Kinston, Alabama    36453
Kinston is a town in Coffee County, Alabama. At the 2010 census, the population was 540. Kinston is located in the southwest corner of Coffee county. According to the U. S. Census Bureau the town has a total area of 4.9 square miles and has an elevation of 269 feet.
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of the heavy rains in Kinston, December 24, 2015

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State of Emergency Declared in Alabama after Gas Line Explosion

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency Tuesday after a gas pipeline explosion killed a worker, injured five others, and sent thick black smoke over a forest in the northern part of the state.

The blast on Monday shut down the pipeline that supplies gasoline to millions of people for the second time in less than two months, raising concerns over possible gas shortages and price hikes

Bentley's action means that for the time being, truckers carrying gasoline won't be subject to the limits on hours they may drive that apply under normal circumstances.

Governors in other states took similar actions after a leak in the Colonial pipeline in Alabama last month led to gasoline shortages across the South, as trucks carrying gasoline help make up some of the shortfall caused by the closed pipeline.

Monday's explosion unfolded when a track hoe -- a machine used to remove dirt -- struck the pipeline, igniting gasoline.

The Colonial pipeline provides nearly 40 percent of the region's gasoline and usually runs at or near full capacity. Together Colonial's two lines carry more than 2 million barrels of fuel a day.

By mid-day Tuesday, Colonial Pipeline said it was able to restart the second of its two main lines, which carries diesel fuel and jet fuel. However, the company added that it anticipates that the main gasoline line will be closed the rest of this week.

Reprinted in part from Fox News

Nov 2, 2016


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Town Projects
Town of Kinston will start relocating several water lines that are in back yards. They will be moved to the front yard so water department employees can access them without going through backyards. Also the road on the way to Flat Creek will be repaired shortly. A new culvert will be installed and a concrete abutment on one end will be installed. Both projects are scheduled to be completeded this summer.

Emergency level drought declared in 18 more Alabama counties
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After a bone-dry October, the state Office of Water Resources today declared 18 more Alabama counties to have emergency level drought conditions, bringing the total number to 46 out of the state's 67 counties.

The declaration came after a meeting of the Drought Monitoring and Impact Group, which reviewed information on rainfall, stream flow levels, well levels, wildfires and other data.
The new counties designated at emergency level are in west and east-central Alabama.
Most of the northern half of the state was already classified at the emergency level.

Conditions across the state are degrading rapidly because of the lack of rainfall, according to the declaration issued today.
Five of the state's nine geographic regions are now designated at emergency level, the most severe drought level.
In Region 2 in west Alabama, counties that are newly declared to be at emergency drought level are Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa.
In Region 6 in east-central Alabama, counties newly declared to be at emergency drought level are Autauga, Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery and Russell.
Three other regions, across south Alabama, moved to drought warning status today, the second most severe rating.
Region 9 in coastal Alabama remained in the drought advisory status.
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Kinston Town Hall
Kinston Town Hall is located at 856 Main Street. All town activities are handled from this location. The Mayor, police department, town clerk, water department and town meetings are all located here. Town meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. All citizens are urged to attend.
Town clerk: 334-565-3188
Police Department: 334-565-3114 Emergency call 911
Water Department: 334-565-3188
Hours: 8am to 5pm