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- Calhoun county dedicates new highway
- Anniston council tables black chamber
and PJ sales tax issues
- Murder plea
Calhoun county dedicates new highway dept.
Calhoun county commissioners Wednesday
dedicated the new Calhoun county hiway department facility at
McClellan in honor of county engineer Charles Markert. The
dedication was kept a secret until Wednesdays ceremony at which
Markert said he was surprised. The highway department has been in
the new facility for about two weeks, and Markert says their new
home will help them better serve the needs in the county.
Anniston council tables black chamber and PJ
sales tax issues
A five hour session of the Anniston City
Council Tuesday night produced a lot of discussion but little
action. Council members discussed Councilman Ben Little's proposed
black chamber of commerce. Despite the fact that the black chamber
is currently non existent, Little sought to have the city allow the
black chamber to use the former Project Pay building. Little wanted
the black chamber to have use of the building free of charge until
the group organizes, and then to charge it a nominal lease fee.
City Attorney Polly Russell said that the city could not let the
group use the building for free, and could not lease it until the
black chamber was in existence.
Other councilmen agreed that the motion was
premature and voted to table the measure. Little stressed that the
black chamber was not about race, but was meant to ensure that black
business owners have the support they need. The council also
discussed a proposal to give half of the sales tax collected in the
cities police jurisdiction to the county. Councilmen decided
Tuesday night to table a motion made by Little to give the county
the money. They said they wanted to meet with the county and discuss
the issue along with the possibility of a consolidated jail
operation between the city and the county. The city is currently in
the midst of preparing the 2009 city budget. Council members
Tuesday night approved over 190 thousand dollars to the school board
to fund the cities career technical school at Anniston high school.
Councilman Ben Little is also seeking over a hundred fifty thousand
dollars for a church operated program for at risk youths
A Ragland man has plead guilty to two counts of
reckless murder and one count of first-degree assault. St. Clair
County Assistant District Attorney Carol Boone said 24 year old
Matthew Sherman Phillips, of Ragland pleaded guilty to the murder of
a mother and son, and the assault of a father. The charges stem
from a 2006 Labor Day weekend collision on Alabama 144, 3 miles east
of Ragland. Phillips pleaded guilty to the murder of 51 year old
Debra Campbell, and her son, 30 year old Gary “Jason” Campbell,
both of Ragland. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene
from head trauma, while the father, 53 year old Gary Wade Campbell,
who was the driver of a 2000 Ford F-150, was transported to
University Hospital in Birmingham by a Lifesaver helicopter, where
he recovered from his injuries. Boone said Phillips also pleaded
guilty to the first-degree assault of Gary Wade Campbell. Jason
Campbell’s 4-year-old daughter was also in the vehicle at the time
of the collision but was not injured. Phillips, who was driving a
1999 Pontiac, was driving under the influence of methamphetamine and
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