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Officers from Hueytown to Hoover attended a series of lectures taught by Traffic Homicide Coordinator Shane Porter in Sumiton. This lecture series is taught to all incoming troopers, and is a very helpful tool for city and county officers too when working a traffic homicide, as it insures that all officers in the state work a wreck in the same manner, and know what evidence needs to be preserved so that days later, it is still useable.
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With the extremely dry weather of late, fire risks in North Alabama are at a high point. Walker County, along with the rest of the area under a fire alert, meaning that residents can only burn if they have a permit from the Alabama Forestry Commission. It is expected that within a few days, the governor's office will issue a declaration of drought, basically a no-burn order for North Alabama. Since the first of October, less than two weeks ago, firefighters in Walker County have responded to 163 fires. These conditions will not change for the better until a significant amount of rainfall arrives. According to AFC Ranger technician Jason Berry, six to eight inches below the ground is dust, and this will take several inches of rainfall to moisten to a point of being less of a fire danger.
A motion was passed unanimously Tuesday night by the Parrish Town Council to accept a contract for the SMW Engineering Group to survey land for a new recreation park. This park will feature "green"
technology to make it environmentally friendly, and could include elements such as multiple football and baseball fields, splash pads, walking tracks, hiking trails, tennis courts, basketball courts, as well as several playgrounds and pavilions. Mayor Wayne Gross believes that the park will not only be a place for local children to play and have fun, but will also be a great source of revenue for the city, as Point Mallard is for Decatur and Heritage Park is for Cullman. Confirmation of revenue for funding may be available as early as next month.
Tuesday night, the Cordova City Council accepted the resignations of part time police officer Larry Kilgore and part time dispatcher Vicky Densmore. The council also voted to hire Carol Houk as a part time dispatcher.