Polling map, road re-striping highlight Marengo commission meeting

Marengo County never has had a printed map showing its polling places. That has changed, thanks to the work of Board of Registrars member Barry Hunt.

The Alabama Secretary of State mandated that each county have such a map, and Hunt presented his work to the county commission Tuesday for approval before submitting it to the state.

After the unanimous vote to accept Hunt’s map, Commissioner Freddie Armstead complained that the requirement was yet another unfunded mandate by the state.

Probate Judge Laurie Hall thanked Barry for his work that has been ongoing for some two years. She said the map should have been done a long time ago, but the project “slipped through the cracks.”

The commission approved a $2-per-month rate hike for trash pickup by Advanced Disposal. Solid Waste officer John Bell said rates had not gone up since 2014. The increase will bring the rate to $19.72 per month effective April 1, he said.

In response to complaints about unsightly trash being dumped at the intersection of County Roads 19 and 28, Advanced Disposal site manager Tammy Donald said the company would put a dumpster at the site if the county requests it. She also said new trucks have been purchased to better serve the county.

Commissioner Armstead asked if the county roads could be restriped. He said the lack of lane definition is dangerous, especially at night and during rainstorms.

County Engineer Ken Atkins said he was holding on to the $300,000 set aside to use after resurfacing on some of the roads is completed. He said there also may be some money left after the paving of the Gandy Ferry road in Demopolis, set to begin next month.

The Commission voted to have Atkins prepare a plan for striping and present it at the March meeting.

The issue of security at Rangeline Road and County Road 28 prompted an offer by Commissioner John Crawford, an employee of Black Warrior Electric, to install a security light. The county would pay the installation fee and $9 per month in charges.

Marengo County Economic Development Authority director Chris Bontrager reported the county unemployment rate is the lowest in history at 4.16 percent. Since the rate is close to full employment of 3 to 3.5 percent, he said the emphasis now will be on underemployment.

The momentum with Shelton State Community College in Demopolis now will provide training for individuals and companies looking for expanded training.

Bontrager said interest from businesses looking for a location has increased thanks to two developments. The first is the announcement by AT&T to provide fiber optic service at the three industrial parks in the county. The second is the updated website that provides more complete information for companies searching a location.

He said three active ongoing projects started last year are continuing to develop. Each would bring in 15-25 jobs if brought to fruition.

Dr. Bill Ashley, chairman of Board of Directors for Shelton State, spoke of the continuing growth in the number of students enrolled at and courses provided by the Demopolis campus.

Since his background is rural community colleges, Ashley said he is actively engaged in expanding Shelton State’s presence in rural areas such as Marengo County.

“We know we can do good if we work regionally,” he said.

Commission Chairman Calvin Martin announced the county had received a $24,000 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for the Sheriff’s Department to purchase a new vehicle.

In other action, the Commission approved:

  • Renewal of a tax agreement with Revenue Discover Systems.
  • County levies for alcohol licensing
  • Favorable Grand Jury report, especially, quipped Armstead, “they’re not asking for anything.”
  • EMA and Tobacco Tax CD renewal at Sweet Water State Bank.
  • A resolution to approve a rebid of a water project for Thomaston

County commission considers jail maintenance bids

Under the gavel of newly installed chairman Calvin Martin, the Marengo Country Commission accepted the low bid for maintenance work on the jail but put restrictions on the proposal.

Southern Painting and Insulation bid $29,500 for the work but did not provide a bid bond. Neither did any of the other three bidders.

County Attorney W.W. Dinning said this is a service contract, not a purchase, and companies that provide such work don’t regularly bid on government jobs.

Commissioner Jason Windham questioned whether any of the companies recognized the repair work involved more than simply repainting the exterior. The job requires patching the walls with a product that can be difficult to find.

The commission accepted the low bid based on the assurance that the company provides a 10 percent bid bond and use the correct material for repair. If not, the next low bid will be approved.

The commission tabled until the next meeting a motion to close the west side of Country Road 33.
Property owners on the dirt road want it to be permanently vacated or have the county maintain it, said Commissioner John Crawford. It is an issue that has been going on for almost 30 years, he said.

Dinning told Crawford to get the names and addresses of the property owners, and he would take care of the paperwork.

