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Commission gets disappointing news on courthouse square project in downtown Dadeville By CLIFF WILLIAMS Staff Writer

For nearly four years the Tallapoosa County Commission and the City of Dadeville have been working on plans to renovate the courthouse square in Dadeville but Monday the commission received news that could derail the project. “We opened bids at the end of the month,” Jeff Harrison with CDG Engineers and Associates told the commission at its monthly meeting Monday. “The low bid came in at $1.48 million. We were severely off the mark.” The county and city partnered in applying in 2015 and 2016 for TAP (Transportation Alternative Projects) grants with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). The City of Dadeville was going to provide $135,000 in matching grant funds and engineering fees and the county was going to provide $94,000 in matching grant funds and fees. With engineering fees and testing already paid for, the bid would bring the project to $700,000 over budget. Originally, the project was budgeted for $900,000 and was to include renovating sidewalks, moving utilities and landscaping. With the project both on county and city property and rights of way, the Tallapoosa County Commission and the City of Dadeville combined their projects to try and get more work done for the money. As the idea of the project progressed, so did the scope and eventually included an idea for one-direction traffic around the courthouse meaning portions of Cusseta and Tallassee streets would have to meet ALDOT requirements for a state road. Tests revealed work would have to be done to the base of those streets to bring them up to par.

Bravery in the face of danger Officer of Year Daniels’ response to shooting typical of dedication to duty, police chief says By RON COLQUITT For The Outlook


rantic calls of “Shots fired! Shots fired!” flooded the Alexander City Police Department’s dispatcher at midnight in late November 2018 and officer Orlando Daniels was first on the scene of the triple shooting because he was close enough to hear the gunshots. Daniels’ courage, quick thinking and enthusiasm for his work resulted in his being named Police Officer of the Year by the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce. Daniels, 29, said he thought fellow officers were trying to prank him when he got the word about the honor. “I was kind of surprised,” Daniels said. “I told (Alex City police chief Jay Turner), ‘I ain’t going to believe this until I see it in writing.’ He said, ‘Seriously, you’ve got it.’” See OFFICER • Page 9



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Community remembers Leslie Gaston at annual chili cook-off By CLIFF WILLIAMS Staff Writer

Saturday morning was a little different for 4-year-old Parker Ann Gaston as she got ready for the second annual Leslie Patterson Gaston Chili Cook-Off. Young Parker Ann rallied her grandmother Cindy Scroggins before the sun rose for an event the girl has been anticipating for months. “She parted my eyes with her fingers,” Scroggins said. “She was saying, ‘Wake up, the chill off is today, the chill off is today.’” Parker Ann is the daughter of Leslie Patterson Gaston, who passed away from an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) she suffered while giving birth to Parker Ann. The chili See CHILI • Page 10

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Second wife-to-be wants man’s name all to herself DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I both got divorced about the same time, but his took much longer to become final. It is finally over, so we have begun talking seriously about marriage and starting a family. During one of our conversations, he mentioned that his exwife doesn’t intend to change back to her maiden name. I was shocked because she took advantage of him financially and was emotionally abusive all during their marriage. They had no kids, so it has nothing to do with her wanting to share the same name with them. They were married only a few years, so she isn’t well established under that name, either. When I asked him why she wasn’t changing it, he told me she said his family was always nicer to her than her own. I suggested he ask her to adopt another last name of her choosing if she doesn’t want to go back to her maiden name rather than be falsely associ-

DEAR ABBY Advice ated with a family she is no longer a part of (or welcome in). He won’t consider taking on my last name, so I’m thinking about keeping my own maiden name after our marriage until she changes hers. Am I overreacting, or are two “Mrs.” too many? -- SOON TO MARRY IN CALIFORNIA DEAR SOON TO MARRY: You are overreacting. When a man has divorced, his ex can retain his last name if she wishes. Some do it because they think it may be to their advantage socially to be associated with the family. I have heard of others doing it because they didn’t like their maiden name. Please keep in mind that

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Abby, please remind your readers we aren’t trying to persecute them when we want a picture. We just want to hold, share and save photos of the people we love the most, and the kindness and love in their eyes shouldn’t be obscured by their hands. -- FINALLY GOT THROUGH TO MOM DEAR FINALLY: Although we live in a self-promoting and selfie culture, many individuals feel the way your mother does -- like a deer in the headlights when a camera is aimed their way. That said, the point you made was valid, and I am pleased that she listened. It is for that reason I’m printing your letter. 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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No injuries in two-car wreck Monday afternoon No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident at Lee and Washington streets in Alexander City at 4:49 p.m. Monday afternoon. Cpl. Donald McCook of the Alexander City Police Department said one vehicle did not yield for the other on the rainy streets. Traffic was rerouted around the wreck.

Obituaries Mr. Michael Caldwell 1956 - 2019

Mrs. Rosie Mae Maxwell

Visitation for Mr. Michael Caldwell, 63, of Alexander City, will be on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home. Mr. Caldwell passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Archway Nursing Home in Macon, Georgia. He was born on January 12, 1956 in Clay County, Alabama to William Caldwell and Nettie Caldwell. He was roofer for many years. He enjoyed working with his hands and being outside any chance he could get. He is survived by his sons, James (Sheena) Caldwell, Michael Ray Caldwell, and Robert Lynn Caldwell; seven grandchildren; and sister, Nina Queen. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jennifer Darlene Caldwell; eight brothers and one sister. In lieu of flowers, the family requests green plants. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www. Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral service for Mrs. Rosie Mae Maxwell 78 of Alexander City, AL; Thursday, February 14, 2019; 2 p.m.; Seleeta Baptist Church, Alexander City, AL. Burial, church cemetery. Visitation: Wednesday, February 13, 2019; 1-7 p.m. at funeral home. Armour’s Memorial Funeral Home in charge of final arrangements.

Mr. Julius Tuck Mr. Julius Tuck, 78, of Kellyton, AL died on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Noland Hospital, Montgomery, AL. Final arrangements pending through Armour’s Memorial Funeral Home.

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Commission Harrison presented several options to the commission as to what could be done to move forward. One option is to go ahead with the project with the county and City of Dadeville coming up with the $700,000 in additional funds. Second is to go back to ALDOT for additional funding since it showed great interest in the redirection of traffic around the courthouse along with federal entities. A third option is to scale back the project. Harrison is hopeful ALDOT and others will help with more funding. “All of their TAP related projects are coming up in excess of funds,” Harrison said. “Hopefully we can go back before ALDOT and see if we can get more funds.” Commission chairperson T.C. Coley also suggested a combined work session between the commission and the Dadeville City Council to see if the entities could come up with a plan of how to progress with the project, if at all. Harrison said CDG would present the same information to the Dadeville City Council tonight. Alabama Power representative Marshall Griffin spoke to the commission about the installation of transmission lines along U.S. Highway 280 in Dadeville from the William T. Thweatt Industrial Park. The work is along westbound lanes of the highway as the power company is establishing a dual feed to a substation in the industrial park constructed last year. “It will create a dual feed to the park,” Griffin said. “It is good for

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continued from Page 1 Dadeville and it’s good for Tallapoosa County.” Griffin said the new lines would eventually be extended beyond the park toward the Auburn area. Junior Leadership Lake Martin, consisting of high school juniors from Tallapoosa County and Alexander City schools, was present for county government day. In other action, the Tallapoosa County Commission: • Approved warrants and purchase orders. • Authorized the chairman of the commission to execute documents for liability insurance for county property. • Approved a Federal Medical Leave Act request for a county employee. • Approved the county alcohol licensing fees as required by the state. • Approved a capital lease for two pieces of equipment through Valley National Bank at 2.93 percent for 60 months. • Approved a resolution from the Association of County Commissions of Alabama in support of an increase in Alabama’s gasoline and fuel taxes. The last increase of the gasoline tax was in 1992. • Went into executive session for 30 minutes to discuss economic development incentives with Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance representatives Don McClellan, Denise Walls, Sabrina Wood and Griffin. The next meeting of the Tallapoosa County Commission is at 9 a.m. Monday, March 11 at the Tallapoosa County Courthouse in Dadeville. The courthouse will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day.

