A 45-year-old man who led law enforcement officials on a 15-hour manhunt last week remained in the Calhoun County Jail on Tuesday, charged with robbery and attempted murder, officials said.
Since more warmth and sunshine are in the forecast — temps in the 70s all week with showers expected only Tuesday; a little cooler but sunny all weekend — here are some suggestions for how to spend that time outside.
The 24th annual academic competition for elementary school-aged students pit children from more than 30 teams from schools across central Alabama against each other, according to organizers.
Authorities this afternoon captured a man who fired shots at deputies northwest of Jacksonville on Thursday morning, according to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. The capture ended a day-long manhunt.
Jacksonville State University administrators have hired consultants to fix problems in student loan and scholarship payments that have caused delays and long wait times at the financial services office.
The proposed degree, if it receives state approval, would offer training in a field that’s grown in popularity and need in the past 15 years as technology has improved, some JSU officials, sheriffs and police chiefs say.
JSU officials have confirmed Cherise Peters, vice president of enrollment management, stopped working at the university earlier this month, but declined to specify why she left.
“We speak for those that can no longer speak for themselves,” Joseph Scott Morgan said as he introduced filmmaker Rachel Mills, one of the masterminds behind the A&E network series The Killing Season.
The two audits, prepared by private Anniston firm Edgar and Associates, show the city of Jacksonville had growth in sales tax money and the Jacksonville Water Works and Sewer Board had gains in water and sewer revenue in fiscal 2016 over the previous fiscal year. Also, both audits show the city and the board had no financial problems in 2016.
The 25-acre plot in Baldwin County is named for Saks native Capt. Kyle Comfort, killed in Afghanistan in 2010. It will be featured on the Travel Channel program “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.”
More than 100 people attended the city’s 17th annual Black History Month Celebration Sunday at the Jacksonville Community Center. The event featured prayer, scripture readings and music and dance routines performed by Jacksonville youth.
Police on Saturday evening were looking for a suspect they say shot a man in Jacksonville after the suspect tried to break into a car owned by another man.
Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker will speak at Jacksonville State University March 2.
Jacksonville’s Longleaf Studios on Friday will host the fourth of six movie showings as part of a circuit of such events across the South.
According to the latest available JSU numbers, as of Jan. 1 there were 5,453 university student applicants for the 2017 fall semester, a 31 percent increase over last year.
The family of a Jacksonville man killed by police in 2014 could see a judgment in their favor if the city and its Police Department do not respond in 21 days to a lawsuit, according to court records filed Friday.