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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

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Summerdale council OKs hiring of police officer

After a tense week over concerns regarding the viability of the Police Department, the Town Council on Tuesday showed its confidence in the agency by approving the hiring of an additional police officer. The move will allow the department to bring its complement of full-time certified officers to six, according to officials

Summerdale council OKs hiring of police officer

How do you go from not needing a police department to adding staff in just a few weeks?

Summerdale grows by 231 acres

The town limits expanded its borders earlier this month after 231 acres were added to the southern portion of the corporate limits.

Upper City Limits Farms Inc. petitioned the town for annexation and the council determined it was in the municipality’s best interest to bring the area into the corporate limits. During a special meeting held Feb. 8 , the Town Council voted to annex the land.

Summerdale grows by 231 acres

Tensions Ease Between Summerdale Mayor and Chief

It looks like Summerdale Mayor David Wilson will NOT dissolve the police department after all. Police Chief Dwain Reibeling tells News 5 Wilson has given him the green light to hire at least two more officers, which, according to Reibeling, means his job is secure.

But the mayor might have changed his mind following a heated city council worksession Tuesday night, when dozens of concerned residents asked Wilson not to shut down the police department. At the meeting, tensions between the mayor and chief boiled over…Wilson accused Reibeling of mis-managing the police department…Reibeling then accused Wilson and the city council of trying to run him out of town.

Tensions Ease Between Summerdale Mayor and Chief

Mobilians planning to visit Summerdale for a crime speed will need to reschedule

Parents Accused Of Stealing Food To Feed Children

Police in Summerdale say Phillip and Nichole Guidry needed food to feed their hungry children, but instead of providing for their kids, they ended up in jail.

On Tuesday, investigators say the Guidry’s, with their three children in tow, went to the Dollar General on Highway 59 and tried to steal food, medical supplies and toys for them. Both were charged with shoplifting.

 

Parents Accused Of Stealing Food To Feed Children

Summerdale PD has a busy December

The Summerdale Police Department was kept busy in December even though Chief Dwain Riebeling said the holidays were much quieter than he expected.

In December the police department wrote One03 citations, issued 83 warnings, made 32 incident/offense reports and made 44 arrests. The Summerdale Police Department received 313 calls in December and drove a total of 8,216 miles. The police department responded to an average 15 incidents per day last month.

Summerdale PD has a busy December

Further discussion needed for take-home vehicle ban

The Summerdale Town Council voted last year to stop letting most town employees take vehicles owned by the town home each night.

The ban on take home cars was to go into effect at the beginning of 2011, but after further debate at Monday’s town council work session the council agreed further discussion was needed.

 

Further discussion needed for take-home vehicle ban

Three towns get federal money for police

The Obama administration will dole out $1 billion in aid to help cities and states keep police officers on the beat during the economic downturn – but most of those who sought the help will be disappointed.

The aid is just a fraction of what police departments across the country had hoped to get. For every $1 to be delivered, another $7 in requests will go unanswered under the grant program, Community Oriented Policing Services, commonly called COPS. Under the COPS program, the federal government pays the officers’ salary and benefits for three years, after which the local government is responsible for the costs.

Below is a list of local departments who will receive COPS money:

  • Bay Minette $140,159
  • Foley $578,727
  • Summerdale $134,919

Only 1 in 7 agencies to get police aid

Traffic investigation leads to meth lab bust in Summerdale

Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies following up on a traffic violation arrested the suspect’s father after finding a methamphetamine lab at the residence, officials said today. Deputies were looking for Kevin Curry when they located the lab on Baldwin County 28 in Summerdale on Monday, according to a Sheriff’s Office statement.

A deputy had attempted to stop a driver believed to be Curry for traffic violations and reckless endangerment. The driver fled and got away from the officer. Curry is a not a suspect in the meth case, said Maj. Anthony Lowery, Sheriff’s Office communications director.

Authorities did arrest Curry’s father, James Kevin Puckett, 48, of Summerdale, on charges of first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and Jennifer L. Bemis, 32, of Fairhope, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to the statement.

Traffic investigation leads to meth lab bust in Summerdale

Baldwin boy, 3, drowns in pond

A 3-year-old boy drowned Saturday at his home, Baldwin County officials said Sunday.

Nathan Olson drowned at the home on Spring Creek Drive at about 6:10 p.m., Baldwin County Coroner Jim Small said. The child was taken by ambulance to South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, but was pronounced dead at the Foley hospital, he said.

The death is under investigation by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, Maj. Anthony Lowery, department communications director, said

Baldwin boy, 3, drowns in pond

Escapee caught near landfill

A prisoner on a work detail at the Magnolia Landfill escaped around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24.

His run was short-lived.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and the Foley Police Department say Jody Gregory Clarke was captured early Wednesday morning.

Escapee caught near landfill

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  • Seashore Wings Inc., Hooters, 300 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores — 83.
  • McDonald’s of Daphne, 29138 U.S. 98, Daphne — 84.
  • Mama Lou’s Restaurant, 22288 Pine St., Robertsdale — 85.
  • Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant, 22379 Ala. 59, Robertsdale — 85.
  • Papa’s Pizza & Pasta, 28850 U.S. 98, Daphne — 86.
  • Tienda San Francisco, 804 Ala. 59 S., Summerdale — 86

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Rate increase coming from Baldwin EMC

About 67,000 area utility customers will pay more for electricity in March when Baldwin EMC implements a 7.8 percent rate increase.

The increase is the first rate change since January 2005 and the second in 10 years, said Karen Moore, spokeswoman for the Summerdale-based electrical cooperative. The new rates will start March 1.

“We’ve tried to hold off as long as we could,” Moore said. “I think we’re about the last ones to change

Rate increase coming from Baldwin EMC

Animal shelter in stimulus request

For every three animals brought to the county’s animal shelter, on average, one of them is adopted out.

The other two are euthanized, said Tracy Holiday, president of the board of the Baldwin Animal Rescue Center, a private group whose members work with the public facility on Baldwin County 49 near the county’s Magnolia Landfill

Baldwin County commissioners put the shelter on their list of proposed projects for federal stimulus package money. But the $4 million shelter is listed after several county road projects in the “secondary priority” category. It was pitched in part because the bill was designed to help projects far enough along in the planning stages to begin quickly.

Animal shelter in stimulus request

Summerdale Peanut Co., LLC Recalls 10 Oz Bags

Summerdale Peanut Co., LLC is recalling approximately 150 bags of Baldwin County Fried Peanuts packaged in 10 oz cellophane bags. These peanuts, distributed to retail establishments in Southern Alabama between June 30 and December 22, 2008, were supplied by the Peanut Corporation of America in Blakely, Georgia and have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Summerdale Peanut Co. has not received notice of any consumer illness associated with its products. However, we are taking precautionary steps by removing this product from the market. The recall was initiated when Summerdale Peanut Co., LLC was notified that Peanut Corporation of America was recalling the peanuts used in its 10 ounce fried peanuts product. Summerdale Peanut Co., LLC has ceased the distribution of this product.

This recall is limited to the particular product. Peanuts grown in Alabama that are processed at Summerdale Peanut Co, LLC are not affected.

Consumers who have purchased a 10 oz. cellophane bag labeled “Baldwin County Fried Peanuts” should not consume these peanuts. They should discard the peanuts but may take the packaging back to the location of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 251-989-2221.

 

Summerdale Peanut Co., LLC Recalls 10 Oz Bags