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March 30, 2017 at 12:57 AM

Two Hamilton Attractions Featured on Alabama’s First GeoTour

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Two Hamilton Attractions Featured on Alabama’s First GeoTour

 Decatur, Ala. (March 1, 2017) – On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) held a press conference to launch Alabama’s first official GeoTour. Created by AMLA, Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour features thirty-one geocaches hidden throughout North Alabama in an effort to attract the millions of worldwide geocachers to the region. Brown Pottery and Sons and Organic Vessels Studio and Gallery, both located in Hamilton, Ala., have been selected as part of the new Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour.

 Designed to attract both experienced and new geocachers, Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour features 31 attractions, historic sites and unique, locally owned places in the northern Alabama region. Of the 31 locations, 13 are existing caches and 18 are new caches. The two attractions located in Hamilton included on the new GeoTour are Brown Pottery and Sons and Organic Vessels Studio and Gallery.

 Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour has its own page on ‪geocaching.com‬, which lists the participating geocaches. Geocachers use a GPS device or the Geocaching app on their smartphone to navigate to a set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find a hidden geocache container. Each cache will contain a point value that participants will record in a passport (downloadable on http://www.northalabama.org/geocache). Participants must sign the physical cache log for each geocache find and record the find on http://www.geocaching.com to be eligible. The first 300 cachers who achieve 60 total points are eligible to receive Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour Geocoin, trackable on ‪Geocaching.com‬. The first 100 cachers who achieve 75 total points will receive the coin and a special Dash of the Unexpected t-shirt.

 “The Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour invites geocachers, whether experienced or new to the activity, to explore some of North Alabama’s unique destinations,” said AMLA President/CEO Tami Reist. “Geocaching is a fun and inexpensive way to learn about what an area has to offer. Each of the locations on the GeoTour has a compelling story to tell and when these adventure seekers visit, I believe they will be pleasantly surprised and fascinated with what they learn.”

 Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game played throughout the world using GPS-enabled devices. The purpose is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, from a specific set of GPS coordinates. Once found, participants must sign the logbook provided on site and record the find on http://www.geocaching.com. If participants take something, they must leave something of equal or greater value for other participants. According to http://www.geocaching.com, the official global GPS cache hunt site, there are over 2.9 million active geocaches in over 180 countries and over three million active geocachers worldwide.

 For more information on the Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour, call AMLA at ‪800.648.5381‬.

 For more information on geocaching in Hamilton and Marion County, contact the Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce at ‪205.921.7786‬.

 

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)

AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals.  Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston.  Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling ‪800.648.5381‬ or by visiting http://www.NorthAlabama.org. 

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March 10, 2017 at 2:11 AM

Posted in Announcements, News

Jan. 17 – 23, 2017 – Hamilton Police Department Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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animated-gifs-flashing-blue-lights-0016“To Protect And To Serve”*

Wrecks – 6
Incident / Offense – 3-Domestic Violence
  2-Burglary 3rd
  4-Theft of Property 4th
  2-Theft of Property 3rd
  1-Unauthorized Use of Vehicle
  1-Possession of a Controlled Substance
  1-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  1-Promoting Prison Contraband
  1-Theft by Deception 4th
  1-Smoking Marijuana on School Property Documentation
  1-Theft of Services 4th
  1-Criminal Trespass 3rd
  1-Criminal Mischief 3rd
  1-Lost Purse Documentation
 
 
Arrest / Citation – 3-Speeding
  4-DUI
  2-License Suspended/Revoked
  4-No Insurance
  1-Improper Tag
  3-No Driver’s License
  1-Improper Equipment
  1-Fail to Yield
  1-Criminal Mischief 3rd
  1-Possession of a Controlled Substance
  2-Domestic Violence 3rd
  4-Open Container
  1-Fail to Signal
  1-Burglary 3rd
  1-Theft of Property 3rd
  1-Promoting Prison Contraband
  1-Tampering with Evidence
  1-Theft of Property 4th
  1-Criminal Trespass 3rd
  1-Alias

 

Hamilton Police Department
Felony – Weekly News Report
Dates: January 17-23, 2016
 
 Date of Arrest: January 18, 2017
 
 Name: Jennifer Jackson Robertson
 
 Age: 37 years
 
 City: Hamilton
 
 Charges: Harassment
  Theft of Property 1st
 
 
 
 
 Status: Incarcerated
 
 Date of Arrest: January 17, 2017
 
 Name: Richard Shannon Nix
 
 Age: 43 years
 
 City: Hamilton
 
 Charges: Burglary 3rd
  Theft of Property 3rd
 
 
 
 
 Status: Incarcerated
 
 
 Date of Arrest: January 17, 2017
 
 Name: Mark Edwin Perry
 
 Age: 55 years
 
 City: Hamilton
 
 Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance
  Promote Prison Contraband 2nd
  Driving Under the Influence
  Tampering with Physical Evidence
 
