Skyler Bass is the city clerk for the City of Anniston. As the city clerk, she maintains city records, works with all city departments, oversees local elections and more. A first-generation college graduate, Bass joined the city after earning a master’s degree in public administration. 

Ebony is a sweet girl that has raised her babies and is now looking for her forever home. She is up to date on all vaccines and she has a spay appointment. If you are interested in Ebony please come and visit her. Call the League for Animal Welfare at 256-238-0380 or visit at 2726 Bynum-Leat…

Jules is a young adult hound mix. A laid back boy, he is looking for a life filled with treats, naps in the sun, and cuddles on the couch. His $125 fee covers neuter, all shots, and microchip. The Animal Shelter, 1201 Parkwood Drive, is currently open by appointment only to pre-approved appl…

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. The Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention celebrate…

COVID. Coronavirus. Lockdown. During this time of ‘new normal,’ our youth are struggling to understand what is allowed and not allowed. The end of the school year came suddenly and the new school year has many changes. Youth sports and programs were eliminated during the summer. One thing ha…

The Major General Patrick R. Cleburne Chapter, UDC met in August for our first meeting since the Covid-19 virus shutdown. We presented military awards to two veterans: Joe Harold Hayes, who received the Korean War Cross of Military Service, on his ancestor Elisha Washburn, Co B, 12th Regt. A…

The League for Animal Welfare annual 5k run and dog walk will begin with staggered starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the McClellan Mall. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Pre-registration is advised and the fee is $20. Day of race will be $25. Anniston Runners Club or team will be $15.…

Austyn West was recently selected as the RMC Foundation 2020 Martha Vandervoort Memorial scholarship winner. He is a graduate of Oxford High School and attends the University of Alabama to study biophysics. 

David Summers is an instructor at The Music Box, a local music school offering a variety of music lessons. Summers currently teaches guitar and banjo lessons. If you are interested in virtual or in-person instruction, contact The Music Box at themusicbox1985@gmail.com for more information. 

Moose, almost 2 years old, is fully vaccinated, neutered and looking for a new home. He has been at the shelter for 2 months. He visits Encore for training to walk on a leash and play. He loves to make new friends but doesn’t like cats. Call the League for Animal Welfare at 256-238-0380 or v…

Murphy is a young mixed breed boy of medium size. Smart, energetic, and fun loving, he would enjoy an active home that will exercise his body and his brain. His $125 fee covers neuter, all shots, and microchip. The Animal Shelter, 1201 Parkwood Drive, is currently open by appointment only to…

NOTE: With events being cancelled daily due to the coronavirus, please contact organizers and confirm before attending any of these events. 

Although the DD Club has several “standing” service projects and activities it traditionally participates in throughout the year, such as the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and the Calhoun County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, the club has recently been seeking out additional activities and service…

Boy Scouts of America have ‘service to others’ as one of their focuses. The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the National Honor Society of Scouting and has three tenants - one of those is ‘cheerful service’. Recently members of ScoutsBSA Troop 4006 and the local OA Chapter had the opportunity to d…

The Double Dozen Club, or DD Club, has a long standing history of community service and acts of kindness throughout the Anniston/Oxford area. Although the obvious effects of the pandemic have made specific community service projects and volunteer activities a little more challenging to pull …

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham is a distinct institution from the Alabama School of Math and Science in Mobile.

Hunter Gentry is the director of Historic Main Street Oxford, where he serves as a sort of liaison between the city and the community. Gentry also serves as president of The Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties as a board member of the Berman Foundation. Historic Main Street Oxford is planni…

Luna is a young adult Catahoula mix girl. She is a low key, laid back girl who loves people and wants most to be a lap dog and snuggle bunny. Her $125 fee covers spay, shots, and microchip. The Animal Shelter, 1201 Parkwood Drive, is currently open by appointment only to pre-approved applica…

Mapco was found in a gas station parking lot having her babies in a box top. She was taken in and weaned her babies and now Mapco is ready for her new home. She is spayed and fully vaccinated. Call the League for Animal Welfare at 256-238-0380 or visit at 2726 Bynum-Leatherwood Road. Hours a…

The 20th anniversary of Youth Working Together for a "Speedy" Awareness, Inc., (YWTSA) Literacy Y.E.S. (Youth Experiencing Success) Ready Program was held this summer with special events. The theme was D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More).