Local officials in recent weeks have been talking increasingly about creating a bigger landmark in honor of Dr. David Satcher, one of Anniston’s most famous former residents. Satcher hopes the institution will encourage active lifestyles, spread accurate information about health and recognize black leaders in medical research. Read the full story
Mayor Alberta McCrory said Monday that Hobson City has received a $30,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help pay for a survey of the city’s water infrastructure, which has long drained city finances and raised residential water costs. Read the full story
A ceremony was held Saturday for Willie Maude Atkinson ahead of her 100th birthday on Tuesday, in which Draper Street, the street where Atkinson has lived all of her life, was rechristened as Atkinson Drive in her honor. Read the full story
Mayor Alberta McCrory said Monday that Hobson City has received a $30,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help pay for a survey of the city’s water infrastructure, which has long drained city finances and raised residential water costs.
A ceremony was held Saturday for Willie Maude Atkinson ahead of her 100th birthday on Tuesday, in which Draper Street, the street where Atkinson has lived all of her life, was rechristened as Atkinson Drive in her honor.
About a dozen local residents and leaders sat down Friday at Hobson City's FEMA Building, a school-gym-style structure behind the Town Hall, for a forum on the problems of the area’s smallest towns.
Hobson City kicked off its weeklong Founder’s Festival Monday with a Bible story about Esau and Jacob — two brothers who didn’t get along.
Willie M. Bates Atkinson is 99 and has lived in Hobson City for her entire life, next to the house she was born in on Draper Street. The path to her front door has flowers lining the way, and there is a comfortable sitting area inside.
The ZIP in ZIP code is an acronym for "zone improvement plan," but in the eyes of Hobson City Mayor Alberta McCrory, the plan needs to be improved a little more -- namely, by giving her town its own set of digits.
Calhoun County's seven mayors spoke at the Chamber of Commerce’s yearly “State of the Cities” event Thursday, where leaders of the area’s seven cities give the public an overview of progress in their towns. Topics ranged from the massive to the mundane
The Dannon Project is a Birmingham-based nonprofit that helps nonviolent offenders leaving jail and prison reintegrate with society. The group awarded certificates to 15 new graduates in Hobson City on Friday.
When Alberta McCrory showed up at the Mayors’ Conference on Entrepreneurship in Kansas City this year, organizers handed her a nametag that identified her as “mayor of Anniston.” Oops. Not quite.
After Calhoun County Training School was absorbed into Oxford’s public school system, alumni weren’t about to let memories go dormant — they gather on their old turf every two years for a reunion. Their 17th such meeting began this morning.
Calhoun County Training School's 17th reunion will include a breakfast banquet on Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Anniston City Meeting Center and a parade through downtown Hobson City on Saturday at 11 a.m. After the parade there will be a picnic at Hobson City Park at 1 p.m.
A nonprofit group with Anniston-area roots last year produced its first documentary film, on African-American history in Lowndes County. Its second production, on Hobson City, is in the works now.
Weather forecasters are growing more confident that Alabama is at risk for tornadoes this weekend, and the latest models show the Anniston area at highest risk on the morning of Palm Sunday.
The town is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year and in tribute the event’s emcee, Montressor Sudduth, called Hobson City “the sweetest city for a black man to work, play and live.”
Hobson City’s black history program Saturday will include the usual dose of history, but in what might be regarded as a look to the future, will include a presentation about home ownership, too.
Two board members and the chief executive of Health Services Center, an HIV clinic in Hobson City, were barred from working with the clinic by court order last month, court records show.