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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.
The City of
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 15th. Entire 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.
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.
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.
Wednesday 04 16
96 Total Calls
22 Medical Emergency
34 Police Calls
5 Fire Calls
Booked In 13
Total in Custody: 210
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/
Joseph T. Butts 26 Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/
Chem. Endg./PODP $700,000
Gregory J. Graff 43 Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/
John M. Spooner 3rd 23 Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/
Craig Johnson 34 Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/
Sunday 04 13 through Monday 04 14
139 Total Calls
22 Medical Emergency
57 Police Calls
6 Fire Calls
Booked In 13
Total in Custody: 199
Tiffany M. Miller 28 FTA $768.
Kenneth D. Canant 58 DUI $7,500
Timothy J. Alford 36 POCS/PODP $1,300
Mandy N. Bracket 22 Pub. Intox $400
Terry Chapman 43 FTA X2 -0-
Charles M. Shoemaker 72 FTA x2 -0-
Vernon S. Wambles 28 NWNI x2 $6,000
Olon McGee Jr. 21 Sentenced -0-
Charles D. Bobo 47 DUI $7,500
Keith Gunter 18 Menacing $1,000
Darian D. Stallworth 41 FTA x2 -0-
Sharon Mitchell 44 NWNI x2 $6,000
Anthony Lynn 26 Mun. Court Order -0-
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 designer/creator Bill Gottesman of Burlington, VT. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the event.
WHO: LBW Community College, 1000 Dannelly Blvd., Andalusia, AL
WHAT: Dedication of a newly-placed sundial on campus, followed by a reception.
WHEN: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3 p.m.
WHERE: At the sundial on the Andalusia campus (located in the open area between the George C. Wallace Administration Building and the William H. McWhorter Learning Resource Center). In case of rain, the location of the event will be moved to the Jeff Bishop Student Center.
NOTE: A free, public celebration lecture titled “Sundials as Blending of Art and Science” will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 12:15 p.m. in the Martha and Solon Dixon Center for the Performing Arts in Andalusia. Making the presentation is LBWCC sundial creator Bill Gottesman, whose interest in sundials comes from a love of science, mathematics, and craftsmanship. His inspiration for the Renaissance sundial came from the sun-beam scene in the 1981 movie “Raider’s of the Lost Ark.” He is an active member of the North American Sundial Society and has been making sundials as a business-hobby since 1999 under the name Precision Sundials LLC.
Thursday 04 10 through Saturday 04 12
201 Total Calls
34 Medical Emergency
77 Police Calls
8 Fire Calls
Booked In 28
Total in Custody: 206
Opp: 2 Arrest on Warrants
Korey Orsborn 18 Minor in Poss. Alcohol $400
David Brito 51 Pistol w/o Permit/DUI $10,500
Brandon L. Crawford 26 POCS/POM 2nd/PODP $20,500
LaPorsche Green 35 Poss. Forged Inst. $10,000
Jessie Clanzy 66 Pub. Intox $300.
Casey Garrett 24 FTA $1,000
Travis Hancock 24 Dom. Viol 3rd $3,000
Jonathon Williams 31 Hold for Other Agency -0-
Jarvis Shakespeare 19 Burg. 3rd/TOP 3rd $13,000
David Pryor 32 Pub. Intox $300
Michael Drummond 53 Pub. Intox $300
Phillip Jordon 24 Dom. Viol. 3rd $3,000
Brandon Padgett 19 Rape 2nd x2 $40,000
John Woodham 39 Order of Arrest -0-
Steven C. Taylor 23 FTA $1,000
Terry L. Rhudy 44 Mun. Court Order
Katie Tatum 19 Serving Weekends
Horace Peacock 64 Serving Weekends
Phuquan L. James 21 Serving Weekends
Tanya Bender 38 Serving Weekends
James A. McDonald 27 Serving Weekends
Amber S. Knight 20 Minor in Poss. Alcohol $3,000
Brandon E. Ainsworth 19 Minor in Poss. Alcohol $3,000
Ronald E. Brooks 27 Serving Weekends
Miriam H. Fagerstrom 25 DUI $7,500
Gary L. Steele 37 Hold for Escambia Co. -0-
Aaron G. Casden 36 POCS/PODP $13,000
Jeremy A. Flinn 30 Contempt of Court -0-
Wednesday 04 09
53 Total Calls
11 Medical Emergency
38 Police Calls
3 Fire Calls
Booked In 17
Total in Custody: 198
Opp: 1 Arrest for Minor Consumption
Joseph S. Huggins 42 DUI $7,500
Kanhia Kendrick 25 DUI $1,000
Nickey Russell 39 Back for Court
Damon Magwood 38 Back for Court
Jimmy L. Lang 47 FTP -0-
Brenda Derouch 56 FTP -0-
Cedric A. Bennett 42 FTA -0-
Deanna Salinas 42 FTA -0-
James T. Lamont 31 Hold for Other Agency
Sabin Shareve 23 Back for Court
Ashdon Tate 23 Dom. Viol. 3rd x2/
Hold for Probation $1,000
Frances Carr 57 NWNI x2 -0-
Kevin L. Byrd 32 Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/
Kara N. Chase 39 Manuf. 1st/Trafficking/
Travis Hancock 24 Dom. Viol. 3rd $3,000
Kevin L. Byrd 32 Distrib. X2 $200,000
Kara N. Chase 39 Distrib. X2 $200,000