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Multiple people were arrested and charged with drug related charges after a search warrant was executed, according to a press release from Enterprise Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Billy Haglund.

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Enterprise Municipal Airport Facilities Maintenance Technician Sam Dennis, center, was presented the Extra Mile Award at the Enterprise City Council meeting Nov. 5 by Enterprise Mayor William “Bill” Cooper, left, and Interim Director of Engineering Services Staci Hayes, right

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Enterprise Water Works Certified Water Operator Ray Wolf, center, was presented the Extra Mile Award at the Enterprise City Council meeting Nov. 5 by Enterprise Mayor William “Bill” Cooper, left, and Enterprise Water Works Board Field Superintendent Alan Mahan, right

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An Elba man charged with a 2017 murder in Enterprise pleaded guilty to a lesser offense at a hearing before Circuit Judge Shannon Clark Nov. 13.

Ted Carstiel Caldwell, 33, pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence in connection with the shooting death of Marcus Eugene Virghes, 39, also of Elba, that occurred at 1451 Shellfield Road in Enterprise in the early morning hours of April 9, 2017.

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One year after Luther Baker died in 1952 the black metal boll weevil he had painstakingly handcrafted was stolen from its perch atop the Boll Weevil Monument in the center of Main Street in Enterprise.

The original metal bug—never to be seen on the monument again—took his grandfather some six months to create, Roscoe Baker—called R.J.—said as he told the story of the original bug’s origins.

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The American Legion Cook-Clements Post 73 and its Auxiliary honored veterans on Veteran’s Day by providing a free breakfast at the post’s headquarters.

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The New Brockton Town Council approved the purchase of tasers for the New Brockton Police Department at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 4.

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The City of Enterprise held its annual Veterans Tribute Program on Nov. 7 at the Enterprise Civic Center.

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The Enterprise Chamber of Commerce announced that Enterprise restaurateur and philanthropist Matt Larson has been chosen as the Grand Marshal for the 2019 Christmas parade.

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“Preparation for trial begins the day the investigation begins,” said Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall as he surveyed the hundreds of law officers attending the 11th Annual Wiregrass Law Enforcement Conference held Nov. 8 at the the civic center in Ozark. “It’s not just at the time of the arrest.”

The annual law enforcement training conference has been sponsored for more than a decade by Thirty-third Judicial Circuit District Attorney Kirke Adams, Twelfth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Anderson, Twentieth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Pat Jones and Twenty-second Judicial Circuit District Attorney Walt Merrell.

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Mary Catherine Dulaney is the 2020 Distinguished Young Woman of Dale County.

The Houston Academy senior was chosen after a program held Oct. 13 in Ozark. Dulaney also won the “Be Your Best Self”s essay, fitness, talent and self expression awards for a total scholarship award of $3,100.

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November is National Adoption Month and Dale County promoted the importance of giving children permanent, safe and loving families through adoption with a proclamation signing Nov. 14 at the Dale County Courthouse in Ozark.

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The Fort Rucker Community Spouses’ Club annual bazaar will be held at Yano Hall on Fort Rucker on Friday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Coffee County investigators working with the Opp Police Department arrested four men in connection with the theft of industrial hemp on Nov. 13, according to a Coffee County Sheriff’s Office press release.

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The Coffee County Board of Education approved sending out bids for five new modular classrooms for New Brockton Elementary School at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 7.

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“Historic Coppinville” or “Old Coppinville” has been serving the community since it opened its doors in 1960, whether its as a high school, junior high school or as it operates now as the Coppinville School of Opportunity.

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The City of Enterprise held a wreath laying ceremony at the Wall of Freedom at the Enterprise Recreational Complex in honor of everyone, past and present, who have served.

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A Main Street Executive Director for the city was sworn in to office at the Enterprise City Council Oct. 5.

Cassidi Kendrick will serve as director for the program which Enterprise was selected for in June after a five-month application process.

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Governor Kay Ivey visited the Enterprise Early Education Center on Thursday, Nov. 7 to tour WeeCat Industries.

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The man called the Father of the Peanut Industry is remembered as a spiritual man who credited God for his innovative ideas that changed the economy of the Southern states.

Dr. George Washington Carver was an agricultural scientist and inventor in the early 1900s who actively promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. He is credited with devising more than 100 uses for peanut products.

