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. Read the full story
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. Read the full story
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.
From being the 16th surgeon general of the United States to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Anniston native has served and helped many people over the years. But he recognizes that education made all his accomplishments possible.
Dr. David Satcher, 16th surgeon general of the United States and an Anniston native, will headline Hobson City’s Black History Month event Saturday.
Educators had long criticized the state’s plans to assign each school a letter grade, but Calhoun County Schools Superintendent Joe Dyar said this year’s grades might prove useful.
The program takes 18- to 24-year-olds who are in some form of the justice system, and it provides them with courses and support to get jobs.
The regional commission overseeing the Hobson City project still needs to find contractors qualified to repair the homes, Mayor Alberta McCrory and others involved in the work said Monday.
A judge on Monday set a $100,000 bond for a Hobson City man who allegedly shot and killed another man at a party Saturday night, Calhoun County’s sheriff said. Twenty-four-year-old Tavarrius Breon Lucas remained jailed Monday.
The Town Council voted unanimously to approve spending as much as $625 on the two lights, which hang from street lamps. It’s unclear exactly how much the lights will cost.
A Hobson City man was jailed and charged with murder after allegedly shooting and killing another man following an argument at a party, according to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.