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STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS TASK FORCE FORMED; WIGGINS APPOINTED COMMANDER
[Montgomery, Alabama]  Under the direction of Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier, and in partnership with legacy agency heads, law enforcement investigative efforts for the State of Alabama are now coll...
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Two Held at Gunpoint by Citizen, Both Arrested for Burglary
On October 14, 2014, shortly after 6 pm, deputies responded to 167 State Road 85 (Laurel Hill) for a burglary in progress.  A witness saw one male suspect enter the closed convenience store known as Paradise Lott...
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Covington CountyMedia ReportSaturday 10 0486 Total Calls20 Medical Emergency25 Police Calls2 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportSaturday 10 04Booked In: 8Released: 4Total in Custody: 198Covington County Ja...
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Covington CountyMedia ReportFriday 10 0399 Total Calls14 Medical Emergency36 Police Calls1 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportThursday 10 02Booked In: 8Released: 9Total in Custody: 194Covington County Jail...
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Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 10 0249 Total Calls9 Medical Emergency18 Police Calls0 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportThursday 10 02Booked In: 8Released: 11Total in Custody: 196Covington County Ja...
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Covington CountyMedia ReportTuesday 09 30115 Total Calls18 Medical Emergency40 Police Calls0 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportTuesday 09 30Booked In: 15Released: 7Total in Custody: 203Covington County Ja...
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WCSO to Host First Jail Break Zombie 5K Fun Run
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce our first Jail Break Zombie Fun Run!!  The course for this race will have obstacles. When: November 1, 2014Where: Walton County Sheriff’s Office lo...
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  • Staff ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER’S NOVEMBER NEWS RELEASES Written by Staff

    Set Your Clocks back one hour on Nov. 2nd   

    The Activity/Nutrition Center will be closed the following Holidays: Veterans Day - Nov. 11th, Thanksgiving - Nov. 27th & 28th

    PIKE ROAD ARTS & CRAFTS - Saturday, Nov 1st. Come spend a Fall day in the country at the 48th annual Pike Road Arts & Crafts Fair.  See over 250 artists and vendors display their beautiful and unique wares on the grounds of the historic Marks House.  Shopping doesn’t get any better than this.  Come for the shopping or come for the food.  Enjoy delicious pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, homemade chicken salad, pimento cheese sandwiches, fried chicken and much more.  Sample homemade goodies at the Sweet shop inside the Marks House---cakes, pies, candy and cookies.  Pick up a dozen melt-in-your-mouth Mocha Cakes—Pike Road’s signature bite size sweet treats.  This year there will be a special Mocha Nut “Hut” which will sell only Mocha nut Cakes. Price of this trip will be $20.00.  Seats or limited. After 17th, seating permitting, price will be $30.00.

    UNIQUE DIVASWill enjoy a movie, lunch and shopping on Thursday, November 13th.

    THANKSGIVING LUNCH & DANCE will be held Thurs., Nov. 20th. Please join us for a wonderful day of Thanksgiving and fellowship. We will honor our Mayor, City and County Officials and other special guests at this luncheon. Please come and show your appreciation for all they do for us.  The music starts at 10 a.m. & lunch is served at 12:00 noon. Invite a friend, bring a covered dish & join us.

    Family Affair -  Christmas Lights Festival at Montgomery Zoo See December.  Deadline for payment November 21st.

    THERE WILL BE NO FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE NOV. 28TH  

    50+EXERCISE - Come join us for Free exercise classes, on Tues, Wed, and Fri. from 9 - 10 a.m. each week. You’ll meet some wonderful people.

    CERAMICS CLASS - Join us on Wed. from 9 – 11 a.m. and learn how to create beautiful artwork to put in your home or give as gifts to others.

    THE SEW & SO CIRCLE - Come join us on Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. to sew, knit and have a great time. In October & November, we will be making special Christmas gifts for our homebound seniors. In December we will be making Christmas items and quilts for the Veterans.

    LINE DANCE CLASSESClasses are postponed until October 9, 2014. Please call Charlotte Johnson if you have any questions at 334-343-6866.

    OIL PAINTING CLASS - Kathy Grantham teaches oil painting classes on the 2nd & 4th Thurs. of the month from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The cost will be $11.00 per student.

