Friday, August 22 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:37:37 GMT
Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:32:27 GMT
The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.More >>
He uses tough love and a military style approach to keep kids in Montgomery out of trouble but now, the founder of a local discipline academy has found himself in trouble with the law. Glenn Veasy is facing sexual abuse allegations involving one of the teens in his boot camp. More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:48:02 GMT
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announcedMore >>
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announced Thursday.More >>
CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -
This week Chilton County voters overwhelmingly backed a sales tax increase to fund a new county hospital.
Chilton County's old hospital closed down last October. But after Tuesday's vote work can get underway to give this community much needed healthcare within the next two years.
The new tax will go into effect August 1, 2014 and is expected to generate $3.5 million a year.
Chilton County Judge Sibley Reynolds sits on the Chilton County Healthcare Authority board. Reynolds said their current proposal is to build a new hospital off of U.S. 145 near I-65. He added that they could break ground on the site in October.
"You want one where you live. If you wake up in the night you want one close. For us we have to ride 40 minutes. We don't want to have to do that anymore," Reynolds said.
Reynolds also said the hospital will provide healthcare and an economic boost for the county.
"From the interstate you can see a multi-story modern building here in Clanton, Alabama. That sends a message we are progressive. We are bright and shiny," Reynolds explained.