According to a letter from Gov. Robert Bentley, Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson will step down Oct. 1, to be replaced by current chief deputy Matthew Wade.
The local stretch of a relatively rural county’s interstate has some of the highest percentages of that traffic in Alabama — and officials say the numbers could climb higher.
The $15.8 million budget, an increase of $256,200 from last year, also includes $98,000 to pay for health insurance cost increases for county workers.
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.
Despite the large number of rumors and posts to social media, law enforcement agencies across the county said Wednesday that they’d received no credible reports of people dressed as clowns menacing others.
The policy is new, and outlines how students can register to participate in the school system’s Virtual High School — but the program itself isn’t. Based at the Career Academy campus in Jacksonville, the online program started with efforts to allow kids who had fallen behind in coursework to catch back up, the program’s director and the system superintendent said Wednesday.
Calhoun County Schools may dip into its reserves to cover a deficit in the coming fiscal year while also spending millions in borrowed money on improvements to several schools, according to a budget approved last week.
Calhoun County deputies arrested a second teen in connection with an alleged terrorist threat, one of several made Monday against local schools that mentioned clowns, officials said.
The old elementary school building on the high school’s campus was demolished during school hours on Monday. Built in the 1950s, the old building in its final years was used by high school students. It became vacant at the end of the school year in 2015.
Five thousand more people in Calhoun County had health insurance in 2015 than the year before, lifting the percentage of those with coverage to 91.1 percent, according to U.S. Census data released last week.
A Saks man charged with murder remained in the Cleburne County Jail on Monday after a Calhoun County judge decided to take his request to reduce his $500,000 bond under advisement.
Cheaha Regional Humane Society employees last week took in more than 30 dogs and nearly a dozen cats seized from the home of an Ohatchee couple who police say sexually tortured another man.
Hundreds of visitors buzzed around the Cane Creek Community Gardens to peruse what local vendors had to offer during the Calhoun County Master Gardeners’ annual Fall Festival.
Calhoun County residents can now pay $175 a month to get Internet speeds that allow the download of a high-definition movie in one minute, telecommunications company Cable One announced Thursday.
Economists, developers and advocates for the poor say they aren't surprised with the county and state data, citing a need for more economic diversification and expansion of Medicaid to help fix the problem.
Law enforcement officials Tuesday were seeking a suspect they said impersonated a state trooper and called and convinced a Weaver man to send $250 to pay for a driving class.
A Calhoun County Circuit judge Thursday denied a bond reduction for an Anniston man charged with first-degree rape, who had traveled to Croatia after learning of an investigation against him.
A 17-year-old White Plains High School student was arrested and charged Wednesday after he allegedly became aggressive with teachers and administration and assaulted a deputy assigned to the school, officials said Thursday.
The Calhoun County Commission on Thursday agreed to renew a contract with Coosa Valley Youth Services that reserves a bed at the youth detention facility for the county.