Thursday, March 13, 2008

Friday in The Star

A former accountant for Calhoun County Habitat for Humanity was arrested and charged Tuesday with allegedly using her position to steal the identity of a co-worker and embezzle money from the organization. Nick Cenegy has this story.

Since 2006, traffic congestion in the area has raised calls for a fix to roads over which nearly 1,400 students travel to the C.E. Hanna School and Oxford Middle School. Council members have pointed to narrow Edith Avenue, which carries C.E. Hanna traffic, as a particularly dangerous route. But, one of the two proposed plans to fix traffic problems at C.E. Hanna Elementary School raises ethical questions, Oxford council members say. Todd South looks at this story.

Matt Kasper checked in with the mural painting being done in Piedmont. What's it look like and how is the project going?

The Alabama Legislature is considering no less than 18 bills that will restrict where sex offenders live, how many sex offenders can live in one house and increase the penalties for committing crimes against children. Markeshia Ricks gives an overview of the bills.

Developers plan to answer the Cleburne County Industrial Board's questions about a proposed racing complex that has drawn the ire of potential neighbors. Andy Johns has this story.