Around 40 people participated in the annual Hobson City Heritage 5K Run/Walk on Saturday. And they were just a fraction of the hundreds of people who turned out for the community reunion afterward at J.R. Striplin Park — the capstone for the town’s weeklong Heritage Festival to celebrate its 119th birthday. Read the full story
Around 40 people participated in the annual Hobson City Heritage 5K Run/Walk on Saturday. And they were just a fraction of the hundreds of people who turned out for the community reunion afterward at J.R. Striplin Park — the capstone for the town’s weeklong Heritage Festival to celebrate its 119th birthday.
More than 300 children from three counties came to the Boys and Girls ClubS of East Central Alabama’s annual back to school bash. The event gave the children one more blast of excitement for the summer, but also free supplies to start their new school year.
Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge said Thursday morning he envisions a world where the Anniston and Oxford metro area is no longer considered one of the most dangerous in the state.
A continued focus on economic development and fostering cooperation among cities in the county was the theme of the second annual State of the Cities event on Thursday.
On Monday night the Hobson City Town Council talked about both immediate quality of life concerns as well as future plans that could strengthen the city’s sense of community.
A severe thunderstorm this afternoon knocked down trees, cut power and damaged buildings across Calhoun County, emergency officials reported.
There will be a plaque dedicated to Torre Mallard in front of a pavilion. Tables will be placed underneath, and behind the pavilion will sit a barbecue grill.
Mayor Alberta McCrory said six people have already signed contracts for the work, which will repair roofs, floors and similar sections of homes that need it. McCrory said she doesn’t know when the contractors will start working.
Three areas in Calhoun County and one in Cleburne County qualify for a new federal program that gives investors tax breaks for putting their money into economic development efforts in low-income communities.
Starting in mid-June, getting food for local charities might be as easy as taking a quick shopping trip to Oxford. An Anniston nonprofit, Feeding Alabama, is set to open its own food bank next month at 175 Sherman Drive in Oxford.
In Calhoun County, voters in November will get to decide on new rules that would ban bingo halls in residential areas. They’ll also be asked how Oxford and Southside should be treated in a complicated, years-long debate about county lines and police jurisdiction.
The Weather Service at 11 a.m. today issued a hazardous weather outlook for central Alabama warning that a few brief tornadoes are possible. Areas north of Interstate 59 are at a higher threat level, according to the service.
Tuesday was the first day of the two-day "Worlds of Work" career expo at the Oxford Civic Center, giving thousands of students from seven area counties a hands-on look at more than 100 different career options available where they live.
The Hobson City charter issue first came to Mayor Alberta McCrory’s attention a few years ago, when she was unable to obtain an ID number the city needed to apply for a federal grant. Now she sees the problem everywhere — in the city’s lack of its own ZIP code, or in the fact that mail to some Hobson City addresses comes back as undeliverable.
The state Senate voted 28-0 Thursday for a bill that would protect Alabama’s oldest black-run municipality, Hobson City, from challenges to its status.