The commission presented a resolution honoring Sweet Water High School football team for winning its class state championship.

Chairman Martin also congratulated other Marengo County teams for advancing to the playoffs

In other action the commission appointed Gloria Hayes Pritchett to the South Marengo County Water and Fire Protection Authority and Major Burrell to the E911 Board from District 1.

The Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday was approved for Feb. 23-25.

The Marengo County Economic Development Authority director Chris Bontreger thanked the commission for its support during his first year in the position.

Commission takes first step to approve new voter registration system

Bob Dooley of Keet Consulting Services addresses the Marengo County Commission in its Tuesday meeting. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

Marengo County commissioners Tuesday took the first step to approve a new system of voter registration services.

Bob Dooley with Keet Consulting Services in Pelham explained how KCS would gather all of the Marengo County data on voters and information on the precincts for house, senate, commission, council and city precincts.

Such information on their software would eliminate the Marengo County Board of Registrations having to spend months updating records when KCS could do it in 24 to 36 hours, said Dooley.

He told the Commission the one-time start-up fee for the service is $7,500 for the size of Marengo County, with a $500-per-month maintenance fee. There would be no contract.

If the county chose to forgo the start-up cost, the county would be charged $675 per month.

Board of Registrars member Barry Hunt told commissioners that “It’s taking a long time” to update all the county records using paper maps and spreadsheets. Bringing KCS on board “would certainly help us.”

Commissioner Freddie Armstead challenged the company to lower its start-up fee. At the end of the Commission meeting, and after KCS representatives had left, members voted to accept KCS’s proposal if Chairman John Crawford can negotiate a price reduction either for the start-up fee or the monthly charge.

The county approved a resolution for the redemption of Bonds for Series 2011-B Warrants taken out for the renovation of the courthouse and the annex. The move was made because for the first time the county can pay more than the minimum on the bonds, which now are set to mature in 2034.

Traffic from overloaded trucks is causing undue wear and tear on County Road 1. Commissioners voted to prohibit trucks weighing more than 25 tons from using the road and to post signs to that effect. Any company shown violating the restrictions would be fined a bill for repair.

The Town of Sweet Water will have a speed bump installed in front of the school subject to a formal request by the city. The town will purchase the speed bump for a cost of about $400, said county engineer Ken Atkins, and county workers can install it and put up signage.

Commissioner Calvin Martin asked if there were any way the county could finish paving roads that are now only

Justin Coleman was recognized for his completion of the Alabama Jail Training Academy. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

partially paved. “That’s something that we as commissioners need to look at,” said Martin.

Armstead said ADECA won’t honor a request to lump all the roads together in a grant, but the county could float a bond issue to pay for it.

Atkins agreed, adding that the cost of paving one mile of road is about $350,000. Funding sources for roads haven’t changed since 1992, he added.

In other action, the Commission will look into replacing the uncomfortable wooden chairs in the small courtroom.

Ricky Hall and Carolyn Rogers were reappointed to the E911 Board from Districts 3 and 5 respectively. Armstead will make his recommendation for District 1 at the January meeting.

Commissioners recognized Corrections Officer Justin Coleman for completing the Alabama Jail Training Academy.

Marengo County Commission approves $20M budget in Tuesday meeting

Phillip Spence, right, post surgeon for the Marengo County unit of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, accepts a resolution from Commission Chairman John Crawford Jr., passed by the Commission to proclaim Sept. 15 as POW/MIA Recognition Day. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

Marengo County will operate with $20,118,622.52 for the next fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 after the County Commission voted to adopt the budget Tuesday. Estimated expenses for the year are expected to be $17,369,274.28.

That will leave a difference of restricted funds of $2,749,348.24.

The Commission made it possible for Demopolis voters will have a chance to approve a 3 mil tax renewal for Demopolis schools by putting the issue on the December ballot.

Demopolis City Schools Supt. Kyle Kallhoff said the tax is renewed every 10 years and brings in some $225,000 per year to the school system.  He said the funds in the past have been used for nurses, transportation and School Resource officers.

Only ballots in Demopolis will have the tax issue.

Phillip Spence, post surgeon for the Marengo County unit of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, accepted a resolution passed by the Commission to proclaim Sept. 15 as POW/MIA Recognition Day.

