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May 11, 2013 - 11:16pm

Law enforcement checking on reports of loud booms in Basom area

posted by Howard B. Owens in Basom.

Deputies are heading to the area of Shanks Road and Sandhill Road, Basom, to check on reports of loud booms.

A dispatcher said there have been multiple calls and one as far away as Indian Falls Road.

About 20 or 30 minutes ago, a deputy checked on a report of a loud boom from a caller in the Indian Falls Road area and didn't find anything.

A dispatcher said one of the booms was audible while dispatchers were on the phone with a caller.

UPDATE 11:16 p.m.: Another caller has said, "It sounds like some kids having some fun."

UPDATE 11:25 p.m.: There's a large party on Shanks Road. Deputies going back in service.

Ed Hartgrove
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Has anyone considered that the resounding booms were the results of "war drums", coming from a people tired of being screwed over for hundreds of years?
Growing up in South Alabama, and going to school with some of those kids from that area, I was friends with some of them. I also met many more while swimming at "the feeder" on the 'reservation' (as it was called back then). I saw, firsthand, how some of them were either shunned or bullied, just because they were 'different'. Shameful!!

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Ed I will give you a thumbs up. I apologize for anyone who gave you that -1. Obviously they are not familiar with (my) n8v culture. Besides the spiritual inference I do want to express my heartfelt respect that you acknowledge the hardships faced by many. Often times we are misunderstood and treated unfairly/differently because no one takes the time to debunk the stereotypes that have been spread. Thank you for the comment and I am sure I am not the only one who appreciates hearing someone acknowledge. Niaweh

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Michelle - As for the down votes, it doesn't surprise me. Closed minds are the building blocks of our closed societies. Peace, Little One.

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Thank you Ed. I could only wish our world was blessed with more people like you. Your words speak volumes

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