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Opp woman stabs husband after he rams her car by AnnistonStar
Jan 28, 2011 |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A domestic brouhaha that spanned numerous Opp locations, ended with the husband being stabbed in the neck, the wife’s car being rammed and both arrested Wednesday. Opp Police Chief Nickey Carn-ley said officers were dispatched to Hwy. 52 East, in reference to a domestic disturbance and stabbing. ...
Cuts threaten Alabama schools' progress by AnnistonStar
Jan 28, 2011 |  2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
State Superintendent of Education Joe Morton told state board members Thursday that initiatives that have been pushed over the years to improve the quality of education in Alabama have taken the state from the bottom of the heap to being a competitor. But he cautioned that the state's constant th...
Escambia County teacher charged with drug possession after pot found at alternative school by AnnistonStar
Jan 28, 2011 |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A teacher at the Escambia County alternative school was arrested and charged with drug possession Wednesday following a search at the school and Flomaton High School parking lot by drug dogs. Also Wednesday, two students at Escambia County High School in Atmore were held on drug charges after a s...
Search for new Gadsden State president continues by AnnistonStar
Jan 28, 2011 |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The search for a new Gadsden State Community College president shifts into higher gear next week with search committee elections. Postsecondary Education Chancellor Freida Hill plans to conduct faculty and staff search committee elections beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Gadsden, postsecondary spok...
Moulton grandparents convicted of snatching grandchild from Walmart by AnnistonStar
Jan 27, 2011 |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A Moulton couple faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday of interfering with the custody of their grandson. Millard “Jeff” Jeffrey Alston, 47, and his wife, Rebecca Jill Smith Alston, 50, were accused of taking their then 3-year-old grandson from Walmart in Florence to Moul...
$10 million bond set in Selma shooting; melee erupts at Dallas County courthouse by AnnistonStar
Jan 27, 2011 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Ronald Fitts, the suspect in a club shooting that wounded four and killed one, is in the Dallas County Jail under a $10 million bond. On Wednesday, Dallas County District Judge Bob Armstrong levied the bond, which was recommended by the district attorney’s office. Broken down, the bond was $5 mil...
Childersburg woman arrested for theft from law firm by AnnistonStar
Jan 27, 2011 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A former employee of the Talladega law firm Stringer, Montgomery and Montgomery has been arrested on theft of property in the first degree charges. Merry Ann Floyd, 53, of Childersburg was arrested without incident Tuesday afternoon, according to Talladega Police Chief Alan Watson. Read more: The...
Neighbors call for help after finding two unconscious people in yard by AnnistonStar
Jan 27, 2011 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Two people remain in the neurological intensive care unit today after what police believe was a drug overdose. Neighbors in the 13000 block of Hermosa Drive called 911 after finding two people lying unconscious in the front yard of a home around 1 a.m., authorities said. HEMSI transported three p...
Former principal faces sex charges by AnnistonStar
Jan 26, 2011 |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Former state Rep. James Thomas, accused of sexually abusing a female student at the school where he was principal, was bound over to a grand jury Tuesday. Wilcox County District Judge Jo Celeste Pettway found sufficient evidence to send the case to the grand jury following a three-hour hearing. R...
Woman slips cuffs, escapes custody in Gadsden Municipal Court by AnnistonStar
Jan 26, 2011 |  1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A woman escaped Tuesday afternoon from Gadsden Municipal Court after a judge tacked on five days to her sentence for lying about drug use. .art_main_pic { width: 250px; float: left; clear: left; } Police are looking for Tammi Sauls Morrison, 32, who slipped out of handcuffs and ran out of the cou...

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