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- Body found in Talladega County
- Cleburne wreck victims identified
- Work halted on Lincoln development
Body found in Talladega County
Talladega County officials are investigating a
body found in the woods off of County Road 188 near the Logan Martin
dam on Sunday afternoon. Police say the body of a white male appearing
to be in his 20’s was discovered around 2 O’clock. Authorities say
that the body appeared to have been there between 24 and 36 hours.
Authorities are not releasing the cause of death however an autopsy
has been ordered.
Cleburne wreck victims identified
Alabama State Troopers have released the names of
the victims killed in last Wednesdays feiry four vehicle collision on
interstate 20 in Cleburne County killing three people and injuring one
other. Troopers identified the victims as 61 year old Donald Ray
Jones of Zebulon Georgia who was driving a 2006 international truck
struck by a 2002 Buick Lesabre. Both occupants of the Lesabre were
killed when the vehicle burst into flames, they were identified as the
driver 72 year old Curtis E. Garrard of Boaz and his 73 year old
passenger, Lillie Craven of Ragland. Two other trucks were involved
in the accident, one of the drivers, 54 year old Billy R. Moore of
Walstonburg North Carolina was taken to regional medical center for
treatment of his injuries. Troopers say that the accident remains
under investigation. Officials said that it took investigators
several days to determine the identities of the victims as the bodies
were severely burned.
Work halted on Lincoln development
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has halted shoreline work in a new
residential development located along Choccolocco Creek in Lincoln
because of possible PCB contamination concerns. Marilyn Phipps, U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District spokesperson, said the corps
issued a “cease and desist” order to Lake Point developers after
workers allegedly dredged along shoreline of the new residential
subdivision. Phipps said developers failed to obtain proper permits
and feared dredging operations could have disturbed possible PCB
contaminants buried along Choccolocco Creek. The area dredged by the
developers is within the 48-mile site from Calhoun County to Logan
Martin Lake federal environmental experts say was exposed to PCBs.
Since the mid 1930s, Solutia Corporation, formerly Monsanto Company,
dumped PCBs, also known as polychlorinated biphenyls, onto the ground
and into water until PCBs were banned in the U.S. in 1979. Through
Snow and Choccolocco creeks, PCBs from the Anniston plant have found
their way as far west as Logan Martin Lake. Soil samples collected
last week will help determine if PCB contaminants are present in soil
moved by workers at Lake Point subdivision in Lincoln. If high levels
of PCB contaminants are found in soil samples, officials say the
company could be brought into the costly PCB cleanup effort.
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