Preparing to celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day at the Ardmore Police Station on Main Street Tuesday, April 16, 2019 are from left, Ardmore Chief of Police Jimmy Kennedy, Dispatchers Rocky Vincent, Bridget Russell, Brittney Mills, Carson Mitchell, Ardmore Tennessee Mayor Mike Magnusson, Ardmore, Alabama Mayor Billy Shannon, Ardmore Fire Chief Tim Toone and Ardmore Police Lieutenant. David Posey. (YCS photo by Joe Stagner)

Ardmore Town Council Passes Animal Control Ordinance

The Town of Ardmore, Alabama Mayor and Council held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers.

Sidewalk project bids were considered but no decision was made. The council is waiting to hear Morell Engineering's suggestions before they make a decision.

Permission was granted for the Ardmore High School Ag Department to keep sheep and a goat at school for teaching purposes only, with the Town holding no responsibility.

Property located at 28046 Main Street was rezoned to Industrial for Ardmore Auto Sales to relocate and permission given for auto sales.

Ordinance 04-08-19 Animal Control was approved by the council. A copy of the ordinance may be seen at Town Hall, the Water Department or Police Department.

Council members voted to consider vacation of an alley on Jones Avenue, approved landscaping at Town Hall and approved painting bathrooms and repairing the parking area at the town park.

There being no further business before the council the meeting was adjourned.

The next regular meeting of the Ardmore Town Council will be Monday, May 13, 2019 and is open to the public.

Red Cross App Helps Prepare You in an Emergency

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 18, 2019 - The American Red Cross is encouraging people of Tennessee to use their smart phones and tablets to prepare when weather is at its worst. With the Emergency App people have instant access to weather alerts, life-saving information and ways to contact family and friends in one free, easy-to-use app for mobile devices.

This all-inclusive app provides expert advice on what to do in case of disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, home fires, wildfires and more. The free Emergency App is available in app stores for smartphones and tablets by searching for the American Red Cross or by going to

"With expected spring storms building throughout Tennessee over the coming days, it's important for families to stay safe and connected," said Joel Sullivan, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross of Tennessee. "Our Emergency App does that. It covers 14 different types of disasters and lets users customize more than 35 emergency alerts so that they will know what to do no matter where they live or travel."

"Family Safe" is a new, unique feature that allows the app user to notify loved ones who are in an area affected by an emergency or disaster. The recipient can instantly see the alert details as well as specific "what to do now" steps, and then respond with either "I'm safe" or "I'm not safe." This feature works even if the recipient has not downloaded the Emergency App.

The Emergency App has many features, including: Emergency first aid information for situations such as heart attacks, heat-related emergencies as well as water safety information; Preloaded content so users can access guidance from Red Cross experts even without mobile connectivity; A single map with open Red Cross shelter locations and weather information; A home fire section with detailed prevention and safety tips as well as Red Cross "After the Fire" information; A "Make a Plan" feature to help families plan what to do and where to go if a disaster strikes; and The ability to easily toggle between English and Spanish.

In addition to smartphones and tablets, this feature will be available on the Apple Watch and can be downloaded from the Apple Watch App Store.

While apps can help prepare someone for disasters, it's important to note that they are not substitutes for training. People can take Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED courses so they'll know what to do in case help is delayed. They can get information and register at

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossTN.

APD Report

April 8- April 14

Total Calls: 92

April 8

Livestock On Highway Call Pleasant Hill Rd.

Medical Call 30000 Block Ft. Hampton St.

Assist Motorist With Keys Locked In Vehicle-

25000 Block Union Hill Rd.

April 9

911 Hang Up Call 26000 Block Main St.

Assist Motorist With Vin Verification

Suspicious Person Call Hwy. 53

Disturbance Call 26000 Block Smith Ave.

Harrassment Call Main St.

Two Car MVA 27000 Block Main St.

Unwanted Guest 26000 Block 1st St.

Medical Call 30000 Bock Austin St.

April 10

911 Hang Up Call 300 Block Stevenson Rd.

Arrest On Warrants Transferred-

From Alabama A&M Police

Unwanted Guest Call 26000 Block 1st St.

Assist Motorist 25000 Block Main St.

911 Hang Up Call 26000 Block Main St.

Drive Off Gas Call 26000 Block Main St.

April 11

911 Hang Up Call Stateline Rd.

Two Car MVA Main St.

Arrest On Warrants Transferred From Limestone County

April 12

Domestic Trouble 26000 Block Main St.

Livestock On Highway Call 27000 Block Shannon Rd.

Welfare Check 26000 Block 6th St.

MVA Main St Near Gowan Rd.

Suspicious Activity 26000 Block Main St.

Business Alarm 26000 Block Main St.

Welfare Check Main St.

Welfare Check 26000 Block Main St.

April 13

Suspicious Person Call 7th St At Hobbs Loop

Reckless Driver 30000 1st Ave West

Assist Motorist With Keys Locked In Vehicle-

30000 Block Ardmore Ave.

Assist Lincoln County With An MVA On Hwy. 110

Medical Call 26000 Block Smith Ave.

Fraud Call 25000 Block Main St.

Reckless Driver Call On Main St.

Reckless Driver Call On Hwy 53

Bank Alarm 26000 Block East Main St.

Assist Motorist Jones Ave At Main St.

April 14

Animal Complaint 30000 Block Ft. Hampton St.

Suspicious Activity Call 26000 Block Main St.

Vandalism Call Bottoms Dr.

Assist Motorist With Keys Locked In Vehicle

Arrest On 1st Ave West Near 6th St.

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