Secretary Mabus Names Two Destroyers for Medal of Honor Recipients

From Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs

OXFORD, Mississippi (NNS) — In a ceremony today at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, DDG 125, will be named Jack H. Lucas in honor of the Marine Corps hero and Medal of Honor recipient. Mabus also announced that DDG 126 would be named Louis H. Wilson Jr. in honor of the 26th commandant of the Marine Corps who was also a Medal of Honor recipient. During World War II, Lucas, then a private first class in the Marine Corps, received the Medal of Honor at age 17 for heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Iwo Jima. During a close firefight with Japanese forces, Lucas saved the lives of three fellow Marines when, after two enemy hand-grenades were thrown into a U.S. trench, he placed himself on one grenade while simultaneously pulling the other under his body. One of the grenades did not explode; the other exploded but only injured Lucas due to the Marine’s selfless actions.

Military News From Talk Of Semmes

Military News

Talk Of Semmes is starting a new series of articles titled “Military News.” We are doing this in recognition of our area veterans, past and present. Our articles will consist primarily of press releases from the public affairs secretary of all branches of the military. Talk Of Semmes would like for this new series to take on a more “home town” flavor so please send us information about your veteran friends and family members that may be of interest to our community.


Falconry Allowed in Select State Parks for Squirrel and Rabbit Seasons

Press Release
September 15, 2015
Contact: Forrest Bailey, 334-242-3901 or Roger Clay, 251-626-5474
Falconry Allowed in Select State Parks for Squirrel and Rabbit Seasons
In an effort to expand recreational opportunities in Alabama’s state parks, the parks system will allow falconry in the following parks this fall: DeSoto, Joe Wheeler, Lake Guntersville, Lakepoint, Chewacla, Buck’s Pocket, Lake Lurleen, Monte Sano, Oak Mountain, Paul Grist, Wind Creek, Frank Jackson, Cheaha and Cathedral Caverns. Park entrance fees will apply. Falconry will be available in the parks listed above only during squirrel and rabbit seasons, which run from September 15, 2016, to March 5, 2017. Participating falconers are required to check in with the individual park’s management to learn about recommended hunting areas and other falconry program guidance. “Parks is happy to offer this new hunting opportunity as a pilot project for the 2016-17 seasons,” said Forrest Bailey, Natural Resource Section Chief for Alabama State Parks.


The Grumpy Old Men Are Pissed!

The Grumpy Old Men Are Pissed! Well, true to their word, the Semmes City Council is taking immediate action to curb what they see as wrong-doing by Mayor Hale. Talk Of Semmes just received notice of two “Special Called Meeting.” As provided by state law, two or more city council members can call for a special called city council meeting. It also appears that the Semmes City Council is up-to-date on Alabama statutes as they called for two special called city council meetings – one on Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 pm and a second on Friday, September 16th at 3:00 pm.

City Crews on Jarvis Property


PRIVATE PROPERTY DESTROYED BY CITY HALL… INCOMPETENCE OR INTENTION? Around noon on Tuesday, September 13th, I received a call to come to Firetower Road about 1/4 mile south of Moffett Road (Hwy 98). The call was from Ms. Susan Jarvis, the owner of some properties on Firetower Road. Ms. Jarvis said that City Of Semmes employees were cutting down Camellias on property owned by her family. Upon arriving at Firetower Road I could see several Mobile County Sheriff’s vehicles and several personal vehicles.

Body Found Inside Garbage Can

Body Found Inside Garbage Can On Cemetery Road

Body Found Inside Garbage Can On Cemetery Road


Posted: 14 Sep 2016 10:48 AM PDT

At approximately 8:40 am, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a property owner who found a body inside a garbage can on his property.  At this time the body has not been identified, however it has been confirmed that it is a male.  The body was discovered on property located on Cemetery Road, approximately 1 1/2 miles from Walter Tanner Road in Wilmer.  MCSO is continuing to investigate and there is no further information at this time. If anyone has any information about this crime, please call 251-574-8633.