Events of local interest from 75 (usually) and 25 years ago.
Since more warmth and sunshine are in the forecast — temps in the 70s all week with showers expected only Tuesday; a little cooler but sunny all weekend — here are some suggestions for how to spend that time outside.
Anniston City Council members at a brief meeting Monday agreed to sell property to a developer who plans to build a multi-million-dollar residential facility in west Anniston.
The nonprofit Dannon Project will use a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to roll out a new training program called the “Re-entry Demonstration Project.”
The company, LuLaRoe, was founded in 2012, according to information on its Facebook page, and has ridden a meteoric rise in recognition in recent years thanks largely to the efforts of its consultants and the softness of its clothing.
This year’s festival was the 37th since it began in 1980, according to organizer Georgia Calhoun. She was recognized Saturday by Anniston officials and state Rep. Barbara Boyd for founding the observance.
An economic development incentive program that ended in 2013 remains on the Anniston’s financial books as old debt and should be written off, city officials said Friday.
Anniston already has great plans for its downtown, according to redevelopment experts at a public meeting Friday. All that’s needed is to build upon them, they said.
The 20 or so business owners, city officials, board members and visitors answered a questionnaire meant to drive a visiting team of downtown revitalization experts as they draft recommendations for Main Street Anniston, the local group working to spur growth downtown.
A team of Anniston police investigators Wednesday took off their badges for a few hours and slipped on basketball shoes, beating a team of Wellborn High School coaches and students in a charity game.
Jovannah Makayla Williams was with a group of friends crossing the road near the intersection of Noble Street and West 31st Street when she was struck by a 1996 Ford Explorer, Anniston police Sgt. Michael Webb said. The incident happened around 7:20 p.m., Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown said Tuesday night.
People who attack police officers would face increased penalties under a bill introduced Wednesday in the Alabama House of Representatives. If that bill becomes law, it will be known as the Justin Sollohub Act, after the Anniston police officer who was killed in 2011.
The study’s 61 recommendations to enhance the department’s operations largely address recruitment efforts, tracking and reducing calls for service, and community relations. Not all of those recommendations are feasible though, both Davis and Anniston police Chief Shane Denham said during the hour-long meeting.