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City of Clanton ends contract with firm allegedly running ‘debtor’s prison’ | AL.com

Correction Services had a contract with Clanton for the past six years that allowed the firm to collect a $10 set-up fee and a $40 monthly fee from every debtor the Clanton Municipal Court steered to the firm, according to the lawsuit the SPLC filed against the city in March.

The SPLC sent out letters on Wednesday to nearly 100 municipalities that use JCS, warning that the contracts are illegal and the tactics used by the firms can amount to extortion.

  1. Bay Minette
  2. Elberta
  3. Fairhope
  4. Gulf Shores
  5. Loxley
  6. Orange Beach
  7. Robertsdale
  8. Silverhill
  9. Summerdale

via City of Clanton ends contract with firm allegedly running ‘debtor’s prison’ | AL.com.

Old Shell Road Magnet School to become loft apartments | AL.com

Local investors paid $560,000 for 2.5 acres on Ala. 59 across from Tanger Outlet Center in Foley

A bank-owned, 2,125-square-foot former dental office at 25088 E. State St., in Elberta, sold to investors for $113,000

Sarrell Regional Dental Center has leased 2,300 square feet of space at 805 N. McKenzie St., in Foley

The Mobile Film Office is looking to book a condo or house in Orange Beach for actor Nicholas Cage, who will be filming action scenes in the Gulf during the last two weeks of June. Cage will star in the movie “USS Indianapolis — Men of Courage” which begins filming June 19 and features the battleship USS Alabama in Mobile.The film tells the story of the Indianapolis that was sunk by Japanese torpedos in World War II. About 900 crewmen were adrift in shark-infested waters for more than 3 days before the U.S.Navy realized the ship had sunk. Cage has filmed several films on the Gulf Coast

via Old Shell Road Magnet School to become loft apartments | AL.com.

Baldwin has 10 of Alabama’s 30 fastest-growing cities; Mobile shrinks again | AL.com

Elberta’s 1.9 percent growth rate between the middle of 2013 and the middle of last year placed it among Alabama’s 30 fastest-growing municipalities but only No. 10 in its own county.

Such is the nature of Baldwin County’s phenomenal growth, which is swelling populations in every city and town, as well as the unincorporated areas. The county also is home to nine of the 30 fastest-growing municipalities since the 2010 census.

via Baldwin has 10 of Alabama’s 30 fastest-growing cities; Mobile shrinks again | AL.com.

Collision claims woman’s life in Elberta, man charged with DUI as police investigate | AL.com

Police confirmed Thursday that a two-vehicle crash on Baldwin County Road 20 in Elberta claimed the life of a woman late last week.

Investigators declined to immediately release the victim’s name, citing her family’s wishes.

via Collision claims woman’s life in Elberta, man charged with DUI as police investigate | AL.com.

Burglary charge dropped against alleged Elberta Elementary School shooter Barbara Grice

A Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge on Friday dismissed a burglary charge against a 51-year-old woman who entered Elberta Elementary School on Feb. 25 with a gun and threatened her sister.

But Judge Scott Norton said there was enough evidence to send the charges of attempted murder, making a terrorist threat, and possessing a deadly weapon on school ground to a grand jury for review.

via Burglary charge dropped against alleged Elberta Elementary School shooter Barbara Grice | AL.com.

Flooding ruins crops for some Baldwin County farmers

David Eckman said his farm in Elberta saw more than eight inches of rain over the last few days.

“I was prepared for a heavy rain and it was a little more than what I expected, but it wasn’t what we had last year. That was a total loss on the crops. But this year I think we’ll make out,” Eckman said.

He said he lost about 40 percent of the yield on crops like squash and cucumbers due to the persistent standing water and the sheer force of the rain, which beat down other plants.

via Flooding ruins crops for some Baldwin County farmers – FOX10 News | WALA.

Federal judge sets plea for Elberta school shooter

A federal judge sets a not guilty plea in the case of Barbara Grice, 52, the Foley woman accused of firing a gun inside Elerta Elementary School.

Grice was indicted by a federal jury in March. Investigators say she attempted to kill her sister.

She entered court on Monday in a wheel chair, her medical condition is unclear.

via Federal judge sets plea for Elberta school shooter – FOX10 News | WALA.

Elberta Police Chief Arrested

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office has charged Chief Pledger with the following:

1. Firing into an occupied building
2. Filing a false police report
3. Tampering with evidence.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Elberta Police Chief Mickey Pledger for making a false report. The arrest stems from a report the chief made two weeks ago.
The chief said that someone tried to “kill him” outside the police department.

Elberta Police Chief Arrested

Elberta Police Chief Charged With Filing a False Police Report

Elberta Police Chief Defends His Story

Elberta Police Chief Mickey Pledger is defending his story that someone shot at him. He says an investigation will prove he’s telling the truth.

Remember two weeks ago Chief Pledger re-enacted what he says happened for our cameras. He claimed a man standing outside his office fired at him when he walked out, but there are many out there who say the chief’s story doesn’t add up.

Pledger says he knows there are skeptics and those who don’t believe his life was in danger the night of Feb. 13 when he says a gunman came for him. “You can rumor all you want, but the physical evidence doesn’t lie,” says Pledger. “That’s the bottom line.”

Elberta Police Chief Defends His Story

Elberta police chief injured in fall during shootout

Police Chief Mickey Pledger dislocated his right shoulder Sunday during an exchange of gunfire with a man at about 10:30 p.m., the chief said Monday.

The chief fired one shot at the assailant, but was not sure if he hit the person, who escaped.

Elberta police chief injured in fall during shootout

Suspect shoots at Elberta police chief

Elberta Police Chief Mickey Pledger got more than what he bargained for Sunday night, when he went to retrieve a file from his vehicle.

Pledger said after he got the file, he turned around to go back into the building. When he did, there was a man standing in between Pledger and the building, staring at the building. He was wearing all black clothing.

The chief asked the man if he could help him. When he did, the man whipped around and fired a shot at Pledger, then took off. Pledger drew his weapon and fired on shot. He doesn’t know if it hit the suspect.

Suspect shoots at Elberta police chief

Input sought on new park construction

Baldwin County officials bought property for a new park and boat launch on Wolf Creek with public funds for public enjoyment.

Now they want to get the most out of the site without its becoming a public nuisance to nearby residents.

With that in mind, a town hall-style meeting has been scheduled for 7 tonight at the Miflin Community Center, 24163 Miflin Road in Elberta

Input sought on new park construction

Elberta Meth lab bust

On September 16, 2009 members of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force conducted a consensual search at a residence on Wilson Road in Elberta. The Task Force received information that a possible “Meth Lab” was being utilized at that location.

Two adults were arrested, male Jason James DOB 11-07-73 and a female, Cathleen Moore, DOB 9 -17-71 for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia an additional charge of child endangerment by chemical/ Drug exposure was placed on both subjects.

Meth lab bust

Elberta stabbing suspect arrested

A man wanted for questioning for a stabbing in Elberta Tuesday has been arrested by Baldwin County authorities.

Jarred Stewart is charged with assault.

Police say two people were injured in the incident. One of the injured parties was flown to the hospital with stab wounds.

Elberta stabbing suspect arrested

Elberta teen who loved the outdoors to have camoflauge funeral

Samantha Dyess of Elberta, who died Monday after remaining in a coma for two months following a single-car accident near her home, had been a 16-year-old girl who always got her way, family members said Wednesday.

That’s why the pallbearers at her funeral — which begins at 3 p.m. today at Orange Beach United Methodist Church — will be dressed head-to-toe in deer-hunting camouflage outfits.

Elberta teen who loved the outdoors to have camoflauge funeral