Ala. Supreme Court blocks Country Crossing hearing

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has blocked a
hearing Thursday in Dothan, where a judge was going to consider
legal issues surrounding the closed Country Crossing casino.

The Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday stopping the hearing
pending further orders from the state's highest court. Chief
Justice Sue Bell Cobb dissented from the order.

Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin had scheduled the hearing Thursday
to consider whether the litigation filed by Country Crossing
against the Governor's Task Force of Illegal Gambling is still
pending before him and whether he can rule on the legality of the
gambling machines at Country Crossing.

Task Force Commander John Tyson had sought to block the
proceedings.

Country Crossing closed its electronic bingo casino Jan. 29 to
prevent a raid by the task force.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by jay Location: dothan on Feb 19, 2010 at 09:34 PM
    This again rattles me to the core, I have a hard time accepting ANYONE telling me how to believe, where I can spend MY MONEY, what, who and how I should WORSHIP. Bingo, a sin? Slots a sin? Let us just bring back Prohibition to Alabama and get it done with. We aren't but a preachers nod away. The Church rules here along with some very unappealing politicians with secret agenda's. Where was the Church when ignorant people shot, hung and burned crosses (the symbol of Jesus's forgiveness) in the front yard of poor black folks. It still goes on although you don't hear about it. Come on people of Alabama, think about it, Riley is a lame duck Governor. What is his agenda? He can't be re elected and forget empeachment. We, us, have the power in one simple casting a vote, throw the trash out, listen to those who listen to YOU! One term and WE the PEOPLE will decide whether you should stay or go. Simple, let's dig ourselves out of this contest of who can "pee" farther and move on.
  • by rodsmith on Feb 19, 2010 at 08:11 PM
    nannibeach i don't know where you get your info but i hate to break it to you but the SUPREME COURT is the one that APPOINTED that judge they just stabbed in the back. He was appointed specifically by them to hand hearing on this problem.
  • by rodsmith on Feb 19, 2010 at 08:09 PM
    i just hope the people at country crossing have told those chickens in the houston country comission that once the facility reopens and it will reopen NONE of this time will count on that set of permits they paid 1.7 MILLION DOLLARS for just before it closed.
  • by hee-hee Location: Dothan on Feb 19, 2010 at 05:57 PM
    Didn't Lynyrd Skynyrd sing something about Neil Young? Oh yeah, I believe it's "I hope Neil Young will remember, a Southern man don't need him around anyhow". Neil Young sucks, and he has a crappy voice.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 at 05:52 PM
    If you can't spell simple words, DO NOT post a comment, you sound like an idiot.
  • by Frank Location: Enterprise on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:32 AM
    What makes Alabamians the laughing-stock of the rest of the US is the absolute illiteracy of the fine citizens who post the vast majority of unreadable ramblings on this subject. "Don't tread on me!" "Bring back the cheap beer and alcohol!" "Them Christians need to stay outta our business!" News Flash - beer is alcohol. I notice throughout this ordeal that Christians haven't been posting on this subject. We've stayed silent because we don't want to potentially undo the overwhelming damage you all are doing to your own cause. There is nothing as simultaneously satisfying and disappointing as reading these comments and knowing that if you took all your gambling and beer money and put it into a couple of adult-education Basic English classes, this area might entice employers who are looking to hire SMART PEOPLE! While y'all are at it, drive on up 231 just south of Ozark and invest in a setof those $100.00 dentures...or are you hoping you'll HIT IT BIG at CC and then get 'em?
  • by de Location: Panama City Beach on Feb 18, 2010 at 09:21 AM
    Didn't Neil Young sing about Alabama one time, what was it he said?
  • by wyman Location: samson al.36477 on Feb 18, 2010 at 04:01 AM
    Ask that baptis preacher from Tennessee if he thanks that bingo at country crossing&other places in Alabama is so bad ask him why he is not protesting what goes on in Tennessee and leave Alabama aloung. And ask the Supream Court Judges how much money thay are getting from the indians.Ask Bob&John Bully Tyson why thay dont check out the Indians bingo michens to see if thay are legal or not.Ask Big bad Bob&Tyson why do thay wont to put people out of a job.I think every body needs a bingo place.What country crossing needs to do is sell chips to people for card games and start a chip poker house That way big bad Bob&Tyson cant raid them.Becouse thay would not be any money on the table.That would realy piss Bob&John off wouldnt it.Call it A nonprofit charitable organization TO rase money for the people of Country Crossing.
  • by Darlene Location: Dothan on Feb 17, 2010 at 10:47 PM
    You know Tyson is just never going to give up but hopefully neither are we.If you dont want the Bingo then take all the liquor stores, conv stores, grocery stores, cigrettes and drugs and sex away too.
  • by Gerald Location: Dothan on Feb 17, 2010 at 10:20 PM
    Czar Tyson and the Governor pushing the Supreme Court to stay the pending court case that was kicked back down to the Circuit Court proves to me that Tyson and Governor Riley is not interested in solving the Electronic Bingo issue in a lawful humane manner. I am for the right to vote on the matter and against unlawful warrantless raids and intimidation of a thriving Business. I am sure that through the license and permit process if the machines were questionable shouldn't it have been stopped at that time.I can assure you of one thing when November arrives I will remember all the spineless officials who has failed to act on this matter in a timely manner. I do have an interest in Country Crossing and support it 100 percent. Both me and my spouse have lost our jobs since the Facility closed. We would like to thank Mr. Ronnie Gilley for the opportunity to work for Country Crossing for the short time that we did. We will continue to support Country Crossing and look forward to returning.
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