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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Police search for Bank Robbery Suspect
- Anniston Hit and Run
- Gadsden to vote on elected school board
- Finalists interviewed for Talladega
Police search for Bank Robbery Suspect
in Oxford are searching today for a man who robbed a
branch of the Compass Bank on Hwy 21 South in Oxford Saturday
morning. According to police, the man entered the bank and produced
a note to a teller demanding money. The teller complied and the man
left the bank on foot. He is described as being six feet tall,
weighing 150 pounds with a medium complexion and was wearing a black
ball cap and black jacket with red trim. Anyone with information
about the robbery is asked to contact the Oxford Police Department
at (256) 831-3121.
Anniston Hit and Run
Authorities are searching for the driver of a
Maroon truck that they say struck An Anniston woman Friday night as
she was trying to save her dog. 48 year old Bridgett Craft, was
killed Friday night near 8:25 p.m. on Eulaton Road two miles west of
Anniston. Craft was struck by what a witness described as a maroon
Z-71 Chevrolet truck with dual exhaust pipes. The truck also was
described as a side-step truck. Craft died from blunt-force trauma
and was pronounced dead at the scene. State troopers are
investigating the case.
Gadsden to vote on elected school board
Gadsden residents will go to the polls Tuesday
to vote on the issue of an elected school board. Tuesday’s ballot
will pose the question — “Do you favor changing the Gadsden City
Board of Education from an appointed to an elected board?” — with
voters marking yes or no. The members are now appointed by the City
Council. If the referendum passes, Board of Education elections will
be held Aug. 26. If a runoff is necessary, it will be held Oct. 7.
Board members will run by council district. Members elected this
year would serve a two-year term, and the offices would be back on
ballots during Gadsden’s mayoral and council election in 2010. The
salary for the current board members is $300 a month. That will
increase to $600 a month if the referendum passes. According to the
Alabama Association of School Boards, 20 of the 68 city school
boards in the state have elected school boards. Officials say they
expect a low voter turnout for Tuesdays referendum.
Finalists interviewed for Talladega city
Three finalists for the Talladega city managers
job were interviewed by the mayor and council Friday afternoon and
Saturday morning. All three candidates emphasized the importance of
teamwork and conveying the will of the council to city employees.
But each would bring a somewhat different style and priorities to
the position. The candidates are, Mark Donham, currently the
assistant city manager in Monroe, N.C., Michael Stampfler,
currently running a consulting group in Michigan, but experience as
a city clerk and airport manager, including 20 years experience in
managing Portage, Mich., and a short stint managing Castleberry,
Fla.. The third candidate is Henry Booker, the current executive
director of the Chattahoochee-Flint Economic Development Authority
in Georgia. The council has not indicated when they will decide
which of the three candidates will become the new Talladega city
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