    NEW: If you are interested in a SPECIAL ARTISTIC PROJECT come join us every 2nd Thursday of each month. For pricing call 334-897-3293.

    FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE NEW HOURS!!!!  Join us each Friday Night, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. and enjoy dancing to the music and socializing with friends. Come hear “Road Duster” playing all your Country & Western favorites. Cost is $5.00 per person.

    SAVANNAH, JEKYLL ISLAND & BEAUFORT—May 4th-8th ,2015 Come join the Adult Activity Center for 5 days & 4 nights with 8 meals included---4 breakfasts and 4 dinners.  There will be tours of amazing Jekyll  & St. Simon’s Islands to see how America’s early millionaires lived and played!.  There will be a tour of gorgeous Beaufort, SC “ Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands”—plus a visit to Parris Island.  We will take a tour of charming Savannah, including a visit to a historic and famous home.  Enjoy Dinner and entertainment.  Price of trip is $498.00.   Deposit is $75 and if interested, insurance is $35.00. Deposit should be made before January 5th, 2015. For more info, call 222-6891.


    ALASKA DISCOVERY LAND & CRUISE—Sept 8-20, 2015

    Join us for an incredible journey of a lifetime.  This is a 13 day trip to ALASKA with 21 meals included.  The highlights of this trip will be Anchorage, Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park, Music of Denali Dinner Theater, Denali Wilderness Tour, Luxury Domed Rail, Whittier, Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan & Inside Passage.  There is too much to even mention.  Have brochures at office if interested.  Inside Cabin Rates:  Double $4,399.00, Outside Cabin Rates:  Double $5,049.00, Balcony Cabin Rates:  Double $5,399.00.  For a limited time only ,if you purchase an outside cabin, you will get up graded to  a balcony cabin free.  These prices also include airline tickets.  Deposit of 250.00 due by Feb. 26th.  If interested in insurance, price will be $345.00.


    PIKE PIDDLERS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

    Jan. 30th 2015------Supper and Story Telling in Brundidge.  You do not want to miss this great night!  The Festival features some of the country’s top storytellers.  Storytelling concerts include pre-show music by popular old-time music bands and 4 different story tellers. Show starts at 6:30 p.m.  Cost of trip is $50.00.  This includes a great supper.  Call 222-6891 as quickly as you get this newsletter or by Jan. 7th to reserve your seat.

    After the 7th, If seats permitting, payment will be $60.00

    Don’t forget we have jewelry and other handmade items that would make great Christmas gifts.  

    We are now selling Images of America Andalusia books in the office for $ 21.99 with proceeds going to Civitan Club.


    VETERANS

    If you are, or know of, a veteran who has served in the Navy, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Air Force, National Guard or Reserves they are invited to be our special guest at the 20th Annual Senior Appreciation Day, Thursday, March 26, 2015, sign-up deadline is December 1, 2014. For more details call 222-6891 or log on to www.cityofandalusia.com.

    The Andalusia Adult Activity Center is seeking a piano teacher. Please inquire within.

    FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE!!!! Starting October 3rd -  Friday Night Dance will be from 6:30-9:30 P.M.

    The Senior Friends Covered Dish Supper Mon. Oct. 6th,

    Nov. 3rd, Dec. 1st, at 6 p.m.  Call  222-0924 for info.






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  • Staff STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS TASK FORCE FORMED; WIGGINS APPOINTED COMMANDER Written by Staff

    STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS TASK FORCE FORMED; WIGGINS APPOINTED COMMANDER

    [Montgomery, Alabama]  Under the direction of Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier, and in partnership with legacy agency heads, law enforcement investigative efforts for the State of Alabama are now collectively working together with a focused and unified mission as the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) Task Force.  Additionally, Gene Wiggins, chief of the Agricultural and Rural Crimes Unit (ARCU), has been appointed commander.

    SBI now operates under a singular chain of command and structure enabling statewide investigations to be more cohesive and comprehensive. “My objective in forming the SBI Task Force prior to the Jan. 1, 2015, implementation date of Act 2013-67 which consolidates state law enforcement, is to allow state investigators to focus on the overall mission of the agency and to alleviate the constraints of individual legacy agency missions,”   Secretary Spencer Collier of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said.  “SBI is divided into two main divisions – Major Crimes and Narcotics.  Over the past several weeks, this task force model has proven effective as we combine resources to investigate and assist in investigations including the DEA’s Project Synergy synthetic drug bust and the horrific Timothy Ray Jones murder case.”

