Daleville Water Department receives fluoridation award

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Daleville Water Department receives fluoridation award
Some 160 million gallons of drinking water are treated with fluoride every year in Daleville and apparently the city gets it right because its water department won four awards recently for the calendar year 2014 for keeping fluoridation levels at the correct levels.

Christmas parade draws thousand-plus

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Christmas parade draws thousand-plus
At least a thousand people lined Daleville Avenue Friday night for the “Candy Cane Christmas Parade.”More than 40 entries of queens, cars, floats, dancers, marching bands, motorcycles, horses and dogs traveled down the busy boulevard to the delight of children and adults.  Nearby towns of Newton, Level Plains and Clayhatchee also participated. The Mounted Posses of the Dale County and Coffee County sheriff’s offices were a popular entry in the parade, along with dogs from All Breeds Rescue and Doggie Dos.

Loved crossing guard memorialized with monument

BY Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Loved crossing guard memorialized with monument
For 45 years she safely walked multiple generations of students across Donnell Boulevard in Daleville and did not leave her much-loved job until illness forced her to at 83 years old.

Books are sweet at Windham Elementary

BY Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Books are sweet at Windham Elementary
“Roses are red, violets are blue, books are sweet, and so are you!”That poem was on the invitation for grandparents to attend a grand breakfast this week as part of an annual book fair—themed “Books are Sweet”—at Windham Elementary School.To develop an excitement and love for reading is the goal for the librarian at WES. She turned her media center into a life-size Candy Land game board for this year’s Scholastic Book Fair to help create enthusiasm for reading. “My purpose is to make sure the kids enjoy the week and foster a love for reading,” said Christy Hixson, media specialist. “It’s exciting and inviting for the students and is more than just about selling books.”

Daleville PD supports Toys for Tots

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Daleville PD supports Toys for Tots
Every year large containers marked for Toys for Tots can be found in various locations throughout the country. This year, the Daleville Department of Public Safety is participating by being a drop-off point for the program, said Director Harvey Mathis.
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