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Elberta police chief now in stable, critical condition after hor – FOX10 News | WALA

July 25, 2017

It’s been almost a week since a horseback ride in Wyoming turned into a nightmare for Elberta’s mayor and police chief.

“We were on vacation in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, just south of Yellowstone. We went out on a horseback ride. We had been riding most of the day and it was about 6:00 in the evening and Stan’s horse bucked him off,” Mayor Jim Hamby said.

via Elberta police chief now in stable, critical condition after hor – FOX10 News | WALA.

Prayer Vigil for Elberta Police Chief In ICU in Colorado Hospital | WKRG

July 20, 2017

ELBERTA, Ala. (WKRG) — As the sun set over Elberta, candles were lit and prayers sent for Police Chief Stan Devane. He was injured last week in a horse riding accident while vacationing out west. “The community really cares about him,” says assistant chief Ryan Pelfrey, “and they want to know that he’s okay.”

via Prayer Vigil for Elberta Police Chief In ICU in Colorado Hospital | WKRG.

Community gathers to support Elberta police chief critically injured in accident | WPMI

July 20, 2017

ELBERTA, Ala. (WPMI) — A Baldwin County community is coming together to support a local police chief critically injured after a horseback riding accident.

Elberta Police Chief Stan DeVane was left fighting for his life after being bucked from a horse while on vacation in Wyoming.

An emotional crowd stood in Elberta’s Public Park on Wednesday saying prayers and lighting candles.

via Community gathers to support Elberta police chief critically injured in accident | WPMI.

Elberta man charged with murder in death of roommate | AL.com

July 02, 2017

A 57-year-old Elberta man has been charged with the murder of his roommate after a fatal encounter that followed a drinking session, according to Baldwin County authorities.

According to information released by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, Elberta police officers responded to a call about a possible homicide on Schoen Road at about 11:30 p.m. Friday evening. According to information released by the BCSO, Elberta officers encountered Gregory David Buck outside the residence, and he told them he had shot his roommate. Inside the residence they found the body of Jacob Scott O’Bryan, 43.

via Elberta man charged with murder in death of roommate | AL.com.

BREAKING: Baldwin County Officials Investigate Overnight Homicide in Elberta | WKRG

July 01, 2017

Authorities in Elberta are investigating an overnight homicide in Elberta.  One person was killed on Shane Road.  It happened shortly before midnight Friday night.  That’s all we know at this time.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Task Force is also investigating.  It’s not clear what circumstances led to the homicide or how the victim was killed.

via BREAKING: Baldwin County Officials Investigate Overnight Homicide in Elberta | WKRG.

Catholic coach Greg Seibert leaving for hometown school

March 17, 2017

Greg Seibert, who took Catholic High’s football team to post-season in 11 of his 12 years and became longest-tenure area prep football coach, is leaving to coach a new high school in his hometown.

Seibert will take up the start-up program at Elberta Alabama High in South Baldwin County, where he grew up and once traveled daily to Catholic where he graduated. He became the Crusaders head football coach in 2005.

via Catholic coach Greg Seibert leaving for hometown school.

Feeder pattern decided for new Elberta High School – FOX10 News | WALA

March 17, 2017

A big round of applause followed as the Baldwin County School Board unanimously voted to combine Elberta and Summerdale schools in the feeder pattern for the new Elberta High School.

”It’s not just going to be an Elberta High School, it’s going to be a Summerdale/Elberta High School and we’re happy for that. The people of our community are all supporting it, and it’s just a good thing,” said Mayor David Wilson, Summerdale.

via Feeder pattern decided for new Elberta High School – FOX10 News | WALA.

Army Veteran Hiking 13,000 Miles for PTSD and Suicide Awareness

November 25, 2016

We’ve heard of cross-country hiking trips before, but army veteran Eli Smith is taking it a step further, several thousand steps further.

“I’m hiking to the four corners of the continental US. It’s about 13,000 miles. I’m raising awareness of PTSD and the suicide rate in the veteran community,” Smith said.

via Army Veteran Hiking 13,000 Miles for PTSD and Suicide Awareness.