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e have all heard stories about how some areas of the country do not know their neighbors, much less care about their well-being. Luckily that is not the case in Tallapoosa County. Just look at this past weekend at the second annual Leslie Patterson Gaston Chili CookOff. While the event raised awareness about amniotic fluid embolism, a rare birth complication, and funds for research into the issue, hundreds of people turned out to either cook or taste chili to also show their support for Parker Ann Gaston, whose mother was being remembered. The 4-year-old Parker was so happy to be a part of the event honoring her mother she woke her grandmother Cindy Scroggins before sunrise to be sure she was ready. Both Scroggins and Leslie’s sister Kaci Letts were proud of the turnout, not only for the funds they raised but to show support for Leslie and her daughter. It is not just big events that show how caring the community is. Just look at all of the organizations here helping others. Volunteers with Meals on Wheels deliver hot meals to area residents. Often times more than meals are delivered; bonds of friendship develop during the encounters. The Tallapoosa Christian Crisis Center provides a helping hand and friendly advice overcoming some of life’s obstacles. The Salvation Army has a similar mission. It all goes to show bigger cities may have more restaurants and a larger selection of clothing to pick from but do they always have a friendly neighbor to count on when in need a shoulder to lean on? We think Scroggins is correct in what she saw from those who knew Leslie. “To see her friends come out and support has made me rethink about being part of a small town,” Scroggins said. “People have asked why I left great food and stores behind, but when you see the support, a community means so much more.”

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What does evidence say on border security?



“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt

ight now, there’s been no shortage of arguments on border security. Each party has drawn a line in the sand saying we must have a wall, or there should not be a wall. We even had a painful government shutdown for a month over it. Most of the debate is based on opinion — what our gut, friends and family and the news channel we watch say. Sometimes you hear a quote claiming to cite statistics, which may not be accurate. It’s no wonder this is such a thorny issue. So my students and I decided to look into it. Rather than focus on the rhetoric, we looked at the evidence. We looked at a number of cities, either on the border or a large city within driving distance of the border. We wanted to see if border fencing would work or not. First of all, there were the fence success stories. San Diego got a fence near a port of entry during the Clinton Administration. Crime went down after the fence was put up in the 1990s, one of my students found. It’s also remained low as the Fence Act went through, another discovered. Eagle Pass, Texas, had a low crime rate before the fence, and it remained low when its fence was built. Douglas, Arizona, got a fence in the late 2000s, and crime went down there as well. Although not on the border, Tucson, Arizona, also experienced a drop in crime after that border fence was built at the Douglas crossing.

JOHN TURES Columnist Brownsville, Texas, has a fence; its crime rate is right about the national average, as well as the Texas average. Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a fair-sized town, not far from the Mexican border. It doesn’t have a wall or fence in the area, and it’s got a very high crime rate (although it declined in 2017). This all sounds like a strong case for a border wall, of course. But there are also a number of cases where a fence was built, and it had the opposite effect. San Ysidro, California, had a border structure built, and the crime rate went up there. It’s the same story with El Paso, Texas. Even though President Donald Trump claimed El Paso was one of the most dangerous cities in America until the wall was built, the facts don’t support that argument according to an ABC News story. El Paso was not a high crime city, and the wall did not reduce crime. In fact, crime went up after the wall was built. Moreover, there are also towns that rejected building a wall, and the crime rate stayed low and remained low, as my students found. These cases included Presidio, Texas, as well as McAllen, Texas; Laredo, Texas; Del Rio Texas; and Sunland Park, New Mexico. In fact,

McAllen’s crime rate is much lower than Tucson’s, a purported success case. And there’s no evidence that these crimes were all committed by someone here illegally. So we have seven cases show fences generally work or at least don’t make things worse, and seven that show they don’t work or aren’t needed. This is unlikely to please the most die-hard supporters of both parties. But maybe what we should be doing is looking for patterns in what works or doesn’t work, seeing why the fencing isn’t working in some place and why it works in others. And maybe there are places where building a wall makes no sense, both in small towns and remote areas. These aren’t politically popular arguments, but we have to ask ourselves if we should be scoring political points or developing the best border security policy. John A. Tures is a professor of political science at LaGrange College in Georgia. He can be reached at jtures@ His Twitter account is JohnTures2. His class includes Devin Andrews, Troy Bradley, C.J. Clark, Baley Coleman, Casey Evans, Nick Harris, Ben Hays, Jacob Hester, Dillon Knepp, Blake Konans, Porter Law, Alanna Martin, Jessica Noles, Wade Rodgers, Damir Rosencrants, Payton Smith, Lawrence Terrel, Caleb Tyler, Andrew Valbuena, Benjamin Womack.


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“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” —Ephesians 4:29

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I have been corrected on the price paid by the city for the 17 acres on Lee Street. In my letter that ran in the Feb. 7 Outlook, I stated

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USHER MEETING: The Early Rose District Usher’s meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the

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Cooper Recreation Center. AUTHOR TALK: John Evans will be at the Dadeville Public Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 to speak about his book “In the Shadow of Cotton: Memories of a Mill Village Kid.”

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Chris and April Rainwater and L.C and Geraldine Russell celebrate their anniversaries today.

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Today - Feb. 28

CITIZENS PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY: Applications for the 15th Alexander City Citizens Public Safety Academy are being accepted through Feb. 28. The academy meets once a week on Tuesday evenings for 10 weeks. Participants gain insight, knowledge and hands on training associated with the police and fire departments. The first meeting will be at the Alexander City City Hall March 5 at 6 p.m. The academy runs through May 7. Applications are available at the Alexander City Police Department and the city’s website at

Today - April 15

TAX ASSISTANCE: Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama is providing free tax and electronic filing assistance Jan. 28 to April 15. The program is to assist seniors 60 and over with no income limit, taxpayers under 60 with incomes less than $54,000 and disabled taxpayers. Taxpayers will be assisted in the order they are registered. From Jan. 28 through February, assistance will be available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March assistance will be available Mondays and Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 to April 15 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The following information is required by the IRS: last year’s tax return, photo ID/drivers license for taxpayer and spouse, Social Security cards, W2s, 1099s, SSA 1099 and 1095A if you have health insurance through the government marketplace. For more information call 256-2340347.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

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LIBRARY PROGRAM: The Adelia M. Russell Library is Tom Ward at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Ward will present “To Treat and to Train: Tuskegee’s John A. Andrew Clinic.” Ward is a member of the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.

Thursday, Feb. 14

“LOVE LETTERS”: For one night only, ACT II will host this Pulitzer Prize finalist in dinner theater for Valentine’s Day at 7 p.m. Tickets are $70 each and include a three-course seated dinner, wine and a rose for the ladies. Purchase tickets at www. or call 256-7488073.

