Reached by phone Monday, Richard Brown, an assistant branch manager with Building & Earth, said that before steps can be taken to level the pavement and reopen the trail section, the firm needs to further determine the geological characteristics of the trail section, particularly how deep the bedrock lies. Read the full story
Democrats in the House of Representatives filibustered the budget bill, saying Medicaid needs the additional money to keep up its core services and implement a reform the Legislature approved three years ago. The budget passed the House 65-35. Read the full story
PIEDMONT — The Board of Education approved an update to the school district’s graduation requirements that allows students to earn an honors diploma by taking dual enrollment courses rather than advanced placement courses. Read the full story
Factors including obesity, diabetes, lack of exercise, education, poverty and access to care earned the county a ranking of 31st in health this year among Alabama’s 67 counties, a report released Wednesday shows. Read the full story
Another collective milestone was reached in hundreds of young lives — and one not as young — Thursday as high school graduation ceremonies played out across Calhoun County.
Jacksonville State admissions counselors recently visited Oxford and other area schools to present JSU-bound seniors with yard signs that read “Future Gamecock.”
Few teens have jobs building missiles lined up after graduation, but that’s what Pleasant Valley's Michael Reaves plans to do after this month. Reaves is one of a handful of students in local career tech programs with jobs already waiting after graduation.
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.
Active shooter training for local law enforcement should be held at Anniston City School buildings this summer, after a school board vote Thursday night to allow it.
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.
The Alabama House of Representatives on Wednesday night passed a bill to require schools to hold back for another year third-grade students who are not reading on grade level.
Ten special-needs students are preparing for full-time jobs following their graduation Wednesday from Project Search, a program at Regional Medical Center.
Legislation to potentially replace Alabama’s elected K-12 board of education with a commission of gubernatorial appointees will be voted on in a Senate committee on Tuesday.
Federal law allows food to be donated to food banks and other charitable organizations. House Bill 566 could make it easier for food distribution to happen on school campuses and for food to be given directly to students.
Staffers include nurses and members of child nutrition programs, as well as teachers at every school in the system, including the high school, middle school, three elementary schools and Cobb Pre-K.
The Cleburne County High School band has a new marimba, thanks to a $3,500 grant. The band showed off the new instrument Monday at a celebration.
The record $7.1 billion education budget approved in the Alabama Senate last week contains at least 5 percent increases for the state’s public four-year universities, but a formula to get more money to under-funded institutions met with some concern.
Hundreds of people lined the shores of Oxford Lake Thursday morning for the Kids Invitational Fishing Classic — a fishing tournament that seems to be undergoing a growth spurt.