Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:33:42 GMT
Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister early Wednesday morning. Around 3 a.m., a caller asked police to check on the welfare of someone in the Housing Authority apartmentsMore >>
Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister in a "brutal" slaying early Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:15:49 GMT
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham. De'Anthony Dejuan Kelly was reportedly taken by a 14-year-old girl from hisMore >>
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:40:28 GMT
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery. All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connectionMore >>
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery.
All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with these incidents.More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the...More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
PIKE ROAD, AL (WSFA) -
The candidates for Mayor of Pike Road are trading charges over spending on the town's new school. Current Mayor Gordon Stone faces a challenge from David Hughes.
Stone said the school is set to open in 2015 with room for 800 students at a cost of $16 million.
"'We've worked seven years to create an education plan that has the money already in place," Stone said. "No new taxes, a financing plan in place. And the citizens voted for it and accepted it."
"Their plans are to put the town in debt," Hughes said. "Our plans are to keep the town out of debt and to provide a wonderful school for our kids."
Hughes said if he becomes mayor he would push a plan to build the new school at a cost of $8 million. The school wouldn't be near the waters, but instead near the intersection of Pike Road and Vaughn Road. His team already has a design for the school as well...from the same architect who designed Wilson Elementary, a Montgomery Public School.
"We'll have a small amount of debt, but we have an exit plan of 84 months, which is a lot less than what their plan is," Hughes said.
Stone said the plan supported by Hughes and the other candidates supported by the Citizens for Pike Road PAC doesn't include all of the costs associated with building a school and that the plan does not include of the things Pike Road voters want in a school. He disputes the assertion the town would have excess debt under the current plan.
"In Alabama, there is no debt for schools that is associated with a municipality, and certainly no debt associated with the people. That's a misinterpretation on their part."
Pike Road's election will be held at the Town Hall. Hours are from 7 am until 7 pm.