Friday, Feb. 15

“LOVE LETTERS”: ACT II will host this Pulitzer Prize finalist 7 p.m. at the ACT II Fine Arts Center, 216 Tallapoosa St. Tickets are $15 each. A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance. Purchase tickets at or call 256-748-8073.

Saturday, Feb. 16

COMMUNITY CLEANUP: Please join members of the Clean Community Partnership to volunteer cleaning up the streets of Alexander City Saturday morning Feb. 16. Meet

at Broad Street Plaza at 8:30 a.m. for supplies and assignments. For more information, contact Jacob Meacham at TRADE DAY: Bibb Graves High School Alumni and Friends monthly trade in Millerville on Highway 9 between Ashland and Goodwater is Saturday, Feb. 16 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments are available.

Feb. 17-19

CHURCH REVIVAL: Union Methodist Church at 4428 Hwy. 50, is hosting a revival, “ Revive Us Again.” Feb. 17, Brother Tim Thompson will be the guest preacher at the morning service at 11 a.m.. Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m., there will be a covered dish supper followed by the service at 6:30 p.m. lead by Brother Mark Wells. Monday night, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., Brother Jay Woodall will be the guest preacher. Tuesday, Feb. 19 night at 7 p.m., Brother Eddy Kelsey will wrap up this exciting revival event.

Sunday, Feb. 17

ANNUAL MEETING: The Lake Watch Annual Meeting is Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the StillWaters Residential Association Center. The meeting will be followed by a social from 3:30 to 4 p.m. “LOVE LETTERS”: ACT II will host this Pulitzer Prize finalist at 2 p.m. at the ACT II Fine Arts Center, 216 Tallapoosa St. Tickets are $15 each. Purchase tickets at www. or call 256-7488073.

Monday, Feb. 18

HORIZONS UNLIMITED: Dr. Marty Olliff will present “The Great War In the Heart of Dixie” to Horizons Unlimited Monday, Feb. 18 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Alexander City Board of Education. Membership is $20 a person or $30 a couple.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

BOARD MEETING: The Alexander City Board of Education will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Board of Education Building.

Thursday, Feb. 21

SENIORX: Debroah Jones with SeniorRx will be at the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce Feb. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to help seniors determine if they are eligible for assistance with diabetic supplies, liquid supplements and medications.

Saturday, Feb. 23

BENEFIT SINGING: There will be a benefit singing for Brandon Fuller at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Dadeville High School Auditorium. It will feature 49 North of Dadeville and Fellowship Quartet of Alexander City. Ronnie Betts will be the emcee.

Monday, Feb. 25

HORIZONS UNLIMITED: Dr. Thomas Ward Jr. will present “To Treat and To Train Tuskegee’s John Andrew Clinic” to Horizons Unlimited Monday, Feb. 25 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Alexander City Board of Education. Membership is $20 a person or $30 a couple.

Feb. 25-26

THROW AWAY DAYS: The Tallapoosa County Commission is

holding its quarterly Throw Away Days Feb. 25 -26. Dumpsters will be at the Alexander City Courthouse Annex, Double Bridges, in Jacksons Gap at the intersection of Eagle Creek Road and Main Street, at the intersection of Youngs Ferry Road and Gibson Road and at the Union Community Center. Liquids including paint, paint thinner, and pesticides, appliances with compressors including air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers, tires, batteries, light bulbs, televisions, computers , propane tanks, and hazardous or medical waste are not allowed.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

FRAUD CLASS: The Adelia M. Russell Memorial Library is hosting a fraud class “How to Protect Yourself from Fraud” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. The class is presented by Mutual Savings Credit Union. For more information call 205-682-1156.

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Saturday, March 2

SPRING RALLY: The Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club East Alabama Regional Spring Rally is Saturday, March 2 at Wind Creek State Park. There will be a special convoy Saturday afternoon. There will also be displays, swap meet and campfire discussion. Admission is free for Wind Creek State Park campers, non-campers will need to pay admission to the park.

Monday, March 4

HORIZONS UNLIMITED: Suzannah Solomon Wilson will present “Alabama Cemeteries and Other Things” to Horizons Unlimited Monday, March 4 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Alexander City Board of Education. Membership is $20 a person or $30 a couple.

Tuesday, March 12

CHAMBER OPEN HOUSE: The Coosa County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an open house at the E-911 building in Rockford from 3 - 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Snacks will be provided and everyone is welcome. UNITED WAY ANNUAL MEETING: The Lake Martin Area United Way will have its 2018 Campaign Celebration and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 12. It will be at The Mill Two Eighty and beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. while the awards presentation will begin at 6 p.m.

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PUZZLES & HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19) An odd demand or desire to invest diÉ&#x2C6;erently from the past now dominates. You see change occurring mainly because of another partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stubbornness. You have been patient. You can choose to be patient a little longer. Tonight: Review your budget. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your good sense pays oÉ&#x2C6; with a friendship and possibly the realization of a long-term goal. Your willingness to look at situations from all perspectives emphasizes your abilities. Accept someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attitude, only if he or she can change it. This person might be envious. Tonight: Celebrate. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You might feel you can handle whatever comes up on an intellectual level. Your communication skills are strong. Your heart easily could head in a diÉ&#x2C6;erent direction, adding an element of confusion. Wait for your heart and mind to be on the same plane. Tonight: What works for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You know what a partner or loved one wants. You feel the importance of this personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desires. You make his or her desire your priority. Be sure you can really defer to this extent without becoming resentful later. Be aware that the other party could change his or her mind, too. Tonight: Open up talks. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You take the lead once more. You mix ingenuity with self-discipline. An associate who acts like a bully could be changing his or her perspective. Give this person space. This transformation might not be immediate. Take someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s criticism with grace. Tonight: Choose a favorite stress buster. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Make an eÉ&#x2C6;ort to stretch your mind, not only to grasp where others are coming from, but also to Ă&#x201E;nd unique solutions and ideas. Your eÉ&#x2C6;orts please others. A new friend or a child could be manipulative. Think

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Daniels believes in putting things in writing. Turner said Daniels outperformed his fellow officers in 2018 by serving 164 warrants, making 235 arrests and racking up 641 traffic stops. All police work can be exciting and at times dangerous, Daniels said, but serving warrants is never boring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Serving warrants is always exciting â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you get to catch people off guard sometimes,â&#x20AC;? Daniels said with a smile. Daniels, who has two sons with his wife Tammy, said the excitement of police work is what attracted him to the profession and he has the backing of his family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Tammy) was kind of hesitant but said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you want to be, if thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you want to do, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll support you,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he said. Daniels currently works a 12-hour shift beginning at 5 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in every part of town mostly,â&#x20AC;? Daniels said of his patrol. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are areas we spend more time in than others. But crime hits every part of town, so you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly say this part of town is bad or this side.â&#x20AC;? Daniels said the most exciting and dangerous call he has responded to was the triple shooting at midnight last Thanksgiving. He said he was near a group of people having a party at a house on

