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.

The National Park Service in July began a study of four acres on Alabama 202 west of Anniston where the Freedom Riders were burned from their Greyhound bus on May 14, 1961. Local organizers and surviving Freedom Riders have planned a park for that site for about a decade.

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