Here's a rundown of notable action in the Alabama Legislature for Wednesday, Feb. 24.
Chief Jason Busby said officers responded to a call regarding a body on Howard Street at about 7 a.m. Wednesday. The man was found dead in the parking lot of Westview Cemetery.
During the Pell City Council’s regular meeting Monday, a group of concerned citizens addressed the council on the issue of rezoning property downtown for a new St. Clair County Jail.
A bill that would allow for no-excuse absentee voting in Alabama has support from the Secretary of State but faced some pushback during a public hearing on Wednesday.
A bill in the Alabama Legislature would stop the growth of police jurisdictions in the state and rein in municipalities’ ability to enforce planning and zoning requirements outside their limits.
A bill expected to be filed in the Alabama Legislature this week proposes to delay by seven weeks the 2022 primary and runoff election dates in order to give the Legislature more time to finalize new Congressional and State House district lines.
Alabama’s House of Repreresentatives unanimously passed two bills related to denying bail for those accused of committing violent crimes and creating a sexual assault survivor “bill of rights” on Tuesday.
The newest exhibit at the Talladega Hall of Heroes features a collection of items manufactured at Alabama Industries for the Blind that have been produced for the U.S. military, according to a news release.
Cynthia Mitchell Thomas is one of those with a story to tell. Before graduating from Talladega College, Thomas and two of her friends integrated Clay County High School in her home town of Ashland.
Commission Chairman Kelvin Cunningham cast the dissenting vote. Cunningham gave two reasons for his no vote, saying, “We don’t have a resolution in front of us, because these folks (the existing constables) don’t know about it.”
According to Talladega County Metro Jail records, Tammy Gail Moore Gaddis was arrested Monday on a trafficking warrant as well as for failure to appear for driving with a suspended license, with both warrants issued in August 2020, before she went to prison.
Talladega Police are investigating a drive-by shooting reported on Lane Street on Monday night, according to an incident and offense report. The victim is expected to survive.
During its regular meeting Monday, the council approved an ordinance that makes the sale of products containing the substance, sometimes called Tianna or ZaZa, a misdemeanour punishable by a fine of $500, 60 days in jail, and possible the revocation of a business license.
The Talladega National Forest-Shoal Creek Ranger District has announced a prescribed burn today of about 1,800 acres.
Former Lincoln Mayor Claude “Bud” Kitchin, has been named assistant to the president and director of operations for the Presbyterian Home for Children, according to a news release issued Monday.
Talladega Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man whose family has not seen or heard from him since late December.
Gov. Kay Ivey proclaimed Monday Supermarket Employee Day in Alabama as a way to honor grocery store workers who continued to work throughout the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Talladega County Chapter of the NAACP has issued an urgent call for African-Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccine when they have the opportunity.
In a news release, the office said Joshua Phillip Kyle, 34, a white male of Ashville, has been arrested and charged with murder and abuse of a corpse. Kyle is being held in the St. Clair County Jail in Ashville with no bond.
A bill by Rep. Jim Hill, R-Odenville, would require each judicial circuit to establish a community punishment and corrections program in at least one county in the circuit.
A house fire Saturday morning on the 500 block of Court Street resulted in the death of a Talladega woman and injury to her husband, according to Talladega Fire Chief Danny Warwick.