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Public Notices Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given by the Planning Commission of the City of Alexander City, Alabama, that there is a called public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the City of Alexander City Hall Conference Room (4 Court Square). Order of Business Appeal Case #: 2019-6 Subdivision Application/Proposed Replat Applicant: Roy Granger Property Location: Cross Creek Subdivision Parcel #: 62 12 03 07 2 001 001.000, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.008, 62 12 03 07 2 001 001.016, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.007, 62 12 03 07 2 001 001.025, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.006, 62 12 03 07 2 001 001.024, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.023, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.011, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.025, 62 12 03 07 2 001 001.018, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.026, 62 12 03 07 2 001 001.020, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.004, 62 12 03 07 2 001 001.022, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.002, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.020, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.031, 62 12 03 07 1 001 021.009, 62 12 03 06 4 001 002.022 Size of Subject Property: 49 ac +/Please contact the Alexander City Building Department at (256) 329-6712 with any questions or concerns. Alexander City Outlook: Feb. 12, 2019 PUBLIC HEARING PUBLIC NOTICE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RENEWAL OF A CONSTRUCTION/ DEMOLITION WASTE LANDFILL PERMIT UNDER THE ALABAMA SOLID WASTES AND RECYCLABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ACT AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS PUBLIC NOTICE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 422 Tallapoosa County The City of Alexander City has submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) an application for the renewal of the Solid Waste Disposal Facility Permit for the construction and demolition landÂżOO NQRZQ DV WKH 1HZ 1RUWK &HQWUDO $YHQXH ,QHUW /DQGÂżOO (Permit 62-10). The waste VWUHDP IRU WKH 1HZ 1RUWK &HQWUDO $YHQXH ,QHUW /DQGÂżOO would remain nonputrescible and nonhazardous construction and demolition waste and UXEELVK DV GHÂżQHG E\$'(0 Rule 335-13-1-.03 and textile waste and nonhazardous silica sand which exhibits less than 50 percent of each of

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Roosevelt Street when he heard gunshots. One man was killed in the shooting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I turned on this street behind the house and as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting ready to turn on the other side of it, I hear a couple of pops, not loud, kind of muffled,â&#x20AC;? Daniels said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;That sounds like a gunshot.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? When Daniels pulled up to the house, he said people came running out. He hit the switch that activates the patrol vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blue lights and jumped out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first thing I see is two ladies and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on out here?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Daniels said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the lady I talked to said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I think they are fighting and somebody is shooting in that house.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Daniels got back in the vehicle and radioed the dispatcher, who was getting so many calls about the shootings it took several seconds to get through to her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once I realized what was going on, I just yelled it out over the radio,â&#x20AC;? Daniels said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just told dispatch that shots were fired in that area.â&#x20AC;? Knowing there was an active shooter in the house or nearby and realizing he was the only officer there, Daniels decided to act without waiting for backup.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a scary situation to me because the entire time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in this house, I have all these people around me and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who shot this guy. I was by myself.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Orlando Daniels Police Officer of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because there were people in the house, fighting, shooting or whatever was going on that night, I drew my gun out, ran up to the door,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At that point, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking around and I see a guy lying on the floor, people around him. I holstered my gun and started yelling for people to get out of the house, trying to make people get out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I notified dispatch that somebody was shot, and sat there attending to him and trying to get people to stay back. At the time, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where he

was shot. He was laying in a pool of blood. â&#x20AC;Ś I called for medics, called for backup units. It was a scary situation to me because the entire time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in this house, I have all these people around me and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who shot this guy. I was by myself.â&#x20AC;? The victim Daniels found and two other people he was not immediately aware of were shot that night and taken to the hospital. Lt. James Burdon, one of Danielsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; supervisors, said Danielsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; consistency throughout 2018 got him noticed. Daniels checks for any outstanding warrants when he comes on duty, then hits the streets looking for them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But he does this between calls and traffic stops,â&#x20AC;? Burdon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And, basically, his consistency on this on a dayto-day basis was what put him at the top number of warrants served.â&#x20AC;? Turner said Danielsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; actions at the shooting are typical for him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He did not shrink from duty and conducted himself bravely in accordance with the highest standards expected of all members of the Alexander City Police Department,â&#x20AC;? Turner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Officer Danielsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; calm, quick and professional response that evening in the face of clear and present danger is yet another example of his leadership within the patrol division.â&#x20AC;?

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WKH 7& OHYHOV DV GHÂżQHG E\ the USEPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure (TCLP) from Russell Corporation, Avondale Mills, Robinson Iron and Alexander Casting. The service area IRU WKH 1HZ 1RUWK &HQWUDO $YHQXH ,QHUW /DQGÂżOO ZRXOG remain Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, and Tallapoosa Counties in Alabama. The maximum average daily volume of waste disposed at WKH&LW\RI1HZ1RUWK&HQWUDO $YHQXH ,QHUW /DQGÂżOO ZRXOG remain 120 tons per day. All conditions of the current perPLWIRUWKH1HZ1RUWK&HQWUDO $YHQXH ,QHUW /DQGÂżOO 6ROLG Waste Facility including previously approved variances and special conditions have been requested and would be granted in the renewed permit.

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27 degrees 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; West 200 feet to the point of beginning. The lot described herein lies in the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 East, in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Property street address for informational purposes: 350 S West Street, Dadeville, AL 36853. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS IS, WHERE ISâ&#x20AC;? BASIS, SUBJECT TO ANY EASEMENTS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND EXCEPTIONS REFLECTED IN THE MORTGAGE AND THOSE CONTAINED IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE OF THE COUNTY WHERE THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY IS SITUATED. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, USE AND/OR ENJOYMENT AND WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF ALL PARTIES ENTITLED THERETO. 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. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The successful bidder must tender cash or FHUWLÂżHGIXQGVPDGHSD\DEOH to Aldridge Pite, LLP at the time and place of the sale. Aldridge Pite, LLP reserves the right to award the bid to the next highest bidder should the highest bidder fail to timely tender the total amount due. The Mortgagee/Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate. This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation. WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE OF STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST A, Mortgagee/Transferee ALDRIDGE PITE, LLP 3575 Piedmont Road, N.E., Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Attorney for Mortgagee/ Transferee www.aldridgepite. com. THIS OFFICE IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

of the Southwest Corner of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 26, Township 22 North, Range 24 East, Tallapoosa County, Alabama: thence South 88 degrees 12 minutes East 124.4 ft. to a point on the South boundary of that same certain Tolbert property described in Deed Volume 230, 3DJHLQWKH2IÂżFHRIWKH -XGJH RI 3UREDWH 7DOODSRRsa County, Alabama; thence continue South 88 degrees 12 minutes East 282.72 feet, along said boundary line, to an iron pin set, which is the Point of Beginning at the Southwest corner of parcel of land herein described; thence North 28 degrees 00 minutes West 151.88 ft. to an iron pin set on the Southerly margin, 30 feet from centerline of existing bituminous surface, of County Road No. 89; thence North 62 degrees 02 minutes East 15.0 feet along said road margin to an iron pin set; thence leave road margin South 51 degrees 57 minutes 04 seconds East 111.7 feet to a point in utility pole; thence North 72 degrees 00 minutes East 146.83 feet to an iron pin set; thence South 88 degrees 12 minutes East 154.11 feet to an iron pin set; thence South 30 degrees 16 minutes East 145.06 feet, along the common boundary with the adjoining Vines property, to an existing axle iron; thence North 88 degrees 12 minutes West 396.89 feet along the aforementioned South boundary of Tolbert property to the Point of Beginning; situated in the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 26, Township 22 North, Range 24 East; and being a part of the same certain property described in Deed Volume 230, Page 513, LQ WKH 2IÂżFH RI WKH -XGJH RI Probate, Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Property street address for informational purposes: 4272 County Road 89 N, Camp Hill, AL 36850 THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS IS, WHERE ISâ&#x20AC;? BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, USE AND/OR (1-2<0(17$1' :,// %( 62/' 68%-(&7 72 7+( RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF ALL PARTIES ENTITLED THERETO. 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. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The successful bidder must tender a non-refundable deposit of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in certiÂżHG IXQGV PDGH SD\DEOH WR Sirote & Permutt, P.C. at the time and place of the sale. The balance of the purchase SULFHPXVWEHSDLGLQFHUWLÂżHG funds by noon the next busiQHVV GD\ DW WKH /DZ 2IÂżFH of Sirote & Permutt, P.C. at the address indicated below. Sirote & Permutt, P.C. reserves the right to award the bid to the next highest bidder should the highest bidder fail to timely tender the total amount due. The Mortgagee/Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate. This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation. M&T Bank, Mortgagee/Transferee


