The 29th annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Anniston’s Centennial Memorial Park is set for 11 a.m. Monday, while Piedmont will hold its ceremony at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Veteran’s Memorial Park, located on Memorial Drive. Read the full story
A proposal for a statewide lottery was in jeopardy in the Alabama House of Representatives Tuesday, as advocates tried to overcome objections from opponents during floor debate. At one point, the bill appeared dead after a procedural vote failed, but supporters were trying to revive it as the evening wore on.
A Talladega man was indicted earlier this month by a Calhoun County grand jury on robbery and theft charges after he allegedly robbed a Wellborn restaurant at gunpoint and stole a car in January.
A downtown Anniston event keyed to historic preservation will offer ideas to business owners for improving their property and adding “vibrancy to downtown" next Thursday.
The Anniston City Council plans to vote Tuesday on a proposal to spend around $555,000 for improvements to the fire training center at Fire Station No. 3 on McClellan Boulevard.
Nearly 20 years from the day Fort McClellan closed as a U.S. Army base, the Alabama Army National Guard opened its post Saturday to celebrate Armed Forces Day with visitors.
Alabama lawmakers this year have approved a statewide gas tax increase, told sheriffs they can’t keep money meant for feeding jail inmates and said they want a shot at the U.S. Supreme Court with the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban.
Around 1,000 cyclists will swarm Calhoun County today (Sunday) as a part of the Cheaha Challenge cycling competition, and their presence will be given priority on several area roads.
Much has changed since then. With 21,770 residents by the latest census estimate, the town has lost about 3,000 residents since the base’s 1999 closure. Much of base housing has been converted to civilian neighborhoods.
The biathlon’s founder and director, Paul Hammond, has worked with dogs for more than 30 years in various capacities with the British military, with a private organization that supported the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense, and in his current position as president of Vapor Wake K9.
Local volunteers spent much of Saturday building porches and ramps, making repairs, painting and landscaping at seven homes, including Annie Ball’s, and a soon-to-open grocery store offering free food in Anniston.