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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Suspect arrested in Anniston shooting
- Oxford School Board awards contract
- Gadsden police crack burglary ring
- Governor makes appointments to JSU
board of Trustees
Suspect arrested in Anniston shooting
A 53 year old Anniston man sought by Anniston
police for the Feb. 17 murder of 54 year oldJerry Lewis Turner, is
in custody. Willie Jefferson Davis, has been charged with murder in
the shooting death of Turner which occurred in the 300 block of K
Street. Investigators said that Turner died from a single
small-caliber gunshot wound to the upper neck. Davis was arrested at
the dowtowner Inn Thursday afternoon.
Oxford School Board awards contract
The Oxford school board approved awarded a $6.2
million contract this morning to McCrory Building Company of
Birmingham for construction of its new "freshman academy building".
The action came in a special called meeting this morning. The 35,000
square foot academy will be a separate "school within a school" for
the high school's more than 300 freshmen students.
Gadsden police crack burglary ring
Gadsden police say that an alert neighbor
spotting a suspicious car led police to crack a burglary ring and
solve at least eight burglaries involving tens of thousands of
dollars. 23 year old Reese Prevatt, of Rainbow City, and 22 year
old Scottie Lockett, of Gadsden, have been charged with
third-degree burglary, first-degree theft of property and illegal
possession of a credit or debit card. The two men are suspects in a
burglary ring that has been breaking into homes in the Country Club,
Clubview and downtown Gadsden areas.
Governor makes appointments to JSU board of
Gov. Bob Riley has filled vacancies on the
board of trustees of Jacksonville State University. Riley named
Tuscaloosa investment adviser Thomas W. Dedrick Sr. and insurance
executive Randy Jones of Madison to the JSU board. Dedrick, is a
1981 graduate of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, where he was an
All Conference football player. He said he was signed by the Seattle
Seahawks but didn’t make the team. The Greensboro native has been
vice president and wealth management adviser for Merrill Lynch since
1982. Dedrick is enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania’s
Wharton School of Finance certified investment management analyst
course. He’s also an NFL Players Association registered player
financial adviser. Jones is a JSU graduate and is president of Randy
Jones Insurance Agency, where he has worked since 1978. He’s a
member of the Bryant-Jordan Scholarship Board and the Alabama Sports
Foundation. Jones is also a member of the Gadsden State Endowment
Board and the Snead State Community College Foundation Board and a
board member of the JSU Foundation. JSU President William Meehan
said Jones and Dedrick were appointed to 12-year terms. They’ll have
to be confirmed or rejected by the Senate.
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