The Alabama Senate is set to take up debate about a wide-ranging lottery and gambling bill by Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston — but some of Marsh’s colleagues in the House are taking a wait-and-see approach before supporting the plan.
NASA successfully landed its fifth rover on Mars on Thursday afternoon, marking what local science experts say is a step closer to one day sending a human there.
After days of warnings about winter weather — almost all of them aimed at the counties west of the Anniston area — Calhoun County residents woke to a light dusting of snow Tuesday morning, with flakes still coming down.
Most schools in Calhoun County are opening 2-3 hours late Tuesday morning because of possible inclement weather. Cleburne County Schools will close Tuesday, also because of weather.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 20s Monday night, but the Calhoun County area should avoid the freezing rain that is hobbling much of the rest of the state.
As of Friday afternoon, no appointments remained available at Calhoun County Walmart stores or other nearby stores in Gadsden and Talladega.
The best times of her life were some of the hardest, and she didn’t allow those hard moments to change her character, Ciara Smith, Anniston’s youngest elected city official said.
Several Calhoun County mayors signed an open letter Thursday to the Alabama Department of Public Health asking them to extend hours at vaccination sites, set up Saturday vaccination events, or allow school nurses to administer vaccines in school.
More than 4,000 appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations in Calhoun County were taken within 75 minutes of becoming available online Thursday morning. Some additional appointments will be made available Friday morning.
Next Monday through Friday, health workers will offer 1,000 shots per day by appointment, beginning at Oxford Civic Center and later in the week at Anniston City Meeting Center and the Jacksonville Community Center.
Hundreds of people showed up Tuesday at Anniston City Meeting Center to get a second COVID-19 shot — the last big step toward some immunity to the virus that has upended American life for nearly a year.
State health officials announced last week that they’d expand eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine to new groups, including teachers and people 65 and up, beginning Feb. 8.
They’re permanent members of a transformational club: African-Americans who integrated the very universities that symbolized the privileged within our once-segregated society.
Starting Feb. 8, Alabama will offer COVID-19 vaccines to people aged 65 and up and to essential workers including teachers, grocery store employees and corrections officers.
Louis Bass, chief executive officer of RMC, has remained a calm voice of well-informed reason through nearly a year of the pandemic.
There will be enough vaccines on hand for everyone who got a shot the first time around, and officials are not expecting the long lines that marked the January event.