Tina McElroy, who co-owns the store, said the crime is all the more painful because her half-brother, Anniston resident Anthony Brian Blackwell, 34, was one of those charged in the crime.
The Jacksonville City Council asked city staff to draft a resolution requesting that the state Legislature grant it permission to legalize Sunday alcohol sales. Some council members say legalizing Sunday alcohol sales might make economic sense given that other cities in Calhoun County have done so in recent years.
“If there is a real controversial issue, people will want to speak on that,” Blue Springs, Mo., police Chief Wayne McCoy said. “No one came in and provided negative comments. We take that as a good sign.”
“This may be a rare opportunity for west Anniston,” City Manager Kent Davis said, speaking of the planned residential project. Councilman Ben Little replied that he would not agree to formally approve the project at the council’s next meeting and would need to meet with the developer before considering otherwise.
The Anniston area could get more than an inch of rain over the next three days after a wet weekend, a meteorologist said Monday, weather that led to the end of restrictions on outdoor burning.
Calhoun County’s sheriff announced today that corrections officers at the county jail are on leave after a series of assaults among officers and an inmate, who was restrained during one of the attacks.
Proponents said the road would connect industrial sites on the former Fort McClellan to Interstate 20, promoting development. Critics called it “Bypass Anniston” and predicted it would kill traffic and business on Quintard Avenue, the city’s main thoroughfare.
The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded the grant to support the school system’s Piedmont Apprenticeship and Career Training Initiative.
The head of Anniston’s housing authority on Friday said that many details of a federal ban on smoking in public housing remain unknown, and that enforcing the ban could be problematic.
Southwire collects toys for the local Toys-for-Tots program each year, said Kristi Smith, human resources manager for Southwire’s Heflin plant.
The hearing begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ken Joiner County Administration Building in Anniston, as part of the County Commission’s regular meeting.