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Adamsville police raid illegal gambling operation, seize 10 machines by AnnistonStar
Jan 06, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Adamsville police on Wednesday night seized 10 illegal gambling machines from a residence on the city's Main Street and charged a 54-year-old man with promoting gambling. Adamsville Police Chief R.W. Carter said police raided a home in the 3400 block of Main Street around 6 p.m. Wednesday and fou...
Legislators get special access to buy Auburn championship tickets at face value by AnnistonStar
Jan 06, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-six state legislators, including Sen. Paul Sanford, R-Huntsville, and Sen. Shadrack McGill, R-Woodville, were given special access to buy tickets to the Southeastern Conference Championship game at face value. The general public, and many long-time Auburn University season-ticket holders w...
Judge mulls steps to stop serial obscene phone caller by AnnistonStar
Jan 06, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A prosecutor, a defense attorney and a federal judge here struggled Wednesday over how to stop a Chickasaw man who seems unable to stop making obscene phone calls. Thomas Henry Sanchez, 53, has been doing it for decades, with his victims including then-Mobile County Sheriff Jack Tillman and then-...
Gov. Riley to start education nonprofit after leaving office by AnnistonStar
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Gov. Bob Riley plans to create a nonprofit education agency after leaving office. With just 12 days left in atop state government, Riley on Wednesday spoke to The Times editorial board, focusing largely on ways to continue to improve public schools and sustain economic development. Read the full ...
Nearly 400 arrested in Birmingham's Operation Close-Out by AnnistonStar
Jan 05, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A Birmingham Police Department special operation led to nearly 400 arrests in November and December, authorities said today. Operation Close-Out targeted property crimes in specific neighborhoods throughout the city beginning Nov. 1 and ending Dec. 30. Read more from The Birmingham News.
Proposed Red Mountain Park's impact on Birmingham explored by AnnistonStar
Jan 05, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A 1,200-acre park stretch­ing 4.5 miles along the west­ern ridges of Red Mountain has the potential to be "a game-changing project" for the Birmingham region, ac­cording to Red Mountain Park Executive Director Da­vid Dionne, who spoke Tuesday to a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Birming­ham. Read ...
Grieving grandfather still pushing for University Drive walkway by AnnistonStar
Jan 05, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A man whose granddaughter was killed trying to walk across University Drive continues to press for a pedestrian bridge serving the Northwoods public housing area. William Lynch is urging city officials to consider reusing Huntsville Hospital's old elevated walkway. Read more from The Huntsville T...
Cost of Bentley’s inauguration tops $1 million by AnnistonStar
Jan 05, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Gov.-elect Robert Bentley’s Jan. 17 inauguration that will cost at least $1.4 million was described Tuesday by its organizers as austere. It will have free public events including a parade and another event that will require a ticket for admission. Read the full story from The Gadsden Times.
PSC cuts 6 staffers; might rehire 2 by AnnistonStar
Jan 05, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Republican majority on the Alabama Public Service Commission has made its presence known by cutting six appointed positions that weren't covered by the state merit system, which provides job protection. Republican Commissioners Twinkle Andress Cavanuagh and Terry Dunn advocated the cuts a...
Troy native becomes 1st female commander of Army Quartermaster School by AnnistonStar
Jan 05, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Troy, Alabama native Col. Gwen Bingham will soon be promoted to brigadier general and has become the first female commandant of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, according to multiple media reports. Bingham took over as commandant in November during a change of command ceremony and will oversee...

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