Questions raised about racial discrimination complaint in Elberta | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 28, 2016

After a special called council meeting Tuesday evening, Elberta council members said they wanted to ask questions about whether Elberta Mayor Marvin Williams and potentially other town officials remained silent on a letter of determination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued on Aug. 19 that involved allegations of racial harassment and a hostile work environment from a former town employee.

via Questions raised about racial discrimination complaint in Elberta | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Suspect leads Elberta police on high speed chase – FOX10 News | WALA

September 28, 2016

A wanted man out from Elberta led police on a 12-minute chase Friday, reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour before being caught in Foley.  The suspect cut through a trailer park, a neighborhood and several business parking lots in Foley before being stopped.

via Suspect leads Elberta police on high speed chase – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Debate Over Animal Cruelty Heats Up in Elberta

July 07, 2016

Her name is “Lucky” and according to Robert Brunker, she definitely is. “I looked over in that field and saw that puppy running around in circles on his front paws, not on his back paws. He could not get his back feet underneath him. I knew he was having a heat stroke.”

She’s fine now but that incident started a feud of sorts with his neighbor. Brunker claiming animal cruelty. “It wasn’t one time but it happened two or three times a week. If I hadn’t been there that other puppy would have died.”

via Debate Over Animal Cruelty Heats Up in Elberta.

Drug Arrests Have Tripled In Elberta

July 01, 2016

ELBERTA, AL- Drug arrests have tripled in the small town of Elberta in recent years.

Police are averaging about six drug-related arrests a week and for a town of about 1,700 people, that number is alarming.

Not all the suspects are from Elberta. Many are out-of-town drug dealers that use Highway 98 to funnel drugs between Alabama and Florida.

via Drug Arrests Have Tripled In Elberta.

Small Plane Crashes in Elberta

June 02, 2016

A small aircraft has crashed in Baldwin County. At about 11:00am, the pilot clipped some trees while trying to take off from the Perdido Winds Airpark… that’s near Frank Road in Elberta. The plane then went down in a wooded area.

Luckily, the pilot walked away from the accident with only a knot on his forehead.

via Small Plane Crashes in Elberta.

Elberta Warns Residents Of Zika Virus

April 30, 2016

ELBERTA, AL- The town of Elberta is taking the Zika outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean seriously.

The town has mailed out more than 3,000 Zika warning alert postcards. The cards also remind property owners about the town’s trash and rubbish ordinance.

The nuisance ordinance also requires property owners to remove items that hold standing water because that’s where mosquitoes breed.

via Elberta Warns Residents Of Zika Virus.

Elberta German Sausage Festival a 40-year tradition – FOX10 News | WALA

March 27, 2016

It was a rainy start to the day, but that didn’t stop volunteers from cooking up thousands of pounds of sausage Saturday morning.

It’s a 40-year-old tradition for the Baldwin County town of Elberta, cooking 6,400 pounds of sausage for the Elberta German Sausage Festival. Not only were thousands of people coming out here to try some good food, they also were here to support their local volunteer fire department.

via Elberta German Sausage Festival a 40-year tradition – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Thousands of pounds of sausage to be sold at Elberta festival – FOX10 News | WALA

March 26, 2016

March 26, 2016 is the last Saturday in March and that means it’s time for the Elberta German Sausage Festival.  The festival not only celebrates the town’s heritage, but is the sole fundraiser for the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department.

The first of 250 vendors began pulling in to Elberta Town Square Friday, March 25, 2016.  The town expects 30,000 visitors to make it out to enjoy a variety of arts, crafts and plenty of food.  The star of the show is definitely the food, specifically German sausage.

via Thousands of pounds of sausage to be sold at Elberta festival – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Elberta Sausage Festival – FOX10 News | WALA

March 22, 2016

The Elberta German Sausage Festival is held on the last Saturday of March and October every year. The next event will be the 75th Elberta German Sausage Festival on Saturday March 26th at 8:00pm. It is held in the town park at the intersection of State St and Main St directly behind Centennial Bank. This event is spearheaded by the fire department but it is a town fundraiser. Most of the vendors are organizations from the town including the churches, little league, PTSO, etc. The recipe has changes somewhat over the years but the original recipe to the famous sausage is credited to Alfred Stucki who managed the Elberta’s Locker plant. Now the sausage comes from Farm fresh meats in Robertsdale.

via Elberta Sausage Festival – FOX10 News | WALA.

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