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The Enterprise Civitan Club was awarded the title of Honor Club, at the recent Alabama-West Florida Civitan District Conference, held at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, in Prattville. 

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The Wiregrass-Enterprise Chapter 1807, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, will hold its monthly luncheon program at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Enterprise Country Club. 

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The Enterprise Police Department released a statement on Sept. 16 announcing the arrest of an Enterprise woman who has been charged with drivi…

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The Coffee County Schools Board of Education held two budget hearings on Sept. 2 – one at noon and one at 5:30 p.m. – before passing the propo…

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A special permit allowing the sale of beer at the Southeast Alabama Highland Games and Scottish Heritage Festival being held for the first time in Daleville has been approved.

The Daleville City Council voted by majority to allow Paul McVay, owner of Hueys in Daleville, to sell draft beer in a designated area during the event being held Saturday, Sept. 18, in Culpepper Park.

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A first-ever event for Culpepper Park in Daleville is set for Sept. 18.

The Fifth Annual Southeast Alabama Highland Games and Scottish Heritage Festival will be held for the first time in Daleville, said Daleville Mayor Jayme Stayton. “We are happy to welcome them here.”

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The Enterprise City Schools Board of Education held its first of two annual budget hearings at the Aug. 31 meeting.

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“Tails and Tales” was the theme of the first summer reading program at the Daleville Public Library since the COVID pandemic mandated closures in March 2020.

It was great to open up the doors and welcome the public back inside, according to DPL Director Kathryn C. Brown, who had worked tirelessly during the library building closure with DPL Assistant Director Rachel Horne and Library Assistant Glendon F. Adams Jr. to come up with alternate ways of serving the public.

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The Daleville City Schools are in good financial shape, the board of education was told at the Aug. 18 meeting.

“The highest level of assurance auditors can give an auditee is an unqualified opinion,” Carr Riggs and Ingram Auditor Brian Free told the Daleville Board of Education. “And we issued an unqualified opinion here. We have no findings noted.”

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Adding an entertainment district, more downtown parking, allowing food trucks and developing a more “business friendly” business license ordinance were all issues that the Enterprise mayor and city council brought to the table at multiple work sessions after taking office 10 months ago.

“Welcome to a city always in motion,” said Enterprise City Administrator Jonathan Tullos with a smile.

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The Dale County BAMA Club’s Scholarship Ticket Fundraiser drawing will be held at the Ozark Amphitheater on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.

Due to COVID concerns the membership dinner has been canceled. Club memberships are now being accepted. A family membership, which includes children, is $35 and an individual membership is $25.

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An opportunity to study with musicians from around the world was earned by a Daleville High School senior.

“It was an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Gabrielle Scott with a smile as she talked about her recent graduation from the Berklee College of Music Summer Aspire Class

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At an Aug. 21 dinner meeting of the Fort Rucker Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America Fort Rucker Army and Air Force Exchang…

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What to do about a garbage pickup rate that has not increased in a decade was addressed at the Dale County Commission meeting Aug. 17.

The year 2011 was when the county garbage pickup rate changed from $12 per can each month to $14 per can each month. Two years later Mark Dunning Industries was awarded the garbage pickup contract for Dale County when the county decided to privatize garbage pickup in 2013.

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“A fire fighter is someone who has the compassion for their fellow man and who wants to be a servant. Part of being a good leader means leading by example and I have tried to do that.”

Those words of retired Enterprise Fire Chief Byron Herring are inscribed on a plaque posted at the entrance of the Enterprise Central Fire Station on Plaza Drive.

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The Enterprise Police Department is seeking the assistance of local and surrounding communities in identifying individuals in connection with …

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Alabama Public Health will be hosting a vaccine clinic on Enterprise State Community College’s campus in the Multi-Purpose Room Aug. 30 and Au…

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A four-legged law officer is the newest member of the Daleville Department of Public Safety.

Bravo the canine cop was unanimously approved as the DPS’s newest officer at the Daleville City Council meeting Aug. 17

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Note: The Enterprise mayor and city council held several strategic planning sessions after being sworn into office in November 2020 for the purpose of determining top priorities going into the next four years. This is the second in a series outlining the mayor and council’s goals and accomplishments.

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Whether it is feasible for the the Dale County Commission to reopen the Dale County Landfill will be further researched.

That was the suggestion of Dale County Commission Chairman Steve McKinnon after a request by Ozark Mayor Mark Blankenship to reopen the landfill which has been “mothballed” for six years.

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An updated business license fee schedule and a food truck ordinance were both introduced at the Enterprise City Council meeting Aug. 17.

