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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007

Area News In Brief

Hamilton expected to leave Calhoun

Calhoun Community College may have to search for a new vice president for instruction and student services to replace Theresa Hamilton.

Hinds Community College in Mississippi is expected to name Hamilton as vice president of its Raymond and Jackson campuses. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Clyde Muse, president of Hinds, was expected to recommend Hamilton to the schoolís board of trustees Thursday.

If selected, Hamilton will step into her duties Sept. 1.

Catherine Godbey

Falkville board seeks member

FALKVILLE — The Falkville Park and Recreation Board is searching for a new member following the resignation of Monica Byrd.

Councilwoman Bonnie Thompson, the councilís liaison with the board, said Byrd resigned May 30 because her job as a nurse at Huntsville Hospital required most of her time.

Thompson said anyone who would like to apply should do so by June 30 by either contacting her or Town Hall.

Ronnie Thomas

Falkville OKs grant for fire department

FALKVILLE — The Falkville Town Council on Thursday approved paying a 5 percent grant match of more than $5,700 to the Falkville Volunteer Fire Department to purchase turnout gear and other equipment.

In 2005, Terry Acuff of Community Consultants Inc. of Huntsville wrote and submitted the grant to the Department of Homeland Security.

In early 2007, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, said Falkville would receive the grant totaling $109,459.

Acuff said the total project cost was $115,220, leaving the town a 5 percent match of $5,761.

Ronnie Thomas

Hibbett coming to The Crossings

Hibbett Sports has added its name to the list of stores coming to The Crossings of Decatur shopping center.

GBT Realty Corporation, which is developing the shopping center expected to open this fall, announced that Hibbett will occupy a 5,000-square-foot store.

Unlike many of the other stores coming to The Crossings, Hibbett already serves Decatur at Colonial Mall. It employs nine people.

Plans are to keep both stores open after The Crossings is operating, said Marquita Diggs, assistant manager. Hibbett Sports is one of the nationís top sporting goods chains with 600 stores in 23 states.

Target will anchor The Crossings, along with Ross Dress for Less, PetSmart, Old Navy, Lifeway Christian Stores, Nails First, Panera Bread Company, Rack Room Shoes and Rue 21.

Paul Huggins

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