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City, Chamber honor World Champion Special Olympian
The Daleville Chamber of Commerce and the City of Daleville Tuesday honored Special Olympics World Champion B.J. Gray.
The Chamber and city honored B.J. for his remarkable achievement as part of the Dothan Special Olympics volleyball team, which represented the state and won the Gold Medal in the National Special Olympics Games in Nebraska and went on to go undefeated and bring home the Gold in the World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2011.
Congratulations to B.J. and his teammates. Daleville is proud of you!
Community mourns former Mayor Gene Hughes
Daleville lost a longtime leader June 8 when former Mayor Gene Hughes passed away at the age of 78.
Hughes, who served as a city councilman from 1972 to 1976, was first elected mayor in 1976 and served five terms, ending in 1996. He led the city during some of its most notable milestones, including the five-laning of Daleville Avenue, construction of the first Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union headquarters here and the building of streets and thriving neighborhoods throughout the city.
He was also a leading business pioneer of Daleville, having once operated a clothing store and later developing many of the housing sub-divisions and townhouse complexes in the city.
His longtime businesses, Daleville Real Estate and Daleville Inn and Apartments are still in operation in the city.
His legacy will live on in Daleville, but his presence here will be greatly missed.
Farmers Market a success!
Cooks and lovers of fresh home-grown vegetables and fruits are enjoying the new Daleville Farmers Market each Thursday at the intersection of Highway 134 and Daleville Avenue in the lot adjacent to MaFoosky’s Deli.
The market features good, high-quality produce brought by certified growers who have a large variety of items available, including tomatoes, watermelons, squash, cucumbers, peas, plums, peaches, beans, etc. Arts and crafts and food items will also be available from time to time.
The market will be from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Thursday in June and July, or until fresh produce lasts. For more about the market, check the Community Events section on this website. To participate in the market, contact the Chamber at 598-6331.
Known as “The Gateway to Fort Rucker,” Daleville is proud to be the closest neighbor of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, where more than 2,000 of the nation’s best and brightest train to fly helicopters such as the UH-60 Blackhawk and the mighty AH-64D Apache Longbow. Daleville is home to the largest assemblage of aircraft training simulators anywhere in the world, and a host of defense contractors headquarter here in support of Fort Rucker’s vital and complex mission of training the world’s greatest helicopter pilots.
While many of those operations require highly technical skills and equipment, Daleville maintains its small-town atmosphere, but also boasts of a greatly diversified business community and population, enriched by people native to the area as well as those from other parts of the country and world who’ve chosen the quiet Dale County town as their temporary or permanent home. Daleville offers many facets of quality living with modern subdivisions and townhome complexes as well as short-term accommodations for visitors and “tour-of-duty” personnel associated with Fort Rucker.
Known as the “City That Feeds Fort Rucker, Daleville has a wide array of restaurants and offers a variety of products and services as well as education, healthcare and recreational opportunities. Located nearby two retail hubs, Enterprise and Dothan, less than four hours from the bustling atmosphere of Atlanta and less than two hours from the Gulf Coast beaches, Daleville is an appealing mix of small-town charm and contemporary benefits and cutting-edge excitement.
Please explore this site to learn more about what Daleville and the Daleville Area Chamber of Commerce can offer you!