Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago.
Dozens of students and youth groups performed during the Anniston Housing Authority’s fourth annual Youth Council Black History Program. Hundreds of parents, grandparents, and friends of those who performed filled the gymnasium to capacity and filled the rafters with cheers after each performance.
From growth in sales tax money and employment to home sales, tourism and company expansions, Calhoun County experienced a boost in economic development last year, a Friday economic report shows.
State regulators this month deemed Cleburne County eligible for money to clean the site of a 2014 fuel leak, according to a Friday letter, because county officials ordered a plan to guard against such spills soon after the leak was discovered.
National retailer JC Penney announced on Friday plans to shutter around 140 stores this year, but whether that includes Quintard Mall’s store is still unknown.
Jacksonville State University's Center for Applied Forensics hosted a training seminar on how to investigate scenes in which an officer had to fire a weapon.
More than 100 volunteers with a religiously affiliated mission organization are set this summer to repair homes in Oxford and Weaver, and residents who need such help can apply for it now.
This is the Margaret Woodruff Library, its simple white frame, well-worn wooden floors and four bookshelves little known as the first lending library in Calhoun County, according to historical accounts, established more than a century ago.
During the public comment portion of the board’s regular meeting, a speaker who said she was a concerned parent brought up the image and requested that an executive session be called to talk about Superintendent Mark Petersen and the issue.
Family Christian Stores announced from its headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday that it will close the doors on all 240 of its stores, including one at the Quintard Mall in Oxford, after 85 years in business.
A hearing for an Oxford teen charged in a 2015 Jacksonville shooting ended without a ruling from the judge and a shoving match in a courthouse lobby between supporters of the defendant and a victim.
Negotiations for the abandoned railway needed to extend the Chief Ladiga Trail into Anniston’s downtown could start within the next two months, city officials said Thursday.
A member of U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers staff office was briefed Wednesday on problems at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, which previously used deadly toxins during training.
Calhoun County commissioners in a brief meeting Thursday agreed to move forward with plans to build a storm-proof safe room at Thankful Park near Anniston.
The Alabama Senate voted 30-1 Thursday to ban judges from imposing the death penalty when jurors recommends it — a power judges hold in no other state.
The Piedmont Board of Education picked Mike Hayes, director of operations for the school system, as interim schools superintendent Thursday.
Anniston police were searching for a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a 56-year-old man Thursday morning, officials said.
The Alabama Senate voted 17-15 Thursday to expand tax credits available under the Alabama Accountability Act, the state's much-debated school choice program.