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b rengo Democrat established 1889 - Merged 1911 Thursday July 14 2016 $ O0 per copy Volume One Hundred, Thirty-Eight Number Thirty-four One Section -- Eight Pages Published in Linden, Alabama, USA Demopolis Mayor Mike Grayson Don Siegelman, Arthur Ogden, John Laney; Linden Mayor Moore faces Tamika Dial, Albert Lankster, Kenneth Barrineau 1 April Cannon's family lost all of hs personal belongings Monday night, July 11, when their home was gutted by fire. Reports from a family member said the fire started in the attic and that's where the slructural damage occurred. Marengo County fire and Rescue Squad responded as did the Umden Fire Department. Although flames consumed the attic struc- tural components, smoke dainaged everything' els E the house. Fire fighters extinguished the flames before the house was burned completely down. At one point when the smoke hovered at ground level, traffic on Highway 43 south of Linden was halted. -- Photo by Henry Walters Municipal elections will be Tuesday, Aug. 23, and any run- offs will be Oct. 4. Qualifying started July 5, and ends Friday, July 19, at 5:00 pm The following candidates were provided from their com- munities. For the City of Demopolis, incumbent Mayor Mike Grayson will face Don Singleton, Arthur Ogden, and John Laney. For Council District l, no names were provided. For Council District 2, Nathan Hardy is the only candidate who has qualified at this time. Harris Nelson and David McCants will be ruim/ng for District 3. For Council District 4, Bill Meador is the only can- didate who has qualified at this time In Tlaomaston, incumbent Mayor Jeff Ladumn is unop- posed. All council candidates are unchallenged. For Council District 1, Peggy H. Pritchett. For Council District 2, Jason Stokes, for Council District 3, W. L. Drake, and for Council District 4, Bernard Cade, and for Council District 5, Eddie Jones, Jr. Linden Mayor Charles Moore will face Tamika G. Dial, Albert E Lankster, and Kenneth Barrineau. Denny Baynham and Jan Cannon are running for Council District 1. For Council DistriCt 2, Joiiathali O~beii is miOpp0sed. For Cotmcil District 3, no names were pro- vided. For Council District 4, Neal Jackson, and for Council District 5, Milton Vick are both unopposed. After three years of insuffi- cient reporting into the volun- tary Game Check program, Alabama's Conservation Advisory Board has recom- mended mandatory reporting of deer and turkey harvests via the Game Check system start- ing with the 2016-17 hunting season. To educate hunters in Alabama about the Game Check harvesting system, the Alabama Division of Wildlife Ray Anthony Rowser, aged 37, died as a result of a gun- shot wound October 30, 2015. July 7, 2016, after nearly an eight months investigation Demopolis Police arrested Lawrence Hawkins, B/M, age 41, of Demopolis. This Unsolved Murder that occurred October 30, 2015 also injured Jennifer Martin. Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese said that this investigation is not over with this suspect's arrest but his criminal investigators will continue working until we are satisfied that we have done all and Freshwater Fisheries is holding seminars about the program throughout the state this summer. WFF Director Chuck Sykes will host the seminars, which include an overview of the program followed by a ques- tion and answer session. All hunters are encouraged to attend one of these in advance of hunting season. Topics to be covered: How to check your game. we can do to bring everyone that might be involved to jus- tice. Reese gave thanks to the DPD Criminal Investigations Division for not giving up on this case and also thanks to District Attorney Greg Griggers and his Task Force for their assistance. Anyone with information is still asked to call the Demopolis Police Department at 334-289-3073 or TIPLINE 334-289-1475. On October 30, 2015, at approximately 10:10 pm, Demopolis Police responded Why the data is important. What it means to you, the hunter. Changes to the upcoming hunting season. Alabama is one of only three states without a mandato- ry data collection system. Following are dates and locations of area seminars. July 28, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Auburn University School of Forestry & to 512 Blacks Drive reference to two people being shot. Upon patrol officers arrival, they located a black male adult who was suffering from a gunshot wound. AmStar EMS provided immediate medical aid to the victim. The victim was trans- ported to Bryan Whiffield ER where he succumbed to his injuries. He also stated that the sec- ond victim, Jennifer Martin was transported by a private owned vehicle to the ER where she was treated for a gunshot wound and was released. Wddlife Sciences Bldg Room 2217 602 Duncan Drive Auburn, AL 36849 August 4, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TBA--Butler, AL August 9, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Shelton State Bldg at Demopolis Sportsplex 186 Field of Dreams Drive Gallion, AL 36742 (Hwy 43 South.) Lawrence Hawkins Potential candidates for mayor or council membership have until 5:00 p. m. Friday, July 15, to fill out the papers and pay the fees. Qualifying fees are set for the August municipal elections in Marengo County. Demopolis is the priceiest with $50.00 fees for both council and mayor fees. Linden charges $50.00 to qualify as mayor and $25.00 for council seats. Thomaston set its fee for mayor at $25.00 and council at $15.00. Myrtlewood is the most inviting town with $10.00 fees for mayor and council. Sweet Water set its fees at $25.00 for mayor and council. Thomaston, Sweet Water, Faunsdale, Myrtlewood, Linden, Dayton, and Demopolis will hold elections. Candidates may serve as their own committee but must still fde the form with the pro- bate judge. This form must be filed within five days of qualifying to run for office and must be fried regardless of whether the candidates has reached the $1,000 threshold under the Fair Campaign Practice Act. Forms are available from the probate judge, secretary of states, or the city clerk. In addition, once as candi- date establishes a campaign committee, disclosure reports are due on the second business day of the subsequent month until the month of August, at which point the reports are due weekly on Monday of each week leading up to the elec- tion. Further, the Ethics Law requires candidate to file a statement of economic inter- ests with the State Ethics Commission. "t whinq runt. Qualifying ends Friday Thomasvme Branch 33821 Hwy 43 Thomasville Sweet Water Thomasville Linden Demopolis 334-994-4113 334-636.0036 334-295-8871 334-287-1300