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January 29, 2015


Judge allows bond for jailed Anniston restaurant owner

Judge Perryman wrote that the court "must be convinced that probable cause exists that a new offense has been committed.” Perryman’s ruling states that he finds no such probable cause to hold Dave Mogil without bond.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Historic Piney Wood Chapel given to Calhoun County Commission
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Months of community leaders' work to save the historic Piney Wood Chapel from demolition paid off when the McClellan Development Authority agreed during its Wednesday meeting to give the property to the Calhoun County Commission.

Couple, charged with child abuse, plead not guilty
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 12:59 pm

An Anniston woman, charged in connection with the abuse of her 2-year-old daughter, pleaded not guilty to the charge on Wednesday.

Tuesday 01/27/2015
Judge to consider bond for Anniston restaurant owner jailed on animal abuse charge
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 5:23 pm

A judge on Tuesday was deliberating on whether to free on bond Anniston restaurant owner Dave Mogil, who was jailed more than 10 weeks ago and who faces numerous criminal charges.

Monday 01/26/2015
Anniston council considers declaring Lenlock Shopping Center a nuisance
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 11:40 am

Anniston city officials want the aging, nearly vacant Lenlock Shopping Center repaired or demolished and could soon take action.

Grand jury to hear case against Anniston man shot by police
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 5:07 pm

An Anniston man, who police say was shot by officers in December after he reportedly refused to drop a knife, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Monday.

Sunday 01/25/2015
Issuance of local same-sex marriage licenses Monday uncertain
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 6:41 pm

The probate judge said certain vital records forms that must be filled out when marriage licenses are issued might first need to be changed before any valid license can be issued.

Saturday 01/24/2015
Anniston police seek info following fatal stabbing on West 12th
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 11:58 pm

Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown said Ronald Lynn Young was pronounced dead at the scene outside the 50 Cent Bar on the 3100 block of West 12th Street at 3:45 a.m. Saturday.

State has yet to collect testing data from private schools under Alabama Accountability Act
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 12:11 am

Low standardized test scores can land a public school on the “failing” list. But how do parents know those private schools have better test scores than the public schools they're leaving?


Marriage ruling came sooner than pioneering Alabama couple expected
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 12:56 am

When a federal judge ruled Friday that Alabama’s Sanctity of Marriage amendment and a related state law was unconstitutional, Chris McCary, 53, and his husband, John Sullivan, 47, were surprised.

Friday 01/23/2015
Guilty plea, probation hearing set for Oxford man charged in 2013 stabbing
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 2:20 pm

An Oxford man received two 20-year prison sentences Wednesday for stabbing his former girlfriend 17 times and stealing a city bus in 2013.

Two Anniston police officers rescue pup, warn of dog fighting
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Two Anniston police officers who rescued a badly wounded puppy from a city street Wednesday want the public to know the cruelty of dog-fighting.

Calhoun County Board of Education hears final two proposals for Alexandria middle school
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 12:54 am

The two-story, 71,000-square-foot building would contain 30 classrooms and a storm shelter. It's estimated it could cost about $12.5 million, or $130 per square foot.

Thursday 01/22/2015
Anniston police officer treated for broken pelvis after being struck by car
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 1:47 am

According to a news release from the department, while trying to stop northbound traffic at the accident scene in the 2500 block of McClellan Boulevard, the officer was struck by a Toyota Corolla between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. 

Anniston school system shows off gifted program
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Fifteen gifted students from the school system gathered at Golden Springs on Thursday to help explain what their class is all about and what they've learned to several community businessmen and leaders. 

Hobson City Head Start program reopens to relief of parents
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 1:37 am

Hobson City Mayor Alberta McCrory said the repairs, which were completed over the weekend, cost the town about $10,000. The work fixed the leak and restored service to city offices and the Head Start center, but there’s more to be done.

Wednesday 01/21/2015
CDP employee breaks record, working with deadly toxins
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 5:49 pm

Tina Reddick, 35, took her 1,000th walk into the Center for Domestic Preparedness’ “hot zone” on Jan. 2. 

State senator interested in buying Victoria Inn
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh, R-Anniston, submitted an approximately $2 million proposal Friday to purchase and renovate the city-owned Victoria Inn.

Life without parole for killer of 3 at Auburn off-campus party in 2012
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 1:18 am

Lee County Judge Jacob Walker on Tuesday upheld the jury's recommendation of life in prison without parole for 25-year-old Desmonte Leonard, according to published reports. Prosecutors had sought the death penalty.

Anniston fire and police pension plan gets $300,000 boost
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 1:18 am

City Manager Brian Johnson said the increase was needed because the plan's financial investments were not doing as well as anticipated this year. The council had already allocated $400,000 for the pension fund in its 2015 budget.

Forest Service begins burns in Talladega woodlands
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 6:18 am

Most of that land to be burned — 40,000 acres — is located in the Talladega and Shoal Creek districts of the Talladega National Forest. in Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne and Talladega counties.

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