Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lyndel (Pumpkin) Rhodes Wins Sign Swine of Quarter

John Crowder, Florence City Council watchdog, has awarded local realtor Lyndel K. (Pumpkin) Rhodes the Sign Swine Award for the second quarter of 2009. Crowder stated that Rhodes' for-sale signs are continually in violation of the city's sign ordinance. Rhodes (pictured) is an agent for the Florence based group Renaissance Realty, as well as the owner of a local auction house. Many thanks to Mr. Crowder for his efforts to keep Florence beautiful.


Clarification on Deputy Terry Woods, per our legal consultant on the use of the word "arrest":

If the defendant is not in custody, if the offense charged is bailable as a matter of right, and if there is no reason to believe that the defendant will not respond to the summons, a summons may be issued, at the sole discretion of the issuing judge or magistrate. If the defendant fails to appear and answer the charges, a warrant for arrest will be issued. It is used for less serious charges where there is a likelihood that the defendant will appear as summoned. At the appearance, he/she will plead guilty or not guilty and be given a trial date. There might never be an arrest as such."

Request: Will our reader from Bevill State Community College please contact us again concerning new charges of sexual harassment against a former Haleyville High School coach.