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- New contractor hired for McClellan Cleanup
- Gadsden stabbing victim dies
- Rev. Al Sharpton to speak in Munford
New contractor hired for McClellan cleanup
Program Management Committee of the Joint Powers Authority at
McClellan held a called meeting Monday to dismiss one contractor and
hire another for the cleanup of ordinance at the abandoned fort.
Alabama 810 News Director Mike Mitchell has the story with an audio
Gadsden stabbing victim dies
Gadsden Police said a suspect was in custody and
will likely face additonal charges after the victim of a Sunday
afternoon stabbing died of his wounds while in surgery. 52 year old
Travis Wayne Parker of Gadsden, died at Riverview Regional Medical
Center late Sunday night. Gadsden police Capt. Jeff Wright said
Parker was stabbed in the abdomen and the arm with a steak knife
during an altercation at a residence in East Gadsden. The altercation
happened around 3:40 p.m. Sunday afternoon. 40 year old Efron Olguin,
of Gadsden is in custody and is currently being held on assault
charges. Those charges are expected to change because of Parker's
death and pending a review by the district attorney's office.
Rev. Al Sharpton to speak in Munford
Rev. Al Sharpton, a widely known civil rights activist and preacher,
will speak at a small Munford church Sunday as part of Black History
Month. The First Missionary Baptist Church is hosting Sharpton at 3
p.m. Sunday, church leaders and Sharpton’s publicist confirmed Monday.
He will be introduced by Charles Steele, national president and CEO of
the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a historic civil rights
organization. Sharpton, a Baptist minister and founder of the National
Action Network, has gained attention for his role in publicizing
allegations of civil rights abuses and an unsuccessful 2004 run for
the Democratic presidential nomination. His work has also drawn
critics. According to his biography on the National Action Network
Web site, Sharpton began preaching at the age of 4 and was ordained a
minister at 9. When he was 13, he was named youth director of an SCLC
economic opportunity program in New York by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
He has traveled across the world to meet politicians and activists and
met with leaders of Israel and Palestine in an attempt to broker
peace. Sharpton is also a vocal critic of President Bush and the war
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