Members of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce assembled via Zoom Friday in a virtual version of the chamber’s annual update on the status of the state and local economy. Read the full story
The bill, which has yet to be introduced for addition to the 2021 Alabama legislative session and as yet has no named sponsor, would distribute part of the county’s overhead among cities.
It’s almost springtime, which in Alabama means it’s almost severe weather season, as March through May see the highest frequency of tornado activity throughout the year.
The Oxford City Council Tuesday OK'd an application to the state’s Department of Economic and Community Affairs for 80 percent of the cost to replace the dilapidated bridge.
John Rose began working on the “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith” comic strip in 1998 as Lasswell’s inking assistant. When Lasswell died in 2001, King Features hired him to be the cartoonist on the strip.
Calhoun County residents can get a full tank of gas, a handful of snacks and help local children just by shopping at the SAMCO on U.S. 78 in Oxford next week.
After days of warnings about winter weather — almost all of them aimed at the counties west of the Anniston area — Calhoun County residents woke to a light dusting of snow Tuesday morning, with flakes still coming down.
Most schools in Calhoun County are opening 2-3 hours late Tuesday morning because of possible inclement weather. Cleburne County Schools will close Tuesday, also because of weather.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 20s Monday night, but the Calhoun County area should avoid the freezing rain that is hobbling much of the rest of the state.
The policy change was in response to customers' feedback indicating that they would sometimes choose other restaurants over Cracker Barrel if they wanted to enjoy a beer or some wine.
As of Friday afternoon, no appointments remained available at Calhoun County Walmart stores or other nearby stores in Gadsden and Talladega.
The bill passed the House Tuesday and is headed to the state Senate for final approval, though some fire professionals are concerned that volunteer coverage may not ever be included if it isn’t implemented now.
Cory Etter, who operated the club in the mid-2000s before the responsibility was turned over to Honours Golf, may once again take control of the municipal course.
Several Calhoun County mayors signed an open letter Thursday to the Alabama Department of Public Health asking them to extend hours at vaccination sites, set up Saturday vaccination events, or allow school nurses to administer vaccines in school.
More than 4,000 appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations in Calhoun County were taken within 75 minutes of becoming available online Thursday morning. Some additional appointments will be made available Friday morning.
Dennis Bonner died a month ago, taken from his family on a January Monday at UAB Hospital by this pandemic’s unrelenting disease. He was just 63. COVID-19 has killed roughly 8,000 Alabamians and 450,000 Americans.
A Calhoun County grand jury indicted an Oxford man recently after he allegedly caused a 3-year-old girl’s death and injured her family members in a wreck last year.
Next Monday through Friday, health workers will offer 1,000 shots per day by appointment, beginning at Oxford Civic Center and later in the week at Anniston City Meeting Center and the Jacksonville Community Center.
Hundreds of people showed up Tuesday at Anniston City Meeting Center to get a second COVID-19 shot — the last big step toward some immunity to the virus that has upended American life for nearly a year.