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.
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.
An Ohatchee man remained in the hospital Wednesday in critical condition after another Ohatchee man, with whom he shared a residence, allegedly assaulted the man with a metal pole and garden hose, according to officials.
Within the next four years, Ohatchee will have a new sewer system and new baseball and softball fields, elected officials promised this week as they all return for another term without opposition.
A 1-year-old was killed Saturday night near Ragland after the vehicle the child was in crashed into the Coosa River, State Troopers said Sunday.
Calhoun County deputies and inmate workers loaded up chairs, tables and televisions from a bingo hall in western Calhoun County on Saturday morning after the facility was shut down Friday evening for failing to comply with permitting requirements.
The council will still have to be sworn into office in November, but the mayor said they will continue to do, uninterrupted, what they’ve always done.
The town’s new system consists of two large metal freight containers equipped to filter wastewater pumped from nearby city offices and businesses, according to Mayor Steve Baswell, and costs nearly $500,000.
Zachary Shulch, one of four Talladega man charged with kidnapping and assaulting a man in Ohatchee in May, was released from the Calhoun County Jail Thursday, according to jail records.
The sheriff said members get training each month but an extended training opportunity like the one at Ohatchee High School is rare.
Marcus Dewayne Swink, 31, was charged with murder and his bond was set at $100,000 cash, rather than the normal 10 percent bail, according to an arrest warrant.
Allen Lynn Slaughter, 48, was the driver of a 1994 Ford Bronco that left the roadway and overturned. All three occupants were ejected from the vehicle and Slaughter was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:45 p.m. by Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown. None was wearing seat belts, Brown said.
An Ohatchee man allegedly shot Sunday by his brother was in critical but stable condition Thursday at a Birmingham hospital, the man’s wife said.
When the Harley Davidson Talladega Test Facility closed in 2010, Braxton Baker, an Ohatchee resident, decided to invest his 401k. It wasn’t until Daniel Scott Register, a man Baker described as enthusiastic and having a “school-boy voice,” reached out to him that Baker decided to invest in gold.
Vera Medders of Jacksonville said she comes to the McClellan sale every year looking for plants to expand her garden. This year she wanted some irises. “I’ve been hunting for some deep purple,” Medders said as she eyed some potted plants. “I have an iris bed in my front yard.”
According to the latest data compiled by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, 82 percent of Jacksonville City Schools’ 2014 graduates went straight to college