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HEFLIN — Cleburne County Elementary School principal Barbara Johnson is good at keeping secrets. Johnson found out in June that her school was one of five schools in the state to be designated as an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School for 2020, but she had to keep the news …
Preliminary numbers show some significant drops in enrollment this semester at some of Alabama’s two- and four-year colleges.
Members of the Anniston City Council had been fussin' and fightin' a good bit lately by this point in 1995, so a respected businessman decided he should put some cooler heads together.
The gods were crazy as far back as 1945, it seems, when an Anniston boy was frightened by a bottle that just fell out of the sky smashed dangerously near him.
The Calhoun County Board of Education got its first look at the 2020-21 budget Thursday night, one built on “conservative revenues,” according to the school system’s finance director.
All of Anniston’s elementary students could be taught in the building that now houses Anniston Middle School, school board members said Thursday, and that’s an option the school system might consider in the future.
State Superintendent Eric Mackey did not say exactly when that data will be published, but said once it’s available it would be updated weekly.
“You can see we did receive a decrease in our teacher funding as a result of the decline in our enrollment,” Johanna Martin, the chief financial officer for the school district, told school board members in a meeting at Anniston Middle School.
The first day of in-person class for Anniston schools went well, teachers and administrators say. But it looked like a puzzle that was missing a few pieces.
“People play stupid. I read,” Councilman Ben Little said during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday at the Anniston City Meeting Center.
Board member Trudy Munford noted that academic club sponsors tended to make less in supplemental pay than their athletic peers. “I’m trying to figure out why in the world are we giving our department heads $1,000 and we have the weight trainers getting a whole lot more,” Munford said.
Jacksonville State University has halted all in-person student organization events, both on- and off-campus, until Sept. 9, “due to concerns regarding COVID-19.”
Around this time in 1995, Alabama Attorney General Jeff Sessions supported efforts from law enforcement to prosecute businesses and other parties who would violate anti-pollution laws.
Gadsden State Community College and Jacksonville State University agreed in 1995 to join with the Public Broadcasting System for a distance-learning venture.
Kids at Cobb Preparatory Academy had a few firsts on Thursday, but so did the school: This is the first year for kindergarteners at the school formerly known as Cobb Pre-K.
Jacksonville State University is tracking 44 active cases of COVID-19, according to the university’s coronavirus task force, as schools around Alabama began to release results this week from GuideSafe testing.
Anniston City Schools may adopt a new document establishing its financial policies, which city Board of Education members said Thursday will address issues raised in recent audits.
Some of Calhoun County’s educators are uncertain about COVID-19 safety as they return to work Tuesday, at least in part due to limited space in classrooms.
Anniston's industrial leaders in 1945 believed they were in good shape as their production lines got ready to resume production for civilian peacetime markets.
This weekend is move-in time for many JSU students, a milestone of traditional excitement and anticipation — but this year one of wariness and curiosity as parents and students alike consider how everyone will negotiate the rules of living together during a pandemic.
The pandemic’s persistence won’t allow unrestrained optimism, so let’s assume this basic premise: Students at Calhoun County’s schools are headed back to class — thousands of them — and some will get sick.
Eli Henderson’s true size was hard to gauge, watching him every other week with the family he had made inside county offices. Physically, he looked a bit over 5 feet tall. Spiritually, Henderson was a mountain.