 million dollars to build a steel tubing and pipe manufacturing plant in Lawrence County at the Mallard Fox West Industrial Complex. I am proud to support the local and state officials in helping to locate these jobs in Lawrence County. They will help make up for some of the jobs lost with International Paper, who unfortunately pulled out of Lawrence County and shut down it’s operations. IT-TRI President Rick Werner, CEO\President of Independence Tube, said the company plans to begin operations by the end of 2014 and create 100 jobs before 2016. Werner stated the investment includes 29 million dollars for land and buildings, 38 million dollars for manufacturing and equipment and 1 million dollars for personal property and I believe this is a good solid investment in the future of Lawrence County and all of North Alabama.

It’s also a pleasure to congratulate the City of Russellville for obtaining a grant that I was glad to support which amounts to $977,000 for road work on Lawrence Street. As you know this important road runs in front of Innovative Hearth Products, IHP Plant, which we helped to locate this past year. It will employ about 250 new jobs in Russellville. This road expansion will help the plant to expand and I am proud to help create these new jobs.

Recently I was reviewing the progress on the sewer improvements in the town of Hackleburg. You will recall that we were able to obtain project grants after the destruction power of the tornado that hit us in 2011. I’m pleased to report to you that while instillation of the system does divert traffic and cause some problems for pedestrians, it will hopefully be in place as early as July but no longer than August of this year. This will help us keep jobs in the area as well as attract new jobs by having a new sewer system. As it comes to the some 200 local residents who will be available to tie on to the system, I hope that local water and sewer board will work with them to provide a fair agreement to those that decide not to hook up to the sewer system, so that hopefully they will not be charged for services not rendered.

I also want to extend congratulations to the individual athletes and teams that competed so well in Selma this past week. Many of our high school and individual athlete achievements were recognized at the state track meet because of their outstanding accomplishments. It takes a lot of hard work all season long, and often times in the off season to be able to compete at the state level. Once again, our local teams and athletes have made all of us proud.

While we are talking about some of the great schools in our District, it is my hope that Winfield will soon receive the official honor of becoming a Blue Ribbon School. The mound of paper work has now been completed and turned in and it is my hope that this school system will receive one of the highest honors for any school in America by being given the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon School Award. We can all take pride in the great job in which our teachers and support personnel do in educating the work force as well as the leaders of the 21st Century.

When it comes to industrial development we have been fortunate to see the success generated in part by our local Economic Development Associations, it was my pleasure many years ago to help work to establish the C3 of Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance as well as the Franklin County Industrial Development Authority. By having full time local people on the ground 24\7 I believe it helps not only keep jobs here but attracts new jobs. Some good news as we have recently expanded the Economic Development marketing agent representing local governments throughout Marion, Lamar and Fayette County, as well as private individuals and members by adding the Honorable Ron Davis to the C3 staff as a part time Vice President of Business Development. He brings a great deal of business background to out C3 recruitment areas, specifically in the area of automotive production.

Thank you all for contacting me and please continue to do so at the following address(s)

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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05/15/2014 – Enjoy Mentone’s Spectacular Blooms – Annual Rhododendron Festival is set for May 16-18, 2014.

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Fort Payne, Ala. – Lookout Mountain in northeastern Alabama offers an ideal climate for growing rhododendrons and to welcome bursts of the beautiful blooms and the arrival of spring, Mentone celebrates with a three day event held the third weekend in May. Presented by the Mentone Area Preservation Association, the Rhododendron Festival features a variety of live music featuring local musicians, scenic boat rides, a pageant, an expanded children’s festival area, and special offerings from Mentone’s finest restaurants and bistros.

Set for May 16-18, 2014, the three-day event kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday with a catfish fry at the Mentone Pavilion and the Miss Rhododendron Pageant follows at 6 p.m. Last held in 1998, the Miss Rhododendron Pageant returns in 2014 providing young girls ranging in age from birth to 18 years old from Mentone and surrounding areas an opportunity to compete for scholarship money. The pageant will be held at the Mentone Community Church. From 8 to 10 p.m., there will be a free concert featuring Gypsy Begonias on the pavilion of the Mentone Inn and a bonfire behind the pavilion will light up the evening. The free concert is sponsored by One World Adventure Company, Mentone Reality and Mentone Inn.

