Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago
Reading from a prepared statement during the board’s regular meeting, president Steve Smith said he believed board member Jeff Gossett violated the Alabama Open Meetings Act last month by way of emails he’d sent to the rest of the board.
In black chef’s coat and pinstripe pants, Kasie Hairrell leads students between the stainless steel expanse of a restaurant-standard kitchen and an adjoining classroom in Jacksonville. She and her culinary arts students are winning awards for their work.
According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts Tuesday in the Anniston area reached a high of around 35 mph just before 8 p.m.
An Oxford teen charged with two counts of attempted murder in connection with a 2015 shooting at a Jacksonville McDonald’s pleaded guilty on Friday to both counts, according to court records filed on Monday.
The five-member team from AdvancED, a nonprofit that evaluates K-12 schools across the U.S., announced it would recommend to its governing body that Jacksonville City Schools be accredited for the next five years.
“Clearly the most appropriate way to demonstrate his well-being was by placing a hat on top of his head,” Newsome said laughing, admitting that the situation was “a bit ridiculous.”
Lawmakers hope to clip the wings of a state college scholarship program for disabled veterans, after growing use of the scholarship threatened to squeeze other programs out of the state budget.
The House Local Legislation Committee gave its approval to the bill, moving it to the floor despite a lack of support from two of Calhoun County’s lawmakers.
A Glencoe man remained in Calhoun County Jail on Monday after a grand jury indicted him on a manslaughter charge in connection with a wreck that killed a 49-year-old Jacksonville woman last year.
Two men were in the hospital, one with stab wounds, after a Friday afternoon fight in the parking lot of Winn-Dixie in Jacksonville, police say.
Police found no criminal intent and won’t file charges regarding the recent discovery that a pornographic image was accessed through the Jacksonville city school superintendent’s Twitter account, a Thursday police report states.
The movie set for Friday, “I Come From,” follows six incarcerated poets and playwrights who use their art to help guide them to more productive lives.