Bill Adair

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Name: Bill Adair
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

District attorney makes switch to Republican Party

Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair announced Thursday that he has joined the Republican party. Adair was elected to the DA’s office in 2011 as a Democrat.Adair said the decision was not reached lightly and was based on his beliefs.“I’ve always ... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - 15 hours ago]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Jury convicts Jasper man for 2010 robbery

A Walker County jury convicted Courtney Duran Dickerson, 23, of Jasper, of a single count of first-degree robbery this week. Dickerson was accused of robbing the Qwik Sak at Airport Road and Curry Highway with a gun in June 2010.The owner of the convenience ... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Student Lucas Metropulos Starts Nonprofit To Teach Kids To Fish

“Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime,” says the proverb.  Through his nonprofit, Fishing for Families in Need, Lucas Metropulos PPS’15 not only found a way to help kids and families, but the environment ... [Published Duke University - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Fact-checking around the world: an update

The article:By Shannon BeckhamPublished on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.We last examined the global fact-checking movement a year ago, and since then we’ve noticed more fact-checkers seeking the truth in everyday politics -- in places like ... [Published St. Petersburg Times - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Commissioners concerned about overtime at sheriff’s office

Fuel expenses and overtime wages at the Walker County Sheriff’s Office were two areas of concern discussed at the Walker County Commission’s budget work session Monday afternoon.Sheriff John Mark Tirey announced in June that he had already depleted the ... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Life sentence for 2009 murder

Kevin Shanklin Kevin Dwyane Shanklin pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of murder and one count of attempted murder in the 2009 shooting of Michael and Ashley Crumpton in their Cordova home.Walker County Circuit Judge Hoyt Elliot sentenced Shanklin ... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Daughter of bombing victim speaks out on 15th anniversary of deadly crime

Fifteen years ago today, the city of Jasper was rocked by a bomb that apparently detonated as James Larry McAnnally started his riding lawnmower in his back yard at 2304 Charter Drive.Jasper police, along with agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, ... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Menell media conference highlights 'march to digital'

BRYANSTON - News organisations in South Africa are being told to change with the times or face collapse.A conference of media professionals is under way in Johannesburg.Bill Adair, creator of US fact-checking project PolitiFact is one of the speakers ... [Published ENCA - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

Tennessee woman with fake credentials indicted for theft

A woman accused of falsifying her credentials to pose as a psychologist in order to counsel children has been indicted by a Walker County grand jury for first-degree theft and first-degree theft by deception.Angel Morris Gieske, 52, of Lexington, Tennessee, ... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

'Around the World, Politicians Exaggerate'

Durham, NC - [embedded content]Bill Adair, Knight Professor of the Practice at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy , discusses the worldwide growth of fact-checking -- the journalistic practice of checking the accuracy of statements made ... [Published Duke University - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Murder suspect back in custody

Johnny L. Cordell Johnny Cordell, 46, of Dora, was taken into custody on Wednesday, July 17, in Las Vegas following a manhunt by local and federal authorities.Cordell has been charged in the murder of Sherman Willis in Willis’ Jasper home in January. ... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Bill Adair comments: Political journalists opt for stenography over fact checking during presidential debates, study finds

3:44 pmDuring the 2012 U.S. presidential debates, political journalists on Twitter primarily repeated candidate claims without providing fact checks or other context, according to new research published in The International Journal of Press/Politics.Authors ... [Published Poynter Institute - Jul 18 2014]

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...from the London conference with the realization that fact-checking has become a significant movement in journalism around the globe," Adair said. "we want to keep the conversation going, share best practices and encourage fact-checking in new places."
"The brazen nature of it, and [that] it affects families," said Walker County DA Bill Adair. "most of these people are in dire need of services from the state, and people need those who are professional and can help them. this kind of thing can affect families drastically, and it's just a shame."

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District attorney makes switch to Republican Party [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - 15 hours ago]
Jury convicts Jasper man for 2010 robbery [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Aug 16 2014]
Student Lucas Metropulos Starts Nonprofit To Te... [Published Duke University - Aug 14 2014]
Fact-checking around the world: an update [Published St. Petersburg Times - Aug 12 2014]
Commissioners concerned about overtime at sheri... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Aug 09 2014]
Life sentence for 2009 murder [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Jul 30 2014]
Daughter of bombing victim speaks out on 15th a... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Jul 26 2014]
Menell media conference highlights 'march to di... [Published ENCA - Jul 26 2014]
Tennessee woman with fake credentials indicted ... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Jul 23 2014]
Woman accused of fake credentials indicted on t... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - Jul 23 2014]
'Around the World, Politicians Exaggerate' [Published Duke University - Jul 22 2014]
Bill Adair comments: Political journalists opt ... [Published Poynter Institute - Jul 18 2014]
Murder suspect back in custody [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Jul 18 2014]
Why the rise of sites devoted to explanatory jo... [Published GigaOM Network - Feb 28 2014]
Why the rise of sites devoted to explanatory jo... [Published GigaOM - Feb 28 2014]
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