Over the last 30 years, Anniston’s public schools have been analyzed, debated, reorganized, under-funded, over-funded, praised, criticized and defended. Short of City Hall itself, nothing else can claim such scrutiny.
High-powered, semi-automatic guns are a household necessity, like milk and eggs and laundry detergent. That’s what the National Rifle Association wants us to believe. Don’t just own one military-grade weapon designed to kill humans on the battlefield. Buy two! Or three!
You don’t see Oxford Mayor Leon Smith around much these days. Age and health, you know. But there was a time when Leon carried his opinion like a nightstick, pummeling listeners with delicate ears.
Blame it on Vaughn Stewart III. His dad, VSII, is Anniston’s mayor, the man elected three-plus years ago to keep the city from sinking further into oblivion. On Wednesday, the mayor told the world he didn’t want to be saddled with inexhaustable City Hall chores for another four years, so he’s sitting out the August election. Call that what it is: a bonafide shocker, not nearly like Nick Saban quitting Alabama, but a shocker nonetheless. He came to this “moment of clarity,” as he called it, after returning from his son’s wedding last weekend in Maryland.
Charles Mange, a Philadelphian by birth, he survived three years in the Civil War, married a Georgia woman and settled in Anniston during the city’s first decade.
WEAVER — Mike Allison, the principal at Weaver High School, isn’t a native of this place, as if that really matters. He’s an Army brat, a son of a career military man who moved his family here after retiring from Fort McClellan. Allison was in sixth grade. But mention this small city and his…
Today, there are two Oxfords. One is thankful that the City Council wadded up its awful bathroom ordinance Wednesday and tossed it out the window, trash kicked to the street.
Congratulations, Oxford. You did it. Passed a homophobic bathroom ordinance that’s not worth the paper on which it was printed. Held a press conference to tamp down the damage, which was akin to using a napkin to skydive.
Three weeks ago, on the first day of Confederate History and Heritage Month in Alabama, Frank Leatherwood took a handful of Rebel battle flags to Quintard Avenue and placed them around the John Pelham memorial.