About 40 Birmingham-area officials began disaster preparedness training Wednesday at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, the Department of Homeland Security’s disaster training center in Anniston. Read the full story
The Missoula Children’s Theater is making its annual trek to Heflin next week to hold auditions for “Sleeping Beauty” on Monday at the Heflin Armory beginning at 3:30. Read the full story
For a while, the tall man in a U.S. Army jacket stood in the back of the room, listening to Annistonians debate the merits and fears of opening a homeless shelter on Leighton Avenue. Then it was the tall man’s turn. He paused, gave his name and said “My address is homeless.” Read the full story
Legislation to allow and regulate the use of medical marijuana in Alabama cleared its first vote on Wednesday and now moves to the State Senate, where about half its members voted last year to approve a similar bill.
The Missoula Children’s Theater is making its annual trek to Heflin next week to hold auditions for “Sleeping Beauty” on Monday at the Heflin Armory beginning at 3:30.
For a while, the tall man in a U.S. Army jacket stood in the back of the room, listening to Annistonians debate the merits and fears of opening a homeless shelter on Leighton Avenue. Then it was the tall man’s turn. He paused, gave his name and said “My address is homeless.”
The 127-page grant application that resulted in a $300,000 state award to address homelessness in Anniston sheds light on questions that have riled some neighbors of a proposed shelter and services center.
The Cleburne County Hospital Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to donate $25,000 to the Cleburne County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments to buy 11 AEDs for all departments in the association except Hollis Fire because that department already has one.
The Anniston City Council on Tuesday once again postponed a plan to take possession of a donated building on Leighton Avenue that could be turned into a homeless shelter.
About 30 attendees showed up to the council meeting Tuesday night, where they were met with the mayor's news that the board would not be dissolved, because for that to happen, the board itself would have had to vote for its own dissolution. That would not happen, he said.
A judge began hearing arguments and witness testimony Tuesday to determine whether a man convicted of killing a woman in 1998 at a fast food restaurant should be granted parole.
Ray Clevenger, 78, joined the Navy when he was 19, still rough around the edges and confrontational. His own grandmother told him he’d die and go to hell by the time he was 21, he said. That had all changed after he found Jesus, he said, through his wife’s family.
MONTGOMERY — A bill that would create a new tier of improved retirement benefits for education employees passed the Alabama House unanimously on Tuesday, but some lawmakers still wonder if the change should apply only to K-12 classroom teachers.
The Alabama Senate's Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday advanced a measure aimed to slow the process for cities enacting occupational taxes, despite opposition from several of the state's mayors.
Gov. Kay Ivey proclaimed a state of emergency Tuesday after weeks of sustained rainfall throughout Alabama, and local schools announced delays to Wednesday classes, even as much of the state is under a flash flood watch through Wednesday morning.
A bill that would prohibit the use of hand-held cell phones and other electronic devices while driving has been filed again by Rep. K.L. Brown, R-Jacksonville.
The City Council on Tuesday will again take up the question of whether to accept the donation of a Leighton Avenue nursing home that's been proposed as the site of a shelter and services center for homeless people.