7KH 1HZ 1RUWK &HQWUDO$YHQXH,QHUW/DQGÂżOOLVGHVFULEHG as being located in the Southwest Âź of Section 21, TownVKLS1RUWK5DQJH(DVW Tallapoosa County, Alabama. 7KH 1HZ 1RUWK &HQWUDO$YHQXH ,QHUW /DQGÂżOO FRQVLVWV RI 34.65 acres with 12.72 acres approved for disposal. &RSLHV RI WKH ODQGÂżOO SURposed permits are available for public inspection via the ADEM web site at http:// the following location Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday (except legal holidays), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. A nominal fee for copying and/ or mailing may be charged. Arrangements for copying should be made in advance. Russell A. Kelly, Chief Permits and Services Division ADEM 1400 Coliseum Blvd. [Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463] Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400 (334) 271-7714 Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing, to the Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s named contact above within 35 days following the publication date of this QRWLFH,QRUGHUWRDIIHFWÂżQDO decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the proposed permit. A written request for a pubOLF KHDULQJ PD\ DOVR EH ÂżOHG within that 35-day period and must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing. The Director shall hold a public hearing XSRQ UHFHLSW RI D VLJQLÂżFDQW number of technical requests. After consideration of all written comments, review of any public hearing record, and consideration of the requirements of the Alabama Solid Wastes and Recyclable Materials Management Act, and applicable regulations, WKH 'HSDUWPHQW ZLOO PDNH D ÂżQDO GHWHUPLQDWLRQ 7KH 'Hpartment will develop a response to comments, which will become part of the public record and will be available WRSHUVRQVXSRQUHTXHVW1Rtice will be sent to any person UHTXHVWLQJ QRWLFH RI WKH ÂżQDO action. The Department maintains a list of interested individuals who are mailed legal notices regarding proposed permits. If you wish to receive such notices, contact the Permits & Services Division via telephone (334-271-7714), US Mail (P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL 36130-1463), or e-mail (permitsmail@adem. This notice is hereby given this 12th day of February, 2019, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. Lance R. LeFleur, Director 1RQGLVFULPLQDWLRQ6WDWHPHQW

$OH[DQGHU&LW\2XWORRN Feb. 12, 2019 PERMIT 62-10 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE TALLAPOOSA COUNTY Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Barbara F. Rivers, a single woman, originally in favor of &LWLÂżQDQFLDO &RUSRUDWLRQ RQ February 28, 2001, said mortJDJH UHFRUGHG LQ WKH 2IÂżFH of the Judge of Probate of Tallapoosa County, Alabama, in Recorded Card 158580, the undersigned WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE OF STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST A, as Mortgagee/Transferee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash or FHUWLÂżHGIXQGVLQIURQWRIWKH main entrance of the Courthouse at Tallapoosa County, Alabama, on March 6, 2019, during the legal hours of sale, all of its right, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, to-wit: Parcel I. That certain house and lot situated in the Town of Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of the E. E. Clark lot which is the intersection of the extension of Broadnax Street and Bryant Street and run thence Northerly along the East side of Bryant Street 85 feet to the point of beginning and the lot hereby conveyed; run thence Northerly along the East side of Bryant Street 45 feet; thence East 160 feet; thence South 45 feet; thence West 160 feet to the point of beginning, being a part of Section 9, Township 21 North, Range 23 East, Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Parcel II. Commencing at the NE corner of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 East, thence due West 930 feet to a point, thence due South 420 feet to a point; thence South 16 degrees 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; West 420 feet, thence due East 57 feet to a point, thence South 42â&#x20AC;? 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122; East 247 feet, thence South 54 degrees 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122; East 67.7 feet, thence South 65 degrees 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; West 300 feet to a point on the South right of way of a paved road, this being the point of beginning of lot herein described; thence along said right of way South 67 degrees 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122; West 300 feet to a point, thence leave said right of way along the East side of a Dirt Road South 7 degrees 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122; West 240 feet to a point; thence leave said Dirt Road North 77 degrees 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122; East 425 feet to a point, thence North 24 Degrees 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; West 290 feet to the point of beginning. The lot described herein lies in the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 East, in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Parcel III. Commencing at the NE corner of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 East, thence due West 930 feet to a point, thence due South 420 feet, thence South 16 degrees 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; West 420 feet, thence due East 57 feet to a point; thence South 42 degrees 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122; East 247 feet, thence South 54 degrees 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122; East 67.7 feet to a point on the North right of way of the Thornton to Roxana Road, this being the point of beginning of lot herein to be described; thence along said right of way South 65 degrees 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; West 300 feet to a point, thence leave said right of way South 24 degrees 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; East 290 feet to a point, thence North 55 degrees 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; East 312 feet to a point, thence North

Alexander City Outlook: Feb. 5, 12 and 19, 2019 FC/RIVERS, B. PUBLIC NOTICE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Michael A. Taylor and Wendy E.Taylor, husband and wife, originally in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB, on the 12th day of November, 2008, said mortgage recordHGLQWKH2IÂżFHRIWKH-XGJH of Probate of Tallapoosa County, Alabama, in Document No. 247177; the undersigned M&T Bank, as Mortgagee/Transferee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Courthouse at Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, on February 28, 2019, during the legal hours of sale, all of its right, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, towit: For a point of reference, commence at the base of a square iron which marks the locally accepted perpetuation

Elizabeth Loefgren, SIROTE & PERMUTT, P.C., P. O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35255-5727, Attorney for Mortgagee/Transferee,, 444857 Alexander City Outlook: -DQ)HEDQG FC/444857

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Melissa Ray Ellison, to United States of America, acting through the Rural Housing Service, USDA, f/k/a the Farmers Home Administration, dated June 24, 2005, said mortgage recorded in WKH 2IÂżFH RI WKH -XGJH RI Probate of Tallapoosa County, Alabama, as Instrument Number 205204. Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the undersigned, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING THROUGH THE RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, USDA, F/K/A THE FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Courthouse in the City of Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama on March 13, 2019, during the legal hours of sale, all of its right, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, to-wit: Lot #4 of McGill Subdivision Plat Book 10 Page 36 as recorded at the Judge of 3UREDWH 2IÂżFH LQ 7DOODSRRVD County, Alabama. Property Street Address: 1466 Warren Circle North, Alexander City, AL 35010 (provided for informational purposes only). Said property will be sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;?. Said property will be sold subject to the right of redemption of all parties entitled thereto. NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE AS TO THE TITLE OF SAID PROPERTY. Said property is VXEMHFW WR DQ\ WLWOH GHÂżFLHQcies including but not limited to: any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable), any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior WR WKH 0RUWJDJH ÂżUVW VHW RXW above. The debt secured by said Mortgage has been and is hereby declared due because of, among other possible events of default, failure to pay the indebtedness as and when due and in the manner provided in the Note and Mortgage. The debt remaining in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same and all expenses of this sale, as provided in said Mortgage and by Alabama law. This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation. 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 part of the foreclosure process. United States of America, acting through the Rural Housing Service, USDA, f/k/a the Farmers Home Administration, Mortgagee or Transferee Attorney for Mortgagee or Transferee, Stern & Eisenberg Southern, PC, 1709 Devonshire Drive, Columbia, SC 29204, AL201800000066, This foreclosure sale may occur at any time between 11:00am-4:00pm. On the morning of the sale, please call the following number for an estimated auction time: (410) 635-5127 Alexander City Outlook: Feb. 12, 19, 26 and Mar. 5, 2019 FC/ELLISON, M. Do you have available jobs? Call 256.277.4219 to let others know about job opportunities at your business. Sell your home in the classifieds call 256.277.4219.

