Anniston High School's relatively new health science programs are similar to other health science curriculums in local school systems, including Calhoun County and Oxford high schools, with a focus on preparing students for work in the medical industry. Read the full story
Firefighters were still working Friday to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a home and possibly killed two cats early Thursday morning in the Choccolocco community, according to Quad Cities volunteer fire chief Van Roberts. Read the full story
Calhoun County’s unemployment rate has improved more than half a percentage point in a month, according to February data from the state Department of Labor. Read the full story
Firefighters were still working Friday to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a home and possibly killed two cats early Thursday morning in the Choccolocco community, according to Quad Cities volunteer fire chief Van Roberts.
Calhoun County’s unemployment rate has improved more than half a percentage point in a month, according to February data from the state Department of Labor.
A Bessemer man pleaded guilty to a 20-year-old crime Thursday, admitting to taking money and a VHS tape at gunpoint from a Movie Gallery store in Jacksonville.
A group of about 10 system employees waited to the very end of the Calhoun County Board of Education meeting — which included an hour-long executive session — to learn who would be named as the new superintendent Thursday night.
Rogers, a Republican from Saks, spoke to — and debated — about 50 local residents Thursday in a town hall meeting at Oxford Civic Center. The event was a chance for Rogers to openly engage with critics.
A $5.2 million construction project at Anniston Army Depot could be canceled to fund President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, according to a list released by the Pentagon this week.
The memory of a town no one ever lived in, known as “Mock Village at Yahou Lake” in Pentagon documents, is a minor headache for local officials hoping to reopen McClellan's Yahou Lake as a recreation area.
Jacksonville Mayor Johnny Smith spoke to the group about the tornado and how remarkable it was that there was no loss of life during that dreadful night. In doing so he referred sympathetically to the plight of Alabamians who lost loved ones and property in the more recent Lee County tornado.
Recovery from the March 19, 2018, tornado has been swift in some places, slow in others. The photo comparisons below compare scenes shot in the days after the storm with updated photos shot last week. Click to move the slider from left to right to compare then and now.
Survivors of the March 19, 2019, tornado spoke with five student journalists from The Star and the University of Alabama's Community Journalism master's degree program. They shared their stories of the night of the storm, and of the year since.
The tornado of March 19, 2018, upended many lives but took none. The year since the storm has been one of recovery and reflection for many in Wellington, Angel, Jacksonville and Nances Creek. The stories below document the paths to rebuilding for the community, for Jacksonville State Univers…
If the survival of everyone touched by the March 19, 2018, tornado was a miracle, it still left questions as old as Job and the whirlwind. And it left questions that ought to be easier to answer. How much does Jacksonville owe to dumb luck? How much did the community do right? And were there lessons in earlier storms that helped us later?
According to a state audit released last month, $2.7 million went into and out of Calhoun County Jail’s store account from early 2015 to mid-2018, compared to about $8.5 million taken in and spent over the same time by the Sheriff’s Office as a whole.
New Flyer of America, an arm of Canada-based transit bus manufacturer NFI Group, announced a new fuel cell-electric bus this week that could be produced at all its factories, including its plant in Anniston.
According to John Mulherin, vice president of government relations for Hull Property Group, residents can expect to see construction start sometime in the summer. “We’ve never sold a mall, so we’re not going to buy it and try to flip it,” Mulherin said. “We believe in it.”