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The Enterprise Municipal Court will resume June 1 at the Enterprise Civic Center, with proper health and safety guidelines in place.

Municipal Court Judge Paul Sherling said in order to protect the people who enter the courtroom, the court will be following guidelines and restrictions as set forth by the State Department of Public Health and the Presiding Circuit Judge for the State of Alabama Twelfth Judicial Circuit.

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“We are a strong class,” Daleville High School Senior Class President Melvin Mathews told those attending the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 Friday, May 22.

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Dr. Lynn Irwin has been named principal at Windham Elementary School in Daleville.

Irwin was named principal after unanimous approval by the Daleville Board of Education at the meeting May 20.

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“We remember the fallen, we pray for lasting peace among nations and we honor those guardians of our inalienable rights.”

With those words Veterans of Foreign Wars John Wiley Brock Post 6683 Commander Otis Smith opened the flag replacement ceremony hosted by the local VFW post and the Patriot Guard Riders at Meadowlawn Memorial Park on Geneva Highway Monday, May 25.

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An after school program for elementary school children in Daleville is what Joel Adams is striving to make a reality.

He is among those working with the Eufaula Boys and Girls Club to bring a Boys and Girls Club to Daleville. Others on the steering committee are April Spencer, Misty Wofford, Daleville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps and Daleville City Clerk Angelia Filmore.

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“A great committee that worked hard,” is what Monica Carroll credits for the state level award won by the Dale County Farm City Week Committee.

Carroll, representing the Farmers Federation Women’s Committee, chaired the 2019 Dale County Farm City Week Committee which was named the winner of the Division 1 Target Award.

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A Daleville woman is dead after a Friday night house fire in Daleville.

Linda Moody, 64, was killed in the house fire, Dale County Cororner Woody Hilboldt confirmed Monday, May 18.

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One person is dead in connection with a Saturday night fire in Daleville.

The name of the person who died is not being released at this time.

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Ten volunteer positions on four city of Daleville advisory boards are now available.

The Daleville is currently seeking citizens volunteers to serve on the Board of Adjustments, the Industrial Development Board, the Tree Board and the Redevelopment Authority.

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An opportunity for Daleville High School students to earn a degree from Enterprise State Community College is available for the next school year.

A Medical Assistant Technology degree program is being offered for the first time for the new class of high school sophomore students, Daleville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps told those attending the recent board of education meeting. DHS juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to participate in the program for their remaining school years but will not have completed the entire program by their graduation, she said.

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It was a tie vote on both nominations for the Daleville Board of Education at a second consecutive meeting that again resulted in no appointment being made.

At the Daleville City Council meeting May 5 the council again could not agree on which of two candidates for the five-year term on the school board should be appointed.

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Windham Elementary School in Daleville will conduct Pre-K and kindergarten registration for the 2020/2021 school year on May 26, 27 and 28.

Registration will take place in the Windham Elementary School from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 3 p.m. each of those three days.

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A civil lawsuit about Dale County tax distribution to schools has been settled.

Thirty-third Circuit Judge P.B. “Ben” McLauchlin accepted an agreement regarding the distribution of funds, which have been held in an escrow account, in a court order signed May 7.

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The number of COVID-19 cases in an area up to 100 miles around Fort Rucker is being monitored on a daily basis by the decision makers on the military installation.

“The fact is that the case rates remain unstable with spikes occurring above the average case rate,” said Maj. Gen. David Francis. “Based on this information and our unique mission at Fort Rucker, General Order No. 1 and all of its directives will remain in effect.”

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A new business is coming to Daleville.

Daleville Mayor Jayme Stayton announced Monday, May 11, that a Dollar Tree Store is coming to the old Grocery Store Plaza on Old Highway 134.

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Graduation ceremonies for the Daleville High School Class of 2020 will be held in the “traditional way” after all—while still following COVID-19 related mandates.

After weeks of planning how to best honor the graduating class under state-mandated restrictions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, school officials announced Monday, May 11, that a way has been found to hold a traditional ceremony at Daleville High School’s Warhawk Stadium Friday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m.

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An Ozark man has been charged with murder in connection with the March 22 shooting death of Joshua R. McNeal of Ozark.

Jeremy A. Spears, 22, of Ozark is in Dale County Jail. No bond has been set.

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A tie vote on both nominations for the Daleville Board of Education ended with no appointment being made at the Daleville City Council meeting April 30.

The announcement of the upcoming appointment to the five-year term on the DBOE was announced at the April 7 city council meeting with the notice that the appointment would be made at the April 21 meeting.

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How to reopen county offices closed since the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic was discussed at the Dale County Commission meeting held April 28 at the County Ag-Plex arena.

