Mayor Bill Baker informed the council of an opportunity to get roads repaved around the brick crosswalks along Center Avenue and Ladiga Street downtown. Baker said the city has received complaints about the crosswalks being too bumpy. Read the full story
“I feel very proud to be an American number one, very proud a member of my family was called on in defense of the great freedoms that we enjoy each and every day, and just to be a part of this community is just a really blessing,” Gary Stewart said. Read the full story
“I feel very proud to be an American number one, very proud a member of my family was called on in defense of the great freedoms that we enjoy each and every day, and just to be a part of this community is just a really blessing,” Gary Stewart said.
Another collective milestone was reached in hundreds of young lives — and one not as young — Thursday as high school graduation ceremonies played out across Calhoun County.
The 29th annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Anniston’s Centennial Memorial Park is set for 11 a.m. Monday, while Piedmont will hold its ceremony at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Veteran’s Memorial Park, located on Memorial Drive.
Around 1,000 cyclists will swarm Calhoun County today (Sunday) as a part of the Cheaha Challenge cycling competition, and their presence will be given priority on several area roads.
A Piedmont man charged with killing his brother-in-law in April opted Monday to waive his preliminary hearing in court, meaning his case will be sent to a grand jury.
Seventy-four Republican House members voted for the bill, three Democrats voted against it. Many other Democrats had already left the chamber in protest when the vote was taken.
The rankings from U.S. News and World Report looked at math and reading scores on statewide tests, as well as graduation rates. But the biggest factor was college readiness – and, in particular, participation in Advanced Placement courses designed to give students a leg up on college content.
While two of the county’s major municipalities, Anniston and Piedmont, have signed contracts for stray animal impounding at the once-more county-controlled Morrisville Road facility, Jacksonville and Oxford have other plans.
Councilman Doug Dickeson suggested the city look into registration fees for owning a pet in Piedmont — which would make it easier for the animal control officer to know strays from pets and generate money for the city.
Weather forecasters are growing more confident that Alabama is at risk for tornadoes this weekend, and the latest models show the Anniston area at highest risk on the morning of Palm Sunday.
The Calhoun County Commission on Thursday approved a contract to accept all stray animals caught by Piedmont’s animal control officer for a fee