Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago
Hometown Teams, which is part of the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street program,will be at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County from July 30 to Sept. 4.
As four of this city’s incumbent officials wage campaigns for re-election, its chief executive and one member of the City Council have already secured victory.
Those plans show architectural renderings of what those three commercial and one industrial properties could be, with hotels and restaurants, commercial facilities and retail shop landscaped and ready for investors to write a check.
A Georgia man charged with capital murder and child abuse in the death of a 7-month-old Cleburne County baby will remain in jail, a Cleburne County judge ruled Wednesday.
Circuit Judge Debra Jones reduced Pamela Deann Smith’s bond from $250,000 to a $50,000 property bond and ruled that she is not to live with her husband, Allyn Troy Smith, who is also charged with murder in the same case.
The Heflin City Council Tuesday declared four municipal candidates running unopposed for their seats in the Aug. 23 election to be in those offices.
Stacie Marie Gardner, 31, worked as a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Talladega when she accepted $1,474 in January 2015 to smuggle a cell phone to the inmate, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance’s office in Birmingham.
“No one has asked for more money, but I am just here to tell the council that if they can’t get good candidates then we’re not going to be able to fill positions,” said Terri Summerlin, chairwoman of the civil service board. “I just want y’all to think about it.”
With at least three members of the five-member Anniston City Board of Education not returning to office, the board will look very different after the elections of Aug. 23.
The cemetery is a small, well-kept plot of land just past a neighborhood at McClellan. Simple white headstones line the bright green grass, many of them with pennies resting on top to show that people visited. One grave has a pot of pink flowers in front of it. That’s Peter Gnau’s grave.
According to JSU figures, registration of first-time freshmen and transfer students is up compared to this time last year, as are applications and acceptances to the university.
Three incumbent members of the Town Council will retain office by virtue of having no opponents to face on election day, leaving residents here to cast votes only for mayor and for one seat on the council.