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Miracle League Opening Game 04 05 2014 on 22 April 2014, 21.37 by Staff in News
Miracle League Opening Game 04 05 2014
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Search for Missing/Runaway Juvenile on 22 April 2014, 16.15 by Staff in News
Search for Missing/Runaway Juvenile
  The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Johnny Kirk, 15, of Freeport, FL.  Kirk was last seen by his mother boarding a school bus around 6 am on April 16th.  Kirk is 5’1, weighs 106 lbs...
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‘Go Build Alabama’ visits LBWCC on 22 April 2014, 16.12 by Staff in News
‘Go Build Alabama’ visits LBWCC
LBW Community College in Opp recently welcomed Jason Phelps, executive director of Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI) on a stop for the statewide “Go Build Alabama” campaign addressing the shortage of ski...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 21 on 22 April 2014, 16.09 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 21
Covington CountyMedia ReportMonday 04 21       79  Total Calls      18  Medical Emergency      35  Police Calls         2  Fire ...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 17 through 04 19 on 21 April 2014, 15.33 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 17 through 04 19
Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 04 17 through Saturday 04 19    236 Total Calls      33   Medical Emergency    112   Police Calls       12   Fire Ca...
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State Trooper Shooting on 20 April 2014, 12.54 by Staff in News
State Trooper Shooting
DOTHAN POST -- At approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, an Alabama State Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Geneva County 57. A brief pursuit ensued and ended when the suspect’s vehicle s...
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Andalusia City Board of Education BOARD MEETING on 18 April 2014, 14.21 by Staff in News
Andalusia City Board of Education  BOARD MEETING
Andalusia City Board of EducationBOARD MEETINGApril 21, 20146:00 p.m.AGENDAI. CALL TO ORDERA. Pledge of Allegiance –II. BOARD ACTIONA. Board Minutes March 17, 2014B. Financial ReportC. Personnel Report Resignations...
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Special Council Meeting on 18 April 2014, 14.16 by Staff in News
 Special Council Meeting
CITY OF ANDALUSIASPECIAL COUNCIL MEETINGApril 21, 2014 – 11:30 AMA G E N D A1. CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Johnson.2. NEW BUSINESSA. Sidewalk Project3. ADJOURN3RD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOMCITY HALL...
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Shooting Call in Enterprise on 18 April 2014, 14.12 by Staff in News
Shooting Call in Enterprise
April 18, 2014On April 17, 2014, at 9:30 PM, the Enterprise Police Department responded to the 100 Blk of Woodfield Place Enterprise, AL on a call for a shooting.  When officers arrived on scene they discovered a b/m v...
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Traffic Fatality in Covington County on 18 April 2014, 12.51 by Staff in News
Traffic Fatality in Covington County
DOTHAN POST – A two-vehicle crash this morning, April 18, claimed the life of a Covington County Sheriff’s deputy. The crash occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Alabama 55 near the intersection of Alabama 55 and Sout...
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ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER’S MAY NEWS RELEASES on 17 April 2014, 13.43 by Staff in News
ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER’S  MAY NEWS RELEASES
The City ofAndalusiaP.O. Box 429 ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER’SMAY NEWS RELEASES May 1------Deadline for St. Augustine Trip THE ACTIVITY/ NUTRITION CENTER CLOSED:  MAY 26th Memorial Day.  PAT’S PETAL...
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Hart, Taylor named Presidential Transfer Scholars on 17 April 2014, 13.29 by Staff in News
Hart, Taylor named Presidential Transfer Scholars
LBW Community College named two transfer students as Community College Presidential Scholars, a distinction earned by high academic achievement and a competitive selection process.The University of Alabama offers a full tui...
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LBWCC Forestry program to continue on 17 April 2014, 13.15 by Staff in News
LBWCC Forestry program to continue
LBW Community College will continue the two-year forest technology program, the only one of its kind in the state and a fixture at LBW since 1980.The program was one of several evaluated for viability, a necessary action by...
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Montgomery slaying suspect, out on bail, accused of shooting witness against him
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- A man out of jail on bond in Montgomery's 49th homicide of 2013 is back in police custody accused of shooting a witness in his murder case.Satarus Smith, 25, of Montgomery is now charged wit...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 16 on 17 April 2014, 07.16 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 16
 Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 04 16      96  Total Calls      22   Medical Emergency      34   Police Calls       &n...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 13 through 04 14 on 15 April 2014, 14.36 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 13 through 04 14
 Covington CountyMedia ReportSunday 04 13 through Monday 04 14     139  Total Calls      22   Medical Emergency      57   Police Calls     ...
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LBWCC sundial dedication is April 27 on 15 April 2014, 14.31 by Staff in News
LBWCC sundial dedication is April 27
LBW Community College will hold a dedication ceremony for a recently-acquired sundial on the Andalusia campus. The event will be attended by both the sundial benefactor, Renis O. Jones Jr. of Montgomery, and artistic ...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 10 through 04 12 on 15 April 2014, 07.56 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 10 through 04 12
 Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 04 10 through Saturday 04 12     201  Total Calls      34   Medical Emergency      77   Police Calls    &...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 09 on 10 April 2014, 10.01 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 09
 Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 04 09      53  Total Calls      11   Medical Emergency      38   Police Calls        3  Fi...
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TownHall Meeting on 10 April 2014, 09.56 by Staff in News
TownHall Meeting
Representative Mike Jones and Senator Jimmy Holley will host a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the 2014 Legislative Session on Tuesday, April 29th, at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Conference Center on the LB...
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  • Staff Search for Missing/Runaway Juvenile Written by Staff

