Alabama Association of School Boards director Sally Smith and other officials from the AASB gave a short seminar to school administrators from Calhoun and nearby counties as a refresher on religious expression in schools. It’s one of a series of such meetings the group has held across the state this year. Read the full story
The first film, to be shown Thursday, is the documentary “hillbilly,” which looks into the long standing caricature of people raised in the Appalachian region. Read the full story
In addition to a chicken auction, the event also includes a cakewalk, a baked goods sale and country store, and the profits from all of them go toward running and equipping Cane Creek Community Garden throughout the year.
The first film, to be shown Thursday, is the documentary “hillbilly,” which looks into the long standing caricature of people raised in the Appalachian region.
The partnership was just one of five agreements the depot signed with area stakeholders on Thursday to meet mutual needs. The agreements were the culmination of months of talks between the depot and the stakeholders. The hope is to improve efficiency and reduce the cost of operations for the depot and all agencies and cities involved.
At this year’s fifth annual Cleburne Folk Pottery Show, the public is invited to bring family pottery for identification. Last year, Cleburne County residents scoured their barns and dusty sheds and brought in a variety of old jugs and pieces.
Jacksonville State University’s forensics lab expects to expand the crime scene investigation training it offers to area police through a recent $100,000 state grant.
Calhoun County residents recognized the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Tuesday at remembrances in Jacksonville and Anniston.
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’s Chamber of Commerce is planning to replace its usual pre-election candidate forum with a series of online interviews, but some candidates wish they’d go back to the old system.
Candidates in Alabama’s midterm elections have spent about $17,000 on advertising at sporting events or donations to high school sports teams at schools in Calhoun County, according to campaign finance reports. Statewide, candidates have forked over $218,226 to high schools in the 2018 election cycle.
State officials are considering bids to build an all-ranks club for soldiers at the Alabama National Guard facility on the north edge of town. It’s one of a handful of construction projects in the works at Guard facilities in the county, though Guard officials say those projects don’t represent a major expansion.
A bail bondsman accused of harassing a client said his his license was reinstated Wednesday afternoon, though the charge against him is pending.
The Calhoun County school system’s $94 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year changes little from last year, and the district’s reserves are triple that of state requirements, the school board learned Friday.
The JSU nursing department opened the former hospital to the community for the first time on Thursday afternoon. While there, visitors were given tours of the new training rooms that take advantage of the hospital’s real-world facilities and extra space.
The number of overdose deaths in Calhoun County continues to rise, state and local officials say, despite growing public policy attention to the opioid problem.
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 sheriff, in interview Wednesday, said finding the inmates as quickly as possible remained his top priority over fulfilling legal requirements, but his deputies’ recapture of the escapees still met the 12-hour time frame of the Joel Willmore Act.