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Superintendent contract approved The contract includes a base salary of $148,000 per year, along with a stipend to help Lankford move to Alexander Dr. Daniel Keith Lankford is now one City and a car allowance for official step closer to becoming superintendent business. of the Alexander City School System Board president Michael Ransaw said after the board of education officially after the meeting the contract is similar approved his contract during a specialto those offered any new school-system called meeting Wednesday morning. employee. The moving stipend and car By DONALD CAMPBELL Staff Writer

allowance are relatively common in contracts for superintendents, according to Ransaw. Lankford’s first day on the job will be Jan. 1, although board member Kelly Waldrop said Lankford and outgoing superintendent Dr. Darrell Cooper have met several times over the past few weeks in preparation for the transition.

Waldrop also said while Cooper will be retired, he will still be available as a resource for Lankford until March. After approving the contract, board members were reminded of the reception for Cooper on Dec. 13. The next meeting of the Alexander City Board of Education will be 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Goodwater shooting leaves 1 man injured By CLIFF WILLIAMS Staff Writer

One man was injured and another taken into custody Wednesday after a shooting near downtown Goodwater, authorities said. “Two males had an altercation,” Goodwater police chief Gerald Whetstone said. “One was shot and transported to Russell Medical. He was conscious. We also have one in custody.” The Goodwater Police Department and other first responders responded to shots fired and a gunshot victim at McCoy’s Trailer Park on Weogufka Street Wednesday around noon. Whetstone maintained a perimeter around the scene Wednesday afternoon while interviewing witnesses about the incident. Onlookers gathered on Weogufka Street to see what was going on less than a half-mile from downtown Goodwater. Crime tape stretched around a yard, but no one commented on what happened. Police could be seen searching the pockets of a suspect who was wearing handcuffs before being put into a police vehicle. Whetstone did not the victim or the suspect.

Cops, musclecar owners team up for area children By CLIFF WILLIAMS Staff Writer

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he Alexander City Police Department is getting ready for its annual Shop with a Cop program and the Wellborn Musclecar Museum made things a little bit easier with a donation Tuesday morning. “We had a car show here with the Birmingham Mopar Owners Club a few months ago,” Tim Wellborn said. “There is always a charity involved with a car show. We decided we would bring toys for this program.” The museum and car club teamed up to make a donation See COPS • Page 3

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Top: Tim Wellborn unbags a toy the Wellborn Museum and the Birmingham MOPAR Club were donating to the Alexander City Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program. Above: Cpl. Sheronda Cross helps carry out some of the toy donations.

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A normal life eludes victim of repeated childhood abuse DEAR ABBY: I am a 53-year-old woman who is a sexual abuse survivor. This has consumed every aspect of my life. It started when I was around 2, I believe, and was a daily occurrence until I was 14. My abuser was my paternal grandfather, now deceased. I’ve sought counseling and therapy groups -- whatever I could -- over the years, to no avail. I just can’t shake it. I have dealt with flashbacks, nightmares, failed marriages, etc. I just want to be and feel normal, and I don’t know how. Am I searching for something that does not exist? I don’t know if you can help me, but PLEASE, if you have any advice at all, I would be beyond grateful. -- LOST IN THE SOUTH DEAR LOST: My heart goes out to you. You have experienced an atrocity. The groups you have been attending may not have been the right ones for you. One-on-one sessions with a licensed mental health professional, someone who specializes in working with

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victims of sexual abuse and/or PTSD, might be more appropriate. A good place to start finding the help you’re looking for would be the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). It’s the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence network. You can find it online at rainn.org or by calling 800-6564673. I wish you healing and success. Please let me hear from you again and tell me how you are doing. DEAR ABBY: I’m a 29-yearold woman living on my own an hour away from my family. My parents were bitterly divorced 10 years ago, and a year ago I lost my father to cancer. At the time, my mother voiced her disapproval of my going to be

with him on his deathbed. The day he passed, she told me not to be too sad because “he was thinking about suicide anyway.” I have so much anger toward her for these and other things her emotional immaturity has led her to do or say. On the one-year anniversary of Daddy’s death, she tried to pick a fight with me for “obviously not wanting to talk” to her. It prompted me to do exactly that, and I calmly discontinued speaking with her. The past two weeks without my mother’s voice in my life have been the longest stretch of peace and confidence I have experienced in a long time, but her birthday is coming up, and I worry that I am being a bad daughter by continuing not to talk to her. What’s more important -- healing the breach, or my own mental health? -CONFLICTED DAUGHTER DEAR DAUGHTER: For both your sakes, do both if you can manage it. Try this: Explain to your mother the reason for your sudden silence. Set some firm boundaries. If she cooper-

ates, you will still be able to have a relationship with her. If she doesn’t, at least you will know you tried. DEAR ABBY: I have asked my husband to please not spit in the kitchen sink or to floss his teeth at the kitchen table. He responds by getting mad and huffing off like I am being a nag. Am I in the wrong? Does he have the right to gross me out this way? -- DISGUSTED IN MINNESOTA DEAR DISGUSTED: Considerate spouses refrain from doing things they know will annoy their partner. I’m sure if your gem of a husband told you not to do something that bothers him, you would respect his wishes. Well, it’s supposed to work both ways. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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An Alexander City firefighter, above, helps a coworker put out the last of a blaze in a mobile home fire on Highway 22 in the Ray community Wednesday morning. The Alexander City Fire Department was the first unit on the scene and was backed up by volunteer departments from Kellyton, Equality and Goodwater. Firefighters, below left, fight through smoke. Fire pours out of the attic. There were no injures and the home was a total loss. The Red Cross responded to assist the family.

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of toys to the police department Tuesday morning. Shop with a Cop is a program the Alexander City Police Department has been using for the last several years to have positive interactions with the public and help families struggling at Christmas. “It is creating a Christmas for families that don’t have a means to provide gifts,” ACPD Cpl. Sheronda Cross said. “The goal of the Shop with a Cop program is to create a positive relationship between children and police.” The department is no longer accepting applications for this year’s Shop with a Cop program, but Cross said to be on the lookout next year. Also, officers will be out soon helping make a special

we could use more. The more donations we have, the more we can assist.” Cross has been with the Alexander City Police Department for 17 years, though this is her second with the Shop with a Cop program. In addition to being part of the giving spirit of the season, Cross hopes the public and especially children see police in a — Sheronda Cross better light. “I am looking forward to ACPD corporal establishing positive relationships with children,” Cross said. Christmas for selected area Wellborn hopes the museum and children. The police department its partners can keep the donations is also still looking for help in up next year. providing the opportunity to area “It turned out well this year,” children. Wellborn said. “We will probably “We have had several make it an annual thing.” donations,” Cross said. “But

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Officials Jim Nabors is mayor of Alexander City. His phone number at city hall is 256-329-6730 and his home number is 256329-1320 His address at city hall is 4 Court Square; Alexander City, AL, 35010. His home address is 1695 Magnolia Street Alexander City, AL, 35010.

