Part of a months-long program of tours, the goal was to show educators what opportunities are available in manufacturing so they can better inform students of their options after high school. Read the full story
Project Pride, a communitywide partnership among local nonprofits, businesses, faith-based organizations and city government, plans to pair federal grant money and local bank loans to fund home repairs for low-income Anniston residents. Read the full story
Project Pride, a communitywide partnership among local nonprofits, businesses, faith-based organizations and city government, plans to pair federal grant money and local bank loans to fund home repairs for low-income Anniston residents.
A Calhoun County judge last week granted a preliminary injunction, finding “good cause to believe” that a plumbing company doing business in Calhoun County had violated the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
City officials learned that local banks offer several loan or grant programs that could help those residents. And several banks have agreed to set up a kind of marketplace Thursday at the Anniston Meeting Center. At the event, residents can talk with representatives from local banks to see what loans or grants they might qualify for.
The Anniston City Council approved a budget amendment that will have the city giving $10,000 to a local business incubator as well as an extra $15,000 to a local drug task force.
All Cleburne County employees will receive a 25-cent per hour pay raise under the fiscal 2019 budget the county commission approved Monday night.
City leaders voted to add three new members to Jacksonville’s industrial development board on Monday and replace the chairman who has years of experience recruiting industry.
Calhoun County bowlers were left without a place to practice the sport after the Thursday closure of Anniston Bowling Center in Blue Mountain. The bowling alley, in operation on Blue Mountain Road since at least the 1960s, was locked Friday morning, with drywall over its doors. It was the only bowling alley in the county.
In a Wednesday email to The Star, Gail Strickland, vice president of Viiz Communications, wrote that the company would close the center at the end of the month.
The McClellan Development Authority board took steps Tuesday to find an executive director to oversee day-to-day operations at the former fort. The move comes more than three weeks after the board accepted the resignation of longtime executive director Robin Scott.
President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel upcoming pay raises for federal civilian employees will affect hundreds of Anniston residents, union officials say.
The Anniston Water Works and Sewer Board could soon have $6.96 million in state money to upgrade its services in Cleburne County.
Of the five companies that bid on the extension of Iron Mountain Road at McClellan, Midsouth Paving of Birmingham was the lowest, at $4.6 million. Officials had estimated earlier this year that the cost of the extension could be more than $5 million.
Thursday’s session marked the beginning of a new year for LCC. The leadership program hosted by Calhoun County Chamber Commerce brings together some two dozen participants to be motivated, united and challenged as local leaders, according to the LCC website.
“It’s sad to see babies in this condition, but I’m trying to give back,” a woman named Wonder Osborne said as she fed a tiny infant from a bottle. “My heart goes out to these children.” Osborne is one of a group of volunteers who assist specifically in the Anniston hospital’s program to help babies born with opioid withdrawals.
The Conservation Fund, a preservation and economic development nonprofit, bought the property, but representatives of the nonprofit notified Anniston leaders that it would donate the property to the city.
Anniston City Councilman David Reddick has a list of projects he wants to help improve his district: sidewalks, a dog park, a pond and recreational trails. The funding ideas for the proposed projects are far less detailed, though Reddick has some ideas there, too.
The Anniston City Council on Tuesday approved a $317,000 budget amendment that would use slight increases to city fees to put $40,000 into reserve funds as well as pay for projects like road repaving and sidewalk installations.
Alabama Power’s latest license to operate Neely Henry Dam — and six other dams on the Coosa River — became invalid Monday. That doesn’t mean the dam will be shut down or dismantled: Company officials say they can operate Neely Henry under an old license which has been repeatedly renewed in recent years.