    In addition, Chief Gene Wiggins, has been appointed commander of SBI.  Wiggins has almost three decades of law enforcement experience including 18 years at the legacy agency, Alabama Department of Public Safety.  “The decisions we make today will impact state law enforcement now and in the years to come,” Commander Wiggins said.  “As ARCU Chief, I witnessed firsthand how statewide investigations can become more effective by collaborating at the state level and with our local and federal partners.  I am excited and honored to be an integral part of the team charged with shaping Alabama’s law enforcement.”  Commander Wiggins will assume the statutory position of SBI Director on January 1, 2015.

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    The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) was created by Act 2013-67 and represents the consolidation and realignment of 12 state law enforcement agencies/functions into one entity. ALEA is currently in a transition period, and upon full implementation on January 1, 2015, will be responsible for the functions and missions of the Alabama Department of Homeland Security, Department of Public Safety, Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Fusion Center, Criminal Justice Information Center, Marine Police, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Enforcement, Department of Revenue Enforcement, Forestry Commission Investigations, Agricultural and Industry Investigations, Public Service Commission Enforcement, and Office of Prosecution Service Computer Forensics Lab.






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  • Staff Two Held at Gunpoint by Citizen, Both Arrested for Burglary Written by Staff

    Two Held at Gunpoint by Citizen, Both Arrested for Burglary

    On October 14, 2014, shortly after 6 pm, deputies responded to 167 State Road 85 (Laurel Hill) for a burglary in progress.  A witness saw one male suspect enter the closed convenience store known as Paradise Lotto, through the back of the building.  A red Dodge Dakota pickup truck was at the scene with a female waiting inside.  The male suspect had in his possession several packs of cigarettes and left with the female in the truck traveling towards Florala, AL.  Both suspects returned a few minutes later and pulled up behind another store located next to Paradise Lotto, which was owned by the witness.  The Sheriff’s Office was notified by the witness.  The witness stated that the male suspect was walking towards him and at that point, the witness pulled out his gun and had both suspects on the ground at gun point.  The Florala Police Department was notified by the Sheriff’s Office and their assistance was requested due to their close proximity.   Florala Police Department responded and detained both suspects until deputies arrived. 

    Jacob Ryan Bundy, 17, and Tabitha Lynne Young, 19, of 25744 5th Avenue, Florala, AL is charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure and larceny.






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  • Staff 2014 City of Andalusia Halloween Events Written by Staff

    2014 City of Andalusia Halloween Events

    October 31, 2014

    Pumpkin Carving Contest
    Sponsored by: Covington Casket

    Kid Division: Ages 12 & Under
    1st Place: $75
    2nd Place: $50
    3rd Place: $25

    Adult Division: Ages 13 & Up
    1st Place: $100
    2nd Place: $75
    3rd Place: $50


    Halloween Costume Contest

    Kid Division: Ages 12 & Under
    1st Place: $75
    2nd Place: $50
    3rd Place: $25

    Adult Division: Ages 13 & Up
    1st Place: $100
    2nd Place: $75
    3rd Place: $50


    Winners will be determined by the number of votes cast by the public.  To cast your vote, pay 25 cents per vote at the designated table on the square.  All money from thevotes cast will be donated to the Andalusia Humane Society.  Voting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and close at 7:15 p.m.

    FREE to enter!  To PARTICIPATE in either contest you can sign up on the Court Square from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. prior to trick or treating on October 31, 2014.  Bring your pumpkin carved and ready to be displayed at the designated table on the square by 5:30 p.m.

    For the Costume Contest, please be sure you wear something suitable for public viewing.  At sign up, you will receive a number which you will wear throughout the night until voting is complete.  At 7:00 p.m. all costume contestants will be asked to come on stage for everyone to view one last time.  There will be 10 minutes to get final votes in for both contests.  After votes are tabulated the winners will be announced at 8:00 p.m.  Halloween Night!






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  • Staff ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER’S OCTOBER NEWS RELEASES Written by Staff

    ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER’S OCTOBER NEWS RELEASES

    SAVANNAH, JEKYLL ISLAND & BEAUFORT—May 4th-8th, 2015 Come join the Adult Activity Center for 5 days & 4 nights with 8 meals included---4 breakfasts and 4 dinners.  There will be tours of amazing Jekyll  & St. Simon’s Islands to see how America’s early millionaires lived and played!.  There will be a tour of gorgeous Beaufort, SC “ Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands”—plus a visit to Parris Island.  We will take a tour of charming Savannah, including a visit to a historic and famous home.  Enjoy Dinner and entertainment.  Price of trip is $498.00.   Deposit is $75 and if interested insurance is $35.00. Deposit should be made before January 5th, 2015. For more info, call 222-6891.


    ALASKA DISCOVERY LAND & CRUISE—Sept 8-20, 2015

    Join us for an incredible journey of a lifetime.  This is a 13 day trip to ALASKA with 21 meals included.  The highlights of this trip will be Anchorage, Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park, Music of Denali Dinner Theater, Denali Wilderness Tour, Luxury Domed Rail, Whittier, Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan & Inside Passage.  There is too much to even mention.  Have brochures at office if interested.  Inside Cabin Rates:  Double $4,399.00, Outside Cabin Rates:  Double $5,049.00, Balcony Cabin Rates:  Double $5,399.00.  For a limited time only ,if you purchase an outside cabin, you will get up graded to  a balcony cabin free.  These prices also include airline tickets.  Deposit of 250.00 due by Feb. 26th.  If interested in insurance, price will be $345.00.


    STATE MASTERS GAMES BOWLING TOURNAMENT in Oxford AL, on Tues. Oct. 7th – Oct. 9th.  We have our 6 District Winners going for the Gold.

     

    THE TRAVEL CLUB MEETING will be Wed., Oct. 8th, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  We will discuss upcoming trips for 2015. 

     

    NEAR EASTERN NIGHT- Come join us for our Annual fundraiser on the evening of October 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. $15 tickets are for sale in the office at the Adult Activity Center.  Light refreshments will be prepared by Simone’s.


    MARTHA’S RETIREMENT CELEBRATION – Thurs. Oct. 16th, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish and join us and her family in celebrating a joyous time with Martha Smith as she begins her life of leisure. Martha will be our special guest of honor. Happy Retirement!   

     

    Oct. 17th----payment for Pike Road Arts & Crafts


    UNIQUE DIVAS – All Unique Divas are meeting at Hilltop for lunch on October 22. We will be making plans for the busy months ahead.

     

    50+EXERCISE - Come join us for Free exercise classes, on Tues, Wed, and Fri. from 9 - 10 a.m. each week. You’ll meet some wonderful people.

     

    CERAMICS CLASS - Join us on Wed. from 9 – 11 a.m. and learn how to create beautiful artwork to put in your home or give as gifts to others.

     

    THE SEW & SO CIRCLE - Come join us on Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. to sew, knit and have a great time. In October & November, we will be making special Christmas gifts for our homebound seniors. In December we will be making Christmas items and quilts for the Veterans.


    LINE DANCE CLASSES – Classes are postponed until October 9, 2014. Please call Charlotte Johnson if you have any questions at 334-343-6866.

     

    OIL PAINTING CLASS - Kathy Grantham teaches oil painting classes on the 2nd & 4th Thurs. of the month from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The cost will be $11.00 per student.

    NEW: If you are interested in a SPECIAL ARTISTIC PROJECT come join us every 2nd Thursday of each month. For pricing call 334-897-3293.


    FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE – NEW HOURS!!!!  Join us each Friday Night, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. and enjoy dancing to the music and socializing with friends. Come hear “Road Duster” playing all your Country & Western favorites. Cost is $5.00 per person.






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  • Staff WCSO to Host First Jail Break Zombie 5K Fun Run Written by Staff

    WCSO to Host First Jail Break Zombie 5K Fun Run

    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce our first Jail Break Zombie Fun Run!!  The course for this race will have obstacles.

