From growth in sales tax money and employment to home sales, tourism and company expansions, Calhoun County experienced a boost in economic development last year, a Friday economic report shows.
National retailer JC Penney announced on Friday plans to shutter around 140 stores this year, but whether that includes Quintard Mall’s store is still unknown.
More than 100 volunteers with a religiously affiliated mission organization are set this summer to repair homes in Oxford and Weaver, and residents who need such help can apply for it now.
This is the Margaret Woodruff Library, its simple white frame, well-worn wooden floors and four bookshelves little known as the first lending library in Calhoun County, according to historical accounts, established more than a century ago.
Calhoun County commissioners in a brief meeting Thursday agreed to move forward with plans to build a storm-proof safe room at Thankful Park near Anniston.
Lawmakers met in Montgomery on Wednesday to begin discussing how to redraw some of the state's legislative districts — including House District 32, which covers much of Anniston and a large portion of Talladega County.
A 45-year-old man who led law enforcement officials on a 15-hour manhunt last week remained in the Calhoun County Jail on Tuesday, charged with robbery and attempted murder, officials said.
A Choccolocco man was shot by a Georgia deputy Thursday and was discovered to have had firearms from a recently burglarized pawn shop in Alexandria, officials said.
The Alabama Forestry Commission warns that the state’s pine forests may in the long term see widespread harm from a persistent drought that began last summer.
Nearly 28 years ago, he hired me to become the sports editor of The Anniston Star. Today, I’m left with equal parts appreciation, regret, awkwardness and sadness.
Fowler is one of a handful of veterans who’ve signed up for an “honor flight” organized in Calhoun County, a trip for servicemembers to the capital’s monuments to the nation’s wars.
Federal agents said that 39 firearms were stolen from an Alexandria pawn shop earlier this month and on Monday offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any suspects.
The agency plans a campaign this year to garner more parents, and has a goal of 80 — nearly twice as many as they’ve ever had before.
Area government officials say that while they aren't getting huge amounts of money, the new tax stream has grown and is enough to help in the face of rising costs and stagnation of other revenue sources.
Calhoun County Commissioners at a meeting Thursday approved the $8,900 study, to be done by Birmingham-based Sain Associates, which commissioners hope will help ease traffic along the busy roadway.
According to prosecutors, the suspect and three other men planned to take a safe from the home and deliver the residence’s occupants to a Dallas-based enforcer for drug organization.
Friends of the Library, an organization that donates volunteer time and money raised to the library, has held the sale for about four years.