As Rev. Clark glanced at the front of the building, something was vaguely different. That’s when he realized the black, cast-iron bell the children in the congregation loved to ring was no longer in its place.

Three corrections officers to watch over 300 inmates is a situation that occurs far too often at the Calhoun County Jail, says Sheriff Matthew Wade, and it’s due to the lack of persons willing and qualified to take the CO job — for less than $15 an hour.

A 29-year-old Piedmont man has been arrested and charged with several offenses including possession of child pornography and 2nd degree rape. 

The suspect sought in the kidnapping of a 75-year-old Anniston woman has been captured two states away.

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