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- Army releases property to JPA
- Man injured in industrial accident dies
- Alabama Power opposing jury trial on tree
- 411 yard sale
Army releases property to JPA
The Joint Powers Authority announced Tuesday
morning that the Army has turned over another section of the former
fort to the JPA. JPA vice chairman, Anniston Mayor Chip Howell,
said the management of the new area comes because of the recent army
funding to the JPA for the cleanup. Howell said that the cleanup of
the new area is critical to the opening of the eastern bypass and
development in that area. In addition, Howell said that funds are
now available for future development of the area around the new
Lowes on Summerall Gate Road . The city of Anniston is also
working on the development of property on the north side of hiway 21
across from lowes. The city purchased the property, a mobile home
park, to land the lowes deal at McClellan.
Man injured in industrial accident dies
An Oxford man injured in an industrial accident
last Thursday has died. Michael Winfrey, an employee of Winfrey
Electric Motor Service was cutting the top off of a 55-gallon oil
drum with a welder’s cutting torch when the drum blew up and burned
him. The barrel was supposed to be empty, but co workers speculate
that there were probably fumes inside that caused the explosion.
Winfrey was transported to University Hospital in Birmingham where
officials say he died Monday night.
Alabama Power opposing jury trial on tree issue
for Alabama Power are hoping to convince a Calhoun County judge that
a case involving the company's right to seasonal tree trimming
should not go to a jury trial. Circuit Judge John Thomason on Friday
asked lawyers for the utility to file its arguments against a trial
within two weeks and then gave its opponents an additional two weeks
to respond. Mark Martin, representing retired Jacksonville school
teacher Barbara Wilson and Jacksonville State University Professor
Rufus Kinney, requested the jury trial during Fridays hearing in
Anniston. The expedited hearing was originally sought by Alabama
Power, which filed an injunction asking the judge to keep Wilson and
Kinney from interfering with the company cutting trees belonging to
Wilson and Kinney. Alabama Power's lawyers argued the case is a
safety issue and the trees should be cut down immediately rather
than waiting for a trial. Alabama Power attorneys will be filing
arguments in an attempt to keep the case from going before a jury.
The Power Company changed their policy from trimming trees to
cutting them down several years ago for what officials said were
several reasons, including damage to lines following hurricanes and
potential loss of life as well as the continued annual cost of
411 yard sale
annual U.S. 411 Yard Sale is scheduled for Wednesday through
Saturday. The yard sale will begin in Leeds and continue to Rome,
Ga., ending in Newport, Tenn. Visitors will travel along U.S.
Highway 411, which means additional traffic for Rainbow City and
surrounding areas. Communities along the route say the event has
become an economic boost to the area bringing visitors thru their
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