Three arrested on drug charges
JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — Two men and a woman have been arrested in Jackson County on various drug charges, including illegal possession of Viagra, authorities said.
Chris Bryan Woodruff, 25, of Stevenson, Ala., was charged with possession of controlled substances and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
Tara Michelle Abner, 36, of Scottsboro, Ala., and Terry Dwayne Wilson, 44, of Stevenson, were charged with possession of controlled substances, illegal possession of prescription drugs and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, the release said.
No bond has been set.
Woman charged in meth case
FLAT ROCK, Ala. — A 53-year-old woman from Alabama has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, authorities said.
Sharon Gayle McCarson, of Flat Rock, was charged with possession of controlled substances, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. No bond has been set.
Road to Smokies work completed
GATLINBURG, Tenn. — The Smoky Mountain resort town of Gatlinburg has completed a project that clogged traffic on the main street leading into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The 1,850-foot, $7.8 million job has been going on since last August from the Gatlinburg Convention Center to the park boundary. It included the construction of underground duct banks to house electrical, telephone and cable television lines. Water and sewer improvements also were done. Additionally, there are new streetlights and sidewalks.
The latest work was phase six in a $24 million project dating to the late 1990s.
GOP leader joins Bentley staff
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A Republican leader in the Alabama Legislature is resigning to go to work for Gov. Robert Bentley.
Bentley's office said Rep. Blaine Galliher, of Rainbow City, is resigning his seat representing House District 30, which includes Etowah and St. Clair counties. Effective Aug. 1, Galliher will become the governor's legislative director.
Galliher, 63, is chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee. The panel determines the chamber's daily work calendar, and as chairman Galliher plays a major role in setting the agenda.
Galliher first was elected in 1994 as a Democrat. He switched to the Republican Party in 2001. Bentley will set a date for a special election to fill Galliher's seat.
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