Two Birmingham men were in Cleburne County Jail on Monday after police searched their vehicle in the morning during a traffic stop on Interstate 20 and found drugs and a concealed weapon.
Some of the residents of this city, which stretches 18 miles along I-20 east to west, said Monday they want more connection between Oxford’s annexed fringes and its long-established heart.
Brian Johnson, Anniston’s city manager, said three nonprofits that have applied to operate bingo at a McClellan building have asked the city to consider amending its law to allow smoking inside the facility.
City leaders showed little interest Monday in fulfilling a recent request from Jacksonville State University to raise the number of students allowed to rent homes together.
Oxford-area landowner Thomas Taylor has what Clay County-based pottery hunter Gary Price calls an “interesting conglomeration”: a small mound of broken clay shards, intended once to be jugs and bowls and other utilitarian containers, now just potsherds Taylor dug up and polished.
Etowah County deputies last week charged a Piedmont man with third-degree burglary and third-degree theft, officials said Monday.
An 18-year-old man was shot to death early Sunday morning on the 1000 block of South Christine Avenue, according to Anniston police and the county coroner.
Attendees were asked to donate $10 at the annual Taster's Feast to sample food prepared by volunteers from area churches, but organizers said they turned no one away because it’s about more than the money. The event raised a reported $5,500.
For 24 hours this weekend, local ham radio operators set up at the Ranburne Fire Department to practice their emergency response and hone their radio skills in the annual National Field Day.
Weaver police arrested Detrick Raheem Parker, 22, just before 7 p.m. in Piedmont, according to a news release from Weaver police Chief Wayne Bush.
Qualifying for Alabama municipal elections opens on July 5, and continues through 5 p.m. July 19. In Ranburne, though, a dearth of candidates has led to an appointed municipal government that has been in place for more than 20 years. The last municipal election held in the town of just more than 400 was in 1992.
The class of 11 women taught by the Heflin department and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Heflin police Chief A.J. Benefield said the class was organized in response to requests from the community, mostly from women who wanted to learn more about using the guns many already had.
Jacksonville State University is set to offer a new program this fall for teachers who want to better use the latest technology in their classrooms.
John P. Wheeler was raised in Anniston, graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts, and then returned to his hometown, taking a job with his uncle at Anniston National Bank in 1953. Known also for his service to the community, Wheeler retired from his profession in 1995. He died Friday.
Eight teachers from across the country sat in the pews of Seventeenth Street Baptist Church on Friday and sang hymns with the Anniston civil rights leaders whose stories they visited to learn.
More than a hundred community volunteers spent their Friday morning helping nonprofit organizations across Calhoun County during United Way’s 20th annual Day of Action.