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Last year in the Wiregrass, 11,887 toys were distributed to 1,031 children thanks to the efforts of the United States Marine Corps Reserves.

Children from Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston Counties are the beneficiaries of the area chapter of the Toys for Tots Program, run under the direction of Marine Reservist Maj. Bill Cox.

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At the Nov. 29 Enterprise City Schools Board of Education work session, the board discussed possible options for future use of the old Coppinv…

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A pay raise for Enterprise employees was approved at the Enterprise City Council meeting Nov. 16

The pay increase for classified positions in the city will become effective with the pay period beginning March 30, 2022.

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A resolution to redraw voting district lines in Dale County was rescinded one day before a Nov. 24 deadline to approve the change in advance of the primary election next year.

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Pay raises for city water department employees were approved at the Daleville Water Works Board meeting Nov. 16.

Daleville Mayor Jayme Stayton, who serves also as water board superintendent, asked the board to approve a $13 per hour pay rate for an entry level employee with the other employees receiving comparable increases. Current entry level pay is $9 per hour, Stayton said.

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Taking the time to think positive thoughts about everyday life helps people feel more grateful. That is a life lesson that kindergarten classes at Windham Elementary School put into action as the season for giving thanks began.

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A Newton man was arrested by Ozark police Nov. 24 on multiple charges that include child pornography.

James C. Abshire, 59, is charged with possession with intent to disseminate child pornography, attempted electronic solicitation of a child and second-degree receiving stolen property.

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The Enterprise Women’s Day Class of Community Bible Study will start a study of the book of Revelation on Monday, Nov. 29. 

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The German Coffee Club will meet for our Christmas luncheon Thursday, Dec. 2 at The Landing on Fort Rucker at 9:30 am. 

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Thirty minutes prior to the road closure, all vehicles will be required to be removed from Main Street to allow the free passage and movement of pedestrians.

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The offices of The Southeast Sun and Daleville Sun-Courier will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26.

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A single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, has claimed the life of an Enterprise man.

Charles Hight Deaver, 77, was fatally injured when the 2016 Chevy Silverado driven by Iverson Louis Kelley, 21, also of Enterprise left the roadway and struck Deaver, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Trooper Kendra McKinney.

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For more than a decade, Dauphin Junior High School STEM teacher Melanie Hamlin has used what she calls “Thankful Trees” to encourage her stude…

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Enterprise State Community College students can now take advantage of new opportunities with Auburn University at Montgomery that will help th…

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Daleville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps, right, thanks State Rep. Steve Clouse for a $8,500 donation from the Alabama Legislativ…

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For Rose Braswell McMillan the question is not complicated. “My husband was a genius,” she replied without hesitation.

The 89-year-old New Brockton native is describing the late Clarence Neil Braswell, founder of the commercial weather radar electronics company that is celebrating 50 years of doing worldwide business from its original home base in Enterprise.

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“Obviously this is the ‘sausage making’ of local legislation,” said Turner Townsend after asking fellow council members for their thoughts on the governance of short term rentals in the City of Progress.

Townsend is Enterprise City Council President and at the council meeting Nov. 16, he asked the council for their opinions about the issue that has been discussed at city council meetings since Oct. 19.

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Masks will be optional on Daleville City School campuses effective Nov. 29. Masks will still be mandated on school buses.

The unanimous decision was made at the Daleville City Board of Education meeting Nov. 17.

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The Daleville City Board of Education approved a pay increase for those who substitute teach.

At the DBOE meeting Nov. 17, the board unanimously approved a recommendation of Daleville Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps to increase the pay for substitute teachers, who are obtained through Kelly Service’s Educational Staffing.

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Enterprise High School junior Amelia Ruhle was announced as the winner of the Coffee Count Arts Alliance’s (CCAA) T-shirt design contest on Nov. 16.

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The Friday before Thanksgiving, National Farm-City Week recognizes the contributions farmers make to both rural and urban centers.

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Editor’s note: The public is invited to the events published in the church calendar unless otherwise stated. Deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. for …

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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, Nov. 18, at the Enterprise Country Club.

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The community coming together to celebrate the Fall season with a spooktacular Trunk or Treat was a great success, according to organizers.

Level Plains Police Chief Johnny Summers and Level Plains Mayor Ronnie Thompson teamed with the Level Plains Baptist Church to host a Trunk or Treat at the Obetus J. Waters Memorial Park Saturday, Oct. 30.

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The annual Coffee County Farm-City Awards Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Coffee County Farm Center in New Brockton. Jeff Helms, communications director for the Alabama Farmers Federation, will be the guest speaker. 

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Level Plains Police Officer Johnny Williams, right, is congratulated by Level Plains Police Chief Johnny Summers after Williams’ promotion fro…

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The Coffee County District Judge has recused himself from hearing a case involving a former Elba High School employee.

Coffee County District Judge Josh Wilson recused himself Nov. 9 from hearing the case of Martha Sasser Pope, 43, who was arrested Oct. 12 and charged with “school employee engaging in a sex act with student under 19.”

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“I’m becoming a regular visitor here,” said Kent Davis with a smile as he surveyed the crowd at the Enterprise Civic Center. “And I hope I continue to be a regular visitor as we move along with several things going on here.”

A retired rear admiral, Davis is the state commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs. He was the keynote speaker at the Enterprise Veterans Tribute Ceremony held at the civic center Nov. 9.

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With the ceremonial passing of the organization’s guidon, the position of United States Army Combat Readiness Center Command Sergeant Major changed from William L. Gardner II to James L. Light.

At a Change of Responsibility Ceremony held at the Aviation Museum on Fort Rucker Nov. 10, United States Army Combat Readiness Center and Director of Army Safety Brig. Gen. Andrew C. Hilmes bid farewell to outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Gardner and welcomed incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Light.

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The Enterprise Police Department is seeking the assistance of our local and surrounding communities in identifying the individual in the pictu…

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Becoming a Drill Sergeant and attaining the rank of Command Sergeant Major (CSM) were two goals that Kenneth Petty set for himself. The Ozark native who has served as a JROTC Instructor at Daleville High School since 2019 has attained both.

Retiring in 2018 after 28 years on active duty in the Army, Petty was retired for about a year before being encouraged to use his experiences and skill set as instructor in some capacity. “My pastor wife said I had a purpose and that purpose was education,” Petty recalled. “It just came out of the blue.

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For Pamela Y. Smith, being a servant leader has always been a priority. The combat veteran and retired master sergeant with 23 years of military service under her belt continues to serve as a Department of the Army civilian in the Logistics Department at Fort Rucker’s Lyster Army Health Clinic.

A lifetime member and Past Junior Vice and Past Senior Vice Commander of the John Wiley Brock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6683 in Enterprise, Smith was named Veteran of the Year in 2018 during the Veterans Tribute Ceremony at the Enterprise Civic Center.

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On Saturday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. the Enterprise Amateur Radio Society will be having an amateur radio test session at the baseball field in Clayhatchee. For more information, contact the club secretary Carl Rippe at (334) 379-4207 or email KC4FLT@yahoo.com