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January 26, 2015


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Saks couple denied marriage license after court stay on same-sex marriage

Melissa Angle, her fiancee Vicky Miles and their 3-year-old son Jacob arrived at the Calhoun County Administration Building in Anniston at 7:30 a.m. to see if Probate Judge Alice Martin would issue them a marriage license. Because of a federal judges' act late Sunday, Martin said no.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Almanac: Monday, January 26, 2015
Posted: January 26, 2015

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Sunday 01/25/2015
Same-sex weddings on hold as federal judge issues stay
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 8:07 pm

U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade of Mobile on Sunday held the effect of her Friday ruling for two weeks, pending any action by an appeals court in Atlanta.

Alexandria man killed in Sunday car crash
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 8:08 pm

A local man died after his vehicle overturned near Alexandria Sunday morning.

Issuance of local same-sex marriage licenses Monday uncertain
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 6:41 pm

The probate judge said certain vital records forms that must be filled out when marriage licenses are issued might first need to be changed before any valid license can be issued.

Saturday 01/24/2015
Anniston police seek info following fatal stabbing on West 12th
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 11:58 pm

Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown said Ronald Lynn Young was pronounced dead at the scene outside the 50 Cent Bar on the 3100 block of West 12th Street at 3:45 a.m. Saturday.

State has yet to collect testing data from private schools under Alabama Accountability Act
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 12:11 am

Low standardized test scores can land a public school on the “failing” list. But how do parents know those private schools have better test scores than the public schools they're leaving?


JSU survival class popular with high schoolers
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 11:54 pm

The program was hosted by Jacksonville State University’s Field Schools, a public education program designed to teach people about the natural world.

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Camp
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 7:10 pm
Marriage ruling came sooner than pioneering Alabama couple expected
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 12:56 am

When a federal judge ruled Friday that Alabama’s Sanctity of Marriage amendment and a related state law was unconstitutional, Chris McCary, 53, and his husband, John Sullivan, 47, were surprised.

Friday 01/23/2015
Guilty plea, probation hearing set for Oxford man charged in 2013 stabbing
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 2:20 pm

An Oxford man received two 20-year prison sentences Wednesday for stabbing his former girlfriend 17 times and stealing a city bus in 2013.

Calhoun County officials discuss FEMA changes to floodplain maps
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 11:54 pm

Hundreds of homeowners could soon be shelling out extra money each year for flood insurance, as the federal government updates its maps on areas of Calhoun County prone to flooding.

The Public Record: January 16, 2015 - January 23, 2015
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 11:14 pm


Judge strikes down Alabama's gay-marriage ban
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 8:53 am

A judge in U.S. District Court struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling handed down Friday afternoon. The state Attorney General's office said it would issue a statement soon.

Two Anniston police officers rescue pup, warn of dog fighting
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Two Anniston police officers who rescued a badly wounded puppy from a city street Wednesday want the public to know the cruelty of dog-fighting.

Park officials set to name contractor for Cheaha zip line project
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 12:26 am

The bids are in and Alabama State Parks is just a few weeks away from announcing the winning contractor, who will be building new attractions at three state parks including Cheaha.

Jacksonville gives Shelco $37K as part of agreement over job growth
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 2:37 pm

In 2013, Jacksonville agreed to give the company, then on the cusp of expansion, $62,500 if it added at least 106 jobs in two years. By September, Shelco Foundry, owned by Gnutti Carlo USA, exceeded the halfway mark on its employment promise, prompting the city to release a portion of the money to the company, city officials said.

Calhoun County jobless rate decreases to 5.8 percent
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 5:24 pm

The report states, though, that the county lost 57 employed people between November and December. Also, the county's total labor force decreased by 223 people in December —  a sign fewer residents were actively searching for work.


Calhoun County Board of Education hears final two proposals for Alexandria middle school
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 12:54 am

The two-story, 71,000-square-foot building would contain 30 classrooms and a storm shelter. It's estimated it could cost about $12.5 million, or $130 per square foot.

Thursday 01/22/2015
Proposed law would regulate use of mugshots
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Arrest mugshots can live online long after a person might have been found not guilty or the charges dropped. A proposed Alabama law would change that, and require websites to remove mugshots and personal information at no cost if suspects are acquitted.

Anniston police officer treated for broken pelvis after being struck by car
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 1:47 am

According to a news release from the department, while trying to stop northbound traffic at the accident scene in the 2500 block of McClellan Boulevard, the officer was struck by a Toyota Corolla between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. 

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