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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Anniston plant to close
- Man arrested in Ragland death
- Anniston councilman vows to investigate
alleged loss of $2 million
- Georgia evangelist files suit against City
Anniston plant to close
Anniston will be losing an industry at the end of
this month putting some 73 employees out of work. Anniston mayor Chip
Howell made the announcement Tuesday night that Sentinel Consumer
Products, which manufactures cotton swabs and cotton balls will close
their Anniston plant at the end of May. Sentinel is based in Mentor,
Man arrested in Ragland death
A man whom investigators describe as a friend of
homicide victim Wendell DeWayne Wheeles from Talladega, has been
arrested and charged with capital murder in Wheeles’ death. 20 year
old Anthony James Crowe, is accused of shooting Wheeles in the head
and then attempting to burn the body. Sheriff Terry Surles said
evidence shows Wheeles was still alive when his killer set him on
fire, His partially burned body was found April 25 in Ragland.
Investigators said the suspect is from Talladega, but he listed Bass
Road in Ragland as his address when he was arrested.
Wheeles was found in a wooded area off Lot 3 Road
in Ragland by a couple collecting aluminum cans. His wallet and car
were missing, but investigators were able to identify him using
Anniston councilman vows to investigate
alleged loss of $2 million
Anniston City Councilman Ben Little said Tuesday
night that he is investigating the possibility that $2 million may
have been overspent on capital projects by the city. Little made the
comments during Tuesday nights city council meeting. Mayor Chip
Howell said the tracking of the money in the capital projects can be
confusing. Councilman Jeff Fink said Tuesday night that there have
been cost overruns in capital projects, but he is unsure if it amounts
to two million dollars as Little claims.
Georgia evangelist files suit against City of
A Hawkinsville, Georgia evangelist has filed suit
in Federal Court accusing the city of Jacksonville of violating his
right to freedom of speech, Violation of the due process clause of the
14th amendment, violation of the equal protection clause of the U.S.
Constitution, violation of the right to free exercise of religion, and
violation of the Alabama Religious freedom amendment. Reverend Wesley
Sewell alleges in the suit filed today in U.S. District Court in
Birmingham that the cities speech code which prohibits any amplified
speech that can be heard from beyond 10 feet away, is specifically
enforced against religious speech. Sewell claims in the suit that he
was approached by the city police in March 2006 near the Jacksonville
post office and was told he could not use the amplifier which police
told him was in violation of the cities noise ordinance. Sewell
obeyed and shut down the amplifier. This year he returned to the same
spot and was told he had to shut his amplifier down and had to obtain
a permit to share his faith on the public sidewalk. The suit was
filed on Sewells’ behalf by the Alliance Defense Fund.
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