The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling in favor of Citizens Against Lincoln Expansion (CALE) and against the city in its attempt to expand its police jurisdiction and tax residents in unincorporated areas of Talladega County.

With the higher temperatures has come increased sales of air conditioners and fans, along with greater need for cooling unit repairs and replacements, some local businesses say.

“The Animal Control Department runs at a deficit,” Hill said. “Pursuant to the contract, they have asked us for $11,095. We hate to spend money, but this is a quality service we provide for these citizens that the law requires us to provide.”