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- Pell City man killed in morning accident
- Attalla motel fire
- Commissioners donate to library
- Boaz council to consider annexation
Pell City man killed in morning accident
Officials say that at least one person was
killed this morning in a traffic accident in Oxford. The driver of a
Dodge Ram pickup truck, 36 year old Charles Joseph Morton of Pell
City, died and his passenger, 23 year old John Seth St. John of
Ragland was injured in a wreck on Interstate 20 near mile marker
178. The truck was headed east shortly before 7 a.m. when the driver
lost control, crossed the median, and collided with the rear-wheel
area of a tractor-trailer driving in the westbound lanes. Officials
said that Morton, who was driving the pickup truck died on impact;
the driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. Oxford EMS
transported St. John to Regional Medical Center in Anniston.
Attalla motel fire
Fire officials in Attalla evacuated a wing of
the Econo Lodge motel after one room caught fire Sunday afternoon.
Officials said one room sustained heavy damage and the room adjacent
to it had smoke and water damage as a result of the blaze which
occurred near 3:30 Sunday afternoon. The fire also damaged the
laundry room located underneath the heavily damaged room. Officials
say it took about half an hour to contain the fire. About 40 rooms
were evacuated.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Commissioners donate to library
Two Calhoun County
Commissioners have come to the rescue of the library at Anniston
High School. The library received heavy damage last year during a
fire. At Thursday night’s City School board meeting, school board
members questioned why 56-thousand dollars of the insurance proceeds
was used to clear up a defecit in the school’s athletic fund, while
the school’s library still needed 4,500 books to maintain
accreditation. Friday afternoon county commission chairman James
Pappy Dunn announced that he and commissioner Robert Downing would
each donate five thousand dollars from their discretionary funds to
help stock the library for what commissioner Dunn called a key
ingredient to educating our youth.
The commissioners have challenged members of the community to
follow their lead and help restock the library.
Boaz council to consider annexation
Members of the Boaz City Council will meet
tonight and are expected to consider the annexation of a parcel of
land that would enable Boaz to later annex Mountainboro into the
city limits.About 40 acres of the Cooley Farm are up for annexation
consideration. It adjoins the Boaz city limits and also the
Mountainboro town limits. Mountainboro is still considering
annexation into the city limits of Boaz. At the last Mountainboro
Town Council meeting this month, a show of hands indicated residents
favored annexation into Boaz as opposed to annexation into Sardis
However, at that meeting a petition containing about 100 signatures
was presented, and the council is in the process of determining the
authenticity of the signatures and also determining how many who
signed are registered voters in Mountainboro.
The council voted 5-1 to seek annexation into Boaz, but later in
that meeting rescinded the vote after considering the petition,
which asked that the town remain as it is or to return to just being
an unincorporated part of Etowah County.
Most of Boaz is in Marshall County, but a small portion is in Etowah
County. Mountainboro is in Etowah County.
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