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Moulton stabbing victim recovering

MOULTON — A Moulton man stabbed in the neck and chest area is recovering while authorities search for his attacker.

Moulton Police Chief Lyndon McWhorter said someone stabbed the victim between 1 and 2 a.m. Saturday on Moulton-Danville Road.

The victim, Billy Ray Gholston Jr., is in Huntsville Hospital.

A hospital spokeswoman said he was in critical condition Saturday night in the surgical intensive care unit.

Authorities still are trying to determine what led to the attack and who attacked him, McWhorter said.

Holly Hollman

Readers see Iraq recess as bad omen

Most voters in an online poll said a summer recess by the Iraqi parliament would signal an unwillingness to handle that country’s problems.

Iraqi lawmakers are considering taking such a recess, even before they act on proposals designed to ease tensions and violence.

The poll asked Daily readers whether they would consider such a work break to be “an indication that Iraq is not serious about handling its own problems so that U.S. troops can leave.”

Of 100 people voting, 88 voted yes and 12 voted no.

The two-day, unscientific poll ended Saturday at www.
decaturdaily.com.

Steve Stewart

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