Monday, April 07, 2008

Tuesday in The Anniston Star

Check out Tuesday's Star for these stories:

A recent opinion by state Attorney General Troy King affirmed an archaic Alabama law that says sheriffs can pocket money left over from feeding prisoners, but the practice does not happen in Calhoun County, officials said. The state provides $1.75 per day, per prisoner for food. If they can feed inmates in their jails for less than that, Alabama sheriffs are allowed by law to keep any overages for their personal use. However, because Calhoun County is one of a few Alabama counties in which the County Commission controls prisoner food, the law does not apply here. Megan Nichols has this story.

Andy Johns has an update on the rain we've had, plus forecasts. We've had about 16 inches of rain this year. Last year we didn't get that until November.

Matt Kasper writes about the services which were held for the Rev. Dr. A.A. Scales of Anniston who was the state president of the SCLC and pastor of a Gadsden church.

BAE Systems has got a new contract for building vehicles. Todd South will tell you how much the contract is and what it will be used for.