Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thursday in The Star

You can find these stories in Thursday's Anniston Star:

George Monk’s term as Anniston city manager will end in June, after the City Council was unable to commit to a one-year extension of his contract. Monk today told the council Wednesday he would leave the post when his contract ends June 30. Megan Nichols has this story.

Megan also has an update on the search for a JPA chief executive. One candidate has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position at McClellan’s Joint Powers Authority. James West Jr., of Augusta, Ga., e-mailed Anniston Mayor and JPA Vice-Chairman Chip Howell on Wednesday to inform him of his decision.

The Anniston Water Works & Sewer Board earlier this month settled a lawsuit it filed in the summer of 2006 against Oxford Water Works. Megan will also have this story.

Markeshia Ricks takes a look at the District 3 congressional race, Congressman Mike Rogers os the Republican incumbent. Who is challenging him and what's the political scene look like in the upcoming race?

Andy Johns has an advance on Memorial Day. Troopers will be out in force patrolling the roadways, but it's also likely that high gas prices will keep a lot of travelers home this weekend.