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Trussville booms, growing 54 percent in 10 years by AnnistonStar
Feb 25, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Trussville posted another jaw-dropping decade of growth, ballooning by 54 percent over the last decade, according to 2010 U.S. Census figures released today. Trussville's population stood at 19,933 in 2010, up from 12,924 a decade earlier. The city grew by 7,009 residents, fueled by residential d...
Experts: Losing tanker contract blow for state by AnnistonStar
Feb 25, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Economic development ex­perts said that losing the $35 billion government contract in Mobile is a blow for the en­tire state. Ron Scott, executive direc­tor of the Economic Develop­ment Association of Alaba­ma, said that he hasn't been as disappointed as he was Thursday evening since Ger­man auto...
Toomer's Oaks get new soil by AnnistonStar
Feb 25, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The two live oaks at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn can now grow their roots in new soil. Auburn University spokesman Mike Clardy confirmed Thursday that the old soil has been removed and new soil has put down. Read the full story from The Opelika-Auburn News.
Bessemer man charged with auto burglaries in Hueytown while wearing ankle monitor for previous break-ins by AnnistonStar
Feb 25, 2011 |  1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A Bessemer man broke into several vehicles in Hueytown earlier this week, despite wearing an ankle monitor related to previous car burglaries, police said. Marcus Bell, 20, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail this afternoon on four counts of breaking and entering a vehicle. Hueytown police ...
Gadsden officials: Suspicious device found in Walnut Park home not bomb by AnnistonStar
Feb 24, 2011 |  0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Gadsden Police Department’s bomb squad responded Wednesday afternoon to a house in Walnut Park after the resident found what first was believed to be some type of bomb. A portion of Howell Circle was blocked by police vehicles after the squad responded. A bomb squad technician dressed in prot...
Ala. treasurer warns PACT needs more cash by AnnistonStar
Feb 24, 2011 |  1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
State Treasurer Young Boozer said Alabama's prepaid college tuition plan will need another big infusion of cash from the state government if all 41,000 participants are going to get the tuition they were promised.  The Legislature appropriated $548 million last year for the financially troubled P...
Huntsville's Paul McDonald makes Top 24 of 'American Idol'; next week is live voting by AnnistonStar
Feb 24, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Calling him quirky but talented, Huntsville native Paul McDonald was thrust into the national spotlight Wednesday night when "American Idol" judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler sent him to the Top 24 of the show in Hollywood. McDonald, 27, a Huntsville High and Auburn graduate w...
Theodore man gets life in prison for photographing nude 2-year-old girl by AnnistonStar
Feb 24, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal judge today sentenced a repeat sex offender to life in prison for taking photographs of a nude 2-year-old girl.  Dressed in an inmate jail uniform, Bernard “Pete” McGee looked straight at U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade and said nothing. Because of a prior sex offense against children...
Alabama banks lost $451 million in 2010 by AnnistonStar
Feb 24, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
State chartered banks in Alabama lost a combined $451 million in 2010, according to data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The state's performance was hurt by Alabama's largest banks. Banks with more than $100 million in assets lost a combined $457 million for the year, while banks with le...
Man gets 27 years for Playstation robbery by AnnistonStar
Feb 24, 2011 |  0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A Dothan man received more than 27 years in prison on Wednesday for the theft of a Playstation game system at gunpoint.  Assistant Houston County District Attorney David Holmes said Circuit Court Judge Michael Conaway sentenced Donald DeShawn McClain to 27 years and six months in prison for a fel...

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