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Stories from Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Deputy's job status under review (10/04/06)
By IVY HERRON missivy1964@yahoo.com "Why is Jonathan Thomas Lambert -- facing six felony and three misdemeanor charges for his alleged involvement in a domestic dispute that led to a 14-hour standoff with law enforcement -- still a deputy of the Clay County Sheriff's Department?" That is a question at least some residents may ask...
Billboard request tabled (10/04/06)
By JASON JACOBS bigjake9160@yahoo.com The Brazil Board of Zoning Appeals tabled their discussion of the requested approval for the placement of two outdoor advertisement signs Tuesday night in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Details were not discussed at the meeting...
How a sheriff's merit board works (10/04/06)
Prior to the adoption of the merit board system by the state legislature, county deputies had no due process regarding employment issues or disciplinary actions. It was common practice for deputies to be terminated and replaced after each sheriff's election. A deputy's job security was totally at the whim of the current sheriff...
Fire prevention tips (10/04/06)
The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) annual Fire Prevention Week is set for Oct. 8-14 with the theme, "Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat". The Brazil Fire Department will team up with the NFPA during this year's fire safety campaign. Firefighters and safety advocates will be spreading the word about the dangers of cooking fires -- most of which result from unattended cooking -- and teaching local residents how to prevent cooking fires from starting in the first place...
United Way helps people (10/04/06)
Ivy Herron photo The United Way of Clay County recognized industries for their support during last year's campaign at the annual kick-off luncheon. Integrated Energy Technologies Spun Metals received an Industry Support Award. Pictured are Jeff Deakins, Dianna Mc Shanog and Denise Weltzin...
Picking the park clean (10/04/06)
Ivy Herron photo On Monday, staff members and students of Cumberland Academy gathered at Forest Park to pick up scraps of trash left behind after the 4th Annual Popcorn Festival this weekend. Once finished, some students enjoyed a game of touch football while others took the opportunity to visit and get to know their instructors before enjoying lunch from Maurizio's Restaurant and returning to school...
Top of downtown building crumbles (10/04/06)
It was unknown at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday why a 25-foot section along the top of a building at 567 E. National Ave. collapsed onto the sidewalk in front of the building around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The building is between the Alabama Bar & Grill and the Gooseneck Brew in downtown Brazil...