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State Trooper Shooting on 20 April 2014, 12.54 by Staff in News
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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 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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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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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
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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
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 Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 04 16      96  Total Calls      22   Medical Emergency      34   Police Calls       &n...
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 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 CountyMedia ReportThursday 04 10 through Saturday 04 12     201  Total Calls      34   Medical Emergency      77   Police Calls    &...
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TownHall Meeting on 10 April 2014, 09.56 by Staff in News
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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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Mobile County Fatality on 10 April 2014, 09.50 by Staff in News
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MOBILE POST – A crash at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, involving a pedestrian and a sport utility vehicle has claimed the life of an Irvington man. Jeremy Shane Judy, 33, was killed when he was struck by a 2003 ...
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Sunday, 20 April 2014 12:54

State Trooper Shooting

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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. 


 

Friday, 18 April 2014 14:21

Andalusia City Board of Education BOARD MEETING

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Andalusia City Board of Education

BOARD MEETING

April 21, 2014

6:00 p.m.

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER

A. Pledge of Allegiance –

II. BOARD ACTION

A. Board Minutes

 March 17, 2014

B. Financial Report

C. Personnel Report

 Resignations

 Transfer

 New Hires

D. AHS Auditorium Audio-Visual System Bid

E. 2014-2015 Textbook Adoption

F. Set Date for Next Meeting

III. SUPERINTENDENT’S COMMENTS

 Complete Ethics Forms by April 30th.

 WEBINAR: (1.5 hrs.) Career Tech: A Blueprint for Workforce Readiness - May 6,

2014

IV. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

V. ADJOURNMENT

Friday, 18 April 2014 14:16

Special Council Meeting

Written by Staff


CITY OF ANDALUSIA

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

April 21, 2014 – 11:30 AM


A G E N D A



1. CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Johnson.


2. NEW BUSINESS


A. Sidewalk Project


3. ADJOURN



3RD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

CITY HALL


Friday, 18 April 2014 14:12

Shooting Call in Enterprise

Written by Staff

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 

Friday, 18 April 2014 12:51

Traffic Fatality in Covington County

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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.



Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:43

ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER’S MAY NEWS RELEASES

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The City of

Andalusia

P.O. Box 429

 

ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER’S

MAY NEWS RELEASES

 

May 1------Deadline for St. Augustine Trip

 

THE ACTIVITY/ NUTRITION CENTER CLOSED:  MAY 26th Memorial Day.

 

PAT’S PETALS --May 1---Come join us for a peaceful riding tour through 10 acres of God’s creation.  We will see rose gardens, Pond with 20’ fountain, arbors, covered bridges & unique plants & trees.  Everyone that goes on the tour receives a free plant.  We will shop in the country store & nursery.  Afterwards, we will stop for lunch.  Price is $20.00. Call 222-6891 to register before April 25.

 

BEGINNERS COMPUTER CLASS will be taught Tuesday afternoons 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. May 6th – May 27th. Call 222-6891 and register by April 25th .

 

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER CLASS will be taught Tuesday mornings from 10:00 - 12:00 P.M., May 6th - May 27th. Call 222-6891 and register by April 25th.  

 

May 8th – Ask the “Pharmacist Day” sponsored by Rite Aid. 10:30 – 11:15 A.M.

 

FREE CPR CLASS Shannon Kelley from the Andalusia Fire Department will be conducting a comprehensive CPR/ FIRST AID class at The Adult Activity Center on Thursday, May 8th, from 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. Call 222-6891 to register.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE - Join us each Friday Night, 7:00 - 10:00 P.M. and enjoy dancing and socializing with friends. Come hear “ROAD DUSTERS” playing all your favorites. Cost is $5.00 per person. Make sure to bring your favorite finger foods on May 9th

 

Don’t forget May 10 is MOTHERS DAY!

 

AMERICAS COWBOY COUNTRY----- Come join us for a ripping, roaring great western adventure. Tour Highlights: Choice of Wildlife Float trip or Whitewater Rafting on Snake River, Jackson Hole Rodeo, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Deadwood, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park & Mt. Rushmore. If you are interested, call us at 222-6891 for more information concerning this fabulous trip to Wyoming & South Dakota scheduled for September 24th – October 1st. Price will be $2,899.00 per person. Optional Trip insurance will be $175.00.  Deposit of $250.00 due at time of registration, or by May 15thEntire trip amount to be paid by July, 17th.  Anyone interested in this trip, please call 222-6891.

 

THURSDAY DINNER & DANCE - May 15th from 10:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. bring your covered dishes and enjoy a day of food, fellowship, & dancing with all your friends.

 

UNIQUE DIVA’S - May 29th 11:30 A.M. meeting! Please come and check out this unique club and remember to bring a sack lunch! Call 222-6891 for more information.

 

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL “MARY POPPINS” Saturday, July 19th- 2:00 p.m.    Another family spectacular. Mary Poppins showcases some of the most memorable songs ever sung including “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, “Chim Chim Cher-ree”, “Jolly Holiday”, & “A Spoonful of Sugar”. We will also make a short stop at Priesters and enjoy the goodies. Price of this trip will be $70.  Please call 222-6891 to reserve your seat.  Space is limited. We will have lunch at Cracker Barrel. Deadline for all tickets will be June 13th.

 

50+EXERCISE - Come join us for Free exercise classes, on Tues., Wed. and Fri. from 9 - 10 A.M. each week and meet some wonderful people.

 

CERAMICS CLASS - Come join us on Wed., 9 – 11 A.M. and learn how to create beautiful artwork to put in your home or even give as gifts to others.

 

THE SEW & SO CIRCLE - Come join us on Wed., 1:00 - 4:00 P.M to sew, knit and have a great time.

 

LINE DANCE CLASSES - Join Charlotte Johnson on Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. (Beginner) or Thurs, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. (Advanced) for exercise and fun. Cost $5.00 for two hour class. Call 222-6891.

 

Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:29

Hart, Taylor named Presidential Transfer Scholars

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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.

Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:15

LBWCC Forestry program to continue

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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.


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 with shooting a witness against him on April 12 in the 1400 block of Withers Street and robbing him, court records stated.

The victim was shot in the face, according to Smith’s arrest warrant.

Court records show the victim was a witness against Smith in the Dec. 11, 2013 fatal shooting of Charles Holley, 22.

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:16

Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 16

Written by Staff

 

Covington County

Media Report

Wednesday 04 16

      96  Total Calls

      22   Medical Emergency

      34   Police Calls

        5   Fire Calls 

 Covington County

Jail Report

Booked In 13

Released:  7

Total in Custody: 210

  

Andalusia –Quiet

Opp:  Quiet

Jail: 7

 

Covington County

Jail Report

Wednesday

Jonathon R. Demps 26         POM 2nd/PODP            $10,500

Ray Likely 42                         FTA                               $761.

Briaona S. Caldwell 20         TOP 3rd                         $500

Laqueshia D. Porter 21        TOP 3rd/Crim.

Trespass 3rd/FTA         $500./-0-

Shawn D. Harrellson 29       Contempt                      -0-

Bethany L. Butts 26              Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/

                                                Chem. Endg./PODP    $700,000

Jimmy A. Turner 35              Dom. Viol. 3rd               $3,000

William P. Vinson 45             Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/

                                                PODP                           $550,000

Joseph T. Butts 26                Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/

                                                Chem. Endg./PODP    $700,000

Gregory J. Graff 43               Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/

                                                PODP                           $550,000

John M. Spooner 3rd 23        Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/

                                                PODP                           $550,000

Craig Johnson 34                 Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/

                                                PODP                           $550,000

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