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SPD & Hay family team up for boot give-away on Saturday! This Saturday, December 20th, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, or while supplies last, the Billy Hay family, in conjunc tion with the Sylacauga Police De partment, will be giving away 400 pairs of new military boots to chil dren and adults in need. Only “Small” and “Children’s” sizes are available, so please allow those in true need this Christ mas get the ﬁrst op portunity at this generous gifting! If you know of any one that needs a pair have them drop by SurvivalPrepper 101, located at 230 North Broadway in down town Sylacauga dur ing this time period. We salute this wonderful show of cooperation between our local busi ness community and our Sylacauga Police Department! Merry Christmas! Survival - Prepper 101 228 North Broadway Avenue (256) 207-0171 Grills * Portable Cooking * Ropes * Backpacks * Sleeping Bags * Cam o Cl o thi ng * Tree Stands * Bi noc ula rs * Large Waterproof Containers * Hand-Crank Radios * MRE’s * Tarps * Knives * 55-Gallon Drums - Metal & Plastic * Coolers * Fuel * Generators * 5-Gallon Buckets with Lids * And LOTS MORE! 2014 C hristmas Bizarre , continued... The Comer Museum & Arts Center opened its December 2014 exhibit a Christmas Bizarre with a Saturday Open House over the weekend, and the exhibit sale continues through Friday, December 19th with the Artists’ Reception from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18th! Should American Christian’s reject torture in our intelligence policies? Much is being madeabout this practice, especially and inerogation technique known as waterboarding. Some government officials havecon firm the use of turture in the “War on Terrorism,” calling it an essential tool, while others are morally out raged at such practices by a Chris tian nation, such as America. What are your personal feelings? Do you feel strongly enough about those feeling sto share them publically? There’s a unique forum for such dis cussions in the city of Sylacauga The ology on Draft that meets monthly to share thoughts and feel ings on a wide range of subjects! The group, The ology on Draft will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, De cember 18 at Mar ble City Grill on Broadway Avenue in Sylacauga! Theology on Draft is an open discus sion group of searchers, wanderers, questioners, devil's advocates, and dis ciples that meets monthly to facilitate openminded discussion and explo ration of subjects relating to society, church, politics, and more. Theology on Draft hopes to en courage dialogue and help people deepen their understandings of life, faith, and society. You can talk, or just listen! Come join us! The tradition continues this Christmas Eve at St. Andrews St. Andrews Episcopal Church invites you to join our Christmas Eve tradition as Fr. Louis Skipper oďŹƒciates a celebration of the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, with Holy Communion, beginning at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24th. Sylacauga Aggies 2014-15 Boys Schedule 11/13 7:30pm 11/18 5:00pm 11/21 8:00pm 11/25 7:30pm 12/02 7:30pm 12/04 3:30pm 12/05 4:30pm 12/09 3:30pm 12/12 7:30pm 12/16 7:30pm 12/19 7:30pm 12/20 TBA 12/29 TBA 1/03 1/06 1/09 1/13 1/16 1/19 1/26 1/27 1/29 2/02 7:00pm 7:00pm 3:30pm 4:30pm 7:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm 7:30 Thompson Benjamin Russell Childersburg Anniston Benjamin Russell Pelham Comer Childersburg Talladega Shelby County Central Coosa Marble City Classic Lake Martin Slam Fest Comer Central Clay County Talladega Vincent Shelby County Tall. 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Comer Tigers 2014-15 Boys Schedule 11/20 7:00pm 11/21 7:30pm 11/25 7:00pm 12/02 7:30pm 12/05 4:30pm 12/06 8:00pm 12/09 5:30pm 12/12 6:30pm 12/13 8:00pm 12/16 7:00 12/20 TBA 1/02 1/03 1/06 1/09 1/10 1/12 1/13 1/16 1/19 1/27 1/30 7:30pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 5:00pm 7:00pm 6:30pm 5:30pm 6:30 3:00pm 7:00pm 5:00pm Lincoln Central Coosa Winterboro Vincent Sylacauga Winterboro Indian Springs Fultondale Childersburg Midfield Marble City Classic Central Coosa Sylacauga Vincent Fayetteville Childersburg Midfield Indian Springs Fultondale Tall. Co. Tournament Lincoln Fayetteville Home Home Home Away Away Away Home Home Away Home SHS (T) Away Home Home Away Home Away Away Away Talladega Away Home 56-62 L 57-64 L 69-70 L 19-54 L 56-61 L 50-59 L 69-31 W 41-61 L 51-68 L 33-64 L B.B. Comer Tigers 2014-15 Girls Schedule 11/20 6:00pm 11/21 6:00pm 11/25 6:00pm 12/02 6:00pm 12/05 6:00 12/06 7:00pm 12/12 5:00pm 12/13 6:00 12/16 5:00pm 12/20 TBA 12/22 TBA 12/23 TBA 1/02 1/03 1/06 1/09 1/10 1/12 1/16 1/27 1/30 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 5:00pm Lincoln Central Coosa Winterboro Vincent Sylacauga Winterboro Home Home Home Away Away Away 39-27 W 30-54 L 50-65 L 23-35 L 27-78 L 25-58 L 54-41 W 19-58 L 17-55 L Fultondale High School Away Childersburg Midfield Marble City Classic Marble City Classic Marble City Classic Central Coosa Sylacauga Vincent Fayetteville Childersburg Midfield Fultondale Lincoln