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Rumble on the Loop returned to Oxford this weekend, bringing bikers, charity groups and the legendary Reverend Horton Heat to the Mt. Cheaha Harley-Davidson parking lot. Read the full story
Rumble on the Loop returned to Oxford this weekend, bringing bikers, charity groups and the legendary Reverend Horton Heat to the Mt. Cheaha Harley-Davidson parking lot.
They're unanimously against it, in case anyone had doubts about whether members of the Anniston City Council would oppose a group's effort to have a section of Anniston legally transferred into Oxford. The vote was 5-0 to keep Ward 4 out of the transfer portal.
Just when the federal government is about to start constructing a big U.S. courthouse in central Anniston -- thereby bringing new people and new money to old downtown -- a group comes along that envisions an affluent section of Anniston living up to Oxford's potential via cartographic magic. What could make all that even more interesting? A municipal election in about 53 weeks.
A ceremony was held Saturday for Willie Maude Atkinson ahead of her 100th birthday on Tuesday, in which Draper Street, the street where Atkinson has lived all of her life, was rechristened as Atkinson Drive in her honor.
If you’re looking for a feel-good story in these dog days of August, this is it. It’s not about Anniston deannexation or national politics. It’s simply a story about a new surge of momentum for our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, founded in 1992, and its executive director, Amanda Pinson.
The appropriation was one of 11 items on a consent agenda approved in a single vote by the council during its meeting. That vote was preceded by a work session discussion about requests for aid from the city made by the agency, with some council members indicating that Oxford EMS intended to initiate cost-saving measures.
A Calhoun County jury Tuesday heard attorneys’ opening statements and expert testimony in a Childersburg woman’s lawsuit against a former Regional Medical Center doctor, claiming his failure to diagnose her husband’s condition in 2014 led to his death.
There’s another “new” Quintard Mall on the way. It’ll be the fourth, I think. Oxford is in for $16.5 million over 25 years to help pay for renovation costs — a clear sign that City Hall wants the mall to survive as a mall, one way or another.
“Going to the state Legislature, I’m really having to scratch my head on that,” former Anniston Fire Chief Tony Taylor said. “Who is making that decision that affects not only the police and fire pension, but the residents of Anniston and Oxford?”
Almost 100 chicken lovers — those who were in line at 5:30 p.m. — were selected to survive the night and receive a card redeemable for 52 chicken sandwich combos, which include an original sandwich, waffle fries and a drink, a $325 value.
Oxford and Anniston police announced Wednesday the beginning of an official partnership with federal agencies and prosecutors intended to reduce the number of violent crimes in both cities.
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.
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.
An Anniston man remained in the Oxford City Jail Tuesday afternoon after, police said, he threatened to shoot staff and customers at the Walmart in Oxford on Monday, two days after a shooter killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
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.
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 c…