Medical marijuana isn’t likely to become legal in Alabama this year, but investors appear to be getting ready for the day they can sell pot legally here. Read the full story
After the House Rules Chairman said a Senate-passed medical marijuana bill wouldn’t advance in the House, lawmakers were working on a compromise Wednesday that takes a more incremental approach and keeps an existing experimental treatment program in place. Read the full story
Brian Jones of the Alabama Tourism Department said Wednesday that visitors spent more than $95 million in Calhoun County in 2018, which created 1,112 jobs. Read the full story
After the House Rules Chairman said a Senate-passed medical marijuana bill wouldn’t advance in the House, lawmakers were working on a compromise Wednesday that takes a more incremental approach and keeps an existing experimental treatment program in place.
Brian Jones of the Alabama Tourism Department said Wednesday that visitors spent more than $95 million in Calhoun County in 2018, which created 1,112 jobs.
A proposal for a statewide lottery was in jeopardy in the Alabama House of Representatives Tuesday, as advocates tried to overcome objections from opponents during floor debate. At one point, the bill appeared dead after a procedural vote failed, but supporters were trying to revive it as the evening wore on.
Nearly 20 years from the day Fort McClellan closed as a U.S. Army base, the Alabama Army National Guard opened its post Saturday to celebrate Armed Forces Day with visitors.
Alabama lawmakers this year have approved a statewide gas tax increase, told sheriffs they can’t keep money meant for feeding jail inmates and said they want a shot at the U.S. Supreme Court with the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban.
Around 1,000 cyclists will swarm Calhoun County today (Sunday) as a part of the Cheaha Challenge cycling competition, and their presence will be given priority on several area roads.
Much has changed since then. With 21,770 residents by the latest census estimate, the town has lost about 3,000 residents since the base’s 1999 closure. Much of base housing has been converted to civilian neighborhoods.
The biathlon’s founder and director, Paul Hammond, has worked with dogs for more than 30 years in various capacities with the British military, with a private organization that supported the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense, and in his current position as president of Vapor Wake K9.
Local volunteers spent much of Saturday building porches and ramps, making repairs, painting and landscaping at seven homes, including Annie Ball’s, and a soon-to-open grocery store offering free food in Anniston.
Doug Jones, Alabama’s first Democratic senator in 25 years, spoke to a couple of dozen Democratic activists at a fundraiser at Classic Too on Noble Street.
The unemployment rate in Calhoun Country dropped to 4 percent in April, down from 4.2 percent in the same time last year, according to a report released Friday by the Alabama Department of Labor.
If approved in the House and then by Alabama voters, the constitutional amendment would be a monumental overhaul of public education governance in the state and end Alabama’s status as one of the few states with an elected board.
The Calhoun County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to name Summer Davis as the school system’s deputy superintendent. Davis, principal of Weaver Elementary for the past seven years, will oversee federal programs for county schools.
A Georgia man faced numerous charges Thursday after he allegedly led a state trooper on a high-speed chase through Jacksonville, injuring himself and two other drivers in a four-vehicle crash that afternoon.
Biking trails under development at McClellan have a new name, and an expected open date, after a McClellan Development Authority Board meeting Thursday afternoon.