For many, Halloween means trick-or-treating on the night of Oct. 31 and bingeing on candy for the next week or so. But some local organizations and communities this year are bringing Halloween festivities to town a little earlier and drawing large crowds in the process. Read the full story
The city will hire a new information technology supervisor after the City Council voted in favor Monday night, though the current IT manager had misgivings.
Before Marlon Hunter was accused of rape while playing for Jacksonville State, he was suspended from Western Kentucky’s basketball team.
A Georgia woman this month sued Jacksonville State University and its board of trustees, alleging that the institution’s failure to act resulted in her rape by a JSU basketball player and that university officials shielded the player from prosecution.
Ten of 12 young men charged in the investigation of several alleged rapes at or near Jacksonville State University each opted this month and last to waive preliminary hearings, sending their cases to a Calhoun County grand jury for review.
Hundreds of people dressed in purple walked a mile and back Sunday afternoon along the Chief Ladiga Trail in Jacksonville to shed light on Alzheimer’s disease, one of the nation’s leading causes of death, and to raise money for a cure.
Hot-car deaths began to rise in the 1990s, when auto safety experts realized that riding in the front seat was dangerous for small passengers. When car seats moved to the back, and then in many cases became rear-facing, children were out of sight and sometimes out of mind.
For Connie Thompson, organizer of this Sunday’s East Central Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Jacksonville, the fight to find a cure for the disease has a personal connection.
Work was underway Thursday to repair a damaged portion of a train trestle bridge over Alabama 204 near the Angel community west of Jacksonville.
Everything about the recent arrests of 11 young men on charges of second-degree rape and one on second-degree sodomy in Jacksonville is awful. It is a dirty, trashy pit of accusations and alleged crimes and questionable behaviors.
Jacksonville State University President John Beehler began his 90-day leave from JSU on Tuesday, and a three-person “management team” was set to take over leadership of the university.
At a swift meeting Friday morning, the Jacksonville City Council accepted the resignation of the city clerk and appointed a temporary replacement.
Eighteen months after an EF-3 tornado decimated the church on its way to sweep through Jacksonville, work recently began on a new sanctuary at the same site for a group of devoted churchgoers that has doubled in size since the storm.
The building is at 320 Branscomb Drive Southwest and it’s costing $535,000 — the price the board voted unanimously to pay for the property during a meeting Tuesday night.
A Jacksonville man charged in July with raping a woman opted Tuesday to waive his preliminary hearing, sending his case to a Calhoun County grand jury.