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Anniston’s Fourth Friday events came to a close with its last such gathering of the season. The final celebration for the year included a dunk tank featuring Mayor Jack Draper.
The owner of several area convenience stores has pleaded guilty to not remitting sales taxes to the state of Alabama.
The Anniston City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to chip in $135,000 as a match for a $1.35 million grant that the West Anniston Foundation is applying for to help repair rundown homes in west and south Anniston.
Willis will run against Anniston lawyer Wendy Ghee Draper and Anniston businessman Keith Kelley in the Republican primary on May 24 of next year.
During the past few years, the eastern section of West 15th Street has taken on a fresh new look, and two current community leaders are more hopeful.
Oxford businessman Danny Shears has learned that Gov. Kay Ivey appointed him to fill the soon-to-be-vacated District 2 seat held by Commissioner Tim Hodges.
But this month Karen Roper will bid farewell to the world of online government and remotely available records everywhere.
More than 50 people attended a concept plan presentation Monday night in connection with a comprehensive planning process that Anniston officials kicked off earlier this year.
About 50 civic-minded residents got to try their hand at being Anniston city planners Thursday night during a comprehensive planning meeting at the City Meeting Center.
Workers from Alabama Power Company and various contractors were busy Wednesday preparing a parcel of land on West 4th Street in Anniston for a new power substation.
Planning to celebrate his 90th birthday next year, Red Farmer expects to keep on racing like he has been since he started his motorsports career in 1948.
“I think this is going to be the place to go to, and I think people are going to come from Atlanta, Birmingham and all around,” said one of the opening-day customers.
“Transportation is huge in defining our culture,” said Mary Hammond, executive director of the city Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Paducah's always been an easy sell because of our location and the integrity of our downtown architecture.”
That’s because downtown Columbia was hampered by empty old buildings, much like Anniston, which is hoping to reinvigorate its downtown and could learn some lessons from the self-proclaimed “Dimple of the Universe.”
The Rome Downtown Development Authority has seven board members and five subcommittees that consist of volunteers including business owners and people that have a vested interest in downtown, Lesley said.
In Carrollton, City Hall is just two blocks or so from an amphitheater where free movies and concerts are held every weekend. That has to signify something.