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Bobby Tapley represents District 1. His phone number is 256-3920344. His address is 1821 LaVista Road, Alexander City, AL 35010. Chairman of the Public Safety committee.

Buffy Colvin represents District 2. Her phone number is 256-750-0663. Her address is 786 I Street, Alexander City, AL 35010. Chairman of the Buildings and Property committee.

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Scott Hardy represents District 3. His phone number is 256-4962450. His address is 549 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Chairman of the Parks and Recreation committee.

Eric Brown represents District 4. His phone number is 256-3972011. His address is 1421 Parrish Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Chairman of the Public Works committee.

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e don’t have royal weddings in America; our spectacle is Congress grilling business executives. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg appeared earlier in the year and Google CEO Sundar Pichai is scheduled for this week. When the tiny Zuckerberg sat on a cushion to testify on privacy before the Senate, his condescension was palpable. First, the 75-year-old senators had no idea how to even access their iTunes password and should not have been the ones questioning him. Second, by day two, Zuckerberg was so confident he was not going to be punished he intimidated some senators by mentioning their favorite pets, mothers’ maiden names and where they met their spouses. The concern Americans have is that we let a few leftist companies control the algorithms that determine the information we get. If this outcome is bad for those tech titans, better Google it now while you can. I am a free-market libertarian and I never advocate for more regulation, mainly because it doesn’t work — especially when it is done by government (which I trust only onetenth as much as I trust business). If you study history, you find that our nation’s biggest financial problems stemmed from highly regulated areas: the mortgage crisis, bank bailouts, federal deficits, the Great Depression, Smoot-Hawley/tariffs, wars of choice, DoddFrank, Obamacare, etc. And, soon, student loans. All financial calamities happen because government’s grifting hands of regulation are on them. And government is supposed to “protect” us? That said, the public must know companies

have inordinate sway over what people see and RON read, and they manipulate everything to fit their HART arrogant, left-coastColumnist bubble view of the rest of us. The “Big Three” control content so well such as Google, that even when I asked Facebook, Amazon Google, “Is Google or and Twitter (stocks I Facebook a monopoly own) have undermined conservative thought and with a leftist agenda?” promoted leftist values in to research this column, I was directed to some very nefarious ways. adorable cat videos which Tucker Carlson, the I enjoyed for hours. best anchor on TV, has It’s creepy what talked about this issue Google does with your and tried to square it information. I searched with his libertarian one time for a Porsche sensibilities. It’s tough. online and started getting But public shaming solicitation emails for and good reporting, not Cialis. regulation, are the best The hypocritical thing fix. Government is never about all this is liberal the solution unless the politicians, who are question is, “How do we anti-big business, love make things worse and breaking up monopolies. more expensive?” But because Google, When I was young, Facebook and Twitter there was no Twitter or manipulate information to Facebook. Someone in help Democrats, they look Columbia, Tennessee, the other way. Talk about had to drive out in the country, then a mile down intellectual dishonesty. Technology moves fast. a chert road to my house, Conservatives should to call me an idiot to my fight their instincts to try face. We live in a world now to regulate or censor the where Twitter has blurred internet. Perhaps the best solution is a Fox Newsthe difference between like business that takes the town crier and the on the left’s bias in the town drunk. free market. If Twitter Google terminated and Google are censoring the employment of an content to fit their liberal engineer for writing a narratives, it would not be thoughtful (but un-PC) hard to fund a competitor. piece on the differences between women and men. Peter Thiel or others could do it. I’d invest. But the truth is, we are In Europe, citizens different. Men commit 91 can better control their percent of all homicides, personal information a huge gender gap. So to remain anonymous if women ever expect to on Google. Lawyers be equal to men, they really need to get better at for Google went to the International Court of killing. Google has a 90 percent Justice to fight this movement. The court market share in search said there is a right to be advertising, a virtual forgotten. Not a bad idea; monopoly. You know where to hide the body of it has done wonders for Anthony Weiner. someone you killed? On the second page of a Bing A syndicated op-ed or Yahoo search page. The No. 1 search on Bing humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio is “Google.” commentator, Ron Hart Google, Twitter, may be reached at Ron@ Facebook and now RonaldHart.com or Amazon (which owns Twitter @RonaldHart. The Washington Post)

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New Site council approves town hall hours change By DONALD CAMPBELL Staff Writer

New Site Town Hall will extend its hours starting in January after the town council took action on the matter during Monday night’s council meeting. Mayor Phil Blasingame said he and councilmember Michael East recently met with town clerk Shelia Fuller to allow Fuller to voice some of her concerns about expanding town hall hours. After hearing a report on the meeting, the council voted to approve opening town hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, with no closure for lunch, beginning Jan. 7. Instead of a dedicated hour for Fuller and assistant town clerk Brittany Brown to take lunch, they will stagger their lunch times so town hall will be staffed throughout the day. However, Fuller and Brown can close town hall in case of emergencies. “If something should come up, it will be noon to 1 p.m. when we close town hall since people are used to that,”

Fuller said. East added, “We will need to change this on the town policy.” Blasingame said Alabama Power contacted him about a mistake the utility made with regards to upgrading streetlights throughout town. He said the lights will still be changed out, but it will cost the town $741.83 per month to operate. “It’s not much more to do that,” councilmember Billy Daniel said. The council passed a motion to upgrade the lights, changing them to the Cobra Head 250-watt HPS series. Following the approval to upgrade the lights at the new price Alabama Power quoted, the council passed a motion to amend the budget to account for the change. The New Site Town Council also handled the following items: • Blasingame said he recently met with a representative from Sentell Engineering to look over the walking track behind town hall to begin preparing information for the grant

writers to have the track repaved. • The council approved moving the Jan. 21 meeting to Jan. 22 and the Feb. 18 meeting to Feb. 19, while also approving closing town hall on Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year holiday. • East said he is continuing to work on insurance for town employees. • Blasingame said the audit for fiscal year 2018 has been received, and a representative from the auditing firm will be at the next council meeting to review the report. • Police chief Philip Weddle said he has received several complaints from residents in town about individuals going door-to-door soliciting funds. Weddle said an ordinance passed in 1991 declared such actions unlawful. Some residents have also mentioned Jehovah’s Witnesses going around town; however, the ordinance does not cover religious groups. • Blasingame said he has received compliments from a number of citizens commending the police department for

patrolling the streets of town, especially after dark. • The council approved moving $115,000 in a Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative (TREC) account the town has into a money market account earning 1.75 percent at River Bank & Trust. Blasingame abstained from the vote. • During the upcoming monthly luncheon at the New Site Senior Activity Center, a public hearing will be held on the grant the town is seeking for work on the center. • Blasingame said he has signed the final few documents pertaining to the work on upgrading the town’s water system, with a public hearing scheduled for Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. on the application for a supplemental loan to complete the project. He also said the new electronic meters have arrived and are awaiting installation. The next meeting of the New Site Town Council will be 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 in the meeting room of town hall.

