Nearly 200 friends, family, lawyers, prosecutors, elected officials and law enforcement filled Circuit Judge Brian Howell’s courtroom gallery and balcony to watch Kim McCarson take the oath of the circuit clerk’s office, which her father held until his retirement this month.

The event, which will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, is hosted by the city of Anniston and Main Street Anniston. The Anniston High School band is to perform, and there will be a DJ, free hot dogs, face painting and a meet-and-greet with Cocky.

The event, which will take place from 6 p.m. to 8p.m. Saturday, is hosted by the city of Anniston and Main Street Anniston. The Anniston High School band is to perform, and there will be a DJ, free hot dogs, face painting and a meet-and-greet with Cocky.

The Anniston City Council Wednesday received a proposed 2017 budget that would give a cost-of-living increase to city workers and a boost to the police and firefighters’ pension fund. But it would do so by cutting a $425,000 supplement to Anniston schools.

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