BY GENA HUFF, Editor
Judge Thomas (Tommy) R. Jones, Jr., the presiding judge over the Aliceville City Court, spoke to the Aliceville City Council at their bi-weekly meeting on April 25. Judge Jones first commended the Aliceville Police Department. “Obviously, I work very closely with all the officers and Chief (Tonnie) Jones. They are a fine group of men, a fine group of officers, and really do a good job. They have a lot of compassion and treat people with respect. They use a lot of common sense on the job. I can’t say enough good things about them,” said Jones.
“One of the things I have come to realize in almost 12 years now,” Jones continued, “is there are a lot of people in Aliceville that don’t have a driver’s license. A lot of them have a suspended license or a revoked license. They just don’t have the money, or they don’t understand the process which is kind of complicated. You have a ticket in another town, you have to pay that ticket off, you have to get the receipt, you have to take it to the State Troopers office, then you have to file a reinstatement fee and apply for that. It’s not real simple to get them (license) back when you lose them.”
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