Morning News Briefs for 11-1-16

| November 1, 2016
The Shelby County Alabama Colonial Pipeline explosion has taken the life of one worker and injured between five and nine other people. Wild fires burned as the result of the gasoline pipeline explosion impacting 37 acres. The pipeline was shut down.

A new academic degree could soon be offered at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College helping to fill a void in the workplace. Dean Jerry Baker of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources speaking to a reporter from WALB TV said that there has been has not been enough agriculture teachers in the state of Georgia for more than 30 years. There are currently 30 openings in that field. ABAC could soon offer an Ag-Education degree; a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Education. The Regents have already given their approval for the program.

Child molestation charges have been filed against 20 year old Johnny Singletary of Colquitt County. The complaint held that he molested multiple victims over several months.

Thomasville resident Damien Holloway has been sentenced to serve 17 years in prison in connection with the death of his nine month old daughter two years ago. Officials reported that the child died of traumatic head injuries. The investigation into the infants death covered a five month period.

Early voters continue to keep elections office workers busy as nearly 16 thousand voters have cast ballots in Lowndes County, and according to the report there are as many as 67 thousand active and inactive voters in Lowndes County. Early voting continues this week, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.Monday through Friday, through Nov. 4, at the Lowndes County Board of Elections, 2808 N. Oak St. Election Day is 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Nov. 8, at area precincts.

The report from AAA South states that motorists in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions will likely see rising gas prices soon as the result of the Shelby County Alabama Colonial gas Pipeline explosion. This is the company’s second such incident, and now, a fire has erupted in the same area where a leak occurred in September. Officials say that the explosion will at least temporarily put a halt to the pump-price dip we’ve experienced over the past 30 days.”
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