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Henagar, AL

well how is debbie raines the clerk doin

JUST AN FYI to all the posters, the word want and won't mean two completely different things...  (Jul 5, 2011 | post #22)

Henagar, AL

henagar not prepared for storms

Ok, Mr/s. Another Citizen... correcting grammar is one thing, however, if you are going to correct someone, do it right. The sentence, "That hurts the way people think of us anyway," is written incorrectly, as the word that is a preposition, and sentences should never begin with a preposition.  (Jul 5, 2011 | post #22)

Ider, AL

1st Annual Sand Mountain Disaster Relief Concert, Ider AL

Um Ok, so don't ever hire me for your press release... Who: Brian White, Due West, Aly'An, Chris Shepard, Jason Lee Wilson, Leon Venerable, Robert Lee Keele, and finally Lewis Copeland. What: Country concert When: September 4, 2011 Where: Ider Football Field Why: April 27th left many of us in the midst of destruction unlike we have ever seen. This concert is for the victims of that destruction. It is a time for us to enjoy life for just that moment. It is a time that those who did not lose can try to do a small part to help. Every penny donated will go to tornado victims. There will be a committee set up to determine exactly where the money goes, but rest assured, this is going to help revive Sand Mountain. Having been in one that day myself, I can promise you it is very important to me. I did not get injured, did not lose my home. My business was beaten up and smacked around, but I'm, by the grace of God, still here. So get your friends, grab a few lawn chairs and blankets, bring your check book if you are not a victim/survivor and give with your heart. Let's make this precedent to Mule Day a success!  (Jun 28, 2011 | post #3)

Ider, AL

1st Annual Sand Mountain Disaster Relief Concert, Ider AL

Duh, forgot to say, will be held 5-10pm at Ider Football Field in the newly rebuilt bleachers, after the first set of tornado's came though.  (Jun 28, 2011 | post #2)

Ider, AL

1st Annual Sand Mountain Disaster Relief Concert, Ider AL

The Town of Ider and WWIC AM 1050 is proud to be able to bring to you this concert event designed to help the people in the area who have been devastated by the tornado outbreak this year. Parking will be $1.00 but the concert will be FREE. We will have food and some great country music. Bring your blankets and chairs and take a spot on the field, or bring your bleacher seats and sit in the stands. We wanted to make this an annual event as it seems we seem to get hit each year. Make sure to come out and support our neighbors, family, friends, and the strangers we have met along the way REBUILD Sand Mountain. Buy a tshirt, get something to eat or drink.. or just make a donation. A big shout out in muches of bunches of thanks to J & J Sound Production in Henagar. See them for all your musical needs! They are being so kind to donate their sound equipment and time to run it not only for this concert, but also for Rock 4Recovery Concert in Henagar July 9th. There will be a committee set up regarding money taken in, but rest assured it will stay right here in our area. Confirmed Performers: Due West Aly'An Bryan White Chris Shepard Jason Lee Wilson Leon Venerable Robert Lee Keele Lewis Copeland  (Jun 28, 2011 | post #1)

Henagar, AL

Recent tornado outbreak in South may set new record, expe...

These guys helped clean up my lil country store in the area as well. Lance, the coordinator, is AWESOME. THANK YOU's all around  (May 30, 2011 | post #288)

Henagar, AL

DeKalb County Sheriff's Statement On Tornado Recovery Eff...

We will be fine I think. I am trying to work with a man who has been through several disasters like this. In Lakeshore MS, he helped rebuild 40 homes at no cost to folks who didn't have insurance. He is gonna be bringing in a crew beginning June 7 to start helping do a few things. I am working on some fundraising to help purchase the supplies, but a lot of my neighbors were either not insured or grossly under insured, so I want to do what is in my power to help this community rebuild, including the store that has been in place for 94 years. It means something to the people of the community and they mean a great deal to me. Thanks for your good wishes,and just keep sending up prayers for us.  (May 27, 2011 | post #13)

Henagar, AL

DeKalb County Sheriff's Statement On Tornado Recovery Eff...

