Marshall County

Alabama County Mystery
11:34 am
Sun December 8, 2013

Ala. County Could Be Out $400, Or Millions

Marshall County is facing a financial mystery that could cost them millions of dollars.
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  An Alabama county faces a financial mystery.

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.

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.

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Poultry Plant Closing
4:26 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. Closing Ala. Poultry Plant

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is closing a poultry plant that employs more than 1,000 people in northeast Alabama.
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The Colorado-based Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is closing a poultry plant that employs more than 1,000 people in northeast Alabama.

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.

Executives told workers about the decision in a meeting at the plant, but a company spokesman didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.

Poultry is a major regional industry, and Pilgrim's Pride is one of the largest employers.

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