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PANCAKE FEAST Photos by Cliff Williams / The Outlook A crowd of people showed up bright and early Saturday morning as the Dadeville Kiwanis Club hosted its annual pancake breakfast. Top left: Kiwanis member Tony Johnson, left, slides pancakes off the griddle to Dadeville High School Key Club member Justyce Kelley. Above: Kiwanis member Sandra Carlisle flips pancakes Saturday morning. Top right: Dadeville High School Key Cub member Tiffany Rice mixes pancake batter. Bottom right: Guests enjoy breakfast at Saturday’s Dadeville Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast.

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More than 20 teams made chili for the contest with both judging and crowd favorites being selected. There was a large turnout for the second annual event, which was held in Leslie Gaston’s memory. Gaston died of an amniotic fluid embolism.


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Top: The Cornerstone Insurance and Financial Group display included cooking its chili over an open flame and a Farmall tractor. It won first place. Above: John and Lacey Howell, right, serve up their Asian-inspired chili Saturday.

cook-off was a way to raise awareness for the birth complication that can affect both mother and baby, and also to show Parker Ann the caring friends her mother has in and around Alexander City. “It means everything,” Leslie’s sister Kaci Letts said. “(Parker Ann) gets excited about it. She was really excited about the lemonade stand. The fact Blair from Ocie & Belle’s was a great friend of Leslie’s and willing to host the event and all those that came out just shows how much the community cares and continues to care.” Members of the community paid to taste chili from 32 teams behind Ocie & Belle’s on Saturday to help raise funds for the Amniotic Fluid Embolism Foundation, something Parker Ann helped with through her lemonade stand. “She made more than $120 just giving people a sip of lemonade,” Scroggins said. Food professionals judged the chili with Cornerstone Insurance placing first, the Alexander City Rotary Club second and Team Sigma third. “We also had people’s choice winner, the Alexander City Fire Department and Jacobs Ladder team,” Scroggins said. “Jacobs Ladder is where she goes to school.” Scroggins says the chili cook-off and the golf tournament in the years before it mean more than just remembering her daughter. She is proud the events bring

continued from Page 1 awareness to the efforts of the Amniotic Fluid Embolism Foundation and its efforts to educate the public about the largely unknown condition. “Just getting the word out means so much,” Scroggins said. “We had no idea about it before. I have been made painfully aware of what it is. Most often both the mother and baby don’t survive so we are lucky with Parker Ann.” Scroggins said Saturday’s event had a special guest, as there was a survivor of an amniotic fluid embolism at the event. “She was from Huntsville and came last year,” Scroggins said. “It is not to say she has not had complications but she survived.” Scroggins is hopeful the foundation can help bring awareness to not only AFE but other birth complications. “There is so much that is unknown,” Scroggins said. “It is amazing at what is not tracked about the birthing process in the United States when it comes to complications.” The support the family has received since Parker Ann’s birth has made Scroggins pleased with a decision to leave Birmingham and come back to Alexander City leaving behind food and shopping. “To see her friends come out and support has made me rethink about being part of a small town,” Scroggins said. “People have asked why I left great food and stores behind, but when you see the support, a community means so much more.”




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Hot shooting Long ends Reeltown’s march

Dadeville girls shut down by Pike Road



There’s no easy way to get from Skipperville to Reeltown so the visiting G.W. Long Rebels did everything they could to make the trip memorable including ending the host Rebels’ girls basketball season. G.W. Long, which was ranked No. 8 in the final Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 2A poll, defeated Reeltown, 50-34, and will advance to face Samson in the Regional Tournament at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. “We came in and did a pretty decent job of executing,” Reeltown coach Will Solomon said. “The problem is they got off to a really fast start. Unfortunately for us, we picked a bad night to play them — they really shot the ball well. I have no problem with our effort; we got after them all night.” One of the biggest contributors to Reeltown’s downfall was the lack of production on the offensive end. Mikiya Jones accounted for 21 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal. Eryn Wells accounted for four points and was the second highest scorer on the team. Taniya Haynes, Makayla

The Dadeville girls basketball team came out on fire against Pike Road, which was playing in its first Class 3A Southeast Sub-Regional in school history. But the Tigers couldn’t keep their hands on the ball, and their season slowly slipped away. Dadeville committed 32 turnovers in a 49-35 loss to Pike Road on Monday. The loss ended the Tigers’ season at 10-14 and was a chance to reach the regional tournament for the first time since 2013. “I’ve seen this team battle hard all season, but we just got away from our offense in the second half,” Dadeville coach Pam Holloway said. “We really couldn’t handle their pressure, and we got down early. We started dropping our hand and we didn’t have enough energy.” The Tigers trailed only 26-22 at halftime despite having 20 turnovers before the break. The Patriots (2011) took advantage, outscoring the Tigers 13-6 in the second quarter. The Tigers were led by Janiya Wyckoff, who finished with 12 points and

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Benjamin Russell’s Jaaliyah Caldwell (23) puts up a shot against Chelsea’s Sydney Schwallie (24) and Mac Titus during Monday’s Class 6A Southeast Sub-Regional.

Turnovers doom BRHS in sub-regional By LIZI ARBOGAST Sports Editor

Miscues were the name of the game for Benjamin Russell’s girls basketball team on Monday night in a Class 6A Southeast Sub-Regional. And they seemed to come at the most inopportune times. After Chelsea rocketed out to a double-digit lead midway through the first quarter, the Wildcats had several opportunities where they

pulled it to a two-possession game. But every time they did so, it seemed like a turnover got the best of them and didn’t allow them to get it any closer. BRHS finished with 25 turnovers on the night, and it resulted in a 58-45 loss to end the season. “I think the third quarter is what flipped it for us,” Benjamin Russell coach Latreisha Moon said. “We had so many turnovers, and we only had four points in the third quarter.

The turnovers killed us. We were in the game. We were only down four at halftime, but we came out and turned it over, turned it over, turned it over. The key to this loss was turnovers.” Even after a dismal third quarter which saw the Hornets pull their lead from four points at the break to a 43-33 edge heading into the fourth, Benjamin Russell still seemed to have some fight left in it. See WILDCATS • Page 12

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New formation on horizon for BRHS By LIZI ARBOGAST Sports Editor

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Benjamin Russell’s Saxon Coker, left, and Pokey Norris took home gold medals from the AHSAA Class 6A Super South Section on Saturday.

