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Helicopter crashes in Lincoln; no one hurt by AnnistonStar
Mar 21, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The two men stood over the tiny blue helicopter that lay on its side in an open grassy field. Jeff Milam of Trussville and Mark Darren of Knoxville had just survived a crash that downed Darren’s 2007 Rotorway Exec 162 helicopter. “What now?” Milam said. “Life.” Read more: The Daily Home - Copter ...
DeKalb jail employee accused of stealing from inmate by AnnistonStar
Mar 21, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
An employee at the DeKalb County jail has been arrested after he was accused of stealing something from an inmate, according to a news release from DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris. Jesse Aaron House, 19, Fort Payne, was charged with third-degree theft, a misdemeanor, after it was reported to C...
Alabama peaches, strawberries to be ready earlier than normal by AnnistonStar
Mar 21, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Henry Williams flicked a pink bloom off a peach no bigger than a BB pellet one day last week.  Williams hopes his peaches will be fully grown and delivered to Durbin Farms Market in Clanton the first few days of May -- about a week earlier than normal. Read the full story from The Birmingham News.
Buried cash, drugs, big dog and vehicles seized in Athens today by AnnistonStar
Mar 18, 2011 |  4 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Law-enforcement officers from Limestone County, Madison County and the city of Madison have unearthed more than $100,000 in buried cash and arrested three people on drug charges this morning on Plato Jones Street in Athens. About 20 officers stormed the home and confiscated drugs and cash, which ...
Funding problems delay Etowah County highway projects by AnnistonStar
Mar 18, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Funding problems have delayed the bid openings of two local highway projects, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. ALDOT officials at Thursday’s meeting of the Gadsden-Etowah Metropolitan Planning Organization said the bid opening for the five-laning of Alabama Highway 77 from S...
Animal Rescue Foundation of Sylacauga hopes to turn bus into a 'Mobile Adoption Center' by AnnistonStar
Mar 18, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Animal Rescue Foundation of Sylacauga and a local donor are teaming up to turn an old bus into a new “Mobile Adoption Center.” John Floyd, owner of the vehicle, and his daughter Beth Caine, foundation board secretary, came up with the idea to increase the group’s visibility and help find home...
9 dead dolphins found since Saturday in Alabama and Mississippi by AnnistonStar
Mar 18, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite what she called an “unusual mortality event” killing dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico, the top federal scientist investigating the deaths, revealed Wednesday that the government has yet to send any tissue samples for laboratory testing to determine a cause. The National Oceanic and Atmosphe...
Extreme proration? Bevill State cuts all athletics to save money by AnnistonStar
Mar 17, 2011 |  2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Bevill State Community College announced on Tuesday it will discontinue all its athletic programs. The decision comes in the wake of Gov. Robert Bentley’s recent declaration of a 3 percent proration in the Education Trust Fund. Read more: Daily Mountain Eagle - College cutting athletics
Who's stealing eggs from emus at the Mobile Zoo? by AnnistonStar
Mar 17, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Whoever is stealing eggs from nesting emus at the Mobile Zoo, the staff there wants you to stop.  Curator Lacey Clark said at least two or three of the big, emerald-green eggs have recently been taken by people coming over the fence into an area where the giant birds are incubating their future o...
EPA pushes for new pollution standards that may affect Alabama Power by AnnistonStar
Mar 17, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed new limits on the pollutants that coal-fired power plants emit, long-awaited regulations that health advocates said would clear the air and save lives. Eventually, the Power Plant Mercury and Air Toxic Standards would prevent 91 percent of...

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