The resolution “honors the commitments and the sacrifices made by our nation’s prisons of war and those who are still missing in action.

County Engineer Ken Atkins presented bids on road repair materials. Commissioners approved the lowest bidder for each item with the stipulation that the bids meet specifications.

Also approved at the meeting was a contract with the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center. The contract, renewed annually, guarantees one bed per day.

Juvenile Probation Officer Darren Glass said if the county uses more than 365 days, it will be charged $60 per bed per day.

Commissioner Jason Windham forwarded a request from the Demopolis Industrial Development Board for a contribution toward the ribbon-cutting for Two Rivers Lumber Company, now set for Oct. 19.

Windham said the Marengo County Economic Development Authority and the IDB also are helping to pay for the event.

The Commission voted to contribute $1,000, but the money was made as a budget amendment to MCEDA, since the county cannot directly give to the company.

Probate Judge Laurie Hall told commissioners that the primary election went well, with only one complaint about moving a polling place.

Commissioner Freddie Armstead thanked all of Marengo County for the effort to help Hurricane Harvey victims. He said the Demopolis Fire Department especially went above and beyond to man the trailers that held the items that were donated.

In other action, the Commission approved:

  • Leaving the Tobacco Tax CD at Sweet Water State Bank.
  • The Grand Jury Report.
  • The first step in declaring Peace Lane a public road.
  • A consultant for work on Sparks Road.

New technology to improve Marengo polling places

Probate Judge Laurie Hall Tuesday demonstrated to the Marengo County Commission the new electronic poll book that will be used next week during the primary election for the U.S. Senate race.

The commission approved the purchase of 12 poll books at its July meeting for use at the polling places that have the most voters. The rest of the needed poll books will be purchased before the mid-term elections in 2018.

Hall explained the new electronic system will eliminate the black book and the need for poll workers to write down each voter’s name. The system also will prevent voters from crossing party lines in the primary and runoff elections, she said.

Training for poll workers on the use of the new system already is underway.

Public comments took up most of the meeting as commissioners heard economic updates, concern over roads and a request for support for the Liberty Learning Foundation.

Paul and Kim Duhe, who moved to the county almost six years ago, expressed their concern over the condition of County Road 33 and asked when it would be repaired.

Kim Duhe said the “Band-Aid” approach to fixing the road hasn’t worked. Traffic cones have been set up at one spot, and traffic now is forced to one lane since the cones take up most of the roadway. The situation is especially critical since the site is on a hill.

“It makes my stomach hurt” at the thought of a head-on collision with a log truck,” she said.

County Engineer Ken Atkins said the cones had been moved since his crew placed them. He said they would be relocated. Work on the road cannot be done until the rains slack off, he added.

This year 750 students in second and fifth grades throughout the county will take part in the Liberty Learning Foundation program. LLF representative, Becky Saunders, told the Commission that the program now is in 45 Alabama counties and has been a part of the Demopolis school system for five years.

The program provides 12 weeks of lessons and support in sponsoring what Saunders called a “rock star approach to teaching civics.”

Total cost for the county students in $25,000, or $36 per child, she continued. The foundation, a non-profit organization, receives generous corporate funding but still needs local help.

“We want support from the community because it means so much to the children,” she said. The Liberty Learning program is a way to “teach, inspire and empower” future citizens of the United States “to be the next great Americans.”

Saunders asked the commission to consider financial support for county schools. Commissioners familiar with the program in Demopolis said it was a worthy program, and the Commission will consider including it in the budget for next year.

Economic Development Authority Chris Bontrager said during his first four months in the position he has been evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the office and how best to promote the city.

He revealed a new logo for the county that shows prospective businesses where Marengo County is located and said a new website is being developed that will provide links to local sites.

Bontrager said he has been talking with major industries in the county to find out their problems and concerns and solve some of their problems.

“It’s been very enlightening,” he said.

While new business recruitment is just getting started, one out-of-state prospect is excited about expanding to the county if internal conditions can be met.

The commission voted unanimously for a tax abatement for an expansion of Two Rivers Lumber Company as the initial construction is completed. Bontrager said the developers realized such expansion was in the fledgling company’s best interests.

