Back in 1963, around 10 on a fall Monday morning, Judy Draper walked into Anniston Mayor Claude Dear’s office with a message. President John F. Kennedy was on the phone, she told him Read the full story
Shaun Hamill’s debut novel, “A Cosmology of Monsters,” is about a family that struggles with sickness, loss, finances, communication — all sorts of metaphorical monsters in the room. But this family is also haunted by real monsters. Read the full story
It was a little more than five years ago when Tonya Spence was diagnosed with breast cancer in the form of a small, rice-sized piece of calcification. It was discovered during a routine mammogram.
Shaun Hamill’s debut novel, “A Cosmology of Monsters,” is about a family that struggles with sickness, loss, finances, communication — all sorts of metaphorical monsters in the room. But this family is also haunted by real monsters.
Back in the day, Anniston had its chance to envelope Oxford. Not kill it but absorb it in a bloodless electoral conquest, the massive (by Calhoun County standards) over the meek. Except, Oxford wasn’t meek.
These arguments about Anniston City Schools aren’t new. But they’ve blossomed this fall because a shadowy nonprofit — Forward 4 All — is pursuing a radical deannexation of east Anniston, Golden Springs and McClellan, and Alabama Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, is listening to the overtures.
Forward 4 All sought Sen. Del Marsh’s help in deannexing Anniston's Ward 4 and annexing it into Oxford and leaving Anniston with the reputational fallout. Now they want more.
Everything about the recent arrests of 11 young men on charges of second-degree rape and one on second-degree sodomy in Jacksonville is awful. It is a dirty, trashy pit of accusations and alleged crimes and questionable behaviors.
Doodles were in the news this week. Not the things you scribble on the side of a notepad during a boring lecture. Not the Google doodles, those special occasions when Google changes up its logo. No, we’re talking about doggie doodles.
It was this time last year when young Annadelle Faulkner came home from school not feeling well. She had chills and a fever, a headache and no appetite. “She wouldn’t eat anything for dinner that night,” her mother, Neeli Faulkner, remembers.
Finally — Yes, finally! — the annual report cards published online about Alabama’s public schools are usable. State officials unveiled them last week.
If you’re inclined to attribute the steep decline in Alabama’s abortion rate to the indefensible Alabama Human Life Protection Act, don’t. You’d be wrong.
Since there’s a big ol’ story about Ken Burns’ new “Country Music” PBS series on this page over there to my left (your right), I thought maybe we could play a game of country music trivia. Here are 10 questions, with answers at the bottom.
Ben Myers, a former Anniston resident now living in Atlanta, is a man who enjoys a good beer, even to the point of making his own. “I’ve been home-brewing for 14 years,” he said. “I’ve always had a passion for craft beer.”
Anniston and Birmingham aren’t similar apples, but they’re close enough — in demographic characteristics and challenges — to bind them in a discussion about boosting public education in Alabama’s lower-income areas.
Is Calhoun County’s longstanding legend about I-20 — a legend that plays perfectly with Anniston's and Oxford's sibling rivalry — true?
Anniston might not have a federal courthouse today if it weren’t for a former congressman who was the first cousin of an influential Alabama attorney, the great-grandson of a Scottish-born Revolutionary War major and the son of a captain in the Alabama cavalry during the Civil War. And that’s not all.
Last January, while bundled in a coat and scarf against freezing temperatures, Lori Floyd made her way through a patch of woods off Highway 202. She had heard about a possible encampment of homeless people living in the area. As the executive director of The Right Place housing assistance ag…
Last week, I was talking with a friend about something that had been put together in a slapdash fashion, and I opened my mouth to say the word “jury-rigged,” but then I panicked and thought maybe that wasn’t right so I said “jerry-rigged” instead.
A majority of former Cooper Homes tenants now live elsewhere in Calhoun County; more than half live in other Housing Authority units. The number of former Cooper Homes tenants residing outside of Anniston, either temporarily or permanently, is minuscule.