Fayetteville Away Home SHS (T) SHS (T) SHS (T) Away Home Home Away Home Away Home Away Home (T) = Tournament (T) = Tournament Merry Christmas Ray & Gilliland PC 122 N Calhoun Ave 256-245-3243 Sylacauga City Council holds the last regular meeting of 2014 The Sylacauga City Council met on Tuesday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m. They addressed the following items on their agenda of action items: It was read into the minutes as record of Mayor Murphree’s reappointment of Bob Green to the Sylacauga Planning Commission for a six-year term ending in January, 2021. The Council approved resolutions to hire Monroe & Associates as administrator for the provision of administrative services and to hire CDG Engineers & Associates for provision of engineering services for CDBG project LR-CEPF-14-006, the East Highland demolition project. Approval was given to Mayor Murphree’s recommendation to appoint FD Lt. Jon Williams as Interim Fire Chief with a 5percent increase in pay during the interim position, which will last until such time as a permanent Fire Chief can be hired. The Council heard an application for Retail Beer (off premises only) and Retail Table Wine (off premises only), as well as for Lounge Retail Liquor – Class II (Package) from SS and MM Corporation DBA Pit Stop located at 750 S Broadway Avenue, Sylacauga. This was a first time reading with no action required. The Council selected Benchmark Securities to provide investment banking services for the upcoming refunding and/or additional bond issues of the school bond debt. The Council made a number of board appointments: Lewis Robinson was reappointed to the Library Board for a term ending in October, 2018; Mary Ellen Woodson was appointed to fill the unexpired 3-year term of Jodie Lee on the Historical Commission, which will end in March, 2016; Kevin Cooper was tabbed to serve on the Tree Commission for the unexpired 5-year term of Dawn Stephens, ending in June, 2018; and Mary Municipal Airport through Hadden Electric: replacing bad transformers and related repairs to taxiway lighting system, repairs to the REIL lighting system, as well as for engineering trouble-shooting of the recurring issues with the taxiway lighting. The estimated cost for these totals is $10,100. The Council approved a request from Street Superintendent Tommy Woolley to contract with TempForce Staffing Solutions for two temporary laborers for a period of up to six months to help get through the leaf collection season. Also approved was a request from CHI Manager Mike Whetstone to hire a temporary employee to help with the city hall building project. This position had previously been performed through contracted labor from the Department of Corrections. The Council approved a pair of requests from Court Clerk Ken Sisk: to forward restitution collected for Case #MC14-0000086 in the amount of $100.00 to Home Depot #809, C/O Palmer, Reifler & Associates, PA., as well as to return cash bond of $1,000.00 paid on behalf of John Daniel Lawson to Willie C. Abercrombie. The Council approved a recommendation from Interim FD Chief Jon Williams to pay expenses for six firefighters (Adam Gardner, Jarrod Cunningham, Sam Ogilvie, Nate Osgood, Scott Kines, and Zach Pendergrass to attend the Rapid Intervention Crew Training to be held in Anniston, February 17-20, 2015. The Council approved the following financial matters: payment of the balance of accounts payable for November in the amount of $192,730.90; payroll for November in the amount of $380,727.81, as well as checks and transfers, and financials for October. Ellen Woodson will serve out the unexpired 5-year term of Carol Woodring on the Tree Commission, ending June, 2018. The Council authorized Police Chief Chris Carden to purchase 28 body cameras at a projected cost of $11,242 from Taser International, as well as two stand-alone hard drives at a projected cost of $258 from a vendor to be determined. This cost was included in the FY2015 budget for the department. It was voted to accept and authorize distribution in the amount of $500.00 from Talladega County Commissioner Greg Atkinson to American Legion for American Legion scholarship program. The Council accepted a recommendation from Mayor Murphree to contract with CDG Engineering & Associates for professional and engineering services to develop a Paving Evaluation Plan for existing Sylacauga Roadways at a cost of $69,000, which was included in the FY2015 budget. Also gaining approval were three measures recommended by Mayor Murphree to affect lighting and other repairs at the Sylacauga Many shoppers will go online to do their holiday shopping this season, but don’t for get you still have to pay tax! The Alabama Department of Revenue reminds Alabamians who shop the Inter net, TV homeshopping networks, or cata log sales to report and pay use tax on their purchases if no tax has been collected by the online or catalog retailer. “This was an extremely important issue at the recent National League of Municipal ities convention in Austin, Texas the Mar ketplace Fairness Act,” explained Sylacauga Councilman, Tom Roberts. “It’s about leveling