The 49-page updated business ordinance was introduced and is expected to be voted on at the first meeting in September.

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The Enterprise Parks and Recreation staff will soon be moving out of the M.N. “Jug” Brown Community Center so they can move ahead with plans for construction of a new recreational facility there.

Billy Powell, director of the Enterprise Parks and Recreation Department, said the building where the department has made its home for 61 years will be vacated in the coming weeks. Daily operations will take place at the Enterprise Civic Center, where the staff will be based until a new recreation center is built sometime in the next three years.

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The best way to provide the citizens of Daleville with full time emergency rescue service was discussed at a second work session on the issue Aug. 16.

“We’ve been fortunate in Daleville over the years to have good (emergency rescue) volunteers, dedicated people who do a good job,” said Daleville City Councilman Allen Souders. “I didn’t realize until recently that we were in a position where we needed to go (full time) paid. I know there have been struggles back and forth over the years but I just wanted to say that our folks are good and have always responded to calls.”

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One city council seat and the city magistrate’s post are vacated in the city of Level Plains.

Level Plains City Clerk Heather Furniss has been appointed acting court clerk and the city is taking applications for the magistrate’s position which was vacated upon the untimely death Aug. 9 of longtime city magistrate and former clerk Kim Baker.

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Enterprise police are asking anyone with information about a shooting early Aug. 20 to contact them.

According to EPD Public Information Officer Capt. Billly Haglund, at 1:20 a.m. Aug. 20 police responded to a call of a shooting in the 100 block of Coppinville Road.

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A ribbon cutting was held for the Gospel to the Nations Thrift Store on College Street in Newton Saturday, Aug. 7. Now operated by Gospel to t…

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A man who has served the city of Enterprise for nearly three decades has been named Enterprise Fire Chief.

At the Enterprise City Council meeting Aug. 17, the council unanimously approved the recommendation of Enterprise Mayor William Cooper to hire Christopher Davis to fill the fire department’s top slot.

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The addition of more than 2,100 residents to the Enterprise population shows the city continues to appeal to newcomers, Mayor William E. Cooper said after preliminary 2020 Census population growth results were released Aug. 12.

U.S. Census Bureau data showed Enterprise grew by 8 percent from 2010 to 2020, from a population of 26,562 in 2010 to 28,711, representing a total increase of 2,149 residents.

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Mask wearing for all indoor school activities was a decision made by the Daleville Board of Education at the meeting Aug. 10.

The decision was made due to the increase of COVID-19 in the area in accordance with the recommended guidelines by the ADPH and the Centers for Disease Control. “The decision be will be reviewed when, or if, the Alabama Department of Public Health drops the level of concern for our county,” said Daleville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps.

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Enterprise Mayor William E. Cooper has joined more than 30 other Alabama mayors in the “We Can Do This Alabama Mayors’ Challenge,” a statewide grassroots effort to get a 20-percent increase in vaccinations by Sept. 6, Labor Day.

“With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations dramatically increasing in our state, we are calling on everyone in a leadership position to help us fight this virus,” said Dr. Donald Williamson, president of the Alabama Hospital Association, and speaking on behalf of the “We Can Do This Alabama Coalition.”

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Note: The Enterprise mayor and city council held several strategic planning sessions after being sworn into office in November 2020 for the purpose of determining top priorities going into the next four years. This is the first in a series outlining the council’s goals and accomplishments.

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Masks and social distancing are mandated effective immediately at the Thirty-third Judicial Circuit Court offices and courtrooms in Dale and Geneva Counties.

In the Dale County Courthouse those offices and courtrooms are on the second and third floors.

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Severe weather from Tropical Storm Fred has caused 16 power outages in the Enterprise municipality affecting 1,616 customers. Alabama Power ha…

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Update: Tropical Storm Fred has shifted slightly to the east and has winds of 60 mph. It is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle…

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On Aug. 1, Act 2021-377 by Representative David Wheeler (R- Vestavia Hills) and Senator Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road) took effect allowing precinct election officials who are registered to vote in a given county to now serve in any precinct in that county.

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Coffee County Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 19, at the Coffee County Commission Room in New Brockton at 10 a.m. The number of people in the room is limited so those planning to attend should call (334) 894-5581X3.

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Club Yesepoch, Inc., announces the recipients of the annual 2021 Scholarship Awards. The awardees, Collin Harrison and Isaiha Baxter, are two outstanding high school graduates in the local area and will be embarking upon new educational journeys this fall.

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Alabama families who receive benefits through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program may start seeing self-checkout options available at their local authorized WIC store.