Polly is a young retriever mix. Shy in the shelter, she needs a relaxing home and yard full of toys to be happy. Her $100 fee covers spay and all shots. Anniston Animal Shelter, 1201 Parkwood Drive, is open noon-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and noon-3 p.m. on Saturday. Visit …

Betty Rogers McGinnis was recently awarded the 2018 Newcomer of the Year by the Calhoun County Area Board of Realtors. She has been a lifelong resident of Anniston and has always had a passion for real estate. Now she is pursuing her dream. Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star.

Reed Hill, a junior at Oxford Hill School won the AHSAA State championship in the 152 pound weight class for 6-A in wrestling Feb. 16. He also won ‘Best Match’ at the finals held in Huntsville. His accomplishments also include Coosa River Clash tournament champ, Calhoun County champ, Scoot R…

Ethan Keener of Piedmont was recently named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., for the completed fall 2018 semester.

In February the Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne Chapter, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy 2632, met the patriotic and benevolent objectives by honoring veterans on Valentine’s Day at the Cleburne County Nursing Home. At the chapter meeting in January members brought 189 items of toil…

Angel is a Chihuahua just under two years old. She is spayed and up to date on shots and is sweet and shy. She and her brother Rusty are attending school each day at Encore training school for shelter dogs. (You must have a fenced yard to adopt a dog from the league.) Call the League for Ani…

Zandra Sills has been operating Zandra’s Boutique, a women’s clothing store, for 33 years now. In that time she has seen fashions change, and change again, and change again. The store is currently located at 916 S. Leighton Ave. in Anniston.

Dawn Trainer volunteers with the Jacksonville Arts Council to provide events and artistic outlets for Jacksonville and the surrounding communities. On April 27, the JAC will hold “Fair on the Square” on the Square in Jacksonville. The council is accepting interested vendors through April 16.

Cash is a neutered male miniature Schnauzer. He is estimated to be 5 years old. He needs a little work on house training but is good with other dogs. He tends to chase cats though. (You must have a fenced yard to adopt a dog from the league.) Call the League for Animal Welfare at 256-238-038…

Hero is a young medium size all American mix. This social boy loves toys, treats and everyone he meets. His $100 fee covers neuter and all shots. Anniston Animal Shelter, 1201 Parkwood Drive, is open noon-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and noon-3 p.m. on Saturday. Visit AL75.pe…

The Ragland High School band is sponsoring a Professional Wrestling Star Wars 2019 fundraiser event at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) April 12 at Ragland High School gym. The special opening event will feature The Ultimate Dragon vs The Wrestling Superstar. The main event for the U.S. H…