The Rhododendron Festival gets underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Local musicians will perform throughout the day at the Brow Park Pavilion beginning at 10 a.m and slated to perform at this year’s event are Lisa Crow, Daniel Hughes, Jared Cushen, Amy Snider, Jess Goggans, Terry Hutcheson and Jerry Bloom. At 6 p.m., the outdoor pavilion at the Mentone Inn will host a performance by headliner Debbie Bond, the queen of Alabama Blues.

Saturday’s lineup also includes singers from the Liberty Baptist Church in Henagar who will be performing Sacred Harp music in the sanctuary of Saint Joseph’s On the Mountain Episcopal Church. Performance times are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday, Brow Park will be filled with over 70 artists and craftsmen offering their handmade creations and “Taste of Mentone” participants will have their staple dishes and new creations for festivalgoers to taste. Local eateries participating in the “Taste of Mentone” include The Wildflower Café, Hardware Café’s singing chef Jess Goggans, Moonlight Bistro, Twiggs at Kamamas, Mentone Market, Helena’s Deli and Cones of Mentone. The Volunteer Fire Department will also be selling their famous barbecue and there will be many other food vendors set up in various locations throughout the festival.

Located in the right parking lot of Kamama’s Art Gallery, the Children’s Festival has been expanded and highlights include a giant apple spinner, gyro, pony rides, and a dunking booth. The Valley Head fourth grade will be grilling hot dogs and additional entertainment include a magician creating balloon art, a new sidewalk chalk art contest and a “Hoops to Help” fundraiser for festival goers to make donations and to shoot hoops for the Jay Parker Darwin Memorial Scholarship.

There will also be carriage rides and scenic boat rides will be offered at DeSoto Falls from 1 to 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $10 per person.

On Sunday, live music gets going at 11 a.m. at the Brow Park Pavilion and includes performances by Robby Jordan, Marc Womack, Curtis Strange, Silvia Constantino, Jess Barker and Larry Joe Hall. The three-day event wraps up around 4 p.m.

Mentone’s Rhododendron Festival is held in May each year when the spectacular clusters of showy blooms can be seen all over the town. The plants are typically at their peak around the third weekend in May, and the best place to view the blooms is around the lake on Little River above DeSoto Falls as well as around the mountaintop town.

The Rhododendron Festival is sponsored by Skelton Orthodontics, DeKalb Tourism, Wildflower Café and Country Store, Kamama’s Art Gallery, Mentone Realty, Custom Home Designs, Camp Laney, Camp DeSoto, Camp Skyline, Riverview Camp for Girls, Alpine Camp for Boys, The Citizens Bank, and Fort Payne Power Sports.

Admission is free. For more information, call DeKalb Tourism at 888.805.4740.

About DeKalb Tourism

DeKalb Tourism is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in DeKalb County. Our mission includes to provide outstanding customer service to all guests; to provide complete and detailed information about DeKalb County, its history and attractions; to leave visitors with a positive experience; to develop strong positive long term relationships with the people and businesses of our communities; and to be a leader in the education and promotion of our county, locally, nationwide and internationally.

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05/14/2014 – Sample Ballots for Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker & Winston County Primary Elections – June 3rd

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05/14/2014 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – District Court – Alias
2 – Circuit Court – Alias
1 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
1 – Violation Release Order
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
2 – Probation Violation
1 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Non-Support
1 – Resisting Arrest
2 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Disorderly Conduct
1 – Criminal Mischief 3rd
1 – Criminal Trespass 3rd
1 – Bench Warrant
2 – Harassing Communication

Felony News Report

Name:  Mandy Emerson
Age:  53
Address – City:  Hodges, AL
Charges:
Manufacture 1st
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  05/09/2014
Amount of Bond:  $12,800
Date of Release:  05/12/2014

Name:  Anthony Guin
Age:  46
Address – City:  Florence, AL
Charges:
Manufacturing 1st
Possession Controlled Substance
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  05/19/2014
Amount of Bond:  $12,000
Date of Release:  05/12/2014

Name:  Joseph Sprinkle
Age:  21
Address – City:  Tuscaloosa, AL
Charges:
Interference With Custody
Date of Arrest:  05/10/2014
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Theresa Pagan
Age:  47
Address – City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:
Distribution Controlled Substance x 2
Date of Arrest:  05/10/2014
Amount of Bond:  $20,000
Date of Release:  05/12/2014

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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