Dozens of Calhoun County residents, accused of crimes but never convicted, have been able to get their criminal records cleared under a 2014 law that allows those records to be expunged, according numbers from the Calhoun County Circuit Clerk’s office.
Cleburne County EMS director Tracy Lambert parked one of the new ambulances in front of the Cleburne County Nursing Home to show it off to the county’s hospital board members before their monthly meeting Thursday night.
The agreement had been scheduled to be renewed in October, but the apparent control of the policy, as well as the involvement of the state in how funds are distributed, were points of contention for Superintendent Darren Douthitt, and negotiations with the state delayed action on the contract.
An organizer said the program to draw prizes for Anniston police officers began as an idea to show better appreciation to local law enforcement, then quickly became a community-wide offering of thanks.
A bus branded with the logo of Anniston-based Teague VIP Express carrying 46 passengers to a casino flipped onto its driver side while crossing an icy overpass on Interstate 269 in Mississippi on Wednesday.
Piedmont Elementary School was presented a $650 check Thursday morning for finishing in first and second place in a contest sponsored by the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention.
In a telephone interview after the 90-minute meeting, Mayor Jack Draper said no vote was planned Wednesday, Draper said all the options would be on the table for discussion in a work session next week, with a vote likely in a special called meeting sometime after Thanksgiving.
Archimedes was indeed a wise old owl, known to many years' worth of school classes and visitors to the Anniston Museum of Natural History. But he breathed his last on Monday afternoon.
Wednesday’s ceremony had the feel of a graduation, with commissioners thanking their supporters before retiring to another room for refreshments. But commissioners say they’ve got a big task ahead of them in coming months: addressing overcrowding at the county jail.
Monday’s rainfall in Anniston totalled 3.91 inches, one of the state’s highest measurements of the week, National Weather Service forecasters in Calera said.
Patients can go to Highland’s Jacksonville facility for the program, but that’s no consolation for Linda Moore. “I don’t drive,” Moore said, adding that Highland Health vans had picked her up for the program in Heflin before the cutbacks.
Four members of Anniston’s City Council spent Tuesday afternoon visiting possible new locations for City Hall, a tour that seemed to do little to narrow the council’s list of potential sites.
During the work session prior to the meeting, Robert Richardson,a representative from Alabama Power, addressed the council about the city changing out its old and aging street lamps to newer and more efficient LED fixtures.
City leaders on Tuesday also voted to change the time of the council’s Nov. 27 meeting to 5:30 p.m. on account of the Regional Medical Center Foundation’s tree lighting ceremony in Oxford that same night.