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Stories from Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Court shootings unlikely here -- but possible, officials say (03/16/05)
- Acting Sheriff Larry Pierce has seen a prisoner attack an officer A shooting in the Clay County Courthouse is unlikely, but local officials are saying that anything is possible. Last Friday in Atlanta, a man was being escorted into court when he stole a gun from an officer, shot her in the face, killed a judge, deputy and a court reporter, then eluded the police before being taken into custody Saturday...
Council hears comments on warning sirens (03/16/05)
The Brazil City Council conducted the following business at its first March meeting: Audience Comments Barbara Martin inquired about the status of the emergency sirens for the city, explaining she has become increasingly concerned as tornado season nears. The city has been working in conjunction with Township Trustee Marcia Tozer on the project, which involves installing three sirens in various locations...
Store shares display window (03/16/05)
Toni Cooksey and Carrol Evans hand books to each other Tuesday at the Sunshine Bible and Gift Shop. Josh Cannon photo If store window displays help attract new customers, why is a local merchant giving up part of their display for free? "It's just incentives and a 'thank you' for them (local churchs) supporting us," said Toni Cooksey, who works at the Sunshine Bible and Gift Shop on National Avenue...
JULIA LORENE GIRTON (03/16/05)
Julia Lorene Girton, 89, of Brazil died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at 12:35 a.m. in Clay Health Center of Brazil. Born May 15, 1915, in Harmony, she was the daughter of Oscar and Sylvia Ann McQueen Acree. She graduated from Van Buren High School, class of 1933, and was a saleslady at G.C. Murphy Co. in Brazil for more than 35 years...