Eddie Burkhalter

More than half of Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million are still without electricity nearly eight weeks after Hurricane Maria. Four workers from the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston were in Puerto Rico Tuesday aiding with recovery efforts there, as was Jonathan Gaddy, director of the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency.

Tony Smoke, vice president of Alabama Power’s eastern division, told committee members that Alabama Power will pay $50,000 to have a master plan drafted, which will detail construction of the trails on 1,000 acres near Eastern Parkway, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association- certified course and further development of the Coldwater Mountains trails.


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