 
 
 Status: Bonded
 

 

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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January 26, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Jan. 24, 2017 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Weekly Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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animated-gifs-flashing-blue-lights-0016“To Protect And To Serve”

1 – District Court – Alias
1 – Traffic Court – Alias
2 – Driving Under the Influence
1 – Public Intoxication
1 – Non-Support
5 – Bench Warrants
1 – Harassment

Felonies

Name:  Walter Chase Johnston
Age:  20
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  01/17/2017
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Antonio Gibson
Age:  28
Address – City:  Phil Campbell, AL
Charges:  Domestic Violence 2nd
Date of Arrest:  01/18/2017
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Ralph Weeks
Age:  83
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Unlawful Distribution
Date of Arrest:  01/21/2017
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Michael Kelley
Age:  29
Address – City:  Eldridge, AL
Charges:  Burglary 3rd
Date of Arrest:  01/21/2017
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Celia Edwards
Age:  26
Address – City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:  Possession Controlled Substance x 2
Marijuana 2nd
Paraphernalia
Date of Arrest:  01/23/2017
Amount of Bond:  $13,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Zenovia Alvarodo
Age:  19
Address – City:  Russellville, AL
Charges:  Identity Theft
Date of Arrest:  01/23/2017
Amount of Bond:  $7,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Wade Wiggins
Age:  47
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  01/23/2017
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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12/21/2016 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Department Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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3 – Court – Alias
2 – Public Intoxication
1 – Violation Release Order
2 – Drug Paraphernalia
2 – Probation Violation
2 – Domestic Violation 3rd – Assault
1 – Criminal Trespassing 3rd
2 – Drug Court Violation
3 – Bench Warrant
1 – Harassment

FELONY REPORT

Name:  Stacey Stewart
Age:  38
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Possession Forged Instrument 2nd
Date of Arrest:  12/20/2016
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Holly Lockhart
Age:  38
Address – City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
Receiving Stolen Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  12/20/2016
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jacob Hawkins
Age:  25
Address – City:  Guin, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  12/19/2016
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Randle Wiginton
Age:  50
Address – City:  Hackleburg, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance x4
Date of Arrest:  12/19/2016
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  12/19/2016

Name:  Jeremy Haley
Age:  42
Address – City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:
(GJI) Grand Jury Indictment
Manufacturing 1st
Paraphernalia
Chemical Endangerment of a Child
Marijuana 1st
Date of Arrest:  12/17/2016
Amount of Bond:  $7,500
Date of Release:  12/17/2016

Name:  Mark Busbee
Age 43
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  12/15/2016
Amount of Bond:  $5,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Seth Cox
Age:  32
Address – City:  Mantachie, MS
Charges:
(GJI) Grand Jury Indictment
Theft of Property 2nd x2
Date of Arrest:  12/16/2016
Amount of Bond: $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Benjamin Madison
Age:  19
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Burglary 3rd
Theft of Property 2nd
Date of Arrest:  12/16/2016
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jason West
Age:  35
Address – City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
(GJI) Grand Jury Indictment
Sodomy 1st
Sex Abuse Less Than 12
Date of Arrest:  12/15/2016
Amount of Bond:  $50,000
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Jimmy Hall
Age:  35
Address – City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:
False Information
Criminal Mischief 3rd
Theft of Property 2nd
Burglary 3rd
Date of Arrest:  12/16/2016
Amount of Bond:  $17,500
Date of Release:  In Jail

Name:  Doug Akens
Age:  57
Address – City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:
Theft of Property 3rd
Fraudulent use of Credit Card
Date of Arrest:  12/14/2016
Amount of Bond:  $4,000
Date of Release:  12/15/2016

Name:  Rennie Taylor
Age:  51
Address – City:  Haleyville, AL
Charges:
Arson 2nd
Tampering With Physical Evidence
Date of Arrest:  12/14/2016
Amount of Bond:  $10,000
Date of Release:  12/15/2016

Name:  Teddy Armstrong
Age:  39
Address – City:  Muscle Shoals, AL
Charges:
Possession Controlled Substance
Date of Arrest:  12/20/2016
Amount of Bond:  $2,500
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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December 21, 2016 at 9:55 AM

Results for Constable Elections – November 7, 2016

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Precinct #1

Clint Green – 2811

Write In – 20
Precinct #13

Tim Gainey – 215

Write In – 2
Precinct #16

Keith Bozeman – 87

Write In – 1
All other precincts were write in or no votes. We’ll update this post when we get the names of the write in candidates.

Link to official results from Alabama Secretary of State Website.

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November 17, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Posted in Election, News

Marion County Commissioners Meeting 09/19/2016

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