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- Cleburne Escapee re-captured second time
- Howell receives national honor
- Suit filed against Gadsden School Board
- Sales tax holiday
Cleburne Escapee re-captured second time
An escapee from the Cleburne County jail was
captured this morning after a chase ended on U.S. Highway 431 near
Keysburg Road in Glencoe. Anniston police and Cleburne County
deputies were looking for the man who had escaped from the jail
Thursday. Officers spotted Roderick “Punch” Cosby riding in a car in
Anniston this morning and the chase began near 15th Street and
Wilmer Avenue. The chase reached high speeds once on highway 431
with as many as 20 police vehicles in pursuit. Cosby’s girlfriend
was driving the Ford Focus and swerved near Keysburg Road to avoid
spike strips that had been placed across U.S. 431 by Glencoe
police. The car left the road traveling down an embankment and
Cosby jumped out and ran.
Cosby was captured a short time later by Anniston officers. Cosby
was being held on escape charges in Cleburne County before his
second escape Thursday. Cosby had escaped in mid June from the jail
and had been recaptured a few days later in Calhoun County. Cosby
had originally been arrested on reckless endangerment, failure to
appear on a no drivers license, harassment and two counts of
receiving stolen property. Police say that an 11-month-old baby and
another man, the baby’s father, were riding in the back seat of the
car. The baby was not in a car seat and was treated for a bloody lip
suffered when the car wrecked. Authorities said the baby was not
seriously injured but was taken to Regional Medical Center in
Anniston and is expected to be placed in Calhoun County Department
of Human Resources custody.
Howell receives national honor
Mayor Chip Howell recently returned from Miami where he
received national recognition for his leadership. Howell was honored
as Public Official of the Year by the Association of Defense
Communities. Mayor Howell said the award was a team effort. Howell
was selected from nominees across the nation.
Suit filed against Gadsden School Board
The Child Evangelism Fellowship of Alabama has
filed a lawsuit against the Gadsden Board of Education, alleging the
board is discriminating against the Christian organization by not
allowing it to use school property as secular groups do. The suit
was filed in federal court Thursday by Liberty Counsel, a public
interest religious liberties law firm. The suit alleges that the
school district is violating the CEF's right to freedom of speech,
equal protection and free exercise of religion.
According to the suit, the CEF made several written and oral
requests to Gadsden Superintendent Bob Russell for a meeting about
the club using board property for meetings after school. However,
the suit said, Russell refused to discuss the group using board
property. According to the suit, the CEF is a national
interdenominational group that sponsors Good News Clubs for
elementary school children.
Sales tax holiday
are gearing up for this weekend's sales tax holiday with extended
hours, extra staff and added merchandise. Merchants say they expect
crowds rivaling those of Christmas for the state's second tax
holiday, which runs today through Sunday. Shoppers can save on
state, county and city sales tax in some locations, as much as 10
percent in some places. Some retailers are focusing their efforts on
the sections of their stores with tax-exempt goods. Certain items of
clothing up to $100, computers up to $750, school supplies up to $50
and books up to $30 are exempt from state sales tax. More than 230
Alabama cities and counties are waiving all or part of their local
sales taxes as well. In a news conference Thursday to kick off the
holiday, Gov. Bob Riley said Alabama shoppers saved more than $6
million during last year's tax-free period.
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