Dadeville’s annual Christmas parade set for Sunday By DONALD CAMPBELL Staff Writer

The Dadeville Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to hold its fifth annual Christmas parade Sunday, with a number of activities scheduled to begin at noon before the parade starts at 3 p.m. “We will have vendors selling items around the courthouse square,” Dadeville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Andrews said. “Santa will be on the courthouse lawn. There will be food vendors, along with inflatables and train rides for the kids.” Andrews estimated approximately 30 vendors will set up around the courthouse square Sunday afternoon, while around 50 floats and antique cars will be involved in the parade. The parade will begin on East LaFayette Street at the same location where the Dadeville High School homecoming parade begins, according to Andrews. It will head up East LaFayette Street until it reaches downtown, where it will turn left onto Broadnax Street. At the intersection of Broadnax and Columbus streets, the parade will turn right onto Columbus before turning right again onto Tallassee Street and go behind the courthouse. In addition to celebrating the Christmas season, Andrews said the event is also a fundraiser for the local schools. Money raised through vendor fees and parade entry fees will be donated to Dadeville Elementary and Dadeville High schools for whatever the schools need. “We’re very excited for this,” Andrews said. “Everyone in town is excited for the parade too. They’re all looking forward to it.”

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State leaders in AC today By JIMMY WIGFIELD Managing Editor

State lawmakers representing the Alexander City and Lake Martin areas will give residents an update on what to expect from the Alabama Legislature in 2019 — which could include a gas tax and a state Chambliss lottery — during a luncheon today at Central Alabama Community College. The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce will host the program from noon to 1:30 Oliver p.m. at the Betty Carol Graham Center. Scheduled to appear are Sen.

Clyde Chambliss (District 30), Rep. Ed Oliver (District 81) and former Rep. Mark Tuggle, the chief of staff for House Speaker Mac McCutcheon. Issues the legislature will debate in the new year could include a statewide lottery, reforms to education and ethics, a gas tax for infrastructure funding, economic and workforce development, and school safety, among others. “I also look forward to sharing seven reasons that I know things are getting better in Montgomery,” said Chambliss, who is returning to the Senate for a new term. Oliver, a first-term representative in the House, predicted a productive session when the legislature convenes in March. “One of the first things I think the legislature will look at in the first session is a gas tax for infrastructure funding, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we also

see something related to a lottery referendum as well,” Oliver said in a statement. Tuggle, District 81’s twoterm representative, did not seek re-election and recently accepted a position as McCutcheon’s chief of staff. “As a former member, I’ll be able to advise the new House members with the perspective of someone who has once held the same responsibilities, Tuggle and I will work with the returning members as someone they already know and trust,” Tuggle said in a statement. The luncheon is open to the public, with $10 tickets including lunch. To buy a ticket, call the Alexander City Chamber at (256) 234-3461 or email kim.dunn@ alexandercitychamber.com.

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LUNCH AND LEARN: Mike Morris, district manger with Social Security, will discuss the transition to new Medicare numbers and potential scams. Bring a sack lunch and we will provide dessert and tea. This program is presented by VCCA at 5030 Highway 280 in Alexander City. Please call 256-234-0347 by noon on Wednesday to reserve a space.

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PASTORAL APPRECIATION: House of Prayer Apostolic Church of Promise is celebrating the 25th Pastoral Anniversary honoring Overseer Emma and Bro. Earnest Hoyle with an appreciation Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8

OPEN HOUSE: Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is hosting an open house and hayride Saturday, Dec. 8 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the park visitor center and the tour road will be lit with luminaries. Reservations are required for the hayride. Call 256-234-7111 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily to do so.

Sunday, Dec. 9

CHRISTMAS PARADE: The Annual Dadeville Christmas Parade is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The parade will come up Lafayette Street before turning on Broadnax Street passing in front of the courthouse. Starting at noon there will be activities around the courthouse square.

Dec. 9 - Dec. 15

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: Mount Zion West Baptist Church at 962 Peppers Road in Alexander City is hosting a Women of Destiny Conference Dec. 9 to Dec. 15. Speakers include Mother Ora Traylor, Minister Marilyn Benson, Minister JoAnn Shealey, Pastor Georgia Ann Staples, Pastor Betty Hoyett, Prophetess Margie Bullock and Pastor Berthene Ferrell. Sessions start at 7 p.m. nightly with sessions on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

OPEN HOUSE: Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama is holding an open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. The public is invited to drop by and learn more about the programs offered and the volunteers involved in them. VCCA is located at 5030 Highway 280 in Alexander City.

Friday, Dec. 14

CHOIR CONCERT: The Benjamin Russell High School Choir is hosting its annual Christmas concert featuring the Gospel Choir, Varsity Singers and Intro Choir. There will also be solos from many of the students. There will carols, songs and more. The concert is free and is being held at Calvary Heights Baptist Church.

Saturday, Dec. 15

COMMUNITY CLEANUP: The public is invited to meet at Broad Street Plaza at 8:30 a.m. to pick up supplies and assignments to help clean up the roads of Alexander City. For more information please contact Jacob Meacham at jacob.meacham@ alexandercitychamber.com.

Sunday, Dec. 23

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: First

Presbyterian Church is hosting a Christmas Music Program Sunday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. instead of the regular worship service. Everyone is invited to attend.

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FERST READERS: The Dadeville Public Library hosts the Ferst Readers program every Thursday at 1 p.m. Children up to the age of five who live in Tallapoosa County are eligible for free books. FEAST OF SHARING: Alexander City United Methodist Church and St. James Episcopal Church host a Feast of Sharing meal Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall of the Methodist Church on Green Street. OPEN STUDIO: The Artists Association of Central Alabama sponsors an open studio every Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dadeville Senior Center on Columbus Street. Come and paint your own project or join in special Christmas projects. Eliminate stress, laugh, share a love of painting. Call Kay Fincher at 256-825-2506. ALACARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: Become a friend when a friend is needed most! Alacare Hospice Volunteers visit to offer companionship and emotional support. Whether it is a listening ear, a smiling face, or a shoulder to lean on, a friendly visit from a hospice volunteer can brighten the lonely day of a patient and caregiver. Contact Sonya Bryan for more information at 256-329-0507. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at the Trinity Campus of First United Methodist Church next to Russell Hospital. There are no dues, fees or weighins. Contact Lisa at 256-749-0160 at ww.oa.org. GRIEF SHARE: Sessions for Grief Share will be at the Trinity Campus of First United Methodist Church starting August 29 and will be held on Wednesdays through Nov. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The seminar is sponsored Radney Funeral Home and First United Methodist Church. FIRST SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP: Duncan United Methodist Church is hosting First Sunday Fellowship starting July 1. There will be a meal filled with friendship, fellowship and lots of fun starting at 5 p.m. at the clubhouse adjoining the church. Rev. Wayne Hicks is the pastor. COMMUNITY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Trinity Campus FUMC next to Russell Medical. Meetings will resume in September. All cancer patients and family members are welcome. If you are interested, please contact Andrea Peacock 256-749-1134 or andreapeacock60@gmail.com. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Red Ridge United Methodist Church in Dadeville hosts an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every Sunday at 6 p.m. RECYCLING: The Alexander City Recycling Facility is located at the Public Works Department at 824 Railey Road. All materials should be dropped off behind the green storage shed on the Public Works lot. The facility is always open for unassisted drop off. Assistance with drop off is available between 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call 256-409-2020 for more information. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Every third Monday at 10 a.m.

