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PAGE 2 THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 Florala Police Department ARREST REPORT The Florala Police Department made the following arrests for the week .of August 17-23, 2010 Jonathan Carroll - interference with custody Steven Hamilton - domestic Violence, 3rd degree Michael Sanders- possession of a controlled substance; possession of marijuana, 2nd degree; possession of drug paraphernaha Opp urges caution during construction by Jan Allred As the City of Opp continues with their downtown revi- talization project, city officials urge residents and visitors who drive through the city to do so with extreme caution. While the construction means progress for the city, it also means there will be construction equipment, workers and changes in the downtown area which could pose a dan- ger to drivers and workers. Opp Pohce Chief Nickey Carnley said his Officers had been issuing warning tickets but the time for adjustment is over and officers will now begin writing citations to those drivers who fail to stop at the two new four-way stop signs in the downtown area (red lights were removed and re- placed with a four-way stop.) CWA moves to new location by Jan Allred Residents who receive their water from the Covington Water Authority (CWA) will have a new payment drop off location beginning September 7. Debra Bennett, CWA Man- ager, said the office is moving to a 5.5 acre parcel on Tracks Lane, which is off Sanford Road in Andalusia, AL. The CWA bought the property in March to allow for fu- ture growth of the facility. Bennett said the CWA current- ly serves 4,190 customers throughout Covington County, maintaining six water wells and has 730 miles of water mains and their focus is to provide county residents with a dependable and safe supply of water. Though the office is relocating, the phone number 334-428-2656, will remain the same. The Hillcrest Drive office will be open until 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, then will be closed the following Friday and Monday for the move. The CWA will open at their new office at 22420 Tracks Lane at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7. (Directions: Customers driving to the office from Highway 55 S. com- ing into Andalusia should turn right onto Three Notch Street going to U.S. Highway 84 and Highway 29 North. Turn right at the next traffic light, which is Sanford Road. Cross the railroad tracks and immediately urn left onto the street across from Sam Carroll Memorials and follow the road until they see the office building on the right. The new CWA office is a large metal warehouse with a chain link fence.) I Fund Raisim our School, Church, Club, Team or Youth Group will work directly with the manufacturer to make 40% profit. Your supporters receive a tremendous value on remarkable kitchen knives, utensils and C6 gift sets (quick mixes, cookbooks, soy wax candles and stoneware too)! "A ClaAbove The " Our proven Fund Raisin system guarantees your NAode in the .00:.USA success W.S. HARLAN RECEIVES GIFT FROM KIWANIS CLUB Due to the lack of funding in Alabama rural schools, many necessary items needed in the class rooms must be provided by outside sources. The local Kiwanis Club of Tri-Cities heard of this need and decided to step up and help our local chil- dren. This being a fairly neu club, funds were limited. The youth services conimittee chose to spend the entire budget by purchasing supplies asked for by the schools. Each of the 16 classrooms at W.S. Harlan received a package containing paper towels, tissues, hand soap, sanitizer, band aids and pencils. They were presented to the teachers at the first PTO open house on Monday evening. A small presentation was given by John Bryan and Saxon Poppell, Youth Service Committee members. When PoppeU asked the crowd if they would like for the Kiwanis to do this again, they applauded. When asked if they would like for the donation to be more, they applauded even louder. She then invited everyone to consider joining the Kiwanis Club. The more members that join, the more fund raisers can be organized, the more money to give. The Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday evening 6p.m. at the Florala Middle School cafeteria. The Kiwanis Club is a global organization of member-volunteers working to change the world one child and one com- munity at a time. Shown is John Bryan, Youth Services Chairman and Saxon Poppell presenting supplies to W.S. Harlan faculty. (photo by Heath H Harrison) BALL FROM FRONT ball," Carter said. Accord- ing to Map Quest, it is 25,93 miles from Florala to Johnson Park in Andalusia. Carter said it appeared to him that it was "our prefer- ence as to where we want our kids to play and where we are willing to drive to." Commissioner Harold El- more said while he support- ed the children of Covington County, he too felt the com- mission was not in finan- cial shape to commit such a large amount to a 15-year project. As stewards of the county's money, Elmore said they have to ensure the county is able to operate on a day-to-day basis as well as be as prepared as they could be for the unexpected, point- ing out the county has been struggling financially. According to Elmore, roads need to be repaired and he is concerned about taking care of the county employees. Commissioner Carl Tur- man said it was his job to look out for the people of Red Level and that he had received several phone calls from youths asking him to support the agreement so they could continue to play ball and that he would do SO. When the vote was called for, it was 2-2 with Ellis and Elmore voting no, Carter and Turman voting yes. Before casting the deciding vote, Chairman Lynn Sasser said he had to do what was right for all of Covington County and in his opinion that meant voting no. Despite the commission's decision not to enter into the contract, the City of Andalu- sia's Department of Leisure Service Director Dwight Mikel said the city will move forward with the project. Chairman Lynn Sasser scheduled a work- shop to further discuss options to provide ball fields for county youth. The workshop will be held in the County Commission Chamber at 9 a.m., Wednesday, September 8. The public is welcome to attend. FLORALA UTLITILIES BOARD MEMBER Marion Causey and Commission Chairman Lynn Sasser discuss the outcome of Monday's commission meeting. FLORALA MAYOR ROBERT WILLIAMSON AD- DRESSED the Covington County Commission Monday morning requesting that if the commission entered into a $45,000 a year recreational Contract with the City of An- dalusia to build new baseball fields "that Florala children not be left out of the picture. iiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !iii%iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!iii!ii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii BE SPIRING