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Man charged with sodomy, sex abuse
A Morgan County grand jury indicted a man on charges of sexually abusing a child, Decatur police said Tuesday.
Richard William Andrews, 43, of 1506 Puckett Ave. S.W. turned himself in to police on Monday on the charges of first-degree sodomy, second-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.
Morgan County Jail released Andrews on Monday on $50,000 bond.
Lt. Terry White, a sex crimes investigator, said the abuse took place several years ago but was not reported to police until May.
The abuse allegedly took place over several years, and the victim is a relative, White said.
Falkville hiring worker as needed
FALKVILLE — Falkville knows the type of worker it is getting in hiring Mike Graves to work as needed as a building inspector.
Graves also works for the town of South Vinemont as a building inspector and waste-water treatment manager.
“We trained him here in waste-water treatment,” Falk-ville Mayor Jimmie Walker said. He commented after the Town Council on Tuesday approved him signing an agreement with South Vinemont.
Falkville will pay Graves $28.89 per hour plus mileage and phone calls.
No traffic signal at Falkville Love’s
FALKVILLE — After the Alabama Department of Transportation nixed a road extension plan, Falkville Mayor Jimmie Walker said he doesn’t see a need for a traffic signal at the entrance of Love’s Travel Stop on Morgan County 55.
Resource Consulting LLC of Baton Rouge, La., had proposed extending Buster Road, which runs alongside Falkville Chev-ron.
Walker, commenting before Tuesday’s Town Council meeting, said he also doesn’t see a need at this time for a traffic signal at Morgan County 55 and Douglas Road, where Love’s will locate.
Buster Road is just east of Douglas Road.
Falkville accepting board applicants
FALKVILLE — Falkville Town Councilwoman Bonnie Thompson said Tuesday that there is an opening on the Park and Recreation Board.
Anyone interested in applying should call the municipal building at (256) 784-5922.
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