the Trinity campus of First United Methodist Church will be a caregiver support group. Call 256-329-7177 for more information. TOPS MEETING: Take Off Pounds Sensibly is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weightloss support groups throughout the U.S. and Canada. TOPS offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success, we’ve helped millions of people live healthier lives. Come out and visit us. Your first meeting is free. Meetings are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Comer Baptist Church, 341 E. Church St., Alexander City, AL. Call (256) 496-4210 for more information. WOMEN’S MEETING: Victory Temple Holiness Church in Dadeville is hosting a women’s meeting the first Sunday of every month. Men are invited too. VOLUNTEER: Southern Care Hospice is seeking volunteers. Please call Lizz Gillenwaters at 256-234-1134 or 256-749-3717 for more information. WOMAN MEETING: Victory Temple Holiness Church hosts a women’s meeting every first Sunday at 237 Aster St. in Dadeville. Everyone is invited. The meetings start at 2 p.m. READY TO WORK: CACC can prepare you to be Career Ready with a FREE 6 to 8 week Workforce Development Course called Ready to Work. It includes computer selfpaced instruction financial planning, reading and math skills, and computer basic skills as well as instructor-led module presentations on communication, problem-solving, job acquisition, operation skills, and workplace behavior. Earn a Career Readiness Certificate and an AIDT Alabama Certified Worker Certificate. The class meets Monday-Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Alexander City Career Center located at 1375 Junior College Drive. For more information, call Melanie Veazey at 256-215-4499 or email at mveazey@cacc.edu. OFFICE CAREERS: The Office Careers Technology program is funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and was created to help dislocated workers learn new employable skills. To qualify for the programs be a dislocated worker (layoff) or a low-income family. Anyone interested in the classes should contact the Alexander City Career Center @ 256-215-4494 and ask about the WIA program. Most all dislocated workers automatically qualify for financial assistance. The program is 52 weeks and is open entry/open exit. Students learn at their own pace in a non-traditional classroom setting. Classes begin when students are approved and they may leave when they receive any or all of the certificates offered. Classes are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m. (with a lunch break). All textbooks and class materials are supplied. Certificates available are receptionist, inventory clerk, data entry clerk, administrative assistant, accounting office clerk, medical office clerk, legal office clerk. COMPUTER LAB: The new and improved computer lab at Cooper Community Center is now open to the community Monday thru Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. LaBrawnski Salter is the new lab facilitator. You can check email, browse the internet, build a resume, complete a project or homework, research, job search and some social media.

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Boats & Watercraft For Sale: $76,500 1227 6th Street, Alex City Main House- 2BR/1BA, Kitchen, Large Den Guest House-2BR/1BA Call Amy Duncan for Showing: 256-212-2222 Lake Martin Realty

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Public Notices Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 2019-03 An Ordinance to Provide for ,QVSHFWLRQV DQG &HUWLÂżFDWH of Occupancy for Residential Rental Units. WHEREAS, the Alabama Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Act No. 2006 FRGLÂżHG DV 6HFWLRQV 35-9A-l0l et seq. 1975 Code of Alabama, became effective on January 1, 2007; and WHEREAS, Section 35-9A-102(b) states that one of the purposes of the Act is to encourage landlords and tenants to maintain and improve the quality of housing; WHEREAS, Section 11-4010(b) authorizes a municipality to enforce police or sanitary regulations within the city limLWVDQGWRSUHVFULEHÂżQHVDQG penalties for violations of the regulations; and WHEREAS, Section 11-458(c) authorizes a municipality to adopt ordinances, rules and regulations as a code for the construction, erection, alteration or improvement of buildings, the installation RI SOXPELQJ RU SOXPELQJ Âż[tures, installation of gas or JDV Âż[WXUHV ÂżUH SUHYHQWLRQ health and sanitation, mechanical, housing, elimination and repair of unsafe buildings, and other like codes;

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and WHEREAS, Section 35-9A-204(a)(1) requires a landlord to comply with the requirements of applicable building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety; and WHEREAS, Section 35-9A301(1) requires a tenant to comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 11-45-1, a municipality is authorized to adopt ordinances not inconsistent with the laws of the state to provide for the safety, preserve the health, promote the prosperity and improve the morals, order, comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality; and WHEREAS, there presentO\ H[LVWV QR VFKHGXOH IRU WKH inspection of rental units and the City Council deems that a schedule will implement the Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policy to encourage landlords and tenants to maintain and improve the quality of rental units in the City and to protect the health and safety of tenants and their families. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the City &RXQFLORIWKH&LW\RI$OH[DQder City Alabama, as follows: The City Property Maintenance Code, Sec. 18-7 of Article III of Chapter 18 is amended by creating two (2) new sections, to read as follows: Section 1. - Rental property inspection. (a)(1) All rental units, as deÂżQHGE\WKH$ODEDPD8QLIRUP Residential Landlord and Tenant Act which become vacant after the effective date of this Ordinance, must be inspected prior to occupancy by a new tenant for compliance with the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building Codes DQG D FHUWLÂżFDWH RI RFFXSDQcy shall be issued if the rental property is in compliance. (a)(2) The property owner shall contact the City Building Department to request an inspection prior to a new tenant occupying the rental unit. (b)(1) If there are no violations upon inspection, the rental unit shall be placed on rotation for inspection three (3) years from the date of inspection or any time after two (2) years from the date of last inspection if the rental unit again becomes vacant during this three (3) years period. (b)(2) If there is a violation XSRQ LQVSHFWLRQ D FHUWLÂżFDWH of occupancy shall not be

