If you want a fair-minded view of the fastest-growing population in Alabama, don’t look to Russellville or Albertville or Fort Payne. Look at Oxford. Read the full story
With a noteworthy 5-0 vote, the Anniston City Council this week decided to invigorate one of the city’s low-income neighborhoods. Read the full story
Anniston’s poverty rate is 29.5 percent; 5.57 percent of Annistonians — 1,213 people — live in public housing. Spin that any way you wish and it’s still awful, a clear indication of Anniston’s health a decade removed from the Great Recession and 20 years after the closure of Fort McClellan. Read the full story
Montgomery's new mayor regularly makes comments that any Anniston mayoral candidate could borrow for their campaign, comments that sound as if Montgomery’s mayor was discussing the Model City, not Alabama’s capital city. Read the full story
Anniston’s poverty rate is 29.5 percent; 5.57 percent of Annistonians — 1,213 people — live in public housing. Spin that any way you wish and it’s still awful, a clear indication of Anniston’s health a decade removed from the Great Recession and 20 years after the closure of Fort McClellan.
Montgomery's new mayor regularly makes comments that any Anniston mayoral candidate could borrow for their campaign, comments that sound as if Montgomery’s mayor was discussing the Model City, not Alabama’s capital city.
We pulled out the good sterling flatware for dinner the other night. Not because we were celebrating or anything. Because all the other silverware was still hidden away in a packing box somewhere.
Anniston has lived alongside Oxford for more than a century, and never have the neighbors been closer in population size than they are today.
Nov. 1 was All Saints Day, a Christian commemoration of those individuals whose lives glorified God in such a way that they set an example for the rest of us. My favorite saint is Monica, mother to Augustine, who himself became a saint, mainly because Monica never gave up on him.
It comes as no surprise that administrators spent so much time Wednesday at a student town hall meeting fielding questions about a proposed new on-campus dining hall and accompanying “mandatory commuter meal plan.”
Anniston chews up mayors, turning what should be an attractive political gig into a four-year marathon of frustration, much of it self-induced. Why? And why does anyone want the job?
There were times, Lynn Fendlason remembers now, when she would bewitch her sixth-grade classmates at DeArmanville Junior High with retellings of ghost stories from Kathryn Tucker Windham, the celebrated Alabama storyteller.
Cassie McCord-Brock has weathered her fair share of hardships in life. A divorce from her first husband after 20 years of marriage, her teenaged son deployed to a war zone, her father’s massive heart attack and not one, but two, serious bouts with melanoma that required multiple surgeries an…
After reading through the 474 stories submitted in this year’s Ghostwriters contest, I have a pretty good idea of what kids today are scared of.
Ben Little, Anniston’s most polarizing politician, the man so often considered by his critics as tinder that ignites City Hall disharmony, may run for mayor next summer.
I never met T.J. Summers. Never shook his hand. Never debated politics with him over coffee. Never heard his telling of a life lived remarkably, a life of immigration and war and patriotism and family and Saks, his adopted home.
Most elementary students in this area will be returning to school tomorrow after a fun and enjoyable fall break. They had an entire week to relax, spend time with family and forget about things like homework. But for one school — Fruithurst Elementary in Cleburne County — forgetting about ho…
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
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.