Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge has released a statement about a man from Montgomery firing into the air at the soccer fields inside Choccolocco Park. Police say the shooting incident occurred at 6:11 p.m. Saturday evening when a parent was engaged in an argument.
The laying of the wreath followed a message of welcome by Anniston Fire Chief Jeff Waldrep and the presentation of the colors by members of the Oxford firefighters and police officers.
“I think this is going to be the place to go to, and I think people are going to come from Atlanta, Birmingham and all around,” said one of the opening-day customers.
UPDATED: Anniston Schools will be closed to students Tuesday; other local schools are closing or delaying the start of school by two or three hours, due to possible bad weather in the wake of Hurricane Ida.
Big Time Entertainment, the enormous new entertainment complex in Oxford, will open to the public on Monday at 11 a.m., according to the venue’s Facebook page.
The new mountain bike trails at McClellan will host the 2022 state championship race for the Alabama Cycling Association’s high-school mountain biking league.
The Anniston Fire Department received a sizeable grant to hire three additional firefighters, which will allow the department to begin full-time staffing at Airport Fire Station #6 at Anniston Regional Airport, south of Oxford.
Southeast Anniston and northeast Oxford saw the biggest demographic shifts in the 2020 census, becoming less white and more Black and Hispanic than they were in 1990.
The bucket touched power lines, which sent a current through to the wheels and machinery of the lift. Smoke and flames began to rise from the machine as the Oxford Fire Department arrived.
The ghosts of long-gone Model City civic boosters are surely wailing at the news: According to the latest census estimates, Oxford’s population now exceeds Anniston’s.
Oxford announced Tuesday that it will host a new team in the Sunbelt Baseball League -- the Choccolocco Monsters. For those wondering about the name, here's an account from 1969 of the original monster sightings.
Local leaders took another step toward saving the radio system that allows first responders quick, simple communication, though a fix may not soon arrive.
Four COVID patients were on ventilators and 15 were in hospital beds at Anniston’s Regional Medical Center Monday as COVID-19 continues to spread in the least-vaccinated state in the Union.
Calhoun County’s mayors gathered at the Oxford Civic Center for State of the Cities, a yearly update on municipal activity organized by the county Chamber of Commerce.
Several local business owners spoke to teachers Wednesday during the Career Tech Educators Conference, a teacher training event held in Anniston and Oxford this week.