granted and a tenant shall not occupy the premises. (b)(3) Upon inspection if the Landlord cures the violations, D FHUWLÂżFDWH RI RFFXSDQF\ shall be issued and the rental unit shall be placed on rotation for inspection as stated in (b)(1) herein. (c) There shall be no fee for the initial and second inspection. If a third inspection is required, the Landlord shall pay an inspection fee of $100.00. If a fourth inspection and further is required, the Landlord shall pay an inspection fee of 1RFHUWLÂżFDWHRIRFcupancy shall be issued until WKH LQVSHFWRU LV VDWLVÂżHG WKDW all violations are cured and all fees paid. (d)(1) A tenant may request the City to inspect his/her rental unit for suspected violations. If upon inspection a violation is found, the LandORUGVKDOOEHQRWLÂżHGWRFRUUHFW the violation(s) and if necesVDU\ ÂżQG WHPSRUDU\ KRXVLQJ for the tenant pending the correction of the violation. A FXUUHQWFHUWLÂżFDWHRIRFFXSDQcy shall be required prior to occupancy by a tenant. (d)(2) If there is no violation the tenant shall pay an inspection fee of $100.00. G  1RFHUWLÂżFDWHVRIRFFXpancy shall be issued on any rental property by the City Building Department unless WKH&LW\&OHUNVKDOOKDYHÂżUVW FHUWLÂżHG WKDW DOO OLFHQVH IHHV DQGWD[HVKDYHEHHQSDLGE\ the Landlord. H  ([HPSWLRQ WR ,Qspection Process The following rental properWLHVVKDOOEHH[HPSWIURPWKH Inspection Process: (1) residence at an institution, public or private, if incidental to detention or the provision of medical, geriatric, educational, counseling, religious, or similar service; (2) occupancy by a member of a fraternal or social organization in the portion of a structure operated for the EHQHÂżWRIWKHRUJDQL]DWLRQ (3) transient occupancy in a hotel, motel, or similar lodgings; (4) occupancy by an employee of a landlord whose right to occupancy is conditional upon employment in and about the premises; (5) occupancy by an owner of a condominium unit; (6) occupancy under a rental agreement covering premises rented by the occupant primarily for agricultural purposes; (7) continuation of occupancy by the seller or a member of the sellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family for a period of not more than 36 months f f

after the sale of a dwelling unit or the property of which it is a part; (8) occupancy under a rental DJUHHPHQW ZLWK WKH $OH[DQder City Housing Authority. (9) Eviction proceedings are ongoing in the District or Civil Court of Tallapoosa County, at such time as an inspection would otherwise be scheduled. (10) The rental property is a part of an estate which is being administered to by the Probate Court or Circuit Court of Tallapoosa County. This H[HPSWLRQ VKDOO DSSO\ IRU QR more than 365 days from the GDWHRI¿OLQJIRUWKHDGPLQLVtration of the estate. (11) The rental property is conveyed to another person RU HQWLW\  7KLV H[HPSWLRQ shall apply for no more than 90 days from the date of conveyance. (12) In lieu of an inspection E\ WKH FLW\ EXLOGLQJ RI¿FLDO RU HQIRUFHPHQW RI¿FHU DQG LQ RUGHUWRREWDLQDFHUWL¿FDWHRI occupancy, the owner of the rental housing units may submit to the building department a copy of the current credentials of the inspector and the full report of an inspection demonstrating compliance with applicable city codes, performed by a person currently licensed and in good standing with any of the following: (1) a home inspector licensed with the Building Commission, pursuant to The Alabama Home Inspectors Registration Act, §§34-14B-1 et seq., 1975 Ala. Code; (2) an architect registered with the Alabama Board for Registration of Architects, pursuant to §§34-2-1 et seq., 1975 Ala. Code; (3) a professional engineer with the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, pursuant to §§34-11-1 et seq., 1975 Ala. Code; (4) a residential building inspector, residential combination LQVSHFWRU RU FHUWL¿HG EXLOGLQJ RI¿FLDO E\ WKH ,QWHUQDWLRQDO Code Council, Inc.; or (5) authorized to inspect residential construction by the United States Veterans Administration or the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. In such a case the only fee required shall be $10.00 for issuance of the Occupancy Approval &HUWL¿FDWH Section 2 - Appeal and Penalty (a) The Landlord shall have WKHULJKWWRDSSHDODQ\¿QGLQJ of violations pursuant to the procedure as set out in the International Building Maintenance Code adopted by the & I &


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Smith gives thanks, touts progress throughout Dadeville By DONALD CAMPBELL Staff Writer

There are many things Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith said he is thankful for while also celebrating the progress the city has made over the past few years. Last Thursday, he talked about what is going on in Dadeville with members of the Dadeville Kiwanis Club and Dadeville High School Key Club. Among the things Smith said he is thankful for include his family, getting to be the mayor and having a city council wanting to help him move Dadeville forward, including councilmember Dick Harrelson, who Smith said is steadfast and supports steady growth throughout town. Smith said he is also thankful to see is how proactive many of Dadevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents are with ideas to improve the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a lot of cities, people may go up to their officials and ask, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What are you going to do about this or that?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really hear that here. I have people coming up to me and telling me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I have this idea I want to try. What do you think of it?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Smith said he is always supportive of Dadeville residents proposing ideas to make the city a nicer place to

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Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith speaks about the progress being made throughout the city of Dadeville, as well as the things he is thankful for, during last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting of the Dadeville Kiwanis Club.

live. This includes the local art guild, Everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art, asking him earlier this year about wanting to bring back the tree-lighting ceremony on the courthouse lawn and decorating storefronts throughout downtown. Another example Smith listed was the beautification board redoing the gazebo and bandstand at the corner of Tallassee

and Eufaula streets near the courthouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to brag on our churches for the trunk-ortreat events they had this Halloween,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Christmas parade, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be bigger and better than last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.â&#x20AC;? Along with singing the praises of local individuals and groups taking the initiative

and working on projects throughout town, Smith talked about many of the things leading to continued progress in Dadeville. This included talking with Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance Executive Director Don McClellan on economic development and Rep. Ed Oliver on healthcare and education, meeting students

from Dadeville High School during a recent career day and how city hall has been refurbished. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new LED lighting weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting in our streetlights, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheaper and brighter,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Dollar is coming back to town, and Walgreens is considering a new building. We are working on a new building for the fire department on Highway 280. The new DHR building, we love it.â&#x20AC;? While the Kiwanians and Key Clubbers were interested in what Smith had to say, several in attendance had questions for him. In response to questions about the proposed hotel on Highway 280 and the former Piggly Wiggly building, Smith said work is ongoing with the hotel, while the Piggly Wiggly site is going to be a tough place to do much with. Members of the Key Club asked if there is a way they could help out in the upcoming Christmas parade. Smith told them to have the Key Club sponsor to get in touch with the Chamber of Commerce, as he is certain there is something the high schoolers can do. Smith believes the city is moving in the right direction, with everyone in Dadeville filling an important role in making progress happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to grow, but we want to grow at a good, steady rate,â&#x20AC;? Smith said.

