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  • Animal Services director on administrative leave

    Animal Services director on administrative leave

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:17:32 GMT
    To either keep or fire Carol Wicks as Director of Animal Services will be a decision made by the city council. If it comes to that, it would be put on a Decatur City Council meeting agenda for further review.So far, it is not on the agenda for their next meeting on Sep 2. If the issue comes before the city council, that's when we hope to find out why Mayor Kyle decided to put Wicks on paid administrative leave.He will not comment on it, saying he cannot talk about a pending personnel issue. W...More >>
    To either keep or fire Carol Wicks as Director of Animal Services will be a decision made by the city council. If it comes to that, it would be put on a Decatur City Council meeting agenda for further review.So far, it is not on the agenda for their next meeting on Sep 2. If the issue comes before the city council, that's when we hope to find out why Mayor Kyle decided to put Wicks on paid administrative leave.He will not comment on it, saying he cannot talk about a pending personnel issue. W...More >>
  • Safety programs effective in curbing DUI, say officials

    Safety programs effective in curbing DUI, say officials

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:59:02 GMT
    Safety officials say slogans like "Click it or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," and their respective law enforcement programs, are helping save lives.More >>
    Safety officials say slogans like "Click it or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," and their respective law enforcement programs, are helping save lives.More >>
  • FBI confirms investigation of Madison Co. deputies continues

    FBI confirms investigation of Madison Co. deputies continues

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:52:17 GMT
    We are finding out what the next step is in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's review of accusations of civil rights violations by members of the Madison County Sheriff's Office.More >>
    We are finding out what the next step is in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's review of accusations of civil rights violations by members of the Madison County Sheriff's Office.More >>

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School: University of Montevallo - Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communications

Pets: Meimei and Basil (Yorkie dogs)

Hobbies: Traveling, water sports, horseback riding, writing short stories, reading and watching classic films.

Community: Board of Directors: American Red Cross - Madison/Marshall County, Board of Directors: The American Diabetes Association, Board of Directors: Partnership for a Drug-Free Community, Board of Directors: YMCA, Celebrity Spokesperson for American Red Cross Measles Initiative, Celebrity Spokesperson for America's Walk for Diabetes, Member of National Alumni Board: University of Montevallo, Member: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Certified Judge: Kansas City Barbeque Society,Board of Directors: Girl Scouts of North Alabama, Member : Junior League of Huntsville, Board of Directors: Huntsville Library Foundation : Founder, Soul Sisters Huntsville

Awards: Outstanding Woman of the Year (2002) from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Selected One of 35 Most Influential Women of Madison County from Speaking Out News; 21st Century Award for Distinguished Alumni; University of Montevallo ('99) AP Best News Anchor ('87, '88, '89, '90) AP Best Specialized Reporter ('87)

Member: Class 18, Leadership Huntsville; Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Committee 2009-2010

e-mail: kessex@waff.com

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