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- Jacksonville man killed in construction
- Election day
- Piedmont police make theft and burglary
Jacksonville man killed in construction
A 55 year old Jacksonville construction worker
was killed Monday afternoon while working on a construction site and
Jacksonville High School. According to Jacksonville Fire Chief
Michael Daugherty, the man was killed when a compactor he was
operating overturned. Calhoun County Corner Pat Brown said 55 year
old Ricky Lavone Smith of Jacksonville, an employee of Anniston
Concrete Company, was killed instantly. Investigators from the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration were at the site late
Monday beginning their investigation into the death. Work has been
halted at the site until the OSHA investigation is completed.
Alabama voters head to the polls today and,
Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman is estimating that between
12 and 15 percent of the state’s two-point-seven million registered
voters will actually cast a ballot today. In Calhoun and Cleburne
counties, voters will choose today between two candidates for
circuit judge both republicans. Incumbent Judge Mannon Bankson was
appointed to the 7th Judicial Circuit in January 2007 when Judge
Jack Hughes retired. Bankson’s opponent, Ray Bryan an Anniston
attorney says he wants to make a difference in helping families in
the court system. The winner of todays primary will begin their
6-year-term in January. Polls across East Alabama are open from 7
a.m. until 7 p.m. tomorrow. You are required to show a form of valid
identification. Some examples are your driver's license, Social
Security card, student I.D. card, recent utility bill, paycheck or
gun permit. The attorney general's office will have a toll-free hot
line, 1-800-831-8814; you can call with questions about election law
or complaints of election law violations. The hot line will be
staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
Piedmont police make theft and burglary
The continuing rise in property crimes,
especially those involving materials taken to scrap yards has kept
police investigators across the state busy. Piedmont Police Chief
Seven Tidwell says recent arrests have cleared several theft cases
in the city. 23 year old Christopher Bagley of piedmont has been
charged with the theft of a thousand dollars worth of vehicle parts
from a piedmont business as well as the theft of a thousand dollars
worth of steel palletts from another business. 39 year old Marvin
Fortenberry of Piedmont has been charged with criminal trespass,
theft of property and criminal mischief involving the theft and
vandalism of another Piedmont business. Officers have also
obtained two warrants on Fortenberry involving the burglary and
theft of $8,500 worth of materials from another piedmont business.
And 22 year old Daryl Dempsey of piedmont is facing burglary charges
in the burglary of a piedmont residence. Chief Tidwell said that
his officers continue to investigate thefts and burglaries at
Piedmont Housing Authority Property, asking that anyone with
information on the cases or any other cases in the city to contact
investigator Nathan Johnson at 447.9091.
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