A new radio morning show made its debut last week. “Alabama’s Morning Show with Suzanne and Chris,” featuring Suzanne Wynn and our own local audio-meister Chris Wright, hit the airwaves on Monday. Read the full story
It’s the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition, and the Prohibition-themed difference between Anniston and every other Calhoun County city is this: Anniston is wedded to booze. Read the full story
Let’s talk about books. What was your favorite (or least favorite) book of 2019? I began and ended 2019 with my favorite detective, Harry Bosch. In “Dark Sacred Night” and “The Night Fire,” Bosch teamed up with graveyard-shift detective, Renee Ballard, to solve cold cases. In both of these b… Read the full story
It’s the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition, and the Prohibition-themed difference between Anniston and every other Calhoun County city is this: Anniston is wedded to booze.
Let’s talk about books. What was your favorite (or least favorite) book of 2019? I began and ended 2019 with my favorite detective, Harry Bosch. In “Dark Sacred Night” and “The Night Fire,” Bosch teamed up with graveyard-shift detective, Renee Ballard, to solve cold cases. In both of these b…
A lot of the time, when people see works by Oxford artist Wade Jenkins, they’ll tell him, “Pretty photos!” He’ll respond, “They’re not photos.”
It’s an east Alabama success story, a still-evolving tale of what can happen, not what’s impossible, in small cities with limited budgets and political hindrances.
Council unrest is Anniston’s norovirus, a constant affliction. It spreads and sickens. Small-town politics are notoriously mean, but they’re different here, and they have been for a generation, at least.
2020’s arrival also ushered in this argument: Never before has our slice of east Alabama experienced two decades as equally tumultuous and expansive as the last 20 years.
Some years ago, returning from Savannah, we made a stop at a gas station in the small Georgia town of Greensboro. As we always do, we picked up a copy of the local weekly newspaper. A familiar-sounding headline caught our attention: “Story About Horace the Mule.” This could only be OUR Horace, as depicted in my family’s favorite tale.
Downtown Anniston isn’t dead, far from it. Shh, haters. But c’mon. It’s not downtown Gadsden, which it should resemble, and it’s never going to be downtown Homewood or Birmingham’s Five Points South. Those latter two comparisons are patently unfair.
When you write to someone who’s been in prison for nearly a year and has two-and-a-half years to go, what do you say? Nothing sounds right. Everything seems trite, stupid, unfeeling, condescending, awful.
Every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the reporters, editors and photographers of the Anniston Star newsroom gather for Cheese Day. Because there’s just not enough eating going on this time of year.
Anniston resident Jeff Crow became interested in being an Uber driver after hearing a friend talk about it. “I asked him some questions, then went to research it,” Jeff said. “It’s a bit of a process to apply.”
In the span of a few December days, two-fifths of the Anniston City Council has either faced jail time or at least pondered the possibility. So much for happy holidays.
No African American has ever been elected to the Calhoun County Board of Education. What that says about diversity in Alabama is astonishing, says Phillip Tutor.
Peg and Tracy Tyler have done their fair share of traveling throughout the world (a given seeing as how Peg is a retired travel agent) but they never did the one excursion Tracy always wanted to do — a riverboat cruise.
Prosecutor Scott Lloyd wanted Ben Little to serve 90 days in the slammer for two misdemeanor ethics convictions. Lloyd said in court Thursday that Little, Anniston’s Ward 3 councilman, has shown “no remorse” for his crime. Well, duh.
Joy Boyd knows her way around the kitchen. That’s a fact to which her friends and family will attest. “We are a foodie family,” Joy says. “We throw elaborate parties and holiday dinners.”
A few days ago, Charles E. Smith presented Councilman Ben Little a jail inmate Halloween costume during a typically combative Anniston City Council meeting. It wasn’t in jest, either. “I wanted it to be theatrical,” Smith said.