Moody approves $573,223 in road improvements for Love’s Travel Center opening Jan. 16

MOODY, Alabama — The Moody City Council in a special called meeting this evening approved a $573,223 contract for improvements to the road leading to the Love's Travel Center under construction at the Interstate 20 Brompton exit. Good Hope Contracting is expected to complete the work on Kelly Creek Road within 60 days, said Mayor Joe Lee. The city…

MOODY, Alabama — The Moody City Council in a special called meeting this evening approved a $573,223 contract for improvements to the road leading to the Love’s Travel Center under construction at the Interstate 20 Brompton exit.

Good Hope Contracting is expected to complete the work on Kelly Creek Road within 60 days, said Mayor Joe Lee.

The city council also voted to enter into a contract with Community Consultants to administer the community development block grant paying for $200,000 of the work.

Moody, St. Clair County and Love’s are each paying $50,000 for the road project.

The remaining $223,223 will be paid off using 1 cent of the 3 cent per gallon diesel tax, Lee said.

The center, which will also include a Subway and a McDonald’s, is expected to employee 65 people and is expected to generate annual taxable sales of more than $6 million.

The mayor said the center will open January 16.

Autistic boy, 4, found wandering Graysville street wearing only a diaper

The child was unharmed and taken into protective custody.

GRAYSVILLE, Alabama – A 4-year-old autistic boy wearing only a diaper was found wandering the street alone in Graysville late this afternoon.

A motorist spotted the child walking along South Main Street near Graysville City Hall just before 4 p.m. The motorist picked up the child and took him to City Hall, said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Randy Christian.

City workers and deputies began a search for the parents, and found the mother and grandmother. Christian said they learned the boy was supposed to have been in the care of his other grandmother but had gotten out of the house.

He wasn’t harmed, and was placed in protective custody. Jefferson County’s Department of Human Resources is involved in the case.

Debate over Obamacare’s impact on Alabama businesses

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Debate over Obamacare’s impact on Alabama businesses

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Rep. Spencer Bachus not seeking another term in office

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No problems reported before LA-area jet crash

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Kids, baby sunscreens recalled over possible contamination

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Birmingham Police Department to offer information Tuesday about Explorers Program

The Birmingham Police Department's Explorers Post will host its annual First Nighter event Tuesday evening at the Birmingham Police Academy at 401 6th Ave. S.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Birmingham
teens with an interest in law enforcement can get information about a program
that will help them build relationships with local police officers.

The
Birmingham Police Department’s Explorers Post will host its annual First
Nighter event Tuesday evening at the Birmingham Police Academy at 401 6th Ave.
S., according
to the department
. The program starts at 6 p.m.

The Explorers
Program is for students between the ages of 14 and 20, and Tuesday’s event will
educate students and parents about the details of the program and the
relationships students can build with officers.

For more
information, contact Sgt. Raymond Cochran at (205) 933-4175 or [email protected]