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.
A Supreme Court ruling Monday that barred some Texas restrictions on abortion means an end to similar laws in Alabama. But abortion rights advocates say those laws have already done damage to abortion access in the state.
A top official of the state’s Finance Department was sacked last week after “security concerns” surfaced in the department’s computer division, according to letters from Gov. Robert Bentley.
Gov. Robert Bentley has asked for a Federal Bureau of Investigation audit of some computers used by the state, an FBI agent confirmed Friday. No FBI agents have been dedicated to an investigation yet, the agent said.
It’s been three and a half months since voters in both Lineville and Ashland threw out a ban on alcohol sales that’d been in place a century, and for years forced folks who made the choice to drink to also drive, motoring over curving, rural roads to surrounding counties for their beer, wine, or liquor.
Bill would make it harder for schools to attain “community eligibility,” which allows them to offer free lunch to all students in high-poverty schools, as opposed to just students below or near the poverty line.
Alabama has seen a drop in the percentage of 3- and 4-year-olds in preschool — despite sizable increases in the state’s spending on pre-kindergarten programs, a new study suggests.
Last week, Oxford’s attorney delivered to The Star a collection of messages sent among the council’s members and the assistant city clerk. The conversations create a timeline, showing when Oxford’s leaders began talking about limiting bathroom access according to the sex displayed on a person’s birth certificate.
The Star won first place in the Best Lifestyle/Family Pages category, second place in Freedom of Information-First Amendment and third place in Best Local Education Coverage.
Whether the board is prepared for the limelight is debatable. Two of its members have served years past their term limits. Another resigned months ago and hasn’t been replaced, while the board’s chairman wants to quit because of nagging health issues.
It was a seemingly harmless budget set-aside, but it may have helped land one of Alabama’s most powerful politicians in jail.
The Community Action Agency received $119,447 money from the Alabama Weatherization Assistance Program, Amanda Gaither, weatherization coordinator of the agency, said last week via phone.
Local officials say Calhoun County residents have no reason to worry about the chemicals perfluorooctane sulfonate, and perfluorooctanoic acid showing up in their drinking water, despite recent Environmental Protection Agency warnings in other parts of the state — including Gadsden.
Calhoun County’s unemployment rate decreased from 7 percent in May 2015 to 6.5 percent in May 2016, according to a release from Gov. Robert Bentley’s office. The county’s unemployment rate from April to May increased slightly from 6.1 percent to 6.5 percent.
The Anniston resident who leads Alabama’s state Senate says he’s not sorry he stood by former House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who was convicted on felony corruption charges last week.
The state’s Probation and Parole office in Anniston will be adding five, possibly six, new officers and a specialist by the end of the year.
Elena Studier is to arrive Friday afternoon on an Amtrak train in Anniston, where she’ll unload her bicycle, nicknamed “Stevie,” and ride through town on a two-day tour to study and promote multi-modal transportation.
Nearly a week after former House Speaker Mike Hubbard was removed from office due to a felony ethics conviction, Calhoun County lawmakers seem less than eager to leap into a fight over who will control the House next.
Homeowners associations must register as nonprofit groups with the Alabama Secretary of State’s office or their local probate judge. Homeowners associations must also provide or direct potential buyers to the public record containing information such as the homeowners’ association covenant, the current operating budget and a list of all common areas, according to the law.