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Rain ruining revenue in Weaver, officials say
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No one injured in Jacksonville apartment fire
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Anniston council to offer Johnson city manager post
The Anniston City Council voted 3-2 to offer a contract to Brian Johnson, the current city manager of Garden City, Ga.
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Police: Man threw hot coffee on 5-year-old
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Mountain bike trail planners have lofty goal in mind: nati...
After a two-day public input session last month, plans for facilities at Coldwater grew from a 5-acre park on Monsant...
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Heflin's interim police chief named its permanent chief
A. J. Benefield has been serving as interim police chief since Nov. 6 when the council voted not to reappoint Robert ...
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Traffic light expected soon at busy Oxford intersection
The Oxford City Council has debated for several years how to address the many wrecks that have occurred at that inter...
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Weaver mayor suggests skipping employee pay raise for a ye...
Councilman Tim McRae said although the pay freeze isn’t technically a cut, it would still alienate some city employee...
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George Smith: Taking a look at some roots
YOU CAN’T mention Saks without the Vaughn family in the conversation.
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Man tells police he was robbed at gunpoint
A 30-year-old man told police Monday he was robbed at gunpoint while sitting on his sister’s porch in Anniston.
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Calhoun County BOE hires new assistant principal for Wellb...
Susan Maxwell, former math and science teacher at White Plains High School, will take over the vacancy left by Jeanna...
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Church plans memorial event for boy
Law enforcement officials, victims’ advocates and city leaders plan to attend a memorial service Friday for a 5-year-...
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Shift in mother's routine turned deadly, attorney says
Katherine Elizabeth Papke's attorney, who spoke to The Star by phone Tuesday, shared for the first time the mother's ...
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Deputies investigate child porn case
Deputies today were investigating several nude photos of a teen that were taken years ago and recently posted on a so...
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Local housing affordability drops for second quarter in a row
Housing in Calhoun County is very affordable compared to the state and national average, but that’s quickly changing....
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