Former Jacksonville State University president Bill Meehan was recently hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, his family and the school announced Tuesday in a joint statement.

State Superintendent Eric Mackey said K-12 school enrollment has increased by about 3,300 recently, but is still down more than 6,000 students from last year likely because of COVID-19 and disruptions the pandemic has caused.

Around the nation Friday night, the number of other one-time college quarterbacks turned country music stars performing to raise money for their old athletic programs was probably zero. But at Jacksonville State University, fans enjoyed that privilege, in the person of Riley Green.

School board president Robert Houston and Anniston City Schools Superintendent Ray Hill were among the city leaders who sat down with newly elected and re-elected City Council members at Anniston Regional Airport Tuesday in the second day of a retreat.

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