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The Enterprise Christian Mission and the City of Enterprise are partnering to help residents who need a warm and safe place to stay during the current wintry weathers.

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Growing up on a farm in Henry County, Private 1st Class (Ret.) Fredrick Newby, 98, said he had responsibilities since he was six years old.

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Col. (ret.) Teresa Townsend was commissioned into the U.S. Army in 1985 through Tuskegee Institute’s (University) Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Over her 30 year military career, she served in a myriad of command and staff positions in the both the regular Army and U.S. Army Reserve.

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Dustin Weeks joined the Air Force Reserves out of Maxwell Air Force Base in 2008, and was part of the 357 Airlift Squadron after already establishing his career as an A&P mechanic working on helicopters. Weeks wanted to serve his country and to travel.

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A program in honor of our military and veterans, sponsored bt the Zion Chapel Elementary SGA and Senior High Beta Club, will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at Zion Chapel Green Memorial Stadium. 

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“That’s him,” James Harris says with a smile as he points to a photo of his nephew who was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Virgin Islands Army National Guard in June.

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“I give God all the glory of putting me in and bringing me through the military,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Donna Brion. “If it wasn’t for him, I would not have made it through. He carried me through so much. He just put that on my heart to go in the National Guard. It was all guidance from the Lord.”

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U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) John Miller served 20 years and 13 days in the military. He was taken all over the world, which he said was a “blessing” for a guy from Athens, Ga.

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The Enterprise and Daleville area is home to many, many United States military veterans from all branches of service.

The following is a list of some of those veterans who are being paid tribute this week as Veterans Day 2019 is celebrated. 

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Motorists are advised that the streets surrounding the Boll Weevil Monument on Main Street in Enterprise will be closed starting at 6 p.m. Fri…

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The Coffee County Commission approved paying up to $20,000 towards the purchase of a new pickup truck for the Alabama Forestry Commission at its regular meeting on Oct. 28.

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The Troy University Confucius Institute visited Hillcrest Elementary School on Oct. 21 as part of Enterprise City Schools’ Multicultural Diversity Week.

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“It was a life changing experience,” is the way Delaynie Childers describes a summer Student Vision Trip to Tblisi, a city in what was formerly the Republic of Georgia.

The Coffee County 16-year-old was selected to go to the Eurasian country in the Caucasus region between Western Asia and Eastern Europe as part of a Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Distribution team.

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The Coffee County Commission proclaimed Nov. 22-28 as Farm City Week. Commission Chairman Dean Smith joined Coffee County 4-H Agent Gavin Mauldin and Coffee County Farm-City Committee Chairwoman Cindy Kinney to read the proclamation.

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“Sadly, this is one of those diseases that does not discriminate in gender, race, ethnicity,” Dr. Patrick Cain told the hundreds attending the Coffee County Breast Cancer and Women’s Health Issues Forum held Oct. 29 at the Enterprise City Schools Service Center. “So I think it’s wonderful that all of you are coming together to bring more awareness about this horrible disease.”

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The Birmingham Children’s Theater traveled to Enterprise High School’s Performing Arts Center on Oct. 17 to put on a show for area kindergarten through second graders.

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The Enterprise Board of Education approved lowering the planned tuition increase for out-of–district students for the 2020-2021 school year at its regularly scheduled board meeting on Oct. 29.

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Site selection for a new state veterans home to be built in Southeast Alabama moved closer to reality after

the State Board of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Home Committee met last week.

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Georgia Fleming cannot remember a time when the Boll Weevil Monument was not the center of the City of Progress.

“In fact, when Enterprise is called the City of Progress, I think it was Bon’s doing. He was a man of progress,” Fleming said about her second cousin twice removed who died a year before she was born.

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Alma Estelle Adkison Spinks, left, was joined by more than 100 friends and family members from as far away as Greenville, S.C. and Orlando, Fl…

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A Tennessee man has been charged with arson after allegedly lighting a mattress on fire, according to a press release from Enterprise Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Billy Haglund.

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A Daleville man pleaded guilty to multiple child pornography charges in Dale County Circuit Court Oct. 30.

Dane Corpa, 37, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to 17 charges, mostly involving minors, Thirty-third Judicial Circuit District Attorney Kirke Adams said.