the field for our local mer chants, who too often find themselves los ing sales to outofstate internet companies that are not currently required to automati cally collect the taxes, even when the con sumers are required to pay them!” “As an initiative from the Information Technology & Communications Committee, we made a concerted eﬀort to educate not only our own League members, but to actu ally get them to help lobby Congress right there on the spot to call our Congressmen and Senators to gain their support for the Marketplace Fairness Act in Washington,” explained Roberts. “It’s important to our local businesses, and it’s important to the bottom line for our cities, counties, and states. We need the legal revenues due us to pay for the things we need for our citizens. These companies are technologically capable of collecting and properly distributing those taxes and should be made by Congress to do so on behalf of our citizens.” Shoppers owe a four percent state use tax on their outofstate purchases if no tax has been collected by the outofstate seller. Local taxes also apply if they live in a city or county that levies a local sales or use tax There are taxes due the City of Syla cauga, as well as Talladega County! The ONLY exception is if their purchase receipt shows that they have paid a sales tax to an other state equal to the Alabama tax rate, they will not be taxed again. The state use tax rate is four percent, the same as the state sales tax rate. Like the sales tax, the four percent use tax is prima rily earmarked for the state’s Education Trust Fund. The use tax is not a new tax; it has been a part of the Alabama tax system as long as the state sales tax. The use tax is a complementary tax to the state sales tax and prevents Alabama merchants from being placed at an unfair competitive disad vantage to outofstate online or catalog merchants who may not be required to col lect tax on sales to Alabama residents. Items subject to use tax are the same items that would be subject to sales tax if purchased in Alabama, such as: computers, books, electronic equipment, toys, games, furniture, jewelry, clothing, etc. Alabama taxpayers can pay their use tax at the time they file their Alabama indi vidual income tax return by entering the amount of use tax owed on a line item in cluded on the Alabama individual income tax return. By doing this, the taxpayer sim ply either increases their balance due or de creases their income tax refund by the amount of the use tax owed. “I understand that no one really wants to pay taxes on internet purchases when no one is standing there making them do it,” said Roberts, “But is that really fair to our local businesses, to our citizens who want and need for us to do things like pave our streets and support our schools, police, ﬁre, and other essential city services? We can’t just sit back and let it hurt local businesses.” Have you logged your opinion yet? Friday is the deadline! The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is asking for public input speciﬁcally related to the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards (ACCRS). This is an eﬀort to maintain the highest level of rigor and challenge for the state’s K12 public school students. From October 6, 2014, through December 19, 2014, the public can go to the Standards Review Homepage and offer feedback on each standard for English/Lan guage Arts and Mathematics by grade. Each week, standards for each grade are available for re view and comment, beginning with Kindergarten. The standards in the application are arranged by subject and grade level. To respond to standards, par ticipants must enter all required de mographic information. Review participants can select Agree if they are satisﬁed with the standard as written or Disagree if they would like to see a standard modiﬁed. If Disagree is selected, participants will be able to provide suggestions for rewriting or chang ing the standard. Participants will be able to review up to 20 stan dards per form; however, they will have the option of submitting an additional form if they want to re view more standards. At the conclusion of the public review, the feedback generated will go to the state Mathematics and English/Language Arts Course of Study (COS) teams. The only com ments that will be considered for action will be those of academic substance that are tied to a speciﬁc standard. The COS teams may then provide recommendations to the Alabama State Board of Education. www.alsde.edu/dept/standards/Pages/home.aspx www.swenprint.com La’Cocina features the best of Southern cuisine “New” really isn’t the proper word to describe La’Cocina on the Old Birmingham Highway, and neither is the phrase “Mexican food,” though both are at least a little bit accurate! La’Cocina has been quietly open for business for a bit over three months, as owners Juan Sanchez and Joy Ezell and their staff have worked hard making certain that the food is perfect and the atmosphere is comfortable. But, the truth is that they’ve been feeding the folks of the area for quite some time. Both served in management at Sylacauga’s Golden Rule for quite