The promise of cheap food, a good cause and live music kept attendees around, as attendees fanned off heat and dried off rain. Many huddled under tents, leery of lightning, as showers passed through. Read the full story
They're unanimously against it, in case anyone had doubts about whether members of the Anniston City Council would oppose a group's effort to have a section of Anniston legally transferred into Oxford. The vote was 5-0 to keep Ward 4 out of the transfer portal. Read the full story
They're unanimously against it, in case anyone had doubts about whether members of the Anniston City Council would oppose a group's effort to have a section of Anniston legally transferred into Oxford. The vote was 5-0 to keep Ward 4 out of the transfer portal.
Just when the federal government is about to start constructing a big U.S. courthouse in central Anniston -- thereby bringing new people and new money to old downtown -- a group comes along that envisions an affluent section of Anniston living up to Oxford's potential via cartographic magic. What could make all that even more interesting? A municipal election in about 53 weeks.
Calhoun County’s unemployed population is higher than that of its neighbors; last month there were 1,647 people drawing unemployment and searching for work.
After 17 months spent gutting its building and making repairs and improvements, K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory officially reopened for business last week. It's the latest Jacksonville business to reopen after last year's tornado.
Hotel owners got an unexpected windfall last year when a tornado struck Jacksonville — a surge that's evident in budget numbers Anniston officials released last month.
The appropriation was one of 11 items on a consent agenda approved in a single vote by the council during its meeting. That vote was preceded by a work session discussion about requests for aid from the city made by the agency, with some council members indicating that Oxford EMS intended to initiate cost-saving measures.
There’s another “new” Quintard Mall on the way. It’ll be the fourth, I think. Oxford is in for $16.5 million over 25 years to help pay for renovation costs — a clear sign that City Hall wants the mall to survive as a mall, one way or another.
“Going to the state Legislature, I’m really having to scratch my head on that,” former Anniston Fire Chief Tony Taylor said. “Who is making that decision that affects not only the police and fire pension, but the residents of Anniston and Oxford?”
Late-summer restlessness brought hundreds out Saturday for the last night of the fair, an annual event that’s perhaps more popular than any outside observer might have expected.The fairground is off an interstate exit in the rural center of a county of about 15,000 people.
Residents of eastern Alabama are currently enjoying a booming economy, according to a presentation of the Jacksonville State University Center for Economic Development and Business Research.
Saks High is working with Gadsden State Community College, offering courses that provide hands-on training and certification to work with manufacturing equipment from Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and other local industries.
Lonesome Pine is a 12-home subdivision branching off Choccolocco Road onto Dewey Lane, a short road ending in a cul-de-sac about a quarter-mile southwest from Faulkner Brothers Grocery.
Almost 100 chicken lovers — those who were in line at 5:30 p.m. — were selected to survive the night and receive a card redeemable for 52 chicken sandwich combos, which include an original sandwich, waffle fries and a drink, a $325 value.
A proposal to split Anniston's Ward 4 and surrounding neighborhoods into Oxford would take many valuable industrial properties out of Anniston. That could raise many questions of tax revenue for the city, and of incentives promised to industries.
Remember when the late Gene Stedham, then Anniston’s mayor, pressed the issue? It’s my favorite Leon Smith story — classic Leon — a story of brimstone and political threats. Good times, they were.
Councilman Greg South, who brought up the idea of lowering the limit and made the motion, said the number of people parking along the streets to visit downtown businesses make it a safety concern.