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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Request raises racial issues at Anniston
- JPA begins capping of Landfill at McClellan
- Horses die in Moody stable fire
- Gadsden revises smoking ordinance
Request raises racial issues at Anniston
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Alabama 810 News Director Mike Mitchell
JPA begins capping of Landfill at McClellan
The Joint Powers Authority invited the community
to celebrate with them Tuesday as they began “capping” a landfill in
the northwest corner of McClellan. Anniston Mayor Chip Howell, vice
chairman of the JPA said the capping of the landfill is of vital
importance to the environment future and safety of the area.
The landfill was in operation while McClellan was still operating as a
military installation and officials said in included, among other
things, medical waste from the old Noble Army hospital. The JPA
awarded the $2 million contract for capping the landfill to
Florida-based WRS. The JPA was able to save $700,000 in Army cleanup
money by using dirt from the site of the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store
Horses die in Moody stable fire
Eight horses – including six show horses - died
Tuesday in a Moody stable fire started by embers from a nearby brush
fire. Firefighters had to remove owner Courtney Huguley out of the
stable as she tried to save horses. Fifteen horses survived. When
firefighters arrived at the Stepping Stone Farm, on Kelly Creek Road,
the 7,200-square-foot stable was in flames. Seven horses died in the
stable, and one horse with severe burns was euthanized by a
veterinarian. Twenty-three horses were in the stable at the time of
the fire. Of the eight horses that died, six were show horses and two
were lesson horses. The horses ranged in age from 4 to 21 years old.
Officials said the dead horses ranged in value from a couple thousand
dollars to one worth at least $50,000.
Gadsden revises smoking ordinance
The Gadsden City Council approved an amendment to
the city’s new smoking ordinance Tuesday, based on a recommendation
from Mayor Sherman Guyton. Guyton had considered vetoing the
ordinance, passed on March 20, if the council members did not make
Restaurants must notify the city’s revenue department in writing
within 30 days from the time the ordinance passed to declare whether
the establishment is smoking or non-smoking. Under the amended
version, a business owner could opt to change within a year of the
original declaration. After that it could change annually when its
license is renewed. The ordinance passed by the council says
restaurants must post at every entrance a sign that identifies the
establishment as a smoking or non-smoking establishment. If smoking is
allowed, there is no non-smoking section. The ordinance says an owner
or operator may declare the entire establishment smoke-free with a
no-smoking sign posted. Guyton wanted changes that made the
enforcement less bureaucratic. Under the amended ordinance, the
police and building departments will be responsible for enforcement.
The original ordinance stated a citizen could initiate a complaint
with the mayor, his assistant, the police or fire chief or the health
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