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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Two county chase ends in arrest of Gadsden
- JPA approves land sale for Social Security
- House committee approves school bond bill
- House approves increase in fishing &
- Law Enforcement Memorial Day
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Two county chase ends in arrest of Gadsden
For the second time in little over a week, law
enforcement officials in Calhoun county have been involved in a chase
with a ford focus from Etowah county. According to Calhoun County
Chief Deputy Matthew Wade, the latest chase took place near midnight
Tuesday night when a motorist refused to stop for Gadsden police, a
chase ensued up highway 431 where Glencoe officers picked up the chase
and then discontinued the chase. Wade said that the vehicle was
spotted by a Calhoun County sheriffs deputy on highway 204 and the
chase went thru Jacksonville, where officers deployed spike sticks and
were able to puncture one of the tires. The chase then went thru the
Lenlock community and ended in Wellborn when the deputy was able to
use the pit maneuver and stop the vehicle. The cars driver, Clinton
Wayne Vandiver of a Gadsden address was taken to the Etowah county
Jail and will face additional charges in Calhoun County as well.
JPA approves land sale for Social Security
The Joint Powers Authority at McClellan agreed
Tuesday to the sale of two point one acres at twenty nine thousand
five hundred dollars an acre to the Collyer Lloyd construction
company for the construction of the new social security office for the
five county area. The motion passed by a six to two vote Tuesday.
Developer James Lloyd says it could take up to six months to start the
new social security building, but that he would like to see
construction start in 45 days. Anniston mayor Chip Howell said the
new office could have gone anywhere in the region. The new building
will replace the current location in Anniston that will serve the five
House committee approves school bond bill
The House education finance committee on Tuesday
approved the largest school bond issue in state history, a $1.05
billion measure that would allocate nearly $60 million for Northeast
Alabama schools. The bond issue also would provide capital
construction money for universities and two-year colleges.
The 205 public school systems would get a minimum of $200,000 each
with additional money based on average attendance for a total of $658
million. Two-year schools would get $48.2 million, four-year schools
would get $171 million, and other agencies would get an additional
$174 million, which was added after the original $850 million bond
issue was introduced. After today the Senate has only six legislative
days to pass the bond issue - along with a record public education
budget of $6.7 billion for 2007-2008 and a public employee pay raise -
if it can end its impasse and start passing fiscal legislation. Local
systems and the amounts they would receive from the bond issue are;
Cherokee County, $3.6 million; Etowah County, $7.7 million; St. Clair
County, $6.88 million. Attalla, $1.77 million; Gadsden, $4.65 million;
Jacksonville, $1.6 million; Piedmont, $1.05 million. Gadsden State
Community College, $3.3 million; Jacksonville State University, $4.6
House approves increase in fishing & hunting
The Alabama House has passed bills to raise the
cost of hunting and fishing licenses in Alabama. The House voted 91
to six to raise the cost of a resident fresh water fishing license in
Alabama from nine dollars and 50 cents to 12 dollars and the cost of a
resident hunting license from 16 dollars to 24 dollars. The bill now
goes to the Senate for debate. The legislation is supported by some
organizations that support
hunting and fishing and wildlife management in the state. The price of
hunting and fishing licenses in Alabama has not been raised since
1989. The House passed a separate bill that raises the cost of
registering a boat, depending on the size of the boat.
Law Enforcement Memorial Day
**Ed note: Due to many
requests, we'll make this story and audio available again today. It
originally ran Tue-Wed of this week...
Calhoun counties’ fallen lawmen were honored
Tuesday afternoon in ceremonies at Anniston’s memorial park. Listen to
the special audio feature...
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