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- Authorities searching for sex offender
- Hobson City appoints interim Police Chief
- Grant approved for new Jacksonville Senior
- Lincoln Honda plant to increase production
Authorities searching for sex offender
A dog tracking team combed the woods Monday
afternoon near Glencoe as police searched for a convicted sex offender
who allegedly assaulted a man earlier that morning. 49 year old Danny
Lewis Smith, also known as Dan Rivers, was sought by Glencoe police
officers after he apparently broke into the home of his estranged wife
on Zuber Avenue. Smith has a child with his estranged wife, who is 17
years old and has been separated from Smith since April. Her boyfriend
was in the bed at the house when Smith broke in about 5 a.m. and used
a big stick to beat him. After receiving a 911 call, police spotted
Smith in a 1990s model Oldsmobile and began chasing Smith, who drove
to a home where he had been staying on Rabbittown Road.
Smith apparently crashed the car into a tree behind the
house, got out of the car and ran. Investigators said that Smith was
convicted in 1994 in Phenix City for incest and sexual assault of his
17-year-old daughter. Smith moved to Etowah County and was living in
Glencoe when it was discovered he had not registered as a sex
offender. Smith moved to the Wellington area in Calhoun County early
this year and failed to notify Hopper that he was moving from the
county, a requirement under the sex offender law. Smith was out of
jail on bond on the assault charge and for failing to notify
authorities he was moving. Warrants for first-degree burglary and
second-degree assault will be obtained. Anyone who has information
about Smith's whereabouts is asked to call the Glencoe Police
Hobson City appoints interim Police Chief
After just one week on his new job as a part-time
police officer in Hobson City, the Town Council meeting Monday night,
officially appointed Jeff Bryant as the town’s police chief after
charges were brought against Police Chief Daryl Parker for allegedly
selling weapons illegally. Last week, federal agents and Calhoun
County Drug Task Force officers arrested Parker on charges that he
sold guns to a convicted felon from his police car while on duty.
Hobson City Mayor Ralph Woods said FBI agents advised town officials
to stay tight-lipped about Parker’s case until the investigation is
complete. The 44 year old Bryant, has worked in law enforcement for
17 years. Before joining the Hobson City force, he was employed with
the Glencoe Police Department. Woods said the town will carry out a
search for a new police chief. For now, the council will conduct a
thorough background check on Bryant. In other business Monday, Woods
announced that a new bingo hall soon will open on Martin Luther King
Drive. Rick Graham, of Oklahoma-based Total Gaming Inc., plans to open
a bingo facility complete with a restaurant and sports bar. To operate
in the town, Graham must pay $15,000 for a business license and pay
$900 per week for tax fees.
Grant approved for new Jacksonville Senior
Jacksonville city officials got some good news
Monday, According to Mayor Johnny Smith, State officials have
approved a $250,000 grant for the Jacksonville senior citizen
center. The existing senior center on Ladiga Street was closed in
January because of the deteriorating condition of the building.
Seniors have met since then in a room at the Jacksonville Community
Center. Council members voted this summer to match the grant, if
approved, with city funds, and at their last meeting $125,000 from
the city’s general fund was earmarked for the center.
Lincoln Honda plant to increase production
Honda Motor Company announced Monday that it will
make the Pilot sport utility vehicle exclusively in Lincoln. The
Lincoln facility, which employs 4,500 people, will assume all Pilot
production early next year. According to spokesman Ted Pratt,
production at the Lincoln facility will increase to normal early next
year after being reduced to account for slowing SUV sales. The
Lincoln plant is already the only maker of Honda’s Odyssey minivans.
The Pilot decision makes Alabama factories the sole North American
sources for both Honda Vehicles, the Mercedes M-Class, R-Class and
GL-Class vehicles made in Vance, and the Sonata sedan and Santa Fe
sport utility manufactured in Montgomery by Hyundai.
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