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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.
Many other places around the country have found environmentally clean, small-footprint success in revitalizing their economies by creating designated routes for recreational bicyclists of all skill levels.
The Alabama Historical Commission this month awarded a $5,000 grant to Hobson City, money the town’s mayor says will be spent restoring the building now used as Town Hall.
For $14.25 an hour, a man with the right stuff could become Hobson City’s new and exclusive peace officer — but for no more than 16 hours each week.
The Boys and Girls Club of East Central Alabama held an open house Wednesday for its new building between Norwood Homes and Norwood Park. The approximately 5,000-square-foot building is more than twice as large as the previous Norwood club building.
Mayor Alberta McCrory said she could not share the plan for how she and the town’s other elected officials will spend taxpayer money because that plan is still under construction.