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Deputies make arrest in burglary
council hears residents views on smoking
in construction accident
seeks elected school board
make arrest in burglary
Sheriffs Deputies have made an arrest in connection with the Monday
morning burglary of Steward’s Market on Alabama Highway 9. The
burglars used a small pickup truck taken from an Anniston business to
break through the front door of the store causing approximately $6,000
in damage as well as taking a quantity of cigarettes. Sheriffs
Department Investigators received a tip which led to the arrest of 18
year old Jeffry Edward Beardon of Anniston. Beardon has been charged
with Burglary and several counts of theft of property. Investigators
said their investigation is continuing and it is possible that Beardon
may face additional charges.
council hears residents views of smoking
Smoking, or non
smoking, that is a decision being pondered by the
city council. Council members heard Tuesday night from some 45
concerned citizens during a public meeting at the Oxford City Hall.
The council wanted to receive public input before considering any
change in the cities current smoking ordinance. One ordinance being
considered by the city is one adopted in Prattville which requires
restaurants to either be smoking or non smoking. Many of those at the
Tuesday night meeting are the same people who pressured the Anniston
city council to ban smoking in the city. Several at the Tuesday night
meeting told the council that while they were against smoking, they
did not support the government infringing on peoples rights. The
council has not set a timeline for consideration of a new smoking
killed in construction accident
that a Heflin man was killed Monday in A construction accident on the
Eastern Parkway near Henry Road in Anniston.
that 31 year old Michael Leonard McVey, of Heflin, died when a dump
truck turned over on him. Calhoun County Assistant Coroner Marvin
Southard said that McVey died of blunt-force trauma to the abdomen and
chest and was pronounced dead at 4:47 p.m. Monday.
seeks elected school board
City Council approved a resolution Tuesday asking the county's
legislative delegation to pass legislation allowing a referendum on an
elected city school board. The Legislature is not expected to meet
again this year unless a special session is called, so any decision
would be up to the new legislative delegation that takes office after
the Nov. 7 general election.
Under Alabama law, the change to an elected board from an appointed
board requires approval of the Legislature. The Legislature either
can call for a referendum or it can pass legislation to allow a city
council to call for an election. Legislation for Gadsden to go to an
elected board was introduced in 2004 by Rep. Craig Ford, D-Gadsden,
but died because of a feud between Ford and Rep. Jack Page, D-Gadsden,
over another bill that Page wanted to pass but Ford opposed.
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