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Alabama farmers, industries, consumers could feel fallout if trade war escalates

Across Alabama, people whose livelihoods largely depend on imports or exports are keeping an eye on what could become an all-out trade war between the U.S., China and even some of America’s closest allies. With all sides escalating the rhetoric, and threats that are sometimes vague, the nature of the conflict often seems cloudy at best. Read more

Calhoun area kicks off committee to revamp old bike and pedestrian plan

The meeting – attended by about a dozen local officials, community residents, and bicycle enthusiasts – is the beginning of the process to update the MPO’s Bike and Pedestrian Plan, which was last modified in 2012. Read more

Hollis boy to play in BPA World Series

Next week Brodie, 9, will play in the Baseball Players Association’s World Series in Chattanooga and his dad, Sam Watts, credits the rock-strewn field that Brodie grew up on as one of the reasons why. Read more

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Sports

From the bunker: Wigington takes lead at Silver Lakes Championship

Gary Wigington eagled two of his last three holes to open up a two-shot lead after a rain-plagued opening round of the