Firefighters in Calhoun County only had to snuff out two small brush fires Saturday despite the dry weather but meteorologists warn the drought will only intensify this week.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs awarded the Family Services Center $52,201 with money from the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a news release sent Tuesday. The grant will pay to keep a violent crimes counselor on hand, the group's director said.
A Wednesday night wreck that sent two children to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham by helicopter happened because an Anniston man ran a red light, officials said Friday.
Superintendent Joe Dyar’s salary will increase in increments with the change, from $119,850 now to as much as $134,850 in 2020. Dyar's first raise under his modified contract comes in July 2017; the contract, originally awarded in 2010 and extended in 2013, was to expire in June.
A 20-year-old Ohatchee man charged with murder in connection with a wreck that killed three women last month was jailed Thursday afternoon after spending 23 days in a Birmingham hospital, officials said.
All of Calhoun County and most of Alabama is classified as in exceptional drought. That means drought conditions are so severe they could mean the loss of pasture and crops and threats to water supplies, according to the monitor’s classification scheme.
A three-vehicle wreck near the intersection of Anniston Beach Road and Alabama 21 Wednesday evening sent two children to Birmingham by helicopter and three other people to local hospitals, officials said.
The annual expo drew nearly 100 businesses of many kinds — from pest control companies and carpet retailers to an artisanal bakery — to booths inside the Anniston City Meeting Center.
An Ohatchee man flown to UAB Hospital last month following a wreck that killed three remained in the hospital Tuesday with three pending warrants for his arrest, officials said.
Race officials also met with Lincoln city officials and asked that short-term business licences be suspended for anyone trying to sell firewood near the track, said Talladega Superspeedway chairman Grant Lynch.
Two convicted murderers from Calhoun County were granted parole last month, and their parole is likely to stand even if state officials decide two of the parole board’s three members weren’t appointed properly.
Calhoun County deputies arrested two men Friday in connection with a theft case before the victim even knew his property was stolen, officials said Monday.
Anniston Councilman Seyram Selase on Monday filed a challenge to the outcome of the Oct. 4 runoff election that saw him lose the Ward 3 City Council seat to former Councilman Ben Little.
The Cheaha Challenge on Friday was named as the only qualifier in the United States for the 2017 Union Cycliste Internationale Gran Fondo World Championship in Paris.
Calhoun County commissioners on Thursday asked voters in the Nov. 8 election to vote yes on an amendment that could prevent hundreds of state and local laws from being overturned.
It was for his statuesque actions and occasional reading of the Declaration of Independance to school groups that earned him the bronze Good Citizenship Medal on Wednesday from the Cheaha chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
With no foreseeable chance of rain until late next week, a ban on outdoor fires issued Wednesday for much of the state “could last a while,” a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said.
Firefighters on Monday were battling a 50-acre fire atop Coldwater Mountain. Weather forecasts called for continued low humidity and lack of rainfall, keeping the threat of such fires high.
Rainfall is 12 inches below the annual average. Local water authorities are monitoring their water production levels to know how they will be affected.
“The CDC is predicting a fairly normal flu season this year,” Dr. Kevin Harrod, professor in the department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “The flu vaccine has been generated to reflect the same strains we’ve seen the last few years.”