Some residents of southeastern Anniston have proposed breaking off much of the city and redrawing it into Oxford. Much about how such a move would or could work remains to be seen, but it would have huge implications for both cities. Below is The Star's coverage of the proposal, along with comments from our readers. Add your views to mix by writing to email@example.com.
Attorneys for the cities of Anniston and Oxford aren’t girding up to fight a proposed bill that would transplant Anniston’s Ward 4 into Oxford — not yet, at least.
The author of a proposal to split off much of Anniston and annex the territory into Oxford says his group had extensive discussions about the idea with Oxford’s mayor before news of the effort broke last week.
Opinions on a proposal to pull Ward 4 out of Anniston and plug it into Oxford have been mixed, but some Golden Springs business owners reacted to the news with shrugs instead of shrieks Friday.
A newly incorporated board named Forward 4 All has proposed deannexing all of Ward 4 and parts of Wards 1 and 3 from the city of Anniston, and…
I feel hurt and saddened personally by the proposal being pushed by the Forward 4 All organization. Not only have I lived in Anniston since I …
Remember when the late Gene Stedham, then Anniston’s mayor, pressed the issue? It’s my favorite Leon Smith story — classic Leon — a story of brimstone and political threats. Good times, they were.
A proposal to split Anniston's Ward 4 and surrounding neighborhoods into Oxford would take many valuable industrial properties out of Anniston. That could raise many questions of tax revenue for the city, and of incentives promised to industries.
Regardless of your stance on this issue, its survival is teed-up for Marsh because he’s from Anniston.
While everyone is rightly mulling the potential fallout from an Anniston implosion if the city's Ward 4 redraws itself into Oxford, the asymmetric effect on Oxford is just as compelling.
Anniston’s Ward 4 is ground zero of this land grab. It needs a spokesperson — either to defend it against deannexation or shepherd it into Oxford. It should be Millie Harris.
Blue Mountain blew up twice. Once in 1865 when Union soldiers lit 25 railcars full of Confederate ammunition parked on train tracks adjacent t…