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A two-vehicle crash at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, has claimed the life of a Dale County man.

The crash happened on Dale County 36 approximately 7.5 miles east of the Ozark city limits, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Trooper Kendra McKinney.

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For Thomas Mason and Briana Leavigne it is simply a matter of giving back to the community that has given so much to them.

That’s what both Daleville High School alumni say is the purpose behind a community youth mentoring program the duo are working to get started.

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How to ensure that employees exposed to the coronavirus follow quarantine guidelines was a question at the Dale County Commission meeting Jan. 12.

Dale County Commissioner Frankie Wilson asked for clarification on the employee policy requirements for quarantine following COVID-19 exposure.

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A Carroll High School senior will represent Dale County at the 2021 Alabama Distinguished Young Woman program.

Julia Adams of Ozark will be among the participants in the state program being held virtually Jan. 22 and 23 due to COVID-19 pandemic safety precautions.

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The third of three phases of pandemic related precautionary measures for Fort Rucker personnel was announced Friday, Jan. 15.

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Members of the Daleville High School “Pride of the South” were among the 210 high school musicians in the first-ever Alabama All Star Band performing at the 2020 Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Game.

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The Daleville Warhawks dropped a Class 3A, Area 3 showdown with the Wicksburg Panthers at home on Jan. 7 by a score of 68-60.

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Allen Medley, left, was sworn in as Daleville Department of Public Safety Chief by Thirty Third Judicial Circuit Judge William Filmore at the …

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A work session for the first Monday in February has been set for the Daleville City Council to discuss the feasibility of live streaming city council meetings in order to provide easier access to the citizens.

At the Daleville City Council meeting Jan. 5, Daleville Mayor Jayme Stayton asked that the topic of live streaming the council meeting be tabled until the Feb. 2 council meeting. He also called for a council work session at 5 p.m. Feb. 1 during which the issue can be further addressed.

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The Wiregrass Economic Development Corporation has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Alabama Military Stability Foundation to continue work on projects that will support and strengthen the mission of Fort Rucker and the surrounding communities.

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Joel Adams called it “a pretty emotional moment” when the children descended from the first school bus delivering them to the door of the Boys & Girls Club of Daleville three months ago.

Adams is the chairman of the board of directors for the three month old club and the driving force behind the project that transformed the former Boy Scout Hut on Donnell Boulevard into a viable children’s after school program.

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Ticket sales for the Dale County and Ozark City Schools’ musical production of “Anything Goes” starts Thursday, Jan. 14.

Tickets are on sale at the Flowers Center in Ozark each Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. until the show opens Feb. 9. Additional ticket information can be obtained by calling (334) 774-0720.

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The time of the Level Plains City Council meetings has been changed to 5:30 p.m.

At the Level Plains City Council meeting Jan. 5 the council voted unanimously to change the time of the meetings which are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Obetus J. Waters Park Community Center.

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The woman who has served as the executive director of the Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation for five years has been selected for a state position.

Veronica Crock has been named a senior project manager at the Alabama Department of Commerce. She will be working with the Business Development Division at the department.

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The Alabama Department of Labor is announcing a new phone appointment system for unemployment compensation claimants who need assistance with their claims. 

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After both the Enterprise Wildcats and Eufaula Tigers had games cancelled the two sides decided to meet on Dec. 30 at the Ozark Civic Center t…

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On Dec. 9, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Corrections and State of Alabama over “unsafe cond…

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“A dog in school. Can you image that?

“They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  I would like to tell you what I see when I see this picture of a dog in school,” said Daleville City Schools teacher Kimberly Henderson. “I see so much more.”

As a student support services teacher for the school system, Henderson is the handler for Cassie, a five-year-old black lab who is one of the area’s first service dogs assigned “full time” to a school.

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The second of three phases of pandemic related precautionary measures for Fort Rucker began Monday, Jan. 4.

In a virtual news conference held Dec. 27, Maj. Gen. David Francis outlined Phase 2 of holiday block leave and the way forward for Phase 3.

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Alabama Supreme Court candidate for 2022, Greg Cook will be the guest speaker at the Dale County Republican Party’s Jan. 18 meeting.

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Almost every player on The Southeast Sun/Daleville Sun Courier 2020 Elite 11 has played and started at multiple positions on the football fiel…

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A first ever Wreaths Across America event was held in Daleville at Daleville Memorial Gardens Dec. 19.

Eight ceremonial wreathes were placed to honor those in each branch of military service, prisoners of war, those still missing in action and for families of those killed in action before participants placed individual wreaths at the graves of veterans in the cemetery.

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Vivian B. Adams School in Ozark had a surprise visit from Santa Claus and his elves from Gilland Chevrolet GMC bearing gifts for each teacher …

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For the third consecutive year, Navigator Development Group Inc. has been honored by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) with a 2020 HIREVets Platinum Medallion Program Award.

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A Coffee County man was sentenced to life in prison for a murder conviction two days after being sentenced to prison on federal charges.

Mitchell Byron Doster, 44, was sentenced by Thirty Third Judicial Circuit Judge William Filmore Dec. 17 in connection with the 2017 murder of Ricky Dease.

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A Dale County woman called “a shining example” has earned national recognition by the Fort Rucker contractor that she works for.

Wanda Faye Herring Tye of Newton is the Global Connections to Employment 2020 Team Member of the Year.

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The Daleville City Board of Education officially accepted head football coach Desmond Lett’s resignation letter at the Dec. 16 board meeting.

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Fort Rucker military police apprehended two suspects at approximately 9:30 p.m. Dec. 11 after a discovery of illegal substances and an unregistered weapon at a residence on the installation.

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The contract for the county administrator was approved and a pay raise for the sheriff an agenda item at the last Dale County Commission meeting of 2020.

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An opportunity for Fort Rucker personnel to eat in local restaurants off-post has been temporarily authorized.

In a virtual news conference held at the Army Aviation Museum on Fort Rucker Monday, Dec. 14, Maj. Gen. David Francis and Command Sgt. Maj. James Wilson addressed holiday block leave and the post’s plan for after the Christmas holidays.

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• The Above the Best Silver Chapter of the US Army Warrant Officers Association will be holding its in-person, monthly meeting at 11:45 a.m. o…

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The Level Plains City Hall will remain closed to the public as an ongoing precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A decision to keep the city government building closed was made at the Level Plains City Council meeting Dec. 1.

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“Take the job seriously but do not take yourself too seriously.”

That is advice that Barry Moore is taking to heart as he begins a new journey in Washington, D.C. as a member of the 117thCongress.