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- Bomb squad recovers explosive device
- Sylacauga trailer parks evacuated because
of plant fire
- Jacksonville spring fling on March 31st
Bomb squad recovers explosive device
The Gadsden bomb squad recovered the components
of a powerful explosive after Agents with the Etowah County Drug
Enforcement Unit went Friday to a house on U.S. Highway 11 in Reece
City. The bomb squads discovery led to more arrests, and the
investigation is continuing. Officials say that The bomb's main
charge was intact and preserved for evidence. The bomb blew apart
without the main charge going off and the bomb squad was able to hold
the main charge for evidence. The state fire marshal's office is
leading the investigation of the bomb, which led to the search
Saturday of a home in DeKalb County. Agents with Etowah County's drug
unit began an investigation several weeks ago, which led to the arrest
about noon Friday of 30 year old William Bryant "Red" Watson of
Watson was arrested on an existing warrant for distribution of a
controlled substance and was charged Friday with two counts of
possession of methamphetamine. As agents continued the investigation,
it was discovered that Watson allegedly had a bomb or had access to
explosives. The investigation led to the house in Reece City. Drug
agents, along with the bomb squad, went to the house late Friday
afternoon. Members of the bomb squad found the explosives in a bag
inside the house where the device was being stored.
Sylacauga trailer parks evacuated because of
Officials in Sylacauga say that Two mobile home
parks were evacuated late Monday afternoon as a result of a fire at
AGRIM Advance Technologies , located on Third Avenue off Talladega
County Road 511. Fire department units were called to the plant at
4:14 p.m. Monday afternoon, The fire was under control shortly after
Officials said the fire was located in the
coating facility of the plant. Officials said that most of what was on
fire was equipment and a large drum where the plant staff did the
coating, with only a small percentage of the facility actually being
Officials said the evacuation of the mobile home
parks in the immediate area of the plant was a precautionary measure
while department staff looked into the situation. He said the
evacuation did not have to go further than that, and residents were
released to return to their homes within an hour.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire.
Jacksonville spring fling on March 31st
The smell of Bar B Que will be in the air on the Jacksonville square
on March 31st as the city will be Ribbin it Up with a bar b
que rib contest. Jacksonville recreation director bo baty said that
it is part of the first spring fling hosted by Jacksonville state
university and the City of Jacksonville. If you would like to enter
the bar b que contest contact the Jacksonville Recreation Department
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