Childersburg Council accepts $200,000 from IDB & transfers to CDA for downtown rehabilitation

The Childersburg City Council held their 2nd June regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18th at 6:00 p.m.

In New Business, the Council approved Resolution 2024-07 to accept $200,000 from the Childersburg Industrial Development Board and designating those funds to the City Commercial Development Authority. The funds will be used for the purpose of downtown rehabilitation and economic growth.

The Council took care of regulatory paperwork with the passage of Resolution 2024-08, which approved the FY 2025 Rural Transportation grant operating budget.

Training was approved for Childersburg Police Chief Keven Koss to attend the AACOP Summer Conference at Orange Beach from July 28th through August 1st. The cost includes $200 registration, 4-nights lodging at $1,076, and per diem.

Approval was given to repair a 2021 Ford Police Interceptor, performed by Collier Motors at a cost of $2269.21.

The Council also approved payment of Invoices in the amount of $210,920.05.

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

Three Georgia suspects arrested as a result of a commercial burglary in Alabama

Acting on a tip from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department in Alabama, three Tallapoosa, GA residents have been arrested by the Haralson County Georgia Sheriff’s Office. Douglas Boatright, Kohlton Sheets, and Krista Bradberry have been charged with stealing a Penske truck on June 11, 2024.

Shortly after their arrest, a search warrant from Alabama led authorities to find items from Randolph County, AL inside the truck, along with masks, tools, and a small quantity of methamphetamine.

The trio face charges that include obstruction of a law enforcement officer, theft by bringing stolen property into the state, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of the tools for the commission of a crime, possession of methamphetamine. Boatright and Sheets also face probation violations. Boatright, the drive of the truck, also faces charges of reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude charges.

It is not clear if or when Alabama authorities will file charges in connection with the arrests in Georgia.

Reading Fun for Kids!

There’s a fun, new reading contest in play for kids from age 3 to 18 at the B.B. Comer Memorial Library! The “Book Scavenger Hunt” has begun and runs through July 31st!

Book Scavenger Hunt forms are available at the library and participating businesses. Match the book number and name with the clue. Book posters are in business windows on Broadway Avenue between and including the library, the Sylacauga Board of Education, and the Sylacauga Municipal Complex.