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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Staph infections reported in Calhoun County
- Lowes opens at McClellan
- Governor calls for truce in water war
- Suit filed against teacher
Staph infections reported in Calhoun County
Parents of children in the Calhoun County
school system will be getting information in the next month on
prevention of staph infections. Calhoun County School Superintendent
Judy Stiefel said four students in the county system had reported
staph infections Dr. Stiefel would not identify which schools the
children attend, but did say they were not all at the same school.
While the cases are isolated, the supt. said
the system is taking a pro active approach meeting with
representatives from each school to outline preventative
procedures. She said the best prevention is for students to wash
their hands thoroughly. She has also advised principals to dedicate
a portion of their next parent-teacher organization meeting to
offering information to parents.
Lowes opens at McClellan
Instead of cutting a ribbon, Anniston Mayor
Chip Howell had the honor of sawing a board marking the official
opening Lowe’s at McClellan Thursday morning. Lowe’s corporate
managers were on hand for the opening, and local sales manager Tom
Headrick says the McClellan store is unique to the southeast with
the 18 million dollar investment at the McClellan location. Lowe’s
representatives presented Anniston Middle School with a check for
one-thousand dollars during their grand opening ceremonies .
Anniston mayor Chip Howell said he expects the new store will spur
development in north Anniston. The lowes store is located on hiway
21 at summerall gate road across from the Anniston Middle School.
Governor calls for truce in water war
Alabama Governor Bob Riley has called for a
truce to the intensifying water dispute between Alabama and Georgia
during the current historic drought.
He says details are being worked out for him to meet in
Washington next week with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and Florida
Governor Charlie Crist. Riley held a news conference outside the
gate to the Farley Nuclear Power Plant near the Georgia line in
southeast Alabama. He said the plant could be forced to cut power
production if the current flow of water on the Chattahootchee River
Riley said the dispute is not about drinking water for Atlanta
versus protecting wildlife downstream from Georgia's reservoirs.
Riley said the dispute is about protecting the power grid, jobs and
drinking water supplies in Alabama communities.
Suit filed against teacher
A civil suit has been filed against a former
teacher at Gadsdens Ray Thompson Elementary who allegedly assaulted
an 8-year-old pupil. Former second-grade teacher Susan Nailor, who
substituted at Thompson and was suspended with pay following the
incident last May, was found not guilty of third-degree assault last
week. The boy's mother, Jo Anne Collins, has recently filed a civil
suit against Nailor. Collins said she was upset Nailor was allowed
to "walk away without any time."
School officials said Thursday that Nailor no longer teaches in the
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