Wildcats place 3rd at sectionals, send 10 to state By LIZI ARBOGAST Sports Editor

Saxon Coker lived up to the hype and Pokey Norris exceeded expectations as the pair of Benjamin Russell wrestlers brought home gold medals from the AHSAA Class 6A Super South Section on Saturday in Montgomery. Overall, the Wildcats put 10 on the podium and placed third overall. “To be honest, with the injuries we had and some people we had that did not go, I feel great about that,” Benjamin Russell coach Michael Ransaw said. “With the ones that we had, everyone gave it all they had and left it on the mat.” At 152 pounds, Coker was seeded No. 1 overall and lived up to that expectation by taking home the gold. He started with a bye then flattened Pelham’s Jordan Copeland in a first-period pin to advance to the semifinal. During the See WRESTLING • Page 12

With a veteran crew for the girls team and plenty of strong attackers for the boys squad, Benjamin Russell’s soccer teams are both moving to new formations as they kick off the season tonight at home against Central Phenix City. While the Wildcat girls team is still technically young — it has only two seniors on the roster — the main core of players has been together for two seasons, and BRHS girls coach Lee Wagoner is looking to take that next step. For the past few years, the Wildcats have been lining up in a 4-4-2 formation, but this year, they’ll move to a 4-2-3-1 formation, which will consist of four defenders on the back row, two defensive holding midfielders, a line of three attacking midfielders and one striker up top. “A 4-4-2 is just a more simplistic formation for younger soccer players,” Wagoner said. “We’re moving to this formation because I want to see more numbers getting forward into the attack. We were scoring goals last year, but we didn’t get as many numbers forward as I’d like to see to create more scoring chances. “We were very predictable, which made us easy to defend. Now we’ll try some different things and take more chances offensively.” Benjamin Russell returns its top scorers in Gabi Watson, Lillie Wilson and Makenzie Davis. Jordan Osborne and Abigale Sims also had several goals last season, and Wagoner is hoping to use that offensive attack to the Wildcats’ advantage. “We should have a nice bit of attack going on this year,” he said. “For the past few years, I’ve said that we were young but we can’t use that as an excuse anymore. This is the year we’ve gotta grow up and take that next step.” The biggest question mark will be goalkeeping, as the Wildcats are

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Benjamin Russell’s Deshaun Gonzalez (14) is one of the top returning defenders for the Wildcats this season.

replacing three-year starter Jayde Trapp. Wagoner said Sara Jones and Kelly Hernandez were still competing for the starting job, and they’d likely both see time at this weekend’s Southern Shootout in Foley. Either one will start in the field if she doesn’t get the job in net, though. Luckily for whoever takes over the goalkeeping duties, she’ll have the tandem of Kylee Stark and Kelley Wilson playing at centerback. “They learned to play together, read each other and anticipate the

moves and thought process of the other, and that’s what you need out of your centerbacks,” Wagoner said. “Kylee and Kelley developed that last year, and we’re looking to building off that. They’re going to have to be more vocal calling the defense, but I look forward to seeing them both play this year.” Like the girls team, Benjamin Russell’s boys are returning a strong core of players including sharpshooters Luke Harvey and Lucan Yates, who came on especially strong in the latter half of last See SOCCER • Page 12

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Nhylee Banks, who finished with 11. Banks hit a 3-pointer to cut Pike Road’s lead to 31-30 midway through the third quarter, but the Tigers couldn’t take advantage of drawing the bonus with 4:04 left in the period. Pike Road coach Courtney Ward said she had never seen many Class 3A games before taking the job following three seasons in turning around the program at Sidney Lanier. Ward, who lead the Poets to regionals the last two seasons, didn’t get a shot at a complete summer with her new team. Pike Road is in its first season of varsity competition. “We’re just going off of faith and hard work,” Ward said. “I knew that if we could play our game, we’d be fine. We started off a little bit slow, but I thought we responded well.” Aaliyah Manora led the Patriots with 16 points. Jada Roberts scored 14 and Jahkiah Lewis had 11. Pike Riad ended the game on a 19-4 run. Pike Road is off to Saturday’s Class 3A Southeast Regional semifinals at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. While the Patriots haven’t played on the big stage yet, their leader has seen many playoff battles as a coach and former player at Jeff Davis. She’ll lead her novice team into familiar territory after going to Dothan the last two years. “I don’t think it will affect them,” Ward said. “I didn’t know what to expect going into the season. It’s exciting knowing that we’re playing closer

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Dadeville’s Ka’Niyah Wilkerson tries to pass against Pike Road during the Class 3A Southeast Sub-Regional on Monday.

to home. Our fans can be there and really support us. We hope to just keep playing good basketball.” For Dadeville, the realization of the season ending set in as Pike Road made its game-clinching run. Tears started early, but the fans showed their pride for the blue-collar Tigers. Now, the offseason begins for a young team that has seen how good it

can be with just a little confidence. “I hope the girls learned that they can’t take anything for granted,” Holloway said. “We played like this all season. When our leaders get down, the rest of the team follows. We have to continue to work on staying motivated, because this was a close game until the end. It’s disappointing, but I’m proud of my team.”


season. The boys will be moving also from a 4-4-2 formation to a 4-3-3, where they’ll have more attackers looking to put balls in the back of the net. “This is the best formation that will fit our players, so we’re implementing that,” BRHS boys coach Austin Teel said. “We want to win games and score goals, and this is what this formation is. It’s pressing high and putting pressure on the opposing defense when we have the ball.” Defensively, the Wildcats return Alex Law and Deshaun Gonzalez and are also bringing in seniors Dylan Riley and Yujal Patel, who didn’t start last year but have considerable varsity experience. And taking up the starting spot in goal will likely be Campbell Woods, who started most of the year last year before an injury sidelined him. “He’s performing really well, and him and Andrew (Caldwell) still compete every day,” Teel said. “I haven’t set a starting lineup yet because I want everyone coming out and competing. Those two compete but they also support each other, so it’s very nice to have some experience from them both playing last year.” The only other returning starter is midfielder Lucas Roberts, and Teel said Santos Chimalhua will likely start in the midfield and Brandon Welcher would take up a starting job at forward. While Benjamin Russell does have high expectations for this season, Teel said the Wildcats don’t want to get ahead of themselves. Now in a section with Opelika and Russell County, those opponents are the main focus. “Those are our four biggest games, and that’s the only games we have on our minds going into next season,” Teel said. “As long as we stay the course, buy into the new system, hopefully we’ll get hot at the right time and we’re hopefully going to be on a streak heading into the postseason.”


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The Wildcats went on a fivepoint run capped off by a beautiful assist from Aaliyah Thomas to Brooklyn Edwards to lay it in, cutting Chelsea’s lead to 46-40 with 4:14 remaining. The teams traded buckets to keep BRHS’ deficit at six points two minutes later, but from there, things to got out of hand for the Wildcats again. The Hornets scored 10 straight points in the final 1:56 to put the game out of reach, and although Jaaliyah Thomas finished off her senior career with a 3-point play in the last seconds of the game, it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome the deficit. “We had 25 turnovers tonight, and we aren’t going to beat nobody like that,” Moon said. “And they were unforced turnovers. Going into the fourth quarter, we had said if we could get

three stops, we would be fine. We got those three stops but then we turned it right back over to them. That was the difference.” Benjamin Russell did use its rebounding strength to its advantage, as the majority of its points came off second-chance opportunities. The Wildcats finished with a 41-24 advantage on the boards and were led by Caldwell’s 14 boards. “At the beginning, they were hitting some shots, but after that, they weren’t hitting them and we were rebounding well,” Moon said. “We outrebounded them bad, even in the third quarter.” Caldwell capped off a doubledouble with 21 points, and Edwards also had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Although the Wildcats hoped to go further in the postseason, they finished with an 18-8 record.