a while - Joy as manager and Juan as kitchen manager. And their team has been serving the workers at Nemak with their now-famous food truck. Their latest venture in the food industry has a menu that’s quite eclectic, but leans heavily on traditional Southern cuisine. The daily Meat & 1, 2, or 3 always features their signature entrees - fried chicken and hamburger steak with onions and gravy, plus another entry or two or three. Their meat loaf, they say, is the most popular among Sylacauga area folks. There’s also a great selection of five to seven daily sides to pair with your entree - from creamy pit-barbecued pork and chicken and the most scrumptious ribs you’ll find around, La’Cocina lives up to the American translation of its name - THE Kitchen! Already open from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (and 10:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays), they’ve just added a complete breakfast menu, too, from 8:00 a.m. until around noon. Soon, they’ll become the Sylacauga area’s favorite destination for a thick, juicy steak. “Juan became well known for serving the best steak in town, so we’ll add that to the menu soon,” said Joy with a smile! Now, don’t go expecting a fancilydecorated restaurant or delicate French cuisine - but you will feel like Grandma’s still around serving up down home Southern cookin’ for the whole family! And it’s all served up quickly and inexpensively with lots of smiles and friendly service, right next door to the Comet Mini Mart on the Old Birmingham Highway! Y’all stop by and see ‘em really soon! P.S. They’re quite available to cater your next gathering - big or small! Give them a call at 256487-6025! mac & cheese to fresh vegetables. But that’s just where the menu gets started. From burgers and hot dogs to quesadillas and tacos, to Wha t’s up, Sy la ca ug a ca lenda r o f c omm unit y eve nts Thursday, December 18th - Should American Christians reject torture in our intelligence community? That’s this month’s discussion topic for the group, Theology on Draft, which meets at 6:00 p.m. at the Marble City Grill. You are invited to join the discussion or just stop by and liste Thursday, December 18th - The Comer Museum & Arts Center opened its December 2014 exhibit - a Christmas Bizarre - with a Saturday Open House over the weekend, and the exhibit sale continues through Friday, December 19th with the Artists’ Reception from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 19th - The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is asking for public input specifically related to the Alabama College- and Career-Ready Standards (ACCRS). The public can go to the Standards Review Homepage and offer feedback on each standard for English/Language Arts and Mathematics by grade. Each week, standards for each grade are available for review and comment, beginning with Kindergarten. Go to: www.alsde.edu/dept/standards/Pages/home.aspx Wednesday, December 24th - St. Andrews Episcopal Church (at the corner of South Norton & West Walnut) invites you to join them for a special Christmas Eve tradition - a Christmas music piano concert at 10:30 p.m. followed by Holy Eucharist services at 11:00 p.m. Thursday, January 8th - The South Talladega County Relay for Life meets the second Thursday of every month at the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce. Committees meet at 5:30 p.m., and Team Captains meet at 6:00 p.m. Get more information, or get involved with an existing team, or start your own team by contacting Katie Wesson at 256-404-2948, or via e-mail at Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, January 10th - The Comer Museum Ambassadorperformance of their original murder-mystery dinner theater, originally scheduled for November has been moved to this date at Marble City Baptist Church. Reservation will continue to be on sale until a new deadline is established. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 14th - Coosa Valley Medical Center’s Circle of Care Caregiver Support Group is going strong in 2014 with a new day & time - the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon in the chapel of the hospital. The goal for this group is to provide education, support, and outreach not only for family members of the patients on the unit, but to the community and surrounding areas as well. For more information about the Circle of Care Support Group, call CVMC’s Senior Behavioral Inpatient and Outpatient Program at (256) 401-4674. Wednesday, January 14th - A Dutch-Treat lunch meeting of the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce’s “ Sylacauga Business Associates” will be held at 12:00 noon at the Hickory Street Cafe. To make a reservation of to get more information, contact Angelia Todd at 256-480-2131, or via e-mail at: email@example.com *** Got an item for our Community Calendar Or, maybe a news item Contact us via Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Bobby L. Corbin - Sylacauga - Funeral services for Bobby L. Corbin, 70, will be held Thursday, at 1:00 p.m. at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Sylacauga, AL. Burial will be held at Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Handover, AL. Mr. Corbin departed his life on December 14, at Coosa Valley Medical Center Nursing Home in Sylacauga, AL. He is survived by one loving sister, Dorothy Corbin; one brother, Jackie Corbin; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; family hour will be from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Community Funeral Home. Community Funeral Home will direct. Steven O’Neal Pittman - Childersburg - Steven O’Neal Pittman, known to his close friends and family as “Boober” or “Uncle Boo” passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the arms of his family. Boober was definitely a gift from God. He gave us almost fifty years of the sweetest, most precious unconditional love we could ever want. He did have a little temper, but it was fleeting. Steve never met a person he did not like. He started “college” at the ARC in 2003. That made his life complete. He loved his friends and prayed for each one every night. He said he could not miss a day because his friends would miss him. He was an avid Auburn fan. The family would like to thank everyone for their calls, visits, food and most of all the prayers since the onset of his illness. Please keep those prayers coming for it’s a lonely dark place without him. We would also like to think the staff of Coosa Valley Hospice, especially Chuck Terrell, Jodie Albertson, Belva Pardue, Brandon Baird and Carmen Knox for their wonderful care. Stevie is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mack and Libby Culver Pittman; maternal grandparents, Issac and Mary Strength Blankenship and a niece Mandy Edwards. He is survived by his parents Mack and Ruthie (Blankenship) Pittman; brothers, Mickey Pittman of Childersburg, AL; Rockey and Janice Sims Pittman of Sylacauga; sister, Melanie Pittman Edwards of Childersburg; three nephews, Trevor Edwards of Birmingham, Travis Edwards of Childersburg and Rockne Pittman of Sylacauga; niece, Hannah Pittman of Sylacauga; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with Rev. Chuck Terrell and Rev. D’Forrest Godfrey officiating. Burial followed at Green Hill Cemetery in Childersburg. Visitation was Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home. The family will accept flowers or contributions may be made to the ARC of South Talladega County, 607 West 4th Street, Sylacauga, AL 35150. Pallbearers were Mickey Pittman, Rockey Pittman, Byron Shell, Rockne Pittman, Travis Edwards, John Norris, Trevor Edwards, Gary Mitchell and Jeff Burton. Honorary pallbearers were Kerry Pittman and clients of the ARC. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL directed the services. Marie Lovett - Sylacauga - Funeral service for Marie Lovett, 74, ere Monday, December 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with Rev. Bill Lutz officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Sylacauga, AL. Mrs. Lovett died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin (Dude) Lovett and son, Marty Lovett. She was a member of Valley View Church of God. She is survived by her daughter, Jan Goss of Sylacauga; granddaughters, Kristie Goss (Shawn), Kim White, husband Matt and Kristan Lovett, (Brad) all of Sylacauga; great-grandchildren, Reid Wallis, Lainey Wallis and Brooks White; sisters, Billie Rayfield of Rockford and Dolly Giles, husband Kenneth of Sylacauga; brother, Gerald Jenkins, wife Ruenette of Kansas City, KS and her beloved dog, "Spencer". Visitation was Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL directed the services. . David Murray Remson, III - Cullman - David Murray Remson, III was born in Sylacauga, Alabama, April 2, 1928. He passed away December 11, 2014 at his daughter’s home in Cullman, AL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Marguerite Remson, II and the love of his life, Edith Fay “Deedie” Whetstone Remson. He is survived by his five children, David Remson, IV (Pam), Matt Remson (Rita), Paul Remson, Joel Remson (Marie) and Missy Remson Donaldson (Tim). He also leaves behind his brother, Jack Remson (Lola) and five grandchildren, Davey Remson V, Rachel Remson, Logan Remson, Hannah Donaldson and Lane Donaldson. Mr. Remson graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina. He served 2 years in the US Air Force. He retired from Avondale Mills after 42 years. During those years working for Avondale, he lived in Manhattan, New York; Boston, MA; Birmingham, AL and finally Sylacauga, AL. He was a faithful member of The First Presbyterian Church of Sylacauga. He also served as an Auxillary member of Coosa Valley Medical Center for 20 years. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Presbyterian Church of Sylacauga, 100 Norton Avenue, South, Sylacauga, AL 35150 or Coosa Valley Medical Auxillary, 315 West Hickory Street, Sylacauga, AL 35150 or Hospice of Cullman County. Funeral services were Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with Rev. Ross Reddick officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday, December 14, 2014 starting at 12:30 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL directed the servic ***