A woman is in critical condition in a Birmingham hospital Saturday after she was shot in the head in a Weaver parking lot, officials said.
Before the Martha Waldrip stood in front of a congregation in Weaver to tell the story of how she came to play piano and organ for 73 years at two churches, she let her organ do the talking, walking it through a rendition of “Holy, Holy, Holy” as the choir sang at the foot of the stained-glass Jesus, arms outstretched.
“Everyone in Weaver seems to work together for the common good of this city and every now and then we have someone go above and beyond,” Weaver Mayor Wayne Willis said by phone Tuesday.
The attorney general’s office, since 2013 when state law was updated to allow for open-carry, has investigated nearly 60 claims across the state for similar violations.
Officials announced closures Thursday afternoon of schools and other services ahead of a winter storm expected on Friday to drop 2 or more inches of snow and sleet over the Interstate 20 corridor.
Eight high school bands — from Weaver, Ohatchee, Wellborn, Alexandria, White Plains, Pleasant Valley, Piedmont, and Saks — will contribute members toward the performance at the Windy City’s November 2017 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade, according to Weaver High School band director Jared Holland.
The interruption was described as “a transmission outage,” meaning that the problem existed between where the company's electricity is generated and the tall, large lines that transmit that power to smaller distributing lines.
Up to 22,000 Alabama Power customers in Calhoun County were briefly without electricity Thursday morning after service to several substations was severed, a company spokeswoman said.
The students, players, coaches, and residents of both Weaver and Piedmont spent this past week preparing and hoping for a win at tonight’s football game.
According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, crews closed a section of the 33-mile paved trail today from Main Street north to Warren Drive to resurface and widen it.
Calhoun County School System officials on Tuesday announced the start soon of renovation projects that will see Saks and Weaver high schools made like-new.
A Wednesday night wreck that sent two children to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham by helicopter happened because an Anniston man ran a red light, officials said Friday.
The Weaver City Council unanimously passed a budget Tuesday night that is projected to leave about $39,600 in the bank while giving city employees a two percent cost-of-living raise.
At Michael Tucker Park, the trail’s end in Calhoun County, Anniston’s Parks and Recreation Department held the Spokes & Strings Bluegrass Festival. One mile north along that trail, Weaver residents and visitors gathered at Elwell Park to shop, eat and listen to live music at the city’s annual Heritage Festival.