City Of Semmes Fire Chief/EMA Director, Kevin Brooks, reports that crews have been surveying the city and police jurisdiction since a little before daybreak this morning and are reporting only minor damage. A downed power line was found in the Coleman Dairy Road area and was reported to Alabama Power. Power outages are scattered – some neighborhoods with power and others without.
Mobile County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an armed robbery at the Game Stop, 7941 Moffett Road, yesterday evening. The store manager reported the suspect was a 6’1″ B/M, had his face covered with a shirt and was armed with a black pistol. The subject made the manager and two guest in the store go into the bathroom.
Employees from the City of Semmes Public Works and Semmes Fire Department continue to enhance their Emergency Operations education. Four employees City Of Semmes employees successfully completed the “ALL- Hazards Events,”a three-day Emergency Operations class, at Baldwin County EMA in Robertsdale, AL. on September 26, 27 and 28.
It might not be too early to pull out your Christmas card list for an update. The Mobile County Sheriff’s office and several other agencies are doing their part to give some local folks a new address. Yesterday, September 27, 2017, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office conducted a warrant round-up as result of a sixth-month investigation with our Undercover Narcotics Unit.
Early this morning, Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Redstone Drive East in Semmes Alabama. The search yielded suspected stolen items including jewelry, automobiles, motorcycles and construction equipment. Items collected began to link those items with additional open ongoing MCSO investigations and additional charges are likely. Jerry Fowler, Sr. and Jerry Fowler, Jr. were taken into custody and charged with receiving stolen property. Sheriff’s deputies on the scene stated that Mr Fowler, Sr., a convicted felon, may once again face prison time as two guns were found within the residence.
After a 3 month long investigation, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has found the body of missing person SUSAN MAYO. Yesterday, September 6, 2017, MCSO Detectives went back to the property of Susan Mayo where she was last seen and shared a residence with her son, NATHANIEL SEBASTIAN. SEBASTIAN was released from Metro Jail the day before, September 5, for interfering with an investigation from the previous time Detectives executed a search warrant. When MCSO Detectives came back with a new search warrant, SEBASTIAN stated “his mother was buried under the porch.”
MCSO Detectives found the body believed to be that of Susan Mayo buried under the porch of the home that Mayo and SEBASTIAN shared. The body was buried approximately three feet beneath the porch inside a barrel.
Wiley B. Taylor, age 86 passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. A wonderful husband and loving father who enjoyed life and his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by a son Larry Taylor, parents Ivy and Josie Taylor, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Survivors include his loving wife Joyce Taylor, daughters Patricia (Mike) Jarvis, Lynn (Robert) Brannan, Donna (Todd) Watson, a sister Dorothy (Claude) Morgan.
August 21, 2017:
Start of partial eclipse: Noon
Maximum eclipse: 1:32 PM
End of partial eclipse 2:59 PM
UT or “Universal Time” is a single time standard that applies to all locations on Earth as opposed to your local time which will vary depending on your location (longitude). For all practical purposes, UT is equivalent to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) which establishes a line of longitude that passes through Greenwich England (called the Prime Meridian) as the standard from which all other times are measured and UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) which is based on International Atomic Time (time measured very precisely as vibrations of a cesium atom). The following chart may be used to convert UT to your US time zone during the eclipse. Example: 18:23 UT = 12:23pm MDT
Millions of Americans will watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and have already purchased (or will) eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers to do so. Some of these people may be at risk from counterfeit glasses and by disreputable vendors trying to cash in on this rare event. Watching the eclipse with fake protective gear can cause permanent eye damage, making this a community risk reduction issue. Only glasses and viewers verified by an accredited testing laboratory to meet ISO 12312-2 are safe to use when viewing the eclipse.