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- Murder suspect released on bond
- Gadsden plant closing
- Reward offered in Anniston rape
- JPA suit
Murder suspect released on bond
A Pleasant Valley High School student accused
of murdering her mother was released on bond Wednesday afternoon.
According to Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson , 17-year-old
Lindsey Danielle Morgan posted her fifty-thousand bond thru a
bonding company around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. Morgan is charged
as an adult for the stabbing death of her mother Brenda Ingram.
Police discovered Ingram’s body inside her Piedmont home on December
11. At the request of the sheriff’s department and school officials,
a judge added stipulations to Morgan’s bond that bans her from
entering a 97-square-mile-area in Calhoun County, which keeps her
far away from Pleasant Valley High School. That request was made
after local residents voiced their concerns over safety on the
campus following Morgan’s arrest. Sheriff Amerson says this is a
unique case. School officials say that even without the bond
stipulations, Morgan would not be allowed back on campus, due to the
nature of her charges. Morgan will also be required to wear a Global
Positioning Device so that authorities will know her whereabouts at
all times. She is scheduled to appear in court in February.
Gadsden plant closing
Another area company has announced a plant
closing which will leave 170 people without jobs. Dixie-Pacific has
announced they will be closing their manufacturing plant in Gadsden
in February. Dixie-Pacific was acquired by Fortune Brands in 2006.
The company manufactures wood and fiberglass architectural columns,
posts and railings. Dixie-Pacific president Frank Glover said in a
news release that the company will phase down and close in early
2008. The phasing down of Dixie Pacific’s operations will occur
over the next two months, with the final product shipments
anticipated in mid-February. Company officials said that employees
will receive 60 days’ notification, severance pay after closing and
outplacement assistance and assistance from state agencies. The
Corps' changes are similar to one made by the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission on Nov. 20, when it raised the winter pool at
Lake Martin from 480 to 483 feet.
Reward offered in Anniston rape
The mother of a woman who was raped at gunpoint
in Anniston on November Second has offered a $5,000 reward for the
man who robbed and raped her daughter. The womans daughter and
another woman were kidnapped at gunpoint early Nov. 2 in the
Victoria Inn parking lot, where they were robbed and the daughter
was raped before being released. If caught, the suspect will face
two counts of robbery in the first degree, two counts of
first-degree kidnapping and one count of first-degree rape. The
mother said anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at
238-1414. Tips may be left anonymously.
Two men involved in a lawsuit against the Joint
Powers Authority have asked that a circuit judge to rule, without a
trial, that the JPA is not a legal entity. The suit asks the judge
to strip the JPA of its authority to develop McClellan and appoint
an unnamed "receiver" over the property. The judge in the case said
Wednesday he will not set a hearing on the motion until after Jan.
2. The Joint Powers Authority has scheduled a called meeting at 8
a.m. Friday to discuss "pending legal matters". The lawsuit, filed
against the JPA by Anniston Attorney Donald Stewart and developer
James "Jim" Coxwell, involved a failed McClellan land deal. They
contend that because the JPA is not recognized by any state law,
that it's not legal and can not sell property. The JPA was
recognized by the federal government as a local reuse authority.
State Sen. Del Marsh, said he plans to introduce enabling
legislation creating the JPA when the legislature convenes in
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