“I told the girls I hated to end it tonight but I was real proud of how our season went,” Moon said. “Throughout the year, we had some adversity that we had to overcome, and I felt like we were OK with it. For the ones that are coming back next year, we know we got work to do. We have to fix the turnovers.” Benjamin Russell is graduating two extremely key pieces in Caldwell and Thomas. Caldwell has been the leading scorer for the last two years and is the defending Outlook Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Thomas has been the catalyst for the Wildcat defense this year and was the team’s starting point guard this year. “They played hard tonight,” Moon said. “I told them I was real proud of them, and whatever they needed me to do to get them onto the next level, I would do it.”

Wrestling semis, Stanhope Elmore’s Dylan Flynn was no match for Coker, who defeated him in an 18-2 tech fall. The final match was the most challenging for Coker, who took on Gulf Shores’ William West. But Coker kept his nose to the ground and eked out a 4-2 victory to take the gold medal. “I knew he had a great opportunity to win it all as long as he went out and did what he was supposed to do,” Ransaw said. “He went out and wrestled the way he’s capable of wrestling. He moved well on bottom; he took his shots and took the openings where he had them. He looked good throughout the whole tournament.” Norris was seeded second but has been surprising people all season. After earning a bye through the opening round, Norris advanced to the semifinal with a pin against Russell County’s Larry Upshaw in a mere 1:21. He then took down McAdory’s Rasheed Todd in a 4-1 decision, and Norris won the gold with a 3:42 pin over Opelika’s Cameron Reese, who was seeded No. 1. “Pokey beat a very good Cameron Reese in the final,” Ransaw said. “Cameron was seeded No. 1 in the sectional, and I think Pokey wanted to go out and prove, ‘When I wrestle my best, I can beat anyone.’ For a big guy, he kept his opponents moving and kept them on their toes.” Benjamin Russell also had three second-place finishers, as Robert Graham (132 pounds), Hezekiah Hunter (170) and Damien Lawry (220) all took second. Hunter was one of the biggest surprises of the day, as he was seeded just fourth entering the weekend’s competition. But Hunter had back-to-back pins Friday, which advanced

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Benjamin Russell’s Bre Smith fights for a rebound against Chelsea’s Sydney Schwalliie on Monday night.

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Benjamin Russell’s Robert Graham wrestles in the 6A first-place match at 132 during Saturday’s AHSAA South Super Section.

him to the semifinals. He pinned Northview’s Thomas LaPlante in just 1:29 then flattened Opelika’s Benjamin Daughtry in the second period. During the semifinals, Hunter had his hands full with Wetumpka’s Mason Blackwell, who had only one loss on the season up to that point. But Hunter claimed the win with a narrow 7-6 decision. “We had a game plan going against Mason Blackwell because we knew we’d meet him in the semifinals,” Ransaw said. “When you push pace against him, he gets uncomfortable. He’s going to start panicking, which he did. We started trying anything, and Mason wasn’t used to being in that position. Hezekiah just kept pressuring and pressuring him.” Hunter then met his match against Chelsea’s Sam Ingram in a 5-0 loss in the final. At 132 pounds, Graham had a tough ride against one of the best weight classes in the section. His first match was

the easiest, as he had a 19-3 tech fall over Park Crossing’s Jaylen Ware. Graham then had to tough it out, picking up tight decision victories over Opelika’s Cameron Williams, 6-3, and Spanish Fort’s Chris Duran, 9-7. But then Graham met undefeated Steven Bell, who claimed a 16-6 major decision in the final. Despite being just a sophomore, Lawry continued to make a name for himself by picking up three straight pins on his way to the final. He flattened Pelham’s Josh Thompson in 1:08, Robertsdale’s Lucas Gillette in 5:34 and Chelsea’s Welsey Pouncey in 5:56. Helena’s Nathan Dunaway, the No. 1 seed, turned the tables on Lawry, though, with a pin of his own in the final. “I had coaches tell me that Robert gave Steven Bell the best match of the sectionals,” Ransaw said. “He did not back down from him. Damien’s also in a tough weight class, but he has the ability to wrestle anyone. This year, he can

easily place in the top four at state.” Taking third for the Wildcats were Nyshad Hannon at 113 and Ryan Spradley at 160. Hannon received two byes to begin but fell in his first match to Brookwood’s Christian Pendley. Battling his way back through consolations, Hannon picked up a pin to start then had shutout decisions over McAdory’s Hudson Waldrop and Northview’s Jonathan Medeiros to get to the consolation final. In the third-place match, Hannon demolished Wetumpka’s Mason Dickey with a 15-1 major decision to claim the bronze. For Spradley, he picked up back-to-back wins to begin, including a pin over Brookwood’s Landon Harville and a technical fall against Stanhope’s Jeremiah Cherry Daniel. Spradley then met Spanish Fort’s Jake Snow and suffered a 9-7 loss. But just like Hannon, Spradley rebounded well and eked out a 1-0 decision against Pelham’s Joseph Chimento to capture third place. Earning fourth place for Benjamin Russell was Bobby Charsha at 126 and capturing seventh place and a spot at state were Lee Leonard (106) and Devion Freeman (138). “Devion is a first-year wrestler who showed a lot of guts,” Ransaw said. “He had a lot of grit in him. He was battling the flu all week then went 1-1 on Friday and won the one he needed to get to state. Lee, I’m very proud of him too. He seeded only 10th or 11th, and he also won the matches he needed to get seventh place. He won two matches as an eighth-grader and is going to state.” The AHSAA Class 6A state championships begin Thursday in Huntsville.


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Langston, Diyanna Newton and Kenzie Hornsby combined for a total of nine points. “They did an outstanding job playing man defense and that’s something we haven’t seen a lot of this year,” Solomon said. “They made it tough for us.” Long mixed man defense, full-court pressure and double-teams in the backcourt to force Reeltown (14-7) into uncomfortable shooting situations. Long (25-5), however, made itself at home. The visiting Rebels went on an 8-0 run to start the game, prompting a Reeltown timeout. Reeltown answered and cut the lead to 8-6 following a Jones triple. Long jumped back ahead and ended the stanza leading 12-8. “We pushed the ball a pretty good bit,” Long coach Jody Hughes said. “I feel like we outlasted them. I thought we played really good defense. We knew coming in, (Haynes) likes to penetrate and a lot of their offense depended on her getting in the paint. We tried to eliminate as much penetration as possible. In doing that, we gave up a few open looks to (Jones) and she made some shots. I feel like we did a really good job of taking their offense away from them.” Mary Beth Long, an offensive nonfactor through the first half, took control of the game in the second half as a force inside, scoring 14 of her 18 in the final two periods. While Long was a threat on the inside, Hannah Payne paced the Rebels from the outside with 15 points. Reeltown started the third period in the hole but looked to dig its way out of it with a Haynes basket. The 27-18 score gave way to a 7-0 Long run prompting a timeout with 5:06 to play. Long pushed ahead and ended the third period leading 38-23. With the clock and the ball in their favor, The road-borne Rebels began working to shrink the game as they extended their possessions. In a zone defense, Reeltown allowed the stall before finally expanding to pressure the ball handlers. A late hoop pushed the mark to 50-31 with 1:03 left in the game. Reeltown’s final hoop of the season was a Jones 3-pointer. Long took back possession and was ran out the clock en route to the victory.

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