The new project will add another 35 jobs, bringing the total to 90. It reflects a capital investment of $5.76 million. The abatement covers all non-educational taxes and all sales and use taxes on new equipment purchases.

In other action, the commission accepted the low bid of $6,485.52 from Phillip Myers to pressure wash the courthouse, annex and jail. Members also appointed Fred Moore to the West Alabama Mental Health board, filling the spot vacated by Al Garrett.

A budget hearing was set for Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 4:30 p.m.

Commission votes to purchase electronic poll books after debate

Marengo County Commissioner Freddie Armstead didn’t mince words at the meeting Tuesday morning when he let loose on the Republican-led Alabama legislature for requiring unfunded mandates to the state counties.

His comments arose when the commission was asked to pass a resolution to consent to the use of electronic poll books for elections in the county. Each poll book will cost some $850. The resolution needed to be passed at the July meeting since the primary election for the U.S. Senate will be in August.

“We don’t have the money. We don’t have the $13,000,” said Armstead.

Commissioner Jason Windham said poll books were used in Demopolis during the election last year on loan from the state to see how well they worked. “In my personal opinion, it makes (voting) twice as fast.”

Armstead said the primary reason for the poll books was to prevent people from crossing party lines to vote in a run-off election.

County attorney W.W. Dinning, Jr., agree that “It is no doubt it is politically motivated. He said the state is requiring counties to use electronic poll books, but the unfunded mandate lays the burden of paying for them on the counties.

“Why don’t we just tell them to go to hell,” joked Armstead. “It’s the Republicans putting something else on us to keep track of what you’re doing and to keep people from cross-over voting.”

After lengthy discussion the commission voted for the resolution and to purchase 12 poll books for the August election to be used at the polling places that have the most voters. The rest will be purchased before the mid-term elections in 2018.

Armstead also took issue that Revenue Commissioner Sharon Barkley was not at the meeting to explain the annual report to the state on insolvents, errors in assessments and taxes. He directed Meredith Hammond, the commission secretary, to have her attend the meeting.

Instead of Barkley, Whitney Niehoff, a clerk with the Revenue Commission, explained the report to commissioners and said that everything was reconciled in the department account.

In other action, the commission approved:

  • The Grand Jury report,
  • Keeping the User Fee CD at the First Bank of Linden
  • Going out for bids to pressure wash the courthouse, annex and jail. Bids will be opened at the next meeting on Aug. 8.

Marengo County Commission moves voting locations, discusses bereavement leave

Personnel issues took center stage at the Marengo County Commission meeting Tuesday. Commissioners updated the personnel policy on bereavement leave and voted on life insurance coverage for both current and retired employees.

In the current personnel policy, employees are expected to take bereavement leave out of their sick or vacation times. Probate Judge Laurie Hall said other counties have separate bereavement leave policies when a member of an employee’s immediate family dies.

After a lengthy discussion, Commissioner Jason Windham moved to allow employees two days of paid bereavement leave. If any more is needed, it will be taken from sick or vacation days.

If an employee doesn’t have sufficient vacation or sick days, the county will loan him the leave until sufficient time is accumulated.

Commissioner Freddie Armstead added a bit of levity to the discussion when he said, “Let me tell you something. Black folks, you die and they lay them out and bury them the next week. White folks you die and they bury you tomorrow.”

The Commission unanimously voted to accept the first of three proposed life insurance policies provided by Minnesota Life Insurance, effective for three years.

The proposal would cost both current and retired employees $18.96 per year, with the county matching the amount. The 31 current county retirees would receive $4,500 in life insurance, and employees, $10,000.

Commissioners rejected the plan that each employee would pay $78.36 per year with the county’s cost greatly reduced or a third option based on age.

In other action, the Commission:

Approved a letter of support for West Alabama Public Transportation.

  • Voted for a Hazard Mitigation Grant Resolution for Thomaston which is planning a community safe room.
  • Approved a resolution changing the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday from August to July in conjunction with state action.
  • Heard Judge Hall’s report on the changing of election dates for the U.S. Senate. The first primary will be Aug. 15, with a runoff Sept. 22, if needed. The general election will be Dec. 12.

