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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Calhoun County raises water restrictions
- House struck by lightening
- Calhoun County considering animal control
- Fireworks a go, everywhere but Anniston
Calhoun County raises water restrictions
Customers of the Calhoun County Water Authority
will be placed under Phase Three Mandatory water restrictions
beginning Sunday. Phase three calls for increased surcharges for
customers that exceed maximum water usage. Officials say that drought
conditions have severely affected the reliability of the systems water
resources and their ability to adequately meet water demands. In a
letter sent to water customers, The phase three guidelines allow
residential customers to use a maximum of ten thousand gallons of
water per billing cycle before surcharges are added. Customers who
use over ten thousand gallons will face a fifty dollar surcharges,
customers who use over 15 thousand gallons a 150 dollar surcharge and
over 20 thousand gallons a 300 dollar surcharge. Officials said that
the severe lack of rain, water consumption and water supply issues are
the major factors for the more stringent restrictions. Water
department officials are also asking customers to help locate any
water leaks by calling the water authority if they spot a suspected
leak on the county water system.
House struck by lightening
Fire officials said a two story home caught fire
Thursday after lightning struck the roof. Hokes Bluff Fire Chief
Richard Johnson said firefighters responded to the blaze around 5:30
p.m. Thursday afternoon and had contained it to the attic area of the
home located on Happy Hollow Road.
Johnson said the log cabin had extensive damage to the roof and minor
smoke and water damage on the lower half.
Ball Play Volunteer Fire Departments 1 and 2 also responded on the
Calhoun County considering animal control
Calhoun County may be on the verge of adopting a
new policy to require licensing of dogs and cats. County Commissioner
Eli Henderson says he has sought the proposal
Calhoun County Veternarian Dr. Eric Clanton urged
the commission to create a new animal enforcement officer position
forcing the mandatory rabies shots for dogs and cats in the county
with the fees being used to fund the officers position. County animal
control officers told commissioners Thursday that there are about 10
dogs for every human in Calhoun county. The county commission is
expected to discuss the proposal at their first meeting in July.
Fireworks a go, everywhere but Anniston
Despite a temporary ban on personal and
commercial fireworks shows in 33 counties, issued June 9 by the state
fire marshal, only Anniston will not hold its annual fireworks show
this year. Jacksonville and Heflin have both received state permission
to go ahead with their displays. Jacksonville Fire Chief Mike
Daugherty said the city has received approval from the Alabama
Forestry Commission and the state fire marshal’s office.
Jacksonville’s show will begin close to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3,
just north of Pete Mathews Coliseum on the Jacksonville State
University campus. Heflin Fire Chief Rudy Rooks said he received a
permit from the fire marshal’s office after getting an exemption from
the Department of Forestry. The Heflin show will be Saturday at 9 p.m.
Anniston officials decided earlier this month to cancel the city’s
traditional show. City Manager George Monk said The traditional
location at the Woodland Park softball complex was considered
hazardous. Oxford will hold their fireworks show at 9 p.m. Wednesday,
July 4, at Oxford Lake Park.
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