What those lawmakers didn’t anticipate was that the law’s loopholes and the attorney general’s office would essentially make it a heavy nuisance instead of an ironclad deterrent. Read the full story
The city is coming up on an anniversary, and The Star is coming up on an open-house for an expanded plant, and the editorial writer is happy about what those developments mean.
Dozens of candidates for city councils and boards of education threw their hats into the ring Tuesday, the first day of qualifying for municipal elections.
Economic damage inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic is easy to spot as scores of Alabamians remain unemployed, but local municipalities have managed to survive — or even thrive — as the virus continues to spread.
A judge on Friday sent an Ohatchee man’s sex abuse charges to a Calhoun County grand jury after a preliminary hearing that afternoon.
The Gateway to Life Ranch in Ohatchee will give away produce to any Calhoun County resident on Wednesday at Ohatchee City Hall from noon to 2 p.m.
In Ohatchee, Calhoun County's second-smallest town, in the year of the pandemic the virus is both unavoidable and unseen: a real threat but also distant, like news reports of a foreign war.
Local officials are confident that six people have died in Calhoun County after being diagnosed with COVID-19, though it's unclear why two reported deaths last week still aren't part of the state's overall count of coronavirus deaths.
It was a training-mission bomb, but still, when it accidentally fell out of an airplane it landed only 150 yards from a farmhouse somewhere between Ohatchee and Alexandria. It made a pretty big hole in the ground, that's for sure.
The major national retailer is closing stores that show less than robust profit, but apparently that characterization doesn’t apply to the Anniston store — yet.
Oxford Fire Chief Gary Sparks said firefighters got a call at 1:01 p.m. that a fire had broken out at the plant, which makes paper for use in drywall.
The National Weather Service on Saturday upgraded its assessment of the risk to parts of Calhoun County from severe storms expected in the area on Easter Sunday.
Alex Ballard, who grew up in Ohatchee, now lives on the 34th floor of a towering, 53-story apartment building in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic. He's barely left the apartment in weeks.
Alabama Power officials say they prepared ahead of time this week when forecasters predicted another rainstorm for Wednesday night over an already-drenched northeast Alabama.
An Ohatchee woman pleaded not guilty last week after she was charged in September with fatally strangling her elderly father and trying to burn his body.
Local circuit judges scheduled trial dates last month for three men charged with murder within the past six years. According to court documents, the trials are slated for February, March and April.
Xenia Hyatt trained to be a lifeguard for the YMCA, so she was shocked when the first time she got to use that training was in her high school lunchroom.