Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago. Read the full story
A proposal for a statewide lottery was in jeopardy in the Alabama House of Representatives Tuesday, as advocates tried to overcome objections from opponents during floor debate. At one point, the bill appeared dead after a procedural vote failed, but supporters were trying to revive it as the evening wore on. Read the full story
The Anniston Star has won five honors, all first-place, for work published in 2018 in the Alabama Press Association Media Awards. Read the full story
A proposal for a statewide lottery was in jeopardy in the Alabama House of Representatives Tuesday, as advocates tried to overcome objections from opponents during floor debate. At one point, the bill appeared dead after a procedural vote failed, but supporters were trying to revive it as the evening wore on.
A Talladega man was indicted earlier this month by a Calhoun County grand jury on robbery and theft charges after he allegedly robbed a Wellborn restaurant at gunpoint and stole a car in January.
Nearly 20 years from the day Fort McClellan closed as a U.S. Army base, the Alabama Army National Guard opened its post Saturday to celebrate Armed Forces Day with visitors.
Alabama lawmakers this year have approved a statewide gas tax increase, told sheriffs they can’t keep money meant for feeding jail inmates and said they want a shot at the U.S. Supreme Court with the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban.
Around 1,000 cyclists will swarm Calhoun County today (Sunday) as a part of the Cheaha Challenge cycling competition, and their presence will be given priority on several area roads.
Much has changed since then. With 21,770 residents by the latest census estimate, the town has lost about 3,000 residents since the base’s 1999 closure. Much of base housing has been converted to civilian neighborhoods.
The biathlon’s founder and director, Paul Hammond, has worked with dogs for more than 30 years in various capacities with the British military, with a private organization that supported the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense, and in his current position as president of Vapor Wake K9.
Local volunteers spent much of Saturday building porches and ramps, making repairs, painting and landscaping at seven homes, including Annie Ball’s, and a soon-to-open grocery store offering free food in Anniston.
Doug Jones, Alabama’s first Democratic senator in 25 years, spoke to a couple of dozen Democratic activists at a fundraiser at Classic Too on Noble Street.
The unemployment rate in Calhoun Country dropped to 4 percent in April, down from 4.2 percent in the same time last year, according to a report released Friday by the Alabama Department of Labor.
About 1,000 cyclists from around the world are set to descend on Calhoun County to take part in the Cheaha Challenge cycling competition this Saturday and Sunday, and it takes an army of volunteers to help keep everyone safe, organized and pedaling.