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The parameters governing water bill adjustment requests in the City of Daleville have been changed.

At a Daleville Water Board meeting March 16 the board unanimously adopted a resolution outlining an updated bill adjustment policy which more clearly defines bill adjustment approval parameters.

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Marcus Antonio Grubbs, 37, from Ariton has been sentenced to 157 months in prison for possession of stolen firearms and possessing firearms in connection with a drug trafficking crime.

Acting United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart said that Grubbs was sentenced March 30 in connection with two encounters he had with law enforcement in Dale and Barbour Counties.

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 A very special thanks to our staff and volunteers that made this first ever Family Fun Day and Staff Appreciation event such a huge success for our members and parents,” said Joel Adams as he flipped hamburgers on the grill outside the club Friday, April 2. “We could not do this without them.

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A Dale County native will retire after 36 years in law enforcement service.

Charles Ward will retire as the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Director of Public Safety April 30.

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The Windham Elementary School Pre-K drawing was held Friday, March 26. Applications had been accepted online for all children four years of ag…

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An opportunity to upgrade the street lights in the city of Daleville, at no upfront cost to the city, was approved by the Daleville City Council at the meeting March 16.

The council approved entering into an agreement with Alabama Power Company to upgrade the existing street lights to LED lamps, which are significantly more energy-efficient than equivalent incandescent lamps and can be significantly more efficient than most fluorescent lamps.

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Jamala Moore is the Windham Elementary School March Teacher of the Month. Moore, an interventionist who has been at Daleville City Schools for…

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Ozark Police are searching for David Terrell Newby, 39, in connection with sa hooting incident that occurred on March 27.

Ozark Police Chief Marlos Walker said that at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday, Ozark-Dale County E911 received multiple calls about a physical altercation between two men in the parking lot of the All American Deli on U.S. Highway 231.

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The German Coffee Club will meet Thursday, March 25, at The Landing on Fort Rucker at 9:30 a.m. COVID-19 precautions and social distancing will be taken. 

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In what councilmembers called a “critical action” the Daleville City Council unanimously approved a new pay scale for Daleville Department of Public Safety officers at the council meeting March 16.

The decision to give more competitive pay to the police officers was made after a work session March 15 during which DPS Capt. Allen Hendrickson and DPS Chief Allen Medley told the council that the Daleville law officers were among the lowest paid in Dale County.

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Whether fees charged for rental of the city’s recreational ball fields should be changed was the topic of discussion at a Daleville City Council work session March 15.

At the voting meeting the following day, the Daleville City Council decided to postpone a vote on the issue until Daleville Recreation Director Tina Cannon provided more detailed information to the council.

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The German Coffee Club will meet Thursday, March 25, at The Landing on Fort Rucker at 9:30 a.m. COVID-19 precautions and social distancing will be taken. A mask is required to attend. There will be no special program this month. Those attending are allowed to bring cake and cookies as usual. For more information, call Chris at (334) 475-6388 or Marianne at (334) 389-1607.

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Windham Elementary School Pre-K registration is ongoing and will be online this year. To be eligible to enroll in public school Pre-K a child must be four years old on or before Sept 1.

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Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health announced Friday that starting March 22, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people age 55 and older, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the population defined as Allocation Phase 1c in the Alabama Vaccine Allocation Plan.

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Daleville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps, right, receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Dale Medical Center LPN Sandra Peters at th…

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The Daleville Lady Hawks lost 21-3 at home to Elba and 15-0 on the road at Wicksburg last week.

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The Dale County Commission has applied for $400,000 grant assistance to benefit emergency rescue agencies in the county.

The commissioners passed a resolution at the Dale County Commission meeting March 9 requesting the grant assistance from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Grant Funds.

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Feral hog damage includes over $44 million a year in agricultural damage in Alabama.

“Hogs can easily decimate large portions and sometimes entire crop fields,” Ashley Henderson told those attending the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow River Management Authority Board meeting March 2 in Ozark.

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Ozark City Schools Mental Health Coordinator Laura Bruce was keynote speaker at the Dale County Republican Committee meeting held Feb. 15 at H…

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A Spring Cleanup is planned for the city of Level Plains.

The citywide event is set for Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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It’s been one year since Daleville City Schools joined schools statewide in a March 18, 2020 shut down. As the first cases of the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus in Alabama were confirmed, Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency and announced the closure of all schools K-12 in the state starting at the end of the school day March 18, 2020. In addition, all athletic events were cancelled.

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With the appointment of two members to the Daleville City Tree Board at the Daleville City Council meeting March 2, only two vacancies on the nine city of Daleville boards remain.

“It’s awesome,” said Daleville Mayor Jayme Stayton, who has asked at each council meeting for more than four years that any citizens interested in volunteering on a city board contact the city clerk. “I am super excited about these boards being filled.”

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The belief that all lives matter has been the driving force for John and Terry Morse who have dedicated their lives rehabilitating sick and injured wildlife in the Wiregrass area for nearly a decade.

The duo, directors of the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary Inc., have announced that they are “officially” retiring from wildlife rehabilitation.

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A man who has spent more than 40 years serving his country has been hired as the Dale County Emergency Management Agency Director.

Willie T. Worsham was named as the new EMA at the Dale County Commission meeting March 9.

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The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is hosting a walk-in COVID vaccination clinic at the Veterans Affairs Clinic off Chantilly Parkway Wednesday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8105 Veterans Way in Montgomery.

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A man with more than two decades of service on the Ozark Utilities Board is retiring.

Ozark Utilities Board General Manager Don Hallford is retiring Feb. 26, according to a news release from the city of Ozark.

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The water system is in “pretty good shape,” the Daleville Water Board was told at the monthly meeting Feb. 16.

Joe Harmon from David Hicks and Associates gave the board an overview of the city’s water supply, water storage and water distribution. “The wells aren’t running for really long times and they seem to be meeting the demand,” he said. “So overall, you are in pretty good shape.

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More parking spaces available around the Dale County Courthouse in Ozark will soon be available.

The city of Ozark moved forward with plans to increase parking spaces downtown with the demolishing of the former AT&T building on North Merrick Avenue Feb. 23.

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“If I had my choice, we would be out here all day every day,” said Franky Jackson with a smile as he surveyed the greenhouse filled with trays full of newly planted seeds, piles of planting pots, rubber plants and several varieties of ferns.

Jackson is an agriculture technology instructor at Daleville High School. He and Ag-Tech Instructor Scott Yelverton are also the advisors for the Future Farmers of America Chapter at Daleville High School.

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Lions Club International District Governor Pete Crews visited the Daleville Lions Club during the February meeting and inducted four new membe…

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With a pledge to uphold the high purposes of the National Honor Society, 23 Daleville High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society at a first-ever virtual ceremony held Facebook live on the DHS Facebook page.

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“Incredibly proud of the hard work by so many people that went into making this happen,” is how Chris Mitten described his reaction to the news that Windham Elementary School has been recognized by the state board of education for its improvement.

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Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles honoring black leaders in the history of the Wiregrass in honor of Black History Month.

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Zach Kelley resigned from his position as PE coach and girls basketball coach on Feb. 17 ending a 10-year run as the Lady Hawks’ successful coach.