Radney Elementary sees record number of Beta Club inductees Growth helps school achieve School of Distinction honor for 2nd straight year some of the students in the club read a special poem, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Leader is You,â&#x20AC;? going over many of the qualities leaders should have. Benjamin Russell students Faith The Junior Beta Club at Radney Elementary School saw a record number McClendon and Ryan Green were also part of Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceremony, speaking for a of students inducted into the group few minutes about leadership and what it Friday morning, as 176 fifth- and sixthgraders reached the necessary criteria to means to them. Simmons said, in addition to the become members. studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; excitement, parents are also â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, it made me very proud seeing how much of an impact Junior we have that many students here at Beta Club is having on their children. Radney who are honors students,â&#x20AC;? RES instructional coach and Junior Beta Club She said one parent came up to her after sponsor Kenyatta Simmons said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the ceremony talking about how her the largest group weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had getting child had gained a greater sense of selfconfidence since being invited to be a inducted here.â&#x20AC;? part of the club. Along with Simmons, fellow Junior â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about academics, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also Beta Club sponsor Twila Gordon expressed how excited she was to see so about serving others,â&#x20AC;? Simmons said. many students achieving at a high level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited our students want to serve other people. They want to continue â&#x20AC;&#x153;It obviously pleases any educator promoting excellence in the classroom.â&#x20AC;? when students are achieving Following the induction ceremony, academically, as well as with good Simmons said students and their parents behavior,â&#x20AC;? Gordon said. enjoyed a reception in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s During the ceremony, Simmons said By DONALD CAMPBELL Staff Writer

lunchroom to celebrate the achievements of those inducted. Along with so many students eligible to be inducted into the Junior Beta Club at Radney, Simmons and Gordon were thrilled to announce the school has been awarded the honor of being a Beta Club School of Distinction for the second straight year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This means our enrollment in Beta has increased,â&#x20AC;? Gordon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enrollment must increase by 10 percent. There is a deadline we have to meet on applying for this.â&#x20AC;? Gordon believes earning this honor for two years running shows Radney and its Junior Beta Club are moving in the right direction, with students being inspired to shoot higher and work harder at both academics and behavior. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to continue receiving the honor but we will not lower our standards for it,â&#x20AC;? Gordon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Higher standards are more important to us than this award.â&#x20AC;?

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Benjamin Russell honor students Faith McClendon and Ryan Green were the guest speakers at the Beta Club induction ceremony at Radney Elementary School.

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&LW\RI$OH[DQGHU&LW\ (b) Penalty: Any violation of this Amendment to the Ordinance shall be punished as provided in the City Code Sections 1-7 of the Code of $OH[DQGHU&LW\$ODEDPD (b)(1) The provisions of this Ordinance shall be effecWLYHDVRIVL[  PRQWKVDIWHU the adoption date. (c) The provisions of this Ordinance are severable so that if any provision is declared unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall not affect the validity of any other provision. The Council declares that its intent is that it would have adopted this Ordinance without such invalid or unconstitutional provisions.

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Mr. Cooper to be recorded in WKH2IÂżFHRIWKH-XGJHRI3URbate of Tallapoosa County, Alabama. The undersigned, Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. Cooper, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the main entrance of the Court House in Tallapoosa County, Alabama during the legal hours of sale (between 11am and 4pm), on the 2nd day of January, 2019 the following property, situated in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, to-wit: Commencing at the NE corner of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 in Section 14, T-23 N, R-21 E, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; thence run South 01 deg. 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;25â&#x20AC;?W along the quarter-quarter line, 242 feet to an iron pin, this being the POB; thence continue South 01 deg. 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;25â&#x20AC;?W along said line 105 feet to a capped 1/2â&#x20AC;? rebar set; thence run South 88 deg. 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;00â&#x20AC;?W 495.13 feet to a capped 1/2â&#x20AC;? rebar set on the East ROW line of Campground Road; thence run North 41 deg. 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122;35â&#x20AC;?E along said ROW 133 feet to a capped 1/2â&#x20AC;? rebar set; thence run North 87 deg. 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122;02â&#x20AC;?E 410.22 feet to the POB. Said land being a part of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Section 14, T-23 N, R-21 E, Tallapoosa County, AL. Said property is commonly known as 270 Campground Rd, Alexander City, AL 35010. The indebtedness secured by said Mortgage has been and is hereby declared due and payable because of default under the terms of the Note secured by said Mortgage, including but not limited to, nonpayment of the indebtedness as and when due. The indebtedness remains in default, and this sale will be made for the sole purpose of paying the same, including all expenses of the sale, attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees, and all other payments provided for under the terms of said Mortgage. Said property will be sold subject to the following items, which may affect the title to said real property: all zoning ordinances; matters

which would be disclosed by an accurate survey or inspection of the property; any outstanding taxes, including but not limited to, ad valorem taxes, which constitute liens upon said property; special assessments; all outstanding bills for public utilities, which constitute liens upon said property; all restrictive covenants, easements, rightsof-way; the statutory right of redemption pursuant to Alabama law; and any other matters of record superior to said Mortgage. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the party in possession of the real property is Justin Weldon a/k/a Justin W. Weldon or tenant(s). Alabama law gives some persons who have an interest in property the right to redeem the property under certain circumstances. Programs may also exist that help persons avoid or delay the foreclosure process. An attorney should be consulted to help you understand these rights and programs as a part of the foreclosure process. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER as holder of said mortgage McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC Two North Twentieth 2 20th Street North, Suite 1000 Birmingham, AL 35203 (800) 275-7171 FT21@mccalla. com File No. 989518 www. foreclosurehotline.net Alexander City Outlook 12/06/ 2018,12/13/2018,12/20/20 18 THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

SRUWDWLRQ DW WKH RIÂżFH RI WKH Alabama Department of Transportation, Montgomery, Alabama until 10:00 AM on December 07, 2018 and at that time publicly opened for constructing the Resurfacing DQG 7UDIÂżF 6WULSH RQ &5 (Lovelady Road) from the MXQFWLRQRI65WRWKHMXQFWLRQRI65/HQJWK PL The total amount of uncompleted work under contract to a contractor must not exceed the amount of his or her qualLÂżFDWLRQFHUWLÂżFDWH The Entire Project Shall Be &RPSOHWHG ,Q 7KLUW\   :RUNLQJ 'D\V $  '%( &RQWUDFW 2EOLJDWLRQ ,V 5HTXLUHG A Bidding Proposal may be SXUFKDVHG IRU  3ODQV PD\ EH SXUFKDVHG IRU  SHUVHW3ODQVDQG3URSRVDOV are available at the Alabama Department of TransportaWLRQ  &ROLVHXP %RXlevard, Room E-108, MontJRPHU\ $/  &KHFNV should be made payable to the Alabama Department of 7UDQVSRUWDWLRQ 3ODQV DQG Proposals will be mailed only XSRQ UHFHLSW RI UHPLWWDQFH 1RUHIXQGVZLOOEHPDGH

