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.” Read the full story
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.
When Jermelle “Jeh Jeh” Pruitt talked to graduates of the Dannon Project, a life skills program for young men and women, during a ceremony Friday, he compared obstacles to Darth Vader in a football helmet.
A 17-year-old from Lincoln was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the face Thursday night after what Calhoun County’s sheriff says was likely a drug deal gone wrong in Hobson City.
Staff and volunteers of the Dannon Project, a post-jail rehabilitation program, held a four-hour-long rally at Zinn Park Saturday.
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.