Three arrested on drug counts and other news from the areas around Chattanooga

Three arrested on drug counts and other news from the areas around Chattanooga

November 9th, 2012 by Staff Reports and Associated Press in Local Regional News

Three arrested on drug counts

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - Three Alabama men were arrested Wednesday on drug charges after a traffic stop, authorities said.

Antonio DeSean Jones, 22, of Hollywood, Ala.; Anthony Cordell Provens, 26, of Huntsville; and Chadwick Demar Provens, 20, of Langston, Ala., are charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

On Wednesday, during a traffic stop in Scottsboro, Ala., investigators found marijuana and more than $3,500 in cash, the release said.

The three men are in Jackson County Jail, and bond is set at $500 for each, the release said.

Darwin gets 4,000 write-in votes

ATHENS, Ga. - Election officials in Athens-Clarke County said Charles Darwin received nearly 4,000 write-in votes after a Georgia congressman denounced evolution and other scientific theories as "lies straight from the pits of hell."

Athens-Clarke County elections supervisor Gail Schrader released the figures Thursday. The write-in votes for Darwin, the 19th century naturalist considered the father of evolution, were merely symbolic as Republican Rep. Paul Broun cruised to re-election unopposed.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported write-in totals were not immediately available in the 24 remaining counties in Broun's 10th District. The congressman received a total of 209,917 votes in the election.

Critics urged the congressman's constituents to write-in Darwin after Broun was videotaped lambasting evolution.

King activities planned for 2013

DALTON, Ga. - A banquet, gospel music concert and the placement of a memorial wreath will be part of Dalton's 2013 celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a news release states.

On Jan. 12 a gospel explosion concert will be held at 6 p.m. at Cross Pointe Christian Center.

On Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. the historical banquet will be at the Banquet Hall at First Baptist Church. And on Jan. 21, there will be a memorial wreath-laying on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, followed by a prayer breakfast at Mack Gaston Community Center, the celebration planning committee said.

The banquet speaker will be Nwandi Lawson, founder of Reve productions, an independent production company. She is a magna cum laude broadcast journalism graduate of Howard University.

The celebration panel's next meeting will be Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center. The meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend and become a part of the celebration committee.

For more information call Chairman Windell Smith at 706-383-1116.