After an executive session, commissioners voted to relocate the Taylor voting location to Thomaston, the Putnam site from the Old Store to the Putnam Baptist Church, the Nanafalia site from the Old School to the Nanafalia Baptist Church and the Aimwell site from the Aimwell Baptist Church to Sweet Water Town Hall.

The Commission also voted to allow Frazer Lanier to explore the option of refinancing the county’s current bond issue and look into a new bond issue to support Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis.

Marengo County Economic Development Authority names new director

Chris Bontrager (WAW | Jan McDonald)

Chris Bontrager was introduced as the new executive director of the Marengo County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) at the Marengo County Commission meeting Tuesday.

In his introduction of the new director, EMA director Kevin McKinney said the search committee he chaired had applicants from several states as well as those with local ties.

Bontrager most recently has been involved with economic development in northwest Alabama where he was deputy director in a regional effort in Marion, Fayette and Lamar counties. He earned both his undergraduate and master’s degree from Auburn University.

“I am proud to lead the development efforts in the county,” said Bontrager. “My background is in rural economic development.”

He said his current goals “are to take advantage of any momentum we already have.”

Bontrager accepted the job a month ago and began work on Monday. He already has been I touch with counterparts in neighboring counties, especially Tuscaloosa, to see how an alliance could work for Marengo County.

McKinney said the other members of the MCEDA search committee were Jim Parr, Aliquippa Allen, Johnnie Jones and Hugh Overmeyer.

The South Marengo County Youth Leadership members, consisting of 10th-12th graders at Sweet Water and Marengo High Schools were on hand for Bontrager’s introduction.

South Marengo County Youth Leadership members were present for the introduction of new MCEDA Executive Director Chris Bontrager. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

Pam Stenz with the county’s Extension Office said the group has met six times during the year to study various aspects of leadership. This is the first year of the program, which is paid for by a grant from RC&D out of Thomasville.

The commission approved a resolution supporting the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act which would split what in the past has been a state-wide group into 10 regions. “It should be good for us,” said Commissioner Freddie Armstead.

Probate Judge Laurie Hall gave official notice as required by Gov. Robert Bentley that a special election to fill the vacancy of former Sen. Jeff Sessions will be held at the same time as the general election in 2018. The governor has appointed Luther Strange to fill Sessions’ position until the election.

In other action, the commission approved:

  • New hire for the road department.
  • Tax abatement for Foster Farms for an expansion to its plant.
  • Liquor license for Popes LLC.
  • The appointment of Johnnie Jones to serve on the Park and Rec Board from District 4.
  • The appointment of Errol Agee Thomas to serve on MCEDA from District 4.

Marengo County Commission approves $350k grant proposal

Sheriff Ben Bates is recognized by MCC Chairman John Crawford. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

Thirty families along County Road 53 between Linden and Thomaston soon will have safe drinking water, thanks to action by the Marengo County Commission Tuesday.

Stacy McKean of Grant Management said the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project would connect the water lines over a 1,000-foot stretch between the two communities.

Resident along the line now rely on old, unsafe wells with low pressure. The $350,000 grant will pay for an 8-inch water main joining the two towns.

The Commission unanimously accepted both the engineering and grant management proposals presented by McKean.

Revenue Commissioner Sharon Barkley got the Commission’s okay to spend $25,000 of her budget over the next two years to take part in an aerial survey of the county.

The state-sponsored project will map one-third of the state over the next three years. Marengo County will be in the first group, which needs to begin immediately while trees remain leafless.

Barkley said the survey would photograph the county at a one pixel per 200-foot scale. She said $10,000 of the cost would be paid this year with the remainder remitted the next fiscal year.

The mapping firm offers two options that Barkley will look into to see if the costs can be met. The first would be a greater photographic resolution, and the second, called planimetrics, would compare the new photos with those taken the last time the county had an aerial survey in 2008.

After discussion, commissioners decided to leave the Tobacco Tax CD at Sweet Water State Bank for six months but extend the EMA CD at First Bank of Linden to one year.

District 2 Commission Jason Windham nominated Justina Quinney Allgood to the Marengo County Economic Development Authority. Nominated from District 3 was Mike Robinson. Both were approved. Calvin Martin asked to table his nomination from District 4 until the March meeting.

