Jury Duty Phone Scam, The Rolling Stones, SEC Championship

Dec 5, 2014

Original Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Credit wikipedia.org

Attorney General Luther Strange says a phone scam involving jury duty is spreading to more Alabama counties and it often targets the elderly.

The scam involves someone pretending to be with law enforcement or with the local court system. They will call a person and threaten to arrest them for missing jury duty. Then the caller says the matter can be settled without an arrest if the person agrees to purchase a pre-paid credit card and pay an amount over the phone. The attorney general says the court system doesn't work that way. It usually contacts people in writing.

Strange says the counties where the scam has been reported include Autauga, Butler, Coffee, Colbert, Covington, Etowah, Houston, Morgan and Tuscaloosa.

A historical marker is being unveiled today in Muscle Shoals Alabama commemorating that city’s connection to The Rolling Stones. APR student reporter Elayne Smith has more…

Forty-Five years ago, The Rolling Stones recorded songs for their album “Sticky Fingers” in the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. Songs on that album included “Wild Horses” and “Brown Sugar.” These songs brought more musicians to seek out this Alabama studio. Allison Stanfield is the assistant director for The Florence Tourism Department. She says the historical marker will serve to commemorate the impact of The Rolling Stones...

Well it really helped put Muscle Shoals on the map as far as being a mecca for musicians. Internationally, the Muscle Shoals music is still very, very popular.”

The marker is being placed at the sight of the former Holiday Inn the band stayed in. Jimmy Johnson who engineered these sessions will be present at the ceremony.

The Alabama Crimson Tide is getting ready to face the Missouri Tigers tomorrow for the SEC Championship game in Atlanta. The Tigers won the SEC East slot by beating the Arkansas Razorbacks last Saturday. The Tide topped off the regular season by defeating Auburn in the Iron Bowl in Tuscaloosa. Alabama Quarterback Blake Sims says the key to victory all year long was focusing on the game when things went wrong…

      “Patience is the key. When you’re patient you can learn from great guys that have played before, and you can learn the body language, and a lot of things, from the players that are around you. The ones that are patient, good things come to them.”

      After Saturday’s games, the four teams in the championship playoffs will be announced. Alabama is currently ranked number one.