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Deputies find suspected meth lab in Somerville
A call on an alleged domestic violence incident led to the investigation of a suspected methamphetamine lab.
Deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff's Department responded to a call Dec. 22 at 5083 Highway 36 East in Somerville.
At the scene, the deputies were met by Thomas Edward Crawford's wife, who alleged her husband had assaulted her. Deputies said they noticed visible signs of a struggle.
Crawford's wife, whose name was not released, was taken to Decatur General Hospital.
While responding to the scene, agents noticed items commonly used in manufacturing methamphetamine. Agents from the Morgan County Drug Task Force arrived and verified that methamphetamine was being made at the location.
According to the Sheriff's Department, Thomas Crawford could be facing additional unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance charges.
Assisted living home closing
Residents of Sunshine Haven assisted living facility were caught between a rock and a hard place earlier this month when they were notified by letter that the property had been sold and its doors would close on Jan. 3, 2006. Some families of residents reported having a difficult time finding alternative housing at rates they could afford.
"My husband Bobby and I appreciate the opportunity we've had over the years to provide a home and nursing care for a large number of residents. The residents and their families have become our extended family," said Cherri Blankenship, co-owner. "Our decision to sell was a difficult one to make; however, the offer we got was one we couldn't refuse."
Logan to retire from Time
Hartselle native Don Logan, co-chief operating officer of Time Warner Inc., has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31, 2005. He will become the non-executive chairman of the board of Time Warner Cable.
Logan, 61, had been commuting to New York from his home in Birmingham where his family lives. He and his sons, Stan and Jeff, purchased the Birmingham Barons AA minor league baseball team last September.
AAA offers free New Year's towing
AAA and wrecker services across the state are teaming up to offer Tow-for-Life, a program providing free services for New Year's Eve.
The service is designed to keep impaired drivers off the road and is provided to AAA members and non-members. To receive free towing on New Year's Eve:
For more information about the program, call 978-7054.
Wallace offering array of computer classes
The computer science program at Wallace State is designed to prepare students for employment in industry or business. Students enrolling in the program may choose to specialize in one of three options leading to an associate degree-programming, software support/help desk, or internet/networking.
Nearly 40 computer science courses to be offered this spring include web development, java programming, computer and world wide web graphics, software support, systems analysis and design, visual basic, and networking communication. Classes are also offered on microcomputer and software applications like Windows, Microsoft Excel and Access. For more information, call 352-8031 or visit