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ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 3rd day of December 2018. Thomas Spraggins, Council President James D. Nabors, Mayor ATTEST: Amanda F. Thomas, City Clerk CERTIFICATION OF CITY CLERK The undersigned, as City &OHUN RI WKH &LW\ RI $OH[DQder City, Alabama, hereby FHUWLÂżHV WKDW WKH IRUHJRLQJ LV a true, correct and complete copy of Ordinance No. 201903 which was adopted by the City Council on this 3rd day of December 2018. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, as City Clerk of the City AlH[DQGHU&LW\$ODEDPDXQGHU the seal thereof, this 3rd day of December 2018. Amanda F. Thomas, City &OHUNRIWKH&LW\RI$OH[DQGHU City, Alabama SEAL Yeas: Hardy, Brown, Spraggins, Funderburk Nays: Tapley,, Colvin $OH[DQGHU&LW\2XWORRN Dec. 6, 2018 ORD. 2019-03

ADVERTISEMENT FOR ALEXANDER CITY FIRE AND EMS DEPARTMENT AMBULANCE POWER LOAD COT FASTENER The City of Alexander City, Alabama seeks bids for a minimum of one ambulance power load cot fastener for use within the Alexander City Fire and EMS Department, as per WKH VSHFLÂżFDWLRQV FRQWDLQHG in the invitation to bid. A copy of the invitation to bid, general bid instructions and speciÂżFDWLRQVPD\EHREWDLQHGE\ contacting the Alexander City Purchasing Department located at 824 Railey Road, Alexander City, Alabama, or call 256-409-2005. There is no SUHTXDOLÂżFDWLRQ UHTXLUHG IRU the submittal of sealed bids. Bids shall be received at City +DOO&LW\&OHUNÂśVRIÂżFHORFDWed at 4 Court Square, Alexander City, Alabama 35010, until Tuesday, December 11th, at 2:00 PM and sealed bids will be publicly opened as soon thereafter as practicable. Alexander City Outlook: Dec. 6, 2018 BID PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF ALABAMA COUNTY OF TALLAPOOSA Default having been made in the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Justin Weldon A/K/A Justin W. Weldon An Unmarried Man to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Platinum Mortgage, Inc. its successors and assigns dated May 4, 2018; said mortgage being recorded as Instrument No.  LQ WKH 2IÂżFH RI WKH Judge of Probate of Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Said Mortgage was last sold, assigned and transferred to Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a

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Open Door Wednesday Photos by Donald Campbell / The Outlook Above and left: Students in Jessica Dean’s nutrition class at Benjamin Russell examine various ingredients to make fruit smoothies, calculating each item’s caloric content. The goal of the project was to make it as healthy as possible, gaining the most nutritional value out of the smoothie while not exceeding a 2,000-calorie threshold. Below left: Amanda Fennel’s anatomy class reviews various bones in the human body Wednesday morning as part of a practice practicum. Below right: AP Biology student Katie Royster takes part in a popcorn-carrying relay race Wednesday morning in Emily Sassano’s class. The race was part of a hands-on experiment, demonstrating the 10 percent rule of energy transfer in nature (when energy is passed from one level to the next in an ecosystem, only 10 percent will be passed on). Bottom: Sassano’s AP Biology class reviews the Calvin cycle Wednesday morning. The Calvin cycle is a series of chemical reactions in plants during the process of photosynthesis.


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TIGERS MAKING STRIDES Despite loss, Dadeville sees improvement on the mat By LIZI ARBOGAST Sports Editor

With the vast majority of Dadeville’s wrestling roster made up of underclassmen, the Tigers knew they were in for some growing pains this season. And although they suffered a 48-24 loss at the hands of Beulah on Wednesday afternoon, they started to see some strides. “Our young kids are beating a lot of other young kids, and when you measure it like that, that means we’re doing something right and they’re progressing,” Dadeville coach Fred Ford said. “For the ones that are struggling, they’re not getting enough work in at practice so it tells when they actually get on the mat. But for the ones that are getting there every day and work, going through all the drills and doing all the training, you can tell they’re getting better and better as the season goes on.” Dadeville started Wednesday’s match well enough with a pair of back-to-back pins to begin. RJ Ford flattened Beulah’s Josh Jarrell in just 1:18 at 138 pounds to start the match after a double forfeit. Dadeville’s Grayson Knox then added a first-period pin at 145 by defeating the Bobcats’ Grady Flournoy in a mere 56 seconds. From there though, the Tigers started to struggle, giving up four pins and two forfeits over the next six bouts, allowing Beulah to take a stranglehold on the score. Brandon Pratt was the only other victor for Dadeville, and he picked up the fastest pin of the day for either team. At 106, Pratt quickly defeated Braden Chambers in just 20 seconds. “That’s just his personality,”

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Above: Dadeville’s Grayson Knox, top, takes control of Beulah’s Grady Flournoy on Wednesday afternoon. Below: Dadeville’s RJ Ford, left, takes control of Beulah’s Josh Jarrell.

coach Ford said. “He’s like a little sparkplug. He gets after it and he understands. You can call something out to Brandon and he will actually execute it. He’s figuring things out and watching a lot of stuff on his own, so it’s paying off.” The best match of the day came at 170 where Dadeville freshman Spencer Meadors took on Beaulah’s Sherman Smith. Although Smith eventually grabbed the pin in 3:47, Meadors hung with him for quite a while. Meadors snuck in a pair of first-period reversals and avoided a pin at the very end of the opening frame to push the bout to the only second period of the day. “He actually had an opportunity to finish the match, but that’s just not having the experience,” Ford said. “I thought he did really, really well. If he had the experience to go with it, you would’ve seen a

different outcome. “When he got to that point where the experience would have came in, you could tell that he was lacking in mat time just a little bit. But as far as the effort and all that goes, it’s there.

We just have to clean up his technique and know what to do when he gets in those situations where he can finish the match.” Dadeville travels to Benjamin Russell for a tri-meet Tuesday with Beauregard.

