In time, America may solve its opioid crisis, find political compromise on immigration, keep Social Security solvent, adequately fund Medicaid and Medicare, raise the global rankings of our public schools, feed the millions who still live in poverty and agree that man is negatively affecting…
You never know what Anniston’s first-timers are going to think. Will they see the city’s beauty or its vacant buildings? Will they consider McClellan unique or an albatross? Will they embrace or loathe the oddities, that Anniston’s airport is in Oxford and Anniston’s Army depot is in Bynum?
Alabama’s homicide rate — 8.4 murders per 100,000 people — is spectacularly high, trailing only Missouri’s and Louisiana’s. In 2016, nearly twice as many Alabamians killed themselves (788) as were murdered (407), a rarely heard nuance to the state’s data on mortality and crime.
In the fall of 2016, Jacksonville State University uploaded a video to YouTube that poked the eye of those with lackadaisical concerns about sexual assaults on campus. It was powerful, moving, and spot-on correct. Then, and now.
Each spring, the Taylors would arrive at Birmingham’s Elmwood Cemetery, Easter lilies in hand. From headstone to headstone they’d go, father and mother, sisters and brothers, and freshen the graves. Including the grave of Margaret Taylor.
Short of visiting that palm reader on McClellan Boulevard, no one really knows what’s going to happen to Anniston’s former Army post or the board that oversees it. But we do know what’s likely to occur.
Just when you think humanity is awful, the president is a global embarrassment, our state nearly elected a creepy theocrat to the U.S. Senate and every man on the planet seems to be a sexual predator, along comes a Christmas kitten who renders all that momentarily forgettable.
Roy Moore and his fervent defenders would prefer Alabamians ignore the defrocked judge’s multiple accusers and their credible accusations of sexual misconduct.
Right now, everything in Alabama is seen through the prism of Roy Moore’s toxic U.S. Senate campaign. He’s like Chernobyl fallout, drifting and settling and infecting. You have to choose: Are his accusers attention-seeking liars? Will you vote for an accused pedophile? Are his Christian beli…
A few months ago while walking my dog at McClellan, a man in a black pickup flagged me down. He was a veteran, he said, who’d served at Anniston’s Army post during its final years and now lives in Atlanta. He was lost, a little bewildered and had questions.
MEMPHIS — Imagine, if you can, a Paris-made statue to an antebellum slave-trader installed prominently a century ago on Quintard Avenue and the Anniston Police Department today being forced to protect it, 24/7, from would-be vandals.
From her office on Leighton Avenue, the Rev. Laura Hutchinson can gaze out the window and figuratively see most of Anniston. The stately homes of Glenwood Terrace are a stone’s throw away. Noble Street and Anniston High School sit nearby. So, too, does West 15th Street, the entranceway to th…
Anniston’s 36201 ZIP code owns the city’s heart, soul and history. That’s where the city’s seed was planted. It’s home to most of Anniston’s foundational houses of worship, the city and county governments’ offices, its federal and county courthouses, its new police department and jail, its c…
Six months ago, on a spring Saturday in LaGrange, Ga., a white Methodist preacher went to his knees on the floor of a black church and sought absolution.