Toby Bennington, Anniston’s city planner, said by phone Thursday that Anniston won the Outstanding Planning Award for the city's bicycle and pedestrian projects from the Alabama chapter of the American Planning Association, a nonprofit group that supports urban planning.

Six new black Ford Interceptor SUV’s sat behind a fence Friday at the Anniston Police Department, awaiting installation of the equipment that will turn them from grocery-getters into police cars.

The cemetery is a small, well-kept plot of land just past a neighborhood at McClellan. Simple white headstones line the bright green grass, many of them with pennies resting on top to show that people visited. One grave has a pot of pink flowers in front of it. That’s Peter Gnau’s grave.

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