Albertville Men Accused of School Computer TheftDecember 13, 2013
Two Albertville men have been arrested after an investigation into a break-in at the Asbury School in Marshall County and the theft of computers worth more than 6 thousand dollars. 26 year-old William Helms was taken into custody the day after the robbery and was charged with receiving stolen property. And Wednesday night 35 year-old Michael Brewton was arrested and charged with burglary and theft. All the computers were recovered.
Crimson Tide QB Wins MaxwellDecember 13, 2013
Alabama Quarterback AJ McCarron appeared genuinely shocked at an awards ceremony in Lake Beuan Vista, Florida yesterday, when it was announced that he was chosen to receive the Maxwell Award, given to the college football player of the year. McCarron now goes to New York for the Heisman presentation secure in the knowledge his trophy case looks fine now without a Heisman.
Two Hokes Bluff Schools Closed for Fumes InvestigationDecember 13, 2013
Hokes Bluff Middle School remains closed today as investigators try to find out what caused 16 students and a teacher to start having breathing problems yesterday. They also closed Hokes Bluff Elementary as a precaution. Alabama Gas came in and tested for carbon monoxide or a gas leak, but came up with nothing. Gadsden Regional Medical Center says those treated will be fine.
Holiday Canned Food CollectionDecember 12, 2013
A way to express altruism tomorrow, as labor union members collect canned food for our needy neighbors. IUE-CWA Local 83711 is hosting. Happens in Gadsden tomorrow from 1 to 5 at the union hall of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 498. Drop off canned food and have pictures taken with Santa, have faces painted, consume refreshments and win door prizes. The local fire department and members of USW Local 12, the Alabama AFL-CIO, Pipe Liners Local 798, IBEW Locals 498 and 136 and Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 498 are partnering in this charity event, too. A union leader says historically labor unions in Alabama have always helped the neediest.
Christmas Parades Thursday NightDecember 12, 2013
Tonight is the Albertville Christmas parade. Steps off at 5:30. Also tonight, the Athens Reliance Bank Christmas Parade. 6pm. In Athens, city also announced a change in parade dates. The Reliance Bank Christmas Parade has been moved to Thursday at 6 p.m. The Boaz Christmas parade is tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m.
Why Boeing Might Come to HuntsvilleDecember 11, 2013
One reason Huntsville might fit in Boeing’s plans for a new jetliner plant. Boeing’s leaked wish list includes land next to a large airport with a 9 thousand foot runway that could accommodate the new 777X to be built there and 747 cargo planes bringing freight. It happens that Boeing already owns 300 acres in the Jetplex Industrial Park at Huntsville International where there is a 12 thousand foot runway, second longest in the southeast.
Funds Sought for Gadsden 7-Day Alcohol Sale Economic StudyDecember 11, 2013
In the ongoing effort to persuade the Etowah County state delegation to permit a referendum vote on Sunday alcohol sales in Gadsden, the chamber of commerce is looking for ways to fund an economic impact study on 7-day liquor sales. So far nobody has offered funding, but the chamber says it will get it done.
Albertville Air Show Could Be On Tap for 2014December 11, 2013
The Albertville City Council is considering putting on an air show at the Albertville Airport next fall. The municipal airport will turn 50 years old next year, and the air show would celebrate that anniversary. The show would cost the city around 38 thousand dollars, but the 5 dollar admission fee would pay for nearly all of that.
State Pitches Huntsville Boeing PlantDecember 10, 2013
An incentives package to lure a Boeing plant to Huntsville is due today. Governor Robert Bentley worked on the plan through the weekend. The state is considered a long-shot to land the assembly line for the 777X. But the prize in terms of jobs and money is too big not to pitch. Alabama is digging deep to find the money after offering Airbus nearly 160-million dollars to bring a plant to Mobile last year.
Gadsden Christmas Parade Entry WinnersDecember 10, 2013
They announced the winners of the Gadsden Christmas parade entries last night. First, second and third in the commercial category were jacks Hamburgers, Keystone Foods, and the Gadsden Surgery Center. The top three in the non-commercial category were the Friendship Friday Youth Group, The Forest River Kids Club, and The Gathering.