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Wednesday marks six months since the tornado, and for many in Jacksonville, life is still in flux. Some JSU students affected by the tornado have had a slow recovery, with several just recently returning to some semblance of normalcy. Read the full story
Wednesday marks six months since the tornado, and for many in Jacksonville, life is still in flux. Some JSU students affected by the tornado have had a slow recovery, with several just recently returning to some semblance of normalcy.
Project Pride, a communitywide partnership among local nonprofits, businesses, faith-based organizations and city government, plans to pair federal grant money and local bank loans to fund home repairs for low-income Anniston residents.
The City Council voted on Tuesday to talk with its attorney on ways to solve a controversy it created by recently letting a mobile home locate in a local neighborhood.
A delayed audit from Anniston City Schools could affect the city of Anniston’s bond rating and applications for federal grants, the City Council learned Tuesday.
A Calhoun County judge last week granted a preliminary injunction, finding “good cause to believe” that a plumbing company doing business in Calhoun County had violated the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
The Saints John Lodge 931 of the Free and Accepted Masons of Alabama will host a first responders appreciation day cookout for police and sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, emergency medical workers and other first responders Saturday.
States with lower obesity rates tend to have more policies in schools that ensure students get adequate physical activity and healthy food each day, said John Auerbach, president and CEO of Trust for America’s Health, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit.
Alabama Association of School Boards director Sally Smith and other officials from the AASB gave a short seminar to school administrators from Calhoun and nearby counties as a refresher on religious expression in schools. It’s one of a series of such meetings the group has held across the state this year.
According to the city of Jacksonville, 559 buildings in Jacksonville were damaged in the storm. More than 400 storm-damaged homes now sit under new roofs, though residents are learning that roof repairs are just the start — and that full recovery could take a long time.
In addition to a chicken auction, the event also includes a cakewalk, a baked goods sale and country store, and the profits from all of them go toward running and equipping Cane Creek Community Garden throughout the year.
The first film, to be shown Thursday, is the documentary “hillbilly,” which looks into the long standing caricature of people raised in the Appalachian region.
According to the latest numbers from JSU, 8,479 students enrolled for the current fall semester, just a 1 percent drop year-over-year. The minor decrease is a relief for some JSU administrators, who’d worried the destruction would cause a mass exodus of students and the tuition that supports the bulk of the campus’ annual budget.
City officials learned that local banks offer several loan or grant programs that could help those residents. And several banks have agreed to set up a kind of marketplace Thursday at the Anniston Meeting Center. At the event, residents can talk with representatives from local banks to see what loans or grants they might qualify for.
More than 100 people huddled under a white tent to escape the oppressive September sun in front of the old Cleburne County High School on Friday morning for a ceremony which will turn the former school into an assisted living facility.