Back in November, while working on a production of “Annie” for CAST community theater, Jacksonville State University drama professor Carrie Colton noticed something odd about the stage at the Anniston Performing Arts Center. It really wasn’t suitable for a musical theater show.
One day last month the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County called and asked if they could lock me in a room.
One of my favorite book passages of all time is from humorist James Thurber’s “My Life and Hard Times,” a memoir about growing up in Columbus, Ohio, in the early 1900s. He describes his grandmother, an otherwise formidable woman who lived her life in “the horrible suspicion that electricity …
For 36 years and counting, Linda Levens has been driving the bookmobile for the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, making her way on back roads out to Peek’s Hill, Eastaboga, Bynum, Alexandria and other parts of the county far from the main library in downtown Anniston.
Near the intersection of Choccolocco Road and Bain’s Gap Road in eastern Calhoun County, in the community called Pleasant Ridge, lies a solitary grave.