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Firearms simulator helps train Anniston police

Firearms simulator helps train Anniston police

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The $80,000 system, built by British-based Meggitt, allows officers to train with 9 mmpistols, M4 rifles, a stun gun and a flashlight, that, when the trainer dims a scenario, will shed a “virtual” light on the scene. The weapons use compressed air to simulate the recoil of real guns. 

Firearms simulator helps train Anniston police

Firearms simulator helps train Anniston police

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The $80,000 system, built by British-based Meggitt, allows officers to train with 9 mmpistols, M4 rifles, a stun gun and a flashlight, that, w…

Jax planning commission OKs moving ahead with dog park

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Pending final approval by the Jacksonville City Council, the dog park would be situated at Germania Springs, but if it's really popular it cou…

Joe Medley: Run game exposed, but Tigers win anyway

Joe Medley: Run game exposed, but Tigers win anyway

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Fifth-ranked Auburn got bad news and good news from its 20-14 victory at Kansas State on Thursday.

City of Anniston institutes policy change for media interaction

City of Anniston institutes policy change for media interaction

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Anniston city employees must get permission before talking with journalists due to a media policy the city instituted less than two weeks ago.

Auburn football: In critical moment, Malzahn puts it all on Marshall's arm

Auburn football: In critical moment, Malzahn puts it all on Marshall's arm

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — Even after another lackluster passing night, when Auburn needed a game-sealing play Gus Malzahn relied on Nick Marshall's arm.

Game analysis: No. 5 Auburn 20, No. 20 Kansas State 14

Game analysis: No. 5 Auburn 20, No. 20 Kansas State 14

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  • Today, September 19, 2014
  • Pet Adoption Week special rates at League for Animal Welfare

    Adoption fees will be waived for older pets and will be half-price for all others Sept. 17-24 in celebration of “Pet Adoption Week.”Call the League for Animal Welfare at 256-238-0380 or visit at 2726 Bynum-Leatherwood Road. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekends. Visit www.leaguepets.org or on Facebook as LeagueForAnimalWelfare for more information.

  • Friday Wine Tastings at White Oak

    Come enjoy a dynamic experience as you taste wine at Calhoun County's premiere vineyard, White Oak Vineyard!

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014
  • 24th annual Wiegrass Model Railroad Show and Sale

         The 24th annual Wiregrass Model Railroad Show and Sale is Saturday, Sept 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept 21, from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT in Dothan, AL. The show will be at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 US Hwy. 231 South, three miles south of Dothan.

  • Bike MS: Tour de Beach

    Sept. 20-21, 2014 Tour de Beach Orange Beach, Ala. ($200 fundraising min.) This year, Bike MS riders will tour the scenic back roads of North Alabama, cruise along the white sand beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast, and ride Mississippi’s historic Natchez Trace. We invite you to join us at any or all three of these spectacular rides! Bike MS is fully supported and offers beautiful routes to challenge cyclists of every skill level. More importantly, Bike MS is an opportunity to join those fighting to find a cure for multiple sclerosis. Bike MS is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. A WORLD FREE OF MS Early and ongoing treatment with FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your healthcare professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 800.344.4867. The Official Bicycle Partner of Bike MS: Official Media Sponsor: FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BIKE MS PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER ELY AT 205-879-8546 (JENNIFER.ELY@NMSS.ORG) http://www.facebook.com/events/433375486766230/

  • Pet Adoption Week special rates at League for Animal Welfare

    Adoption fees will be waived for older pets and will be half-price for all others Sept. 17-24 in celebration of “Pet Adoption Week.”Call the League for Animal Welfare at 256-238-0380 or visit at 2726 Bynum-Leatherwood Road. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekends. Visit www.leaguepets.org or on Facebook as LeagueForAnimalWelfare for more information.

  • Fall Fest 2014

    Lots of family friendly fun.  Kids activities, including a hayride and moonbounce.  Music and contest galore - canning, quilting, arts & crafts, 4H Contests, Flower Contest & Show.  Also, a beautiful quilt display.  Pet an alpaca or ride a horse.  Fall farmers/crafts market.  The Mobile Dairy Classroom from Auburn University will also be on display.  Admission is $1, free for kids under 10.  

  • Girl Scout Daisy Troop Registration

    Piedmont's new Girl Scout Daisy troop is looking for girls in Kindergarten and first grade to join us this year for fun and activities! We will be having 2 parent info meetings: September 20th at 10 AM and September 25 at 3:15PM at Veteran's Park in Piedmont. Please attend one of these meetings to learn more and register your girl!

  • One Love for Dylan Open Car Show

    One Love for Dylan Open Car and Bike Show

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Friday Night Sights

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Sights and sounds as the Pleasant Valley cheerleaders and band support the Raiders in their game against Weaver Friday night. Video by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star

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Jake Smith talks Louisville

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Jacksonville High product Jake Smith said he wanted to play college ball in state, but the Louisville thing has worked out quite well for him.

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Jake Smith does Card March

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Jacksonville High.product Jake Smith, now a senior at Louisville, does Card March before the first game of his senior season, against Miami on Monday.

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Oxford Lake Island

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The Star's Phillip Tutor and Stephen Gross visit the island in the middle of Oxford Lake.

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Auburn Fan Day 2014

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Blake McClure, 38, from Commerce, GA., gets his skateboard signed by Auburn coach Gus Malzahn on Sunday. McClure was first in line, arriving at 9 a.m. for 3:30 p.m. autographs.

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Roc Thomas at Auburn Fan Day

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Former Oxford High standout Roc Thomas, now a freshman running back at Auburn, signs autographs Sunday.