The Grand Jury report was accepted, but the Commission voted to direct Chairman John Crawford to look into the recommendation to replace some 50 chairs in the small courtroom.

Sheriff Richard Bates was recognized for having completed the Alabama Jail Training Academy. Bates attended four two-day sessions of the ACCA-sponsored program. At least two of the Marengo County jail personnel have graduated as well.

In other action, the Commission:

  • Approved a resolution for the Alabama County Commissions Association Liability Fund Participation Agreement.
  • Passed county levies for alcohol licensing set by the state.
  • Approved a request from County Engineer Ken Atkins for a resolution on a change in funding for the Gandy Ferry Road project. Atkins said the resolution was needed after the state made an error.
  • Set a one-hour lunch break for all county employees between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the clock-out time at 4:30 p.m.

UPDATED: Eatmon resigns as coroner; commission awaits governor’s appointment

Stuart Eatmon Sr., has resigned from his position as Marengo County coroner effective Dec. 31, 2016, according to Marengo County Commission Chairman John Crawford Jr.

Eatmon submitted his letter of resignation citing health concerns during the Commission’s November meeting with an effective date of Dec. 31. In that meeting, Eatmon recommended Dan Beverly as his replacement.

“Dan has been on all calls since that [November] meeting, and he’s currently being reimbursed only for mileage. Stuart was paid through the end of December, but his pay ended then. Dan is serving as Deputy Coroner on an interim basis until the governor appoints someone to the position,” said Crawford.

Eatmon said he was going to submit a letter to Governor Robert Bentley, recommending that Beverly be appointed as coroner. It is unclear whether that letter has been submitted to the governor’s office.

Eatmon took over as coroner July 1, 2001 and had two years remaining on his current term.

“Up until this past year, for 24/7 for 365 days a year, I went on calls no matter the time or holiday,” Eatmon told The Watchman. “I was there for the people and families I served and consoled with the loss of their loved ones. That was always important to me. No matter what age they were or what the sad circumstance, I was there for the families even after my call was through.”

Eatmon came under fire on Tuesday after a derogatory racial comment appeared in a post on social media via his account. At the time, it was assumed that Eatmon was still acting coroner. The comment was a reply to an article shared by another Facebook user featuring the image of an African American, female sailor with the headline “Navy Sailor Who Refused to Stand for Anthem Gets Exactly the Punishment She Deserves.”

Eatmon’s post has since been deleted, but not before screenshots were shared on social media.

After the comment was shared, Eatmon initially appeared to offer an explanation on his personal Facebook page by saying that he was a U.S. Veteran and that anyone who is too sorry to stand for the flag should move back to another country.

As of Tuesday evening, Eatmon deleted the initial comment and posted another explaining that his Facebook account was actually hacked, and that the hackers not only posted the derogatory comment, but also sent nude images to his Facebook friends.

“I got hacked,” said Eatmon by phone. “It’s not true. A lot of people don’t know what a hacker is…you know what a hacker can do…to get in a Facebook and run it just like I’m on it.”

“I’m not the only one who got hacked yesterday,” Eatmon said.

When asked about the comment where Eatmon said he was a veteran, he said that that’s one more clue that indicated he was hacked because he is not a veteran.

“That’s one other thing that gave it away,” Eatmon said. “Whoever hacked me put that in there. I’m not a veteran. I don’t know who put that on there, but I’m not a veteran.”

“The people who truly know me know that I’m not that kind of person,” Eatmon said.

Eatmon indicated that he began receiving harassing phone calls and other communications Tuesday evening and that threats have been levied against his children.

“I don’t want my decades of service (on the rescue squad) and coroner to be smudged with the lie of something I didn’t do,” Eatmon explained. “Because I spent much of my life serving all people here. No matter their background, color, or status, we’re all people. I served all people.”

He indicated March 30 is his last day as coroner due to his health, but Crawford said Eatmon has not been on a call since mid-November.

On recommending Dan Beverly as his replacement, Eatmon said he has the experience to serve as coroner.

“He’s been a nurse for years, he was in the rescue squad for a little while, and he worked on the ambulances,” said Eatmon. “He knows how to treat people like I do and have a kind heart.”


Updated at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday with comments from Eatmon.

 Previous update at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday.