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August 20, 2014


Media coverage results in mistrial for kidnapping, rape case

A judge on Wednesday declared a second mistrial in two days in the case of an Anniston man charged with kidnapping of two women and raping and shooting of one of them in 2012.

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
Auburn journalism council honors Star columnist
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Officials with the journalism department of Auburn University in September will honor author, historian and Anniston Star columnist Harvey Jackson.

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Mistrial in 2012 kidnap, rape and shooting case
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 6:47 pm

A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case of an Anniston man charged in connection with the kidnapping of two women, and the rape and shooting of one of them in 2012.

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Monday 08/18/2014
Anniston officials discuss reorganizing museum boards
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Anniston officials could soon reorganize the city museums' boards to improve their effectiveness and ensure local government stays out of their daily operations and money.

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Trial set for three Anniston men charged in 2011 shooting death of teen
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 6:14 pm

A judge on Monday said it is up to prosecutors to press charges related to alleged witness tampering in connection with the pending trial of three Anniston men, charged in the shooting death of a minor in 2011.

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Vigil held at Zinn Park for Ferguson shooting
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm

Those gathered at a candlelight vigil at Zinn Park Monday evening prayed for both the victim of a recent deadly shooting in Missouri, and for the police officer who shot him.

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Grand jury to hear Anniston attempted murder case
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 5:53 pm

A judge on Monday sent a case against an Anniston man charged with attempted murder to a grand jury.

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Sunday 08/17/2014
Cali’s Fresh in Anniston closes
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Cali’s Fresh Mexican opened up on Quintard Avenue and served San Diego-style tacos just three months ago, but has already closed.

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George Smith: Bread for the pigeons at Jack's
Updated: August 17, 2014 - 2:29 am

George Smith's column for Sunday, August 17, 2014

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'Relators' mount unusual legal challenge to authority of Sen. Del Marsh
Updated: August 17, 2014 - 1:47 am

Despite the fact that his petition calls for Del Marsh to be removed from office, Donald Casey says the whole matter could be settled if Marsh would answer a single question.

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New style of bicycle racing is tried out on Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail
Updated: August 17, 2014 - 1:56 am

Matthew Johnson of Jacksonville is a veteran to the Coldwater Mountain bike trail which he bikes about once a week, and he does cross country racing. But enduro racing is new to him. “I’m used to climbing and being timed the whole way,” Johnson said before the race started. “I have no idea what to expect.”

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Old, new approaches clash at Alabama Democratic meeting
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 11:53 am

Joe Reed, the longtime Democratic power broker, thinks the party should wait before selecting a vice chairman for youth affairs — because a Hispanic candidate might show up.

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Saturday 08/16/2014
Darren Douthitt hopes to lead Anniston City Schools to the next level
Posted: August 16, 2014

“Mr. D! What are you doing here in the neighborhood?” The shouts ring out as Darren Douthitt steps out of his car and kids recognize the school administrator.

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Friday 08/15/2014
CDP trains teams to help pets during disasters
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 5:32 pm

In a simulation scenario at Calhoun County Humane Society’s animal shelter, veterinary teams with the National Disaster Medical System evaluated the needs of local veterinarians and animal rescue groups should disaster strike. The teams have been training this week at the CDP.

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City manager involves Anniston City Council early in budget process
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 2:19 am

Johnson has his first chance to helm the city's budgetary process and help shape its spending practices. So far, council members say, his approach has been a welcomed change compared to previous years and will help the city run smoother and within its means.

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Activists seek ouster of Anniston senator in court case
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 2:01 am

Opponents of state constitutional reform filed a legal action against Marsh, the president pro tempore of the Alabama Senate, earlier this year.

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Allocation increased for urban transit program
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 1:55 am

The commission approved a one-year contract with the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission for $53,567 toward the flexible-route public transportation system. The program uses wheelchair-equipped vans to pick up disabled or elderly residents as an on-call service.

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Judge moves hearing for mother, boyfriend charged with abusing two-year-old
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 1:58 am

Arrest warrants allege that between July 1 and July 18 both abused, or aided in the abuse of, her daughter, causing “cigarette burns, fractures and multiple bruising” to the child.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Goal Post Bar-B-Q sign back on Quintard
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 9:11 pm

Around 150 people gathered at Betty's Bar-B-Q in Anniston for the relighting ceremony of the Goal Post sign Thursday. 

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Anniston economic developer ready to realize city's potential
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Anniston recently hired Eric Basinger, 38, as an in-house economic developer to attract retail stores and industrial firms to the city.

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Anniston man sentenced to house arrest after pleading guilty to manslaughter
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm

A judge on Wednesday ordered an Anniston man to two years of monitored house arrest and three years of probation in connection with the death of an Oxford man in 2011.

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