The meeting was the first since the commissioners passed a resolution authorizing the emergency closing of county buildings and operations at a special called meeting March 17.

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“Our established priorities remain the same,” Maj. Gen. David Francis said during a status update on the Home of Aviation’s preventive measures implemented during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Francis is the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker Command General. He and the Aviation Branch Command Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Brian Hauke gave a Facebook Live update April 29 on the military installation’s fight against the coronavirus and to reiterate that General Order No. 1 is still in effect.

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“We wrote a grant to have these meals provided for our students in Dale County during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Dale County Schools Superintendent Ben Baker about the announcement April 30 that students and families in the Dale County School District may now be eligible to sign up for home delivery of free meals through the “Emergency Meals-To-You Partnership.”

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The Ozark Police Department is asking the public for assistance locating a man wanted in connection with an April 22 robbery of the Marathon G…

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A new dual enrollment will be offered to Daleville High School students in the next school year.

The high school has teamed with Enterprise State Community College to offer a medical assistant program to students, Daleville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps told those attending the Daleville Board of Education meeting April 22.

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The man who has served as Windham Elementary School principal since 2005 will be the principal of the soon to reopen Daleville Middle School.

Chris Mitten was unanimously approved for the position during the Daleville Board of Education meeting April 22.

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New windows were delivered April 16 and new interior doors are being installed in the former Boy Scout Hut on Donnell Boulevard in Daleville.

Sheet rock repairs to water damage will be next on the renovations that are part of an effort to make a Boys and Girls Club in Daleville a reality.

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Plans to reopen a middle school at Daleville City Schools was the topic of discussion at the Daleville Board of Education meeting March 18.

“A lot of research has gone into this,” Daleville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps told those at the meeting held in the high school cafeteria in order to comply with the mandated COVID-19 precautionary six-feet “social distancing” space between those attending.

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The city of Daleville has been ranked among the top 10 safest cities in Alabama and it’s due to a couple of reasons, according to the mayor.

“Concerned, caring community members” and a “professional, community-minded police force,” are what Daleville City Mayor Jayme Stayton credits with the city’s ranking as the seventh safest city in Alabama.

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There is a way to pay municipal court costs without entering the Daleville City Hall building during the state-mandated facilities shut down caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Administrative Assistant to the Daleville City Mayor Kecia Dent said that municipal court payments may be made through the drop box outside of the city hall building on Daleville Avenue.

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“The courts are still open for business,” is the message from Thirty-third Judicial Circuit Presiding Judge Bill Filmore as the court house buildings continue to remain closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Even though in-person hearings have been suspended until at least April 30 by the Supreme Court of Alabama, Filmore said Alabama continues to lead the country in the electronic court system that allows much of the business of the court to continue even with social distancing.

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Laura Leger sends Facebook “shout outs” to keep in touch with members of the Daleville Senior Citizen Center, which has been on a state-mandated shutdown caused by the COVID-19 Corona Virus.

“I love you and I miss you all very much,” the Daleville Senior Citizen Center Director for more than a decade said into the camera. “As we go into the next week without attendance, I just want to remind y’all that we are serving meals daily.

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How to finish the school year in classrooms without walls is part of the challenge educators have tackled since the statewide mandate to close all school campuses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have been working diligently to come up with a plan that is doable for students and teachers,” said Daleville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps. “We have about 30 days to finish out the school year.”

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More than a dozen people took shelter at the Daleville Cultural and Convention Center which opened prior to the onset of the anticipated severe weather Sunday, April 12.

A wind advisory went into effect at 1 p.m. April 12 with the possibility of an isolated storm ahead of the squall line, according to emergency management agency reports. Also anticipated were 20-30 mile an hour sustained winds with gusts up to 40 mph. Rainfall with this system was forecast to be around one- inch.

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The Dale County Commission meeting set for Tuesday, April 14, has been cancelled.

“The commission meeting is cancelled due to public safety concerns regarding COVID-19,” said a public notice sent from the commission office April 6.

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A “General Order Number 1” has been issued by the commander of the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker.

Maj. Gen. David J. Francis issued the order April 2 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and said it will be rescinded when conditions have improved.

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A mental health technician at Dale Medical Center has tested positive for the COVID-19.

“As a precaution all patients and staff on the unit will be screened and monitored per the guidelines of the Department of Public Health,” said DMC Chief Executive Officer Vernon Johnson. “Be assured that it remains our top priority and every effort is being taken to assure the health, safety and well being of our patients and employees.”

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Governor Kay Ivey has announced the launch of altogetheralabama.org, an online resource that will serve as a hub of information for the state’s response to the coronavirus crisis.

The site becomes the state’s official guide to COVID-19 relief efforts, to help empower those impacted by the outbreak and those who want to offer support.