Bill Adair

Type: Person
Name: Bill Adair
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Walker County man gets 20-year sentence in son's shooting death

WALKER COUNTY, Alabama – A Quinton man was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter for shooting his son two years ago, court records show.James R. Stephens, 54, was charged with murder in the May 2012 death of his ... [Published al.com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

With departure from Democratic party, Bill Adair becomes first Republican district attorney in Walker County

JASPER, Alabama – The district attorney for Walker County has officially left the Democratic party to align himself with the Republican party instead, according to a news release from the Alabama Republican Party.In light of the decision, Bill Adair, ... [Published al.com - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Insurer, broker partner on spinal cord injury donation

One of Canada’s leading home, auto and business insurance providers has donated $10,000 to Spinal Cord Injury Ontario’s Peer Support Program in association with Belleville-based McDougall Insurance Brokers.“It’s alarming the number of Canadians currently ... [Published Insurance Business - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Early morning brings serene scene of cyclist and curious spectators on city streets

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Ever had noticed one of those scenes where you'd give $100 just to hear what somebody is thinking? It is 7:05 a.m. on the streets of downtown Huntsville.A silver-haired man in black shorts pedals a bicycle that costs more than your ... [Published al.com - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Suspect in murder back in county jail

Johnny Lynn Cordell, 46, of Dora, was returned to the Walker County Jail on Thursday morning, where he is being held without bond, according to Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair.Cordell was extradited from Las Vegas, Nevada, where U.S. Marshals ... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Aug 30 2014]
Entities: Jail, Bill Adair, Homicide
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Investigators say foul play not suspected in death of Quinton man

Walker County Sheriff’s investigators spent Wednesday morning searching a wooded area off KD Byrd Station Road in Quinton for a man who had reportedly been missing since the first of August.Sgt. Ralph Williams, an investigator with the sheriff’s office, ... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

MediaLab Boot Camp Gives Grad Students Hands-On Communications Practice

Durham, NC -Peter Ubel, professor at the Fuqua and Sanford schools, address students at the Sanford School's Media Lab about connecting policy research to public discussions.Universities are full of good ideas for how to change the world. But without ... [Published Duke University - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 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 - Aug 22 2014]
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]

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"The decision to switch parties was made after a great deal of personal reflection," Adair said in a prepared statement. "i came to realize that my personal beliefs most closely aligned with those of the republican party. i've always believed in hard work and in treating people equally and fairly, as well as with dignity and respect."
...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."

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Walker County man gets 20-year sentence in son'... [Published al.com - Sep 12 2014]
With departure from Democratic party, Bill Adai... [Published al.com - Sep 09 2014]
Insurer, broker partner on spinal cord injury d... [Published Insurance Business - Sep 08 2014]
Early morning brings serene scene of cyclist an... [Published al.com - Sep 02 2014]
Suspect in murder back in county jail [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Aug 30 2014]
Investigators say foul play not suspected in de... [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Aug 29 2014]
MediaLab Boot Camp Gives Grad Students Hands-On... [Published Duke University - Aug 27 2014]
District attorney makes switch to Republican Party [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - Aug 22 2014]
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]
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