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Republicans could repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act next year if the GOP holds onto its majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, told a crowd in Anniston on Tuesday. Read the full story
Republicans could repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act next year if the GOP holds onto its majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, told a crowd in Anniston on Tuesday.
“We’re reaching out to try to aid, educate and support returning veterans,” said Bobby Browne, who is a comondant with the local Marine Corps League and department executive committeeman of the American Legion’s 15th district.
A spokesman says government officials will pick one of three downtown Anniston sites for a new federal courthouse in a matter of weeks.
The public is invited to attend the third annual Lip Sync Battle from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Oxford Civic Center. Hosted by the Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties, money raised by the event will help fund the nonprofit’s programs for area people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
A business on the Calhoun County line near Eastaboga reported $25,000 in fraudulent charges on a company credit card last week, according to a report filed by the Sheriff’s Office.
A Jacksonville Democrat might be disqualified as a candidate in November’s election over a paperwork filing problem, but a judge’s ruling in a similar case Friday could rescue her candidacy.
Monday through Thursday, volunteers with Encore Enrichment pick up four to six dogs from two local shelters and take them to the center. There, they have obedience classes and play scent games. There’s even nap time.
Mark White, an attorney for Oxford EMS, said the organization would continue to be its community’s first responders. “If the plaintiffs are trying to limit first responders being available to the city, that’s a tragedy,” White said.
An area hatchery expects to hire 30 more workers and get new equipment to produce more chickens with help from a tax abatement the Calhoun County Commission approved on Thursday.
“Julius Caesar” is a production of the Shakespeare Project, a Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Foundation initiative in collaboration with JSU and local arts groups. The project aims to “bring back the Bard” to Anniston, the birthplace of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
The tax increase, set to start Sept. 1, will bolster the city’s existing 1-cent gasoline tax. The additional penny itself is expected to generate $80,000 annually and has been earmarked for street paving.
Local law enforcement representatives say they recognize the threat posed by self-manufactured firearms, regardless of whether publication of gun blueprints becomes allowed. However, security measures might be altered to reduce that threat.
RMC was called Anniston Memorial Hospital when Edwards first volunteered to help there in 1958. She was one of just two volunteers for the whole hospital, she said. “Now, one person does one thing,” Edwards said of volunteer work. “When we started, we had all the jobs.”
The training scenario was part of a three-day program offered by the Louisiana State University’s Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education — the first time the in-depth program had been offered to first responders in the county.
The Alabama attorney general’s office announced Friday that a Calhoun County judge granted an emergency request for a restraining order against a “deceptive and dangerous” plumbing operation doing business in several northeastern counties.
Officials announced recently that 23 community airports received federal improvement grants — including the Centre-Piedmont-Cherokee County Regional Airport.
More than 300 children from three counties came to the Boys and Girls ClubS of East Central Alabama’s annual back to school bash. The event gave the children one more blast of excitement for the summer, but also free supplies to start their new school year.