Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago.
The Calhoun County Commission agreed to pay Kronospan $375 per job created for five years at its wood flooring plant in Oxford, up to $75,000. The company believes the expansion will create approximately 160 jobs.
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.
The White Rabbit, a vintage store on the square in Jacksonville, recently changed ownership and part of it is under renovation.
An alleged accomplice in an October armed robbery at the Oxford Quick Meds Express Pharmacy pleaded guilty Monday morning before his trial was to begin, according to court records, and was sentenced to life in prison.
On the inspectors’ checklists are 1,500 things nursing home staff can get wrong, ranging from physical abuse to failing to sit while feeding a patient. The Star looked at the 2015 and 2016 inspections for the five Calhoun County nursing homes inspected by the state.
“We’re trying to compare kids in the program to comparable kids who are in public schools,” said Joan Barth, a faculty member at the University of Alabama’s Institute for Social Science Research, which is crunching the Accountability Act test numbers.
The data show 3,190 accidents with injuries in Talladega County since 2009. More populous Calhoun had 6,213 injurious accidents. But Talladega saw 112 lives lost to accidents in the past seven years, compared to 94 in Calhoun.
Sherry Matthews, an Oxford resident and local president of PFLAG, a national organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, said the chapter, nearly 20 years old, has an attendance of 30-70 people at its meetings.
Winfred Logan, pastor at Heart to Heart Ministries in Anniston, said he organized the prayer service because he wanted to unify the community, given the recent violence across the nation.
For the first time in more than three decades, Mayor Leon Smith’s name won’t be on Oxford ballots in August municipal elections.
Standing in front of a jury, judge, prosecutors and several curious attorneys Monday, Everett Leon Stout alleged his constitutional rights were violated, accused an officer of breaking the law and claimed a prosecutor has “difficulty controlling his tongue.”
The five-week program drew participants from Jacksonville, Oxford and Anniston, as well as two men from Southside and Millbrook, Ala., respectively. Six of the newly certified firefighters earlier this summer graduated from high school.
Michael Walsh, who's son has a disorder that keeps him from eating properly, was running low on sick leave he could take when his “work family” stepped in to help. At the same time, a citywide policy change that came this year caused a decrease in that paid time off for all Oxford’s firefighters.
August elections to determine the next mayors of Calhoun County’s largest cities have in the past week attracted a city finance director in Oxford and a one-time deputy coroner with military service in Anniston.
According to a news release from the department, a neighbor saw two men loading stolen property into a vehicle at a home on the 2000 block of Sue Drive. The neighbor provided a tag number, and Oxford police found the vehicle on Alabama 21 and attempted to pull it over.