Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago.
The driver of the truck passed a deputy, running a red light, on Noble Street, according to Chief Deputy Matthew Wade of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. Wade said the suspect was speeding down Old Gadsden Highway and lost control at a curve near the intersection with Alexandria Road.
Candidates in the Anniston City Council and Board of Education runoffs collected campaign donations last week from similar revenue streams they’d tapped in past weeks, according to campaign finance records filed Monday.
The Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County will cut hours of operation at a West Anniston satellite location and at a repository of local historical information, according to an online notice.
An Anniston man pleaded guilty Friday to firing shots during an incident that led to the death of an Anniston teenager in 2011, avoiding in a plea deal the murder charge prosecutors had leveled against him and two other defendants.
An Anniston man died by gunfire Friday night, according to Anniston police, and the suspect, who turned himself in, is charged with murder.
An Anniston man, previously charged with first-degree theft in a stolen vehicle case, was charged Thursday with kidnapping for the same incident, police said Friday.
Larry Cruz, who purchased the shopping center at auction in June, speaking by phone Thursday said that Jacksonville State University’s Small Business Development Center is conducting a feasibility study to help him decide whether to renovate, raze or sell.
Jaylin Dwyette Riggins, 17, was indicted in July for allegedly trying to take money from Chadwick Jamal O’Neal while Riggins was armed with a firearm, according to court records. Calhoun County Circuit Judge Debra Jones signed the indictment for Riggins’ charge and set his bond at $30,000, according to the warrant.
Kratom is a native plant of Southeast Asia, and is a part of the coffee family. In May, the Legislature passed a bill to add mitragynine and hydroxymitragynine — which are two alkaloids of the kratom plant — to the list of controlled substances.
Through the facility, RMC will offer free screenings and educational programs to promote healthier lifestyles and hopefully improve the overall health of the community. Some health experts say providing such types of preventive care is a good, cost-effective way to improve public health.
Ben Little, a candidate in the Oct. 4 runoff election for Anniston City Council Ward 3, received a $2,000 donation from Anniston lawyer Donald Stewart in mid-September, according to campaign finance reports.
Deputy state schools Superintendent Philip Cleveland and other state school officials spoke to a crowd of about 70 local people at Anniston High School in the last stop on a statewide tour intended to get public input on the Every Student Succeeds Act, the 2015 law that now governs much of federal education policy.
The majority of money raised by Anniston mayoral candidate Jack Draper came from out-of-town donors, while his opponent in the Oct. 4 runoff, Bob Folsom, has largely self-funded his campaign.
“As of right now, we don’t have any suspects,” Anniston police Sgt. Kyle Price said by phone Tuesday. “None of the cases appear to be related either.”