    Search for Missing/Runaway Juvenile

     

    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Johnny Kirk, 15, of Freeport, FL.  Kirk was last seen by his mother boarding a school bus around 6 am on April 16th.  Kirk is 5’1, weighs 106 lbs and has blonde hair and blue eyes.  Kirk was last seen wearing a Freeport High School t-shirt, blue jeans, a black jacket and blue/white tennis shoes.  Anyone with information on Johnny Kirk is asked to please contact Investigator Rome Garrett at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850.892.8111.   






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  • Staff ‘Go Build Alabama’ visits LBWCC Written by Staff

    ‘Go Build Alabama’ visits LBWCC


    LBW Community College in Opp recently welcomed Jason Phelps, executive director of Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI) on a stop for the statewide “Go Build Alabama” campaign addressing the shortage of skilled workers.


    ACRI was created by the Alabama legislature at the request of the commercial and industrial construction industry to address the predicted shortage of skilled workers in the state in nearly all skilled trades. To address the shortage, ACRI created the “Go Build Alabama” campaign consisting of a full scale comprehensive marketing program and an advisory team that includes educators and industry professionals.

    “For every four people that leave the trades, only one new person enters,” said Phelps. “In production occupations in Alabama, 5,500 jobs are open each year. Through education and training, adding in a little experience, students can become skilled tradesmen.”

    The ACRI team will take the “Go Build Alabama” message of “learn a skill, master a trade,” throughout the state to educate people on how to redefine their idea of success, and recruit men and women who are willing to learn a skill that will offer big opportunities in their futures.

    “The idea is to learn ways to apply the skills learned in areas such as welding and electronics, and put them to work across the construction industry.”

    Students in LBWCC’s programs in air conditioning and refrigeration program, welding, and industrial electronics attended the presentation. They learned about the upcoming Go Build Alabama mobile application, and how it will be a work history at their fingertips by allowing them to store certifications and employment history for completing employment applications on the go.

    For more information, visit www.lbwcc.edu, or call (334) 222-6591.


     






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  • Staff State Trooper Shooting Written by Staff

    State Trooper Shooting

    DOTHAN POST -- At approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, an Alabama State Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Geneva County 57. A brief pursuit ensued and ended when the suspect’s vehicle stopped abruptly and the suspect opened fired on the trooper and shot him. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.  A second suspect fled into the woods, but he was captured a short time later.

    The trooper was transported to Flowers Hospital, treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.  Both suspects --  Zachary Taylor Wood, 23, of Glenwood and Dillon Scott Rafsky, 21, of Enterprise -- also were transported to area hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds. Upon release from hospitals, they were transported to the Geneva County Jail, and Alabama State Troopers  charged them with attempted murder. 

    The Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI), the investigative division of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, is investigating.  Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing. 

    The Alabama Department of Public Safety would like to thank all law enforcement agencies involved for their assistance. 


     






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  • Staff Shooting Call in Enterprise Written by Staff

    Shooting Call in Enterprise

    April 18, 2014


    On April 17, 2014, at 9:30 PM, the Enterprise Police Department responded to the 100 Blk of Woodfield Place Enterprise, AL on a call for a shooting.  When officers arrived on scene they discovered a b/m victim who had been shot multiple times in the abdomen.  The victim was transported by ambulance to Medical Center Enterprise.  While conducting the preliminary investigation, it appeared that this shooting is possibly linked to illegal narcotics sales.  This is an active investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

    The Enterprise Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is investigating the shooting and asks that anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Enterprise Police Department at (334) 347-2222 or leave us a tip at 






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  • Staff Traffic Fatality in Covington County Written by Staff

    Traffic Fatality in Covington County

    DOTHAN POST – A two-vehicle crash this morning, April 18, claimed the life of a Covington County Sheriff’s deputy. The crash occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Alabama 55 near the intersection of Alabama 55 and South Bypass. Deputy Heath Kelly was transported from the scene by ambulance to Andalusia Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the other vehicle also was transported from the scene by ambulance to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. The deputy was on duty and responding to a crash with injuries and an overturned vehicle. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.








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  • Staff Hart, Taylor named Presidential Transfer Scholars Written by Staff

    Hart, Taylor named Presidential Transfer Scholars

    LBW Community College named two transfer students as Community College Presidential Scholars, a distinction earned by high academic achievement and a competitive selection process.

