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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Jacksonville moving to fill council vacancy
- Attalla motel fire update
- Anniston council to look at helping school
- Hobson City officer resigns
Jacksonville moving to fill council vacancy
The Jacksonville City Council is hoping to fill
a seat on the city council left vacant by this months resignation of
councilman Jeff Shelton. According to Mayor Johnny Smith, they will
make an appointment within 60 days. Those seeking the appointment
include former Councilman John Ed Jordan, and Jacksonville residents
Truman Norred, Anthony Kingston, Bill Sparrowhawk, Derek Raulerson,
Jeff Gossett and Mark Jones. The appointee will serve out the
remainder of Shelton’s term, which expires in November 2008.
Attalla motel fire update
Attalla fire officials say their investigation
into Sundays fire at an Attalla motel revealted that several rooms
did not have working smoke detectors , a violation of both state
and local laws.Fire broke out at the Econo Lodge about 3:30 p.m.
Sunday afternoon. Two rooms that were damaged from fire, smoke and
water remained closed Monday. Several other rooms in the motel were
closed after it was discovered there were no smoke detectors or the
smoke detectors were not working. Most of those rooms, however, were
open Monday after smoke detectors were repaired or placed in the
rooms. Investigators said that the fire started when dryer vents
became clogged with lint. The dryer vent goes through to the top of
the building and runs near the room where the fire started. One room
was heavily damaged from fire and a nearby room had smoke and water
Anniston council to look at helping school library
The Anniston City Council is expected to
discuss how they can help with the need for additional books at the
Anniston City Library. The library was heavily damaged by a fire a
the school last year and remains short on the number of books to
retain their accreditation. The school board last week questioned
the use of over fifty thousand dollars in the insurance proceeds
being used to cover a debt in the athletic department while failing
to replace books in the library. Anniston mayor Chip Howell said
the council will discuss how to help the school. County
commissioners Pappy Dunn and Robert Downing allocated five thousand
dollars each of their discretionary funds Friday to help purchase
books for the library.
Hobson City officer resigns
Hobson City is
again down to only one police officer. Mayor Ralph Woods said
Officer Greg Wright, who has worked for the city for about five
weeks, is leaving the department for another job offer closer to his
home in Heflin. The mayor said that a replacement will be hired by
the end of the week. Hobson City had recently been unable to pay
its officers for between one and two pay periods in June, Mayor
Woods said it was because of issues involving the Internal Revenue
Service seizing money from the cities accounts to cover past due
taxes. The mayor said that the city is currently back on track and
things are improving in the city.
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