To Fair in Rainsville: FEMA on day two of the diaster dropped off ONE pallet of water and ONE pallet of MRE's. Regarding the electrical contractors, we didn't charge them either. When I said paid contractors, I am referring to the people who hired guys to come in and begin clearing land and such. These were not volunteers. We did not get ICE from anyone except donated bags that came from a variety of private donations. The water that we began "selling " was water that had been donated from private citizens for the community. The FEMA water was long gone by the end of week 2. As far as the SBA loans and FEMA's money are concerned, honestly, that is the least of our concerns. We will rebuild with the help of our community. We will recover. I have no doubt about that. We were one of the lucky ones to have insurance, so it may not be what it was, but there will be a lil country store for this neighborhood.  (May 27, 2011 | post #11)

Henagar, AL

Alabama tornadoes: 33 dead in Dekalb County, death toll e...

Nikki, Thank you for your post. I own the little gas station there, and we were tragically hit very hard. Everyone who lives in the area lost someone they knew.  (May 25, 2011 | post #62)

Henagar, AL

DeKalb County Sheriff's Statement On Tornado Recovery Eff...

I am one of the owners. We were treated like crap after someone called the sheriff's dept. and said we were selling ice and water. We did begin, near the end of week two after the diaster, selling water and ice to PAID contractors who had come in to work. The money taken went into our storm victim fund, of which we purchased a tent for the Easler family, who was at the time sleeping under a tarp, and a pair of shoes for a boy who had only a pair of flip flops, and we didn't have a donated pair that fit him. That is what we did with the money we took in from the donation bucket. We had a trailer truck in our parking lot filled with donated items the Cowboy Church organized into the truck. My partner was accused of being drunk and not allowing access to the trailor, which was baloney and you can ask anyone in the community. The sheriff's dept said they were going to come and get some supplies. We assumed they were going to get the stuff in the trailor, instead they took EVERY bottle of water and EVERY bag of ice and that's all. They left the community. I was in the actual tornado, my partner arrived around 3 am and we did not leave. We continued to sell the soda and tobacco in stock, but otherwise turned our store into an immediate relief center. We spent the first two and a half weeks after the disaster helping the community. I wasn't shaking hands, I was hugging my neighbors and grieving with them, as we all lost someone we knew. Jimmy Harris did not stop by, Mitch Dendy did, and the Wildlife guys were there. The same guys whose trucks my partner had PERSONALLY been loading down with supplies.  (May 25, 2011 | post #6)

Henagar, AL

storm victims

Also, Fountain of Life Church, on HWY 75 in between Ider and Henagar, tons of free clothing.  (May 25, 2011 | post #4)

Henagar, AL

Review: Lookout Mountain Tire & Auto

Matt, If you are a part of Lookout Mnt Tire, I don't think this helps your case, kinda makes Jasper look like he's telling the truth. If you have a business, and dislike what was said, maybe explain the situation and how you tried to do all you could to make the customer happy. Not just say screw you...  (Apr 7, 2011 | post #4)

Henagar, AL

Former Crossville police officer indicted on theft charges

Because he was police chief at Ider for a short time  (Apr 5, 2011 | post #2)

Henagar, AL

Neal Sparks in the news again!!! How do you like him now?

How do you know that he has done any thing? He was a good Chief, do you know he had to work with." That was from you.. Possibly where someone could have gotten the idea that you are about positive you are correct. As I said before, I am not a fan of Donkeys tied to Trees, but right is right and wrong is wrong. I am pretty confident that a police officer wouldn't even be charged with a crime if there wasn't some sort of reason for it, and we can't even blame this one on the "Trees" as it was in a different town...  (Mar 2, 2011 | post #8)

Ider, AL

Don't Ask Don't Tell - Ider, AL

If you are brave enough to go fight for my right to vote in stupid polls, I don't care if you are gay, straight, lesbian, transgendered.. I just don't care...  (Dec 20, 2010 | post #2)

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