Brian Johnson, Anniston’s city manager, said that once a survey, currently underway, of the former rail line is complete, the city plans to begin discussions with the Anniston Water Works and Sewer Board, which has acquired large tracts of the line’s path, to buy it.
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.
Angela Fears, a former candidate for Anniston City Council Ward 1, said Friday she had filed a complaint with prosecutors alleging Jay Jenkins, who defeated her in Tuesday’s election, broke the law by filing campaign finance reports late and not at all.
A river conservation group that earlier this month said high levels of bacteria were being discharged from Oxford’s wastewater treatment plant into Choccolocco Creek on Friday announced moderately high levels of the same were detected farther downstream from the plant.
As the Alabama Senate convened for a final vote on a lottery amendment Friday, the president pro tempore said he's looking closely to see which senators actually show up.
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 hospital board members, who oversee Cleburne County Emergency Medical Service, heard from director Tracy Lambert that he’d been able to come to an agreement with the E911 board.
House members debated the lottery for hours on Thursday, with opponents saying the lottery would target the poorest Alabamians with a false promise their lottery tickets could be tickets out of poverty.
A lawsuit filed last week against Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson over the closure of a bingo operation alleges that no notice was given before a bingo permit was revoked, but local officials Thursday argued the permit was never valid to begin with.
Oxford owns 20 kayaks — obtained last month with help from a local conservation group and now in storage at the city’s civic center — and officials intend to see them used on Choccolocco Creek soon.
Set to open in November, the field will feature artificial turf, lighting and bathrooms to give the Southerners a safer, more comfortable place to practice than the blacktop parking lot they’ve used for decades, JSU officials say.
In the wake of the Cleburne County ambulance service’s parting ways with the county’s 911 cooperative, local politicians are fielding calls about how the change might affect service in emergencies.
Greg Militano, deputy director of the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency, told commissioners prior to Thursday’s regular meeting that volunteers have collected at least enough donations to fill one tractor-trailer truckload.
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.
A Thursday morning ruling from Alabama's attorney general seems to clear the way for a lottery amendment to be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot, but Secretary of State John Merrill says it will take a change in state law to move the ballot deadline.
As the Alabama House of Representatives prepares for a lottery debate, a lawmaker has filed a complaint about folders of anti-gambling campaign material left anonymously on House members' desks Thursday morning.
Local officials in Calhoun County were concerned Wednesday over news that the Legislature needed a last-minute fix to keep more than 600 local laws for communities statewide from vanishing in a puff of legal smoke.
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.