Marshall County en Ala. County Could Be Out $400, Or Millions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>An Alabama county faces a financial mystery.</p><p>The criminal charge against former Marshall County Revenue Commissioner Joey Masters is serious, but hardly jaw-dropping. He's accused on a misdemeanor count of taking a few hundred dollars from a petty cash fund.</p><p>But a civil lawsuit contends the allegations are but a pin prick in a scandal that cost the county nearly as much as its annual budget of nearly $23 million.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:34:29 +0000 The Associated Press 42910 at Ala. County Could Be Out $400, Or Millions Pilgrim's Pride Corp. Closing Ala. Poultry Plant <p>The Colorado-based Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is closing a poultry plant that employs more than 1,000 people in northeast Alabama.</p><p></p><p>A secretary for Boaz Mayor Tim Walker says the company announced Tuesday that it will close a chicken processing plant in the Marshall County town.</p><p>Executives told workers about the decision in a meeting at the plant, but a company spokesman didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.</p><p>Poultry is a major regional industry, and Pilgrim's Pride is one of the largest employers.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:26:19 +0000 The Associated Press 41890 at Pilgrim's Pride Corp. Closing Ala. Poultry Plant