The Anniston Star

November 25, 2015


Updates on five stories you’ve followed this year

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Tuesday 11/24/2015
Park officials ask public to light up Cheaha
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Area residents or organizations who want to honor loved ones over the holidays will be assigned an area to decorate for Christmas.

Low gas prices could pump life into holiday shopping season
Updated: November 25, 2015 - 12:52 am

Black Friday this week will officially kick off the holiday shopping season. Some retail industry experts say they expect shoppers to increase spending this holiday season over last in part because gas prices are lower than they have been in recent years.

Monday 11/23/2015
Governor’s office says Syrians should be barred even if no attackers were refugees
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 1:24 am

That denial comes despite lingering uncertainty about whether Syrian refugees were involved in the Nov. 13 Paris shooting — and despite refugee advocates’ insistence that America thoroughly screens its would-be refugees.

January execution date set for Alabama inmate
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 12:51 am

Christopher Eugene Brooks could be the first inmate executed here in more than two years.

Business as Usual: Toy with Anniston ties has great year
Updated: November 23, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Chris Harden, an Anniston High grad and co-founder of the story-telling stuffed robot Trobo. This year, they’ve ordered 2,000 units, and they hope to sell out by Christmas. They’re available on Amazon and

Sunday 11/22/2015
Look Back ... to the passing of the founder of Alabama Power
Updated: November 22, 2015 - 3:32 am

Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago.

Saturday 11/21/2015
Munford teen gets transplant after months in hospital
Updated: November 21, 2015 - 7:23 pm

“When we needed a transplant,” Angelynn's father, Brandon Luckado, said, choking up, “one of my first questions was, ‘How do I ask someone to give up their loved one so mine could live?’”

Friday 11/20/2015
Economists upbeat as Alabama unemployment drops
Updated: November 20, 2015 - 5:37 pm

Alabama’s latest unemployment figures have the state’s chief economic prognosticators sounding more optimistic than they have in years.

Homeless man assists Salvation Army’s red kettle tradition
Updated: November 20, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Temperatures are forecasted to fall below freezing this weekend, and Mark Holman feels unprepared.

Look Back ... to effects of an early equal rights ruling, 1940
Updated: November 20, 2015 - 12:39 am

Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago.

Thursday 11/19/2015
Tide’s medical tent has Oxford roots
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 4:45 pm

“To see it on the sidelines at a football game in front of 150,000 people ... it’s great,” said Jared Cassity, a 31-year-old senior finishing up a second degree in mechanical engineering who considers Oxford his hometown.

Wednesday 11/18/2015
Governor’s task force urges Medicaid expansion
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 5:14 pm

MONTGOMERY — The best solution for Alabama's toughest public health problems – from infant mortality to financial troubles of rural hospitals – lies in expanding health insurance to more of the state's residents, a task force appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley concluded Wednesday.

Expert witness recreates accident scene in Anniston wrongful-death suit
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 9:07 pm

An Anniston man who died after a 2012 traffic accident involving an Anniston police officer had enough time to cross Quintard without accident, according to expert testimony Wednesday.

Torch from Mexico City passses through Calhoun County
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Wednesday was the 61st day of an annual relay that began at the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe, a hallowed Catholic church in Mexico City. There, the candle in the red truck was first lit, and the torch began its 3,000-mile pilgrimage. It will finish Dec. 12 in New York, on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the day celebrating Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin Mary.

Heflin’s Holidays on Ross scheduled for Monday
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 5:37 pm

Holidays on Ross will begin at 4 p.m. with shops staying open until 8 p.m. Music will be provided by local churches and choirs, and activities will stretch from Romiette and Julieo at the south end of Ross Street to Southern Made just north of downtown.

Rain expected to give way to dry, cool conditions
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 4:47 pm

A cold front was creeping up behind the rain-causing system, which was expected to move out Wednesday evening. Through the end of the week temperatures are expected to reach highs in the mid-60s and lows in the low 40s.  

Tuesday 11/17/2015
Bentley’s immigrant ‘emergency powers’ not in Alabama Constitution
Updated: November 18, 2015 - 12:02 am

Those powers don’t exist, at least in the Constitution of 1901. And a state statute on emergency powers seems to describe a very different situation than the one Bentley invoked in his order.

Monday 11/16/2015
Bentley orders state government to block Syrian refugees
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 5:56 pm

Gov. Robert Bentley on Monday ordered state officials to oppose any efforts to bring Syrian refugees into Alabama for resettlement.

Bentley: Alabama will not accept Syrian refugees
Updated: November 17, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Gov. Robert Bentley will refuse to accept Syrian refugees for relocation in Alabama, the governor announced in a press release Sunday night.

Saturday 11/14/2015
Opposition to Medicaid expansion may be crumbling in Alabama
Updated: November 14, 2015 - 9:50 pm

As recently as Thursday, Bentley told reporters that he was considering expansion, though he had yet to make a final decision on the issue.

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