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Phillip Tutor: Seeking a spokesperson for Anniston’s Ward 4


Anniston Ward 4 City Councilwoman Millie Harris is shown at a council meeting earlier this month.

Forward 4 All, the nonprofit that’s trying to orchestrate an unholy land grab between Anniston and Oxford, has a spokesperson. It’s Charles Turner.

He wrote the draft of a legislative bill that seeks to deannex nearly 10,000 Anniston residents — all of Ward 4 and slivers of other neighborhoods — and slide them into Oxford. He is the face of the nonprofit whose members, as he told The Star, are concerned that “as long as we’re in Anniston, we won’t get the full price when we sell our homes” because of long-festering issues with the city’s majority-black public schools and poverty rates. 

Phillip Tutor — — is a Star columnist. Follow him at