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Belle Mont house reopens for tours

The Alabama Historical Commission has reopened the Belle Mont Mansion near Tuscumbia for tours.

The cost of touring the historic mansion is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, military and college students, and $3 for children ages 6-18.

The mansion, which is an example of Thomas Jeffersonís influence, is open Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m.

To schedule group tours, please call 637-8513.

Deangelo McDaniel

Teen charged in trafficking case

A teen caught with 20 pounds of marijuana and a loaded assault rifle faces charges as an adult, Decatur police said Wednesday.

Police charged Tremayne OíNeal Gilbert, 16, of 118 Eighth Ave. N.W., with trafficking marijuana.

When officers attempted to stop Gilbertís vehicle early Saturday, Gilbert led patrol units on a lengthy chase that ended in the alleyway behind 1208 Eighth Street S.E., police said. Police said that once the vehicle stopped, Gilbert and a passenger ran.

Morgan County Jail released Gilbert on Tuesday on $25,000 bond.

The other occupant of the vehicle had not been caught.

Seth Burkett

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