    The University of Alabama offers a full tuition scholarship and Auburn University – Montgomery (AUM) offers a full tuition and fees scholarship for two years for one outstanding LBWCC graduate selected by LBW’s president.  The recipients of these prestigious Presidential Scholarships this year are, Alexandra Hart of Andalusia for the University of Alabama, and Brett Taylor of Greenville for AUM.

    “We are proud of these high-performing students who are receiving full scholarships for two years of study at these institutions,” said LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel. 

    Hart intends to pursue a Bachelor of Social Work before pursuing a Master’s Degree in the field, ultimately fulfilling her dream of becoming a “safe haven for neglected or troubled children,” she said.

    “My passion is children. I hope to become an advocate for mistreated children and build relationships with those desperately needing love and care.”

    Hart transfers with a 3.68 GPA on a scholarship valued at $17,200. While at LBWCC, she served as an Ambassador; was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List; served as vice-president of Saints Angels; was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society; named to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges;” and received scholarships from the Andalusia Junior Women’s Club and American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.

    Taylor, with a 3.921 GPA, is the first student to benefit from the new Presidential Scholarship, a part of the LBWCC – AUM partnership formed in January of this year and valued at $17,500.  He will pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science before enrolling in law school.

    “I plan to become the best attorney in our country,” he said. “This scholarship is one of the most life-changing events in my life. It allows me to attend one of Alabama’s best schools without having to worry about debt after graduation.”

    At LBWCC, he was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society; named to the President’s List and Dean’s List; received the Distinguished Transfer Honor Student Award; achieved the Highest Average Award in English Composition II; received the  LBWCC Foundation’s Dr. Michael Daniel Memorial Scholarship; and was named to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

    Hart will receive an Associate in Arts Degree and Taylor will receive an Associate in Science Degree when they participate in LBWCC’s graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. on May 9, 2014, at the Kiwanis Community Center in Andalusia. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 334-222-6591.






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  • Staff LBWCC Forestry program to continue Written by Staff

    LBWCC Forestry program to continue

    LBW Community College will continue the two-year forest technology program, the only one of its kind in the state and a fixture at LBW since 1980.


    The program was one of several evaluated for viability, a necessary action by the College resulting from several consecutive years of state budget cuts, said LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel.


    “After seven years of continuous budget cuts from the state, we reached a point where we had to evaluate all our programs,” he said.


    “LBW kept the forestry program even as other similar programs in Alabama and other areas in the south closed. Although it is the only program in the state and one of the few in the southeast, it struggled the past several years with low enrollment, low completion rates, and low job placement rates.”


    When LBW’s forest technology program started 34 years ago, the timber industry was booming, he said. Through input from the Covington County Forestry Committee, however, Riedel said he better understands the cyclical nature of forestry-related industry.


    “After a meeting with the Covington County Forestry Committee, chaired by Paul Langford, the college assessed the potential for the program,” he said.


    “We learned from the committee that due to the cyclical nature of forestry-related industry and recent investments in the region, we expect employment opportunities to pick up. We also discussed the benefit of student housing as a way of helping to accommodate students from other parts of the state or out-of-state who wish to take part in the program.”


    Riedel said the group of 13 he met with expressed support for the program in a variety of ways, such as sharing booth space during the Covington Sportsman’s Expo in late June, providing student recruitment assistance, and offering guidance for job placement of program graduates.


    “Based on this new information and the support shown for the program by industry leaders, the College decided to continue the program,” he said.


    “We are going to be very aggressive in recruiting new students to begin the program this fall.”


    For more information on the forest technology program, call 334-222-6591, or visit online at www.lbwcc.edu.







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  • Staff Stolen Four Wheelers in Opp Written by Staff

    Stolen Four Wheelers in Opp

    On Wednesday ,02 April 2014, Opp Police Department investigators recovered

    a four wheeler which appeared to have been stolen. Their investigation

    revealed that the four wheeler in question along with a second four wheeler

    were stolen from under a carport and a barn located at residences on Walker 

    Street and Fleming Street here in Opp.

    Resultant to the investigation, investigators arrested three, male Juveniles

    ranging in age from sixteen to seventeen.

     One of the suspects was charged with theft of property second degree and theft of property third degree.

     The second suspect was charged with theft of property second degree, theft of property third degree and obstruction.

     The third suspect was arrested for receiving stolen property third degree.






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  • Staff Investigators Asking for Citizen's Help Written by Staff

    Investigators Asking for Citizen's Help

    On March 24th the Opp Police Department opened an investigation aftert it was discovered that

    person or persons entered personal property located in the 1200 block of North Main Street and

    while there took without peermission one Kabuta tractor and bush hog.

     The tractor that was, has now been reported stolen is described as a 2007 4x4 Kubota garden

    tractor orange in color, bearing serial number 69210. Also attached was a Woods 5 foot bush

    hog, also orange in color.

     The above mention equipment has been enteredinto the national crime data base as

    stolen property.

     The Opp Police Department asked if anyone has any information on the two pieces of equipment

    described above or someone has purchased the equipment to please contact the Opp Police

    Depatment at 334-493-4511



    ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED DURING THE INVESTIGATION

    WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL






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