Dozens of Calhoun County residents, accused of crimes but never convicted, have been able to get their criminal records cleared under a 2014 law that allows those records to be expunged, according numbers from the Calhoun County Circuit Clerk’s office. Read the full story
Dozens of Calhoun County residents, accused of crimes but never convicted, have been able to get their criminal records cleared under a 2014 law that allows those records to be expunged, according numbers from the Calhoun County Circuit Clerk’s office.
Barbara Gann was busy helping prepare for the Elks Lodge’s usual round of bingo players Monday afternoon, less than a week after Calhoun County voters passed an amendment that may have banned the lodge’s bingo night.
In the months leading up to Tuesday’s election, candidates have argued about everything from a Space Force to whether to hold a televised debate. But one theme has remained constant: rural health care and how to fix it.
Calhoun County election officials say 1,104 of the county’s voters requested absentee ballots by the Thursday deadline to do so, a number that looks more like the turnout in a presidential election year.
Voters on Nov. 6 will pick either Del Marsh or Jim Williams to represent Senate District 12, which covers all of Calhoun County and northern and eastern portions of Talladega County.
“People know about the opioid crisis. They can see the effect in their own homes,” said Seyram Selase, director of the nonprofit Agency for Substance Abuse and Prevention, which organized the local take-back effort.
Brown and Howard are both in the running to represent House District 40, which stretches across the middle of Calhoun County from the Neely-Henry Dam to Rabbittown and dips south through Iron City and Choccolocco.
The Democratic candidate for Congress didn’t allege any wrongdoing by the state, but noted that Alabama had a long history of voter discrimination, and urged people to check to make sure their registration was still active.
The winner in the Nov. 6 midterms will represent a House district that wraps around Anniston like a shepherd's crook, taking in parts of Golden Springs and the former Fort McClellan and sweeping through Saks toward Talladega and St. Clair counties.
The national unemployment percentage has dropped from 4.2 to 3.7 percent in that same time. The statewide unemployment rate rose from 3.8 to 4.1 percent, while Anniston’s grew from 5 to 5.2 percent in the same time period. This comes as both the state and city’s number of jobs grew.
Dozens of people were on hand Thursday as museum officials unveiled the institution’s newly redesigned lobby. Museum donors and local politicians milled around the large rotating metal globe that now dominates the room. Others watched high-definition video on a curved, wall-mounted screen.
Alabama’s 3rd District U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers says he is not terribly concerned about the effect President Donald Trump’s proposed 5 percent across-the-board budget cuts might have in his district, saying the cuts are needed if the deficit is to be kept in check.
Federal officials recently awarded the Alabama Department of Human Resources a “performance bonus” for the agency’s timeliness in processing food assistance applications, according to a news release issued Tuesday.
Damage starts to appear about 70 miles north of Panama City Beach’s city limits, with snapped power poles and fallen trees along U.S. 231. Resources such as electricity, ice, gas and food were limited as most businesses were damaged or closed.
Through the years, Talladega Superspeedway’s rough edges were sanded. Some splashes of paint found their way onto structures. Brick and mortar replaced aluminum siding and tin roofs. But its overall look and the essence of the place didn’t change.