Two arrested on drug charges and other news from areas around Chattanooga

Two arrested on drug charges and other news from areas around Chattanooga

May 24th, 2013 by Staff Reports and Associated Press in Local Regional News

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Two arrested on drug charges

James Robert Sherrell

James Robert Sherrell

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Richard Adam Kimbrough

Richard Adam Kimbrough

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

SKYLINE, Ala. - Members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit arrested two men Wednesday at a home on Alabama Highway 79 in Skyline on drug charges, a news release states.

During a search agents seized synthetic cannabinoids, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Some of the cannabinoids appeared have been sprayed on regular pipe tobacco, authorities said.

Arrested was James Robert Sherrell, 29, of Scottsboro, Ala., who was charged with possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the Jackson County Jail, and no bond has been set.

Also arrested was Richard Adam Kimbrough, 19, of Skyline. Kimbrough was charged with possession of marijuana 2nd degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released from the Jackson County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Grant to help conserve wildlife

NASHVILLE - Federal officials have set aside more than $1 million for Tennessee landowners who help conserve wildlife.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said owners of agricultural and forest land can apply by June 10 for funding under the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program.

Grants are available to help eligible landowners and operators develop or enhance planned upland, wetland, riparian and aquatic habitat areas on their property. Only "ready to implement" projects will be ranked for funding.

Information is online at or

Newfound Gap paving begins

GATLINBURG, Tenn. - A repaving project is resuming in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The work will include a 6.1-mile section of U.S. 441, also called Newfound Gap Road. The section being resurfaced this summer extends from the picnic area at the Chimneys to the Alum Cave Bluffs parking area, where work last summer ended.

This summer's work is part of three phases that will eventually repave all 15 miles of the road.

Governor reviews final-day bills

CLANTON, Ala. - Gov. Robert Bentley says he's signed many of the bills the Legislature passed on its final meeting day Monday, but he's holding back a few for more review.

The governor's press secretary, Jennifer Ardis, said one bill under review would revise Alabama's campaign finance law, including lifting the limit on campaign contributions by corporations.

She said the Legislature passed and sent to the governor 165 bills. He can sign them into law or let them die by not signing them.

Ardis said bills Bentley has signed include one revising Alabama's gun laws. A provision allows workers to keep guns locked in their cars while on the job.