Area News In Brief
Daily poll: Edwards second to ‘none’
Among three Democrats running for president, John Edwards is the most popular in an online poll. But “none of the above” beats them all.
Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina and the 2004 Democratic nominee for vice president, received 152 out of 519 votes cast. That’s 29.3 percent. “None of the above” received 218 votes (42 percent).
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., received 95 votes (18.3 percent), and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., received 54 votes (10.4 percent).
The three-day unscientific poll at www.decaturdaily.com ended Saturday. People could vote from anywhere, regardless of their party preference.
Valentine’s dinner to help Relay
A Relay for Life team at Nucor Steel can help you solve your Valentine’s Day dilemma for impressing your sweetheart and let you fight cancer, too.
It’s presenting a Hearts of Hope dinner on Feb. 10 at City View Farms with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.
The event will offer heavy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment provided by two Christian rock bands, Crossties and Paul Says Hello, plus country singer Randy McBrayer, a belly dancer and “The Sweetheart Quiz Show,” modeled after “The Newlywed Game.”
Tickets are limited to the first 170 participants. To order a ticket or for more information,
contact Kristi McBrayer at
email@example.com or 301-3684.
Officers arrest 10 during 2 drug raids
The Decatur Police Department’s Organized Crime and Anti-Crime units arrested 10 people during two drug raids Friday night.
Officers served search warrants at 614 and 624 Sunset
Drive N.W. at about 10 p.m. During the search, police found crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and marijuana, said police.
Police charged Ralph Abernathy King with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. Morgan County Jail released King on Saturday on $1,250 bond.
Police charged nine others with misdemeanors including loitering in a drug house, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree possession of marijuana.
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