Saturday, May 30, 2015

Anthony Cornelius Foster, 35, and Jennifer Hudgins, 31, both of Gadsden, were arrested at a home on Richardson Street in East Gadsden by the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit on Wednesday. They are both charging with heroin trafficking. Foster also faces other drug possession charges and with possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. Hudgins also faces trafficking and drug possession charges.
Foster is currently being held on $66,000 bond at the Etowah County Jail, while Hudgins is held on $62,000 bond.
 
Jacksonville police are looking for vandals who broke into a Jacksonville church and left about $5,000 worth of damage from vandalism. The incident happened sometime between Sunday evening services and Wednesday at the Alexander Road Church of Christ, on Alexander Road. If you have information about this crime, call the Jacksonville police at (256) 435-6448.
 
The lottery and casino bill in the Alabama Legislature is dead for the session. Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh (R-Anniston) had proposed allowing a vote of the people on allowing gambling. The Senate Tourism Committee approved the legislation, but the bill never got to the floor. Legislative rules make it difficult to pass controversial Senate bills in the final four days of the 30-day session. After the 26th legislative day, it requires unanimous consent to send a Senate bill to the House for debate.
 
It should be about two weeks until the re-paving of East Broad Street begins in East Gadsden. The Gadsden City Council this week added $80,000 to the city's repaving program this year for the work,  approving the 1.2-mile repaving project from Padenreich Avenue to Meighan Boulevard. For 2015, the City of Gadsden will spend just more than $2.5 million for paving projects around the city.
 
A South Korean auto parts manufacturer is planning to expand in central Alabama and create hundreds of new jobs. Korens Incorporated will create 200 jobs in Alexander City by the end of 2019 and 400 positions by the end of 2021. Alexander City is roughly 55 miles northeast of Montgomery. Korens President William Chin says the company chose to expand in Alexander City because of the sense of community and the receptiveness of the city's residents.
 
According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Rescue Squad, EMS units, and deputies responded to a swimming accident in the Tucker’s Chapel area on Wednesday after witnesses told investigators an unidentified young man jumped into the water, appeared to be struggling; went under and never resurfaced. Two bystanders jumped in and pulled him to shore. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced dead at the Cherokee Medical Center.
 

SPORTS!

 
The stage is set for Tim Tebow. If the former Heisman Trophy winner is going to earn a spot on the Philadelphia Eagles roster, he couldn't ask for better circumstances. "I think about it as, what a blessing," Tebow said after Thursday's practice.
 
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams took to Twitter on Thursday night to let his fans and supporters know he's OK after undergoing kidney surgery. The former Alabama standout had surgery Thursday for papillary type 2 cancer.
 
Brandon Belt's solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Thursday night.