The agreement had been scheduled to be renewed in October, but the apparent control of the policy, as well as the involvement of the state in how funds are distributed, were points of contention for Superintendent Darren Douthitt, and negotiations with the state delayed action on the contract. Read the full story
In a telephone interview after the 90-minute meeting, Mayor Jack Draper said no vote was planned Wednesday, Draper said all the options would be on the table for discussion in a work session next week, with a vote likely in a special called meeting sometime after Thanksgiving. Read the full story
An organizer said the program to draw prizes for Anniston police officers began as an idea to show better appreciation to local law enforcement, then quickly became a community-wide offering of thanks.
In a telephone interview after the 90-minute meeting, Mayor Jack Draper said no vote was planned Wednesday, Draper said all the options would be on the table for discussion in a work session next week, with a vote likely in a special called meeting sometime after Thanksgiving.
Archimedes was indeed a wise old owl, known to many years' worth of school classes and visitors to the Anniston Museum of Natural History. But he breathed his last on Monday afternoon.
Monday’s rainfall in Anniston totalled 3.91 inches, one of the state’s highest measurements of the week, National Weather Service forecasters in Calera said.
Four members of Anniston’s City Council spent Tuesday afternoon visiting possible new locations for City Hall, a tour that seemed to do little to narrow the council’s list of potential sites.
Barbara Gann was busy helping prepare for the Elks Lodge’s usual round of bingo players Monday afternoon, less than a week after Calhoun County voters passed an amendment that may have banned the lodge’s bingo night.
During Robert Hase’s senior year in 1952, he enlisted in the Navy over the Christmas holidays and wound up serving for 20 years. Never graduating from Oxford High School was his lifelong regret — until Sunday.
Anniston’s leaders have been hoping for a new federal courthouse for years, a project that could jumpstart development along Noble Street and bring more people to the city’s historic downtown. Now the pace of decision-making on the courthouse project is quickening.
About 250 gathered at the back of the Vista Cliffside irestaurant in Cheaha State Park to witness the bird returning to the wild after it had been in rehab since June at the Southeastern Raptor Center in Auburn.
Past the full parking lot and smiling faces at the sign-in table, Constantine Head Start bustled with parents, kids and local agencies during Friday morning’s health and wellness fair.