Super 7 move to Auburn, Tuscaloosa was a ‘happy accident’ management group) Knight Eady and we all take pride in our local area shining,” Wild said. “From the people When the Alabama High who work parking and shuttle School Athletic Association’s service, to the people who wildly popular Super 7 football coordinate the Tiger Walk, to championship left Birmingham’s those who clean the locker venerable Legion Field in 2009 rooms and those who feed the for Bryant-Denny Stadium in coaches, we just love hosting Tuscaloosa, a new tradition every other year with our was born — due to a “happy partners in Tuscaloosa. We have accident.” so many volunteers who work And, ironically, the impetus on the same committee every for the move of all six title time.” games at the time to the Dennis Victory / Courtesy Anders reflected on the University of Alabama campus The eagle flies as part of the experience high school players and fans get beginnings and said he gets too came from a couple of civicmuch credit for what has turned to enjoy when the Super 7 is at Auburn University — as it is this week. minded men from Auburn. into a hallmark event. The previous year, Ron “Coach Savarese gives dollar generator. a plan for the city that didn’t Anders Jr. and John Wild, “Of course, more importantly, me a lot of credit,” he said, host the Iron Bowl to host the decided to approach AHSAA “but I was part of the engine I think there is a tremendous then-Super 6. One thing led to executive director Steve and energy driving early on. amount of value in just the another until we put together Savarese about putting in a bid pure experience we give young So was (Tuscaloosa Mayor) a competitive bid and won the for a state championship event people. It’s great public relations Walt Maddox. So was (former event for the next year.” for the Auburn-Opelika area, Auburn Mayor) Bill Ham and for our communities, but it’s According to Wild, the maybe softball that could be (Opelika Mayor) Gary Fuller an experience for the young Super 7 — the championships played at some new facilities and Don Staley, the CEO of the people they might never have expanded to seven built by Auburn University. Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports had. We have been offered the classifications in 2014 at “It was really a happy Commission. It also depended opportunity to guide maybe Jordan-Hare Stadium — has an accident,” said Anders, who is on the cooperation of Coach the greatest athletic experience enormous economic impact on now Auburn’s mayor. “John Nick Saban and Coach Gene of their lives. We take it very the area. Wild, president of the Auburn Chizik, then-Athletics Director seriously and do our honorable “Back in 2008 or 2009, and Opelika Tourism Bureau, Mal Moore at Alabama and best to give those young men we counted how many teams and I went to that meeting to then-Athletics Director Jay the greatest memory we can.” ask about maybe getting a state would be coming, the number Jacobs at Auburn. We couldn’t In Auburn, the university’s of players and coaches and fans, championship for Auburn. how often they would eat in our Tiger Walk is recreated for each have done it without all of Coach Savarese told us he was them.” restaurants, purchase tickets, buy team, the world-famous eagle looking for some opportunities This year Super 7 began gasoline and we came up with a flight is the featured part of related to football. We were Wednesday at 3:30 with the number just over $3 million,” he every pre-game festivity and surprised by that. annual Unified Game, followed said. “In the past two years, we there are fireworks each night. “We came back to town, by the Class 7A title matchup “We can’t do too much have used an impact calculator got with the elected leaders, between Thompson and Central more,” Anders said, “because provided to us by our national Mayor Bill Ham from Auburn school at the university is still in of Phenix City. For more association and came up with and Mayor Gary Fuller from information and all the playoff session. We don’t want to turn Opelika and got the ball rolling. a number very close to that $3 brackets, visit super7al.com. the championship game into an million.” Coach had told us we needed to The influx of fans and money amusement park, but being in a put in a competitive bid, and he The Alabama High School college locker room, playing in has been a particular boost to said, ‘I need you to work with Athletic Association, founded a college stadium with college the Auburn-Opelika area since Tuscaloosa.’” in 1921, is a private agency scoreboards is memorable. the Super 7 is in town in the The stage was set for organized by its member schools We offer a college game day years when the university’s Anders, Wild and Opelika’s to control and promote their experience.” Tigers play their biggest rivals representative, D. Mark To make that happen, a lot of athletic programs. The purpose — Georgia and Alabama — on Mitchell, to contact their of the AHSAA is to regulate, planning and cooperation must the road. counterparts at the Tuscaloosa coordinate and promote the take place. “The years we don’t host Tourism & Sports Commission interscholastic athletic programs “All of our volunteers and and the University of Alabama. Alabama or Georgia, it’s a among its member schools, (tourism bureau) staff and great shot in the arm,” Anders “We built a bridge with the which include public, private said. “Having 50,000 or 60,000 committees work so closely good people of Tuscaloosa,” and parochial institutions. with the AHSAA and (event people here is a multimillionAnders said. “We discussed STAFF REPORT TPI Staff

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eorgia is unquestionably one of America’s top four football teams. The Bulldogs have the running backs in D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holifield to gash defenses. The Bulldogs have a quarterback in Jake Fromm to stretch the field and make smart decisions under fire. The Bulldogs have a tenacious defense with a savage mentality to make offenses look silly. The Bulldogs have a head coach in Kirby Smart who, except for hideous fake punts at midfield with the game on the line, continues to build a perfect beast much like his mentor, Nick Saban, did at Alabama. Saban said it himself after the SEC Championship Game — he doesn’t want to face the Bulldogs again this season. Surely, he’d rather face untested, unbeaten Notre Dame or Oklahoma (which doesn’t play defense) in the playoffs. Yep, Georgia’s one of America’s top four teams. I’ll take it one step further … the Bulldogs, with Alabama, are in the top two. Better than Clemson, probably. That said, those Silver Britches should be in the four-team playoffs, right? Nope. Part of the playoff committee’s criteria is ‘Best Four Teams’ in the land. I get it. But Georgia lost twice. Yeah, yeah, Georgia dominated Alabama for the better part of three quarters in Atlanta. Doesn’t matter. Georgia lost. Letting Georgia into the playoff would have invalidated the very purpose of the SEC Championship and diminished games in the regular season. Had Georgia beaten LSU in Baton Rouge back in October, however, we’d have two SEC teams in the playoffs and Oklahoma would be sitting at home. But they lost to LSU … by 20. Besides, why should Alabama have to play Georgia again in the playoffs? The game in Atlanta was a one-shot deal for the Dawgs and fate smiled on the Tide instead. Would Georgia beat Oklahoma or Notre Dame? Of course it would. But with two losses, it doesn’t deserve the opportunity to show us. Instead, the Dawgs will settle for the Sugar Bowl and a crack at the Texas Longhorns. Considering the talent Georgia has coming back for 2019, don’t be surprised if Georgia opens the season ranked No. 1. Another shot at the playoffs and the Bulldogs’ first national championship since Buck Belue was quarterback are on the horizon. And speaking of 2019 … Early Forecast: It’s never too early to start thinking about the next football season. How do I see the SEC shaping up in 2019? As mentioned in the paragraph above, I’d make Georgia the team to beat, but the Bulldogs will probably have to get through the Crimson Tide in Atlanta in order to hoist the SEC trophy. There’s always the chance both teams come to Atlanta next December with perfect records, too. LSU returns a ton of talent from this year’s overachieving team, as does Texas A&M. I’d make the Bayou Bengals and Aggies the top threats to Alabama in the West. Auburn will be scrappy and competitive, but I’m guessing key players on the defensive front might not return. Plus, a rugged schedule doesn’t help. Mississippi State should slip a notch. Florida should remain Georgia’s top competition in the East, based solely on the amount of talent that abides in Gainesville. I’d still make the Dawgs a two-touchdown favorite in that game. As for the rest of the division … yawn. Joe McAdory is a communications editor at Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business.

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