     When: November 1, 2014

    Where: Walton County Sheriff’s Office located at 752 Triple G Road, DeFuniak Springs

    Time: Race times begin at 8 am / Registration and packet pickup begins at 7 am on the morning of the race.  Early Packet Pick-up will take place the day before the race, Oct. 31st from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm at the Walton County Sheriff's Office (located at 752 Triple G Road in DeFuniak Springs.)

    Why: To raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

     For more information please call 850.892.8186

     To sign up:  http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=4087&pg=entry or www.active.com

     Please see our video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPBz05a_KhM or on our Facebook page.






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  • Staff ABC Agents Find, Destroy Moonshine Still in Bullock County Written by Staff

    ABC Agents Find, Destroy Moonshine Still in Bullock County

    Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board recently located and destroyed an illegal moonshine still near the city of Union Springs in Bullock County.  ABC Agents, assigned to the Moonshine Task Force, working leads developed in the area, located teh 13-barrel still hidden in a wooded area off of Peachburg Road in east Union Springs.  It is the fourth illegal moonshine operation found and destroyed in Bullock County this year.

    Agents, using information gathered from previous investigations and area citizens, located the still concealed in a dense treeline.  Agents confiscated 12 barrels of live mash and 1 barrel of low wine, which is the weak or low alcoholic liquid left over after the mash has been distilled.  Based on the size of the barrels, it's estimated that the still was capable of producing 91 gallons of moonshine per week.  Although, no arrests were made, agents are looking for a person of interest.  The case is pending further investigation.

    The agents are part of the ABC Board's Moonshine Task Force that investigates tips, develops leads, and are skilled in tracking and following trails that are often associated with this type of illegal operation.

    Anyone with any information about this case or any other illegal activity is encouraged to call the ABC Board Hotline at 1-800-327-7341.  Cash awards are available for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.






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  • Staff Traffic stop leads to large seizure of pills and cash Written by Staff

    Traffic stop leads to large seizure of pills and cash

    On August 8, 2014, Deputy Biernacki observed a green Buick Le Sabre traveling southbound on US Hwy 331 that was unable to maintain its lane and caused a semi-truck to run off the road almost causing an accident. The Deputy was able to conduct a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Ms. Jo Anna Parsons, 50yoa, of  Ebro, Florida.

    A warrants check made through dispatch revealed that Parsons had a warrant for her arrest on the charges of battery and trespassing out of Washington County, Florida. As the deputy went to make the arrest, Parsons became argumentative and refused to exit her vehicle. After speaking with Parsons further, she was placed under arrest.

    A search of Parsons person and property revealed that she had over 3,300 Oxycodone, over 400 Clonazepam and over $5,400 in cash. All the medication found was packaged for the purpose of sale.

    Parsons was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute; a second degree felony. She was transported and lodged at the Walton County Department of Corrections where she was given a $20,000 bond.






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  • Staff Death in Enterprise Written by Staff

    Death in Enterprise

    On July 23, 2014, at 1630 hrs., the Enterprise Police Department received a call about an abandoned vehicle on Sonata Drive Enterprise, AL.  EPD responded to Sonata Drive and witnesses advised that the vehicle has been in the same location for at least 10 hours.  After acquiring this information, the EPD initiated a missing person search.  During the search, a body was discovered in a field adjacent to Sonata Drive.  The victim was identified as Dolores King, age 58, of Enterprise, AL.  At this time, there are no indications of foul play.  An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. This is an active investigation and no other information will be released at this time.

    The Enterprise Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is conducting the death investigation and asks that anyone who has seen or talked with the victim in past 48 hours to contact the Enterprise Police Department at (334) 347-2222.






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  • Staff Search of Residence Leads to Meth Arrest Written by Staff

    Search of Residence Leads to Meth Arrest

    On July 22, 2014, members the Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted State Probation Officers on an administrative search of 351 Four Mile Road, Freeport.  The resident, Lawrence Aucoin, 35, who was present at the time of the search, was found to be in direct vicinity of used “shake and bake” cook vessels.  The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit secured a probable cause search warrant for the residence due to the findings of the State Probation Officers.  After the execution of the search warrant, the Vice/Narcotics Unit located muriatic acid, Coleman fuel, lighter fluid, cut lithium batteries and coffee filters in the area where the cook vessels were located previously.

    Lawrence Aucion was arrested and charged with Manufacturing of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.






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