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08/24/2014 – VIDEO – Hamilton City Council Meeting 08/18/2014

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August 24, 2014 at 2:30 AM

08/23/2014 – 20 Years of Smokin’ It Up in Decatur

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logoDecatur, Ala. – Along the Tennessee River in Decatur, the aroma of barbeque fills the air the in September. Celebrating its 20th year in 2014, Riverfest brings together pitmasters from across the country who smoke it out as festivalgoers enjoy live music, friendly barbeque competition, and fun and games. Headliners for this year’s event set for September 19-20, 2014, are country music star Craig Campbell and Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke.

Hosted by the Decatur Jaycees, Riverfest is recognized by the State of Alabama as an official State Barbeque Championship competition and is sanctioned by, and conducted under, the rules of the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Competing for prize money and trophies totaling $20,000, the BBQ cook-off is open to professional and amateur teams, and children between the ages of 8 and 18 years old are invited to test their ribeye steak barbequing skills in the Kids Q.

Live music fires up Friday evening. Headliner Craig Campbell (www.craigcampbell.tv) is scheduled to take the stage at 9:30 p.m. Nominated for two American Country Awards, Campbell reached the top of the country music charts with several of his songs, including “Outta My Head,” “Family Man,” and “Keep Them Kisses Comin.” The music continues Saturday afternoon and includes performances by The Wheelers (www.reverbnation.com/thewheelersband), Drake White (www.drakewhite.com) and rising stars Blackberry Smoke (www.blackberrysmoke.com). Playing up to 250 dates each year, this Southern Rock quintet band has toured with the Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynryd and George Jones. The band was asked to play for Jones on his 80th birthday, not long after the country legend turned in a guest appearance on the band’s sophomore album.

Along with the BBQ cook-off and music, there are food vendors offering barbeque and other traditional festival food and a free children’s area. Weekend passes are $30 per person and includes admission for both days. Weekend passes must be purchased in advance at www.decaturjaycees.com, Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce or Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. One-day tickets at the gate are $20 per person. Children younger than 10 years old are admitted for free.

Festivalgoers who want to avoid the long lines and enjoy discounted beer, free food, front row seating and other VIP benefits can also purchase a VIP Area/Sports Zone ticket for an additional $35 per night or $50 for the weekend. For more information, visit http://www.decaturjaycees.com/riverfest-2012/vip-area-sports-zone.

Riverfest is a community event that helps raise funds for various charities in Decatur and surrounding area. Over the past three years, the event has been able to give over $60,000 to local charities. For more information on the 20th annual Riverfest, visit www.decaturjaycees.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, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at www.decaturcvb.org and click on the “Things to Do” link.

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August 23, 2014 at 11:45 PM

08/23/2014 – Winfield Public Library Back to Homeschool Party!

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The Winfield Public Library would like to invite home school students, teachers, and parents to the library for Meet-N-Greet with games and crafts! The Librarian will be available for discussion and ideas to develop programs and services that will support homeschoolers in our community.

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August 23, 2014 at 11:39 PM

08/23/2014 – Hamilton Selected as #8 Safest City in Alabama by Safe Choice Security News

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August 23, 2014 at 11:34 PM

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08/22/2014 – Marion County, AL – ADPH – Inspection report for Aug 18-22, 2014 – Sam LeMaster ADPH

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Family Inn Motel (Winfield) 85

Hamilton Holiday Motel 94

Huatulco Mexican restaurant (Winfield) 95

McDonald’s (Winfield) 88

River Road Food and Fuel (Hamilton) 93

Taco bell (Winfield) 97

Walmart Deli/Bakery (Winfield) 98

Walmart Supermarket (Winfield) 94

Winfield Donuts 79

Winfield High Lunchroom 99

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August 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM

08/20/2014 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department – Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – Traffic Court – Alias
1 – Circuit Court – Alias
1 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
2 – Marijuana 2nd
1 – Drug Paraphernalia
1 – Probation Violation
2 – Issuing Worthless Checks
1 – Assault 3rd
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
2 – Bench Warrant
3 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Menacing


Name:  Billy Flippo
Age:  66
Address – City:  Guin, AL
Assault 2nd
Date of Arrest:  08/15/2014
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  08/18/2014

Name:  Thomas Green
Age:  34
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Marijuana 1st
Possession Controlled Substance
Hindering Prosecution 1st
Resisting Arrest
Reckless Driving
Attempt to Elude
Prescription Meds Without Prescription
Date of Arrest:  08/15/2014
Amount of Bond:  $19,000
Date of Release:  08/18/2014

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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August 22, 2014 at 12:54 PM

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