Active shooter drill gives Daleville officers a feel for a real school shooting

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Active shooter drill gives Daleville officers a feel for a real school shooting
“Someone is in our school. I think there are two. They are shooting. Please help us!” cried Georgia Nichols, Windham Elementary School secretary as she frantically requested help from a 9-1-1 operator. It was all part of an active shooter exercise Daleville police leaders held to better train and evaluate its officers and their response to a shooting crisis. “Be prepared for the worst and praying for the best,” said Daleville Public Safety Director Harvey Mathis. “With recent school shootings on campuses, our citizens need to know we are ready to respond and will do what needs to be done to protect them.” This is the third such drill for the police department, but only the second time the drill has involved the schools. In previous exercises the department drilled at the high school and with the Army at Cairns Field.

Daleville hosts Veterans Day ceremony

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Daleville hosts Veterans Day ceremony
The Lovely Touch Garden Club and the city of Daleville held their fifth annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the community’s POW/MIA/Veterans Memorial.The area was awash in red, white, and blue as dozens of United States flags waved in the wind above crosses placed in remembrance of deceased veterans.The commander of the 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, located at Cairns Field, Lt. Col. Paul Berg delivered the keynote speech to the gathering of just over 50 people at the ceremony.  The Daleville JROTC Color Guard presented the colors and Lela Smith, president of the garden club, along with Berg, laid a wreath at the memorial site.

Unique shopping experiences await in Daleville

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Unique shopping experiences await in Daleville
This is the final part in a three-part series looking at the city of Daleville’s slogan Shop, Dine, Play. Back in the summer, people began to notice bright new banners flying at the two major intersections in the city. The banners give center stage to Daleville’s new logo, better representing the “City of Opportunities,” according to Mayor Claudia Wigglesworth. She wants everyone to know just how much Daleville has to offer when it comes to playing, shopping and dining. This third part looks at “shop.”

Council votes to apply for sidewalk expansion grant

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Council votes to apply for sidewalk expansion grant
As contract crews continue work on sidewalks in the city, council members authorized Civil Southeast Engineering Group to begin the application process for an additional $245,175 sidewalk grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation. The grant application is due in January 2016, and if approved, current sidewalk projects will be expanded upon.“The state department approves all sidewalk project designs for engineering and safety and monitors all projects,” said Mayor Claudia Wigglesworth.“It’s part of our Comprehensive Plan. Again, I highlight for us to improve pedestrian amenities and linkages from residential neighborhoods to commercial areas and out to the school areas. That’s obviously something we had identified in our housing and neighborhood developments (of the plan),” she told the council.

Daleville offers extensive mix of cuisines

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Daleville offers extensive mix of cuisines
This is the second part in a three-part series looking at the city of Daleville’s slogan Shop, Dine, Play. Back in the summer, people began to notice bright new banners flying at the two major intersections in the city. The banners give center stage to Daleville’s new logo, better representing the “City of Opportunities,” according to Mayor Claudia Wigglesworth. She wants everyone to know just how much Daleville has to offer when it comes to playing, shopping and dining. This second part looks at “dine.”So many people just drive past Daleville as they head to Dothan or to Enterprise, or even straight through it, to go onto Fort Rucker, never noticing the eclectic mix of places to eat that are scattered throughout the city.You can eat almost any cuisine, from American to Korean to Chinese to Japanese to Thai to Mexican and so on. A few restaurants have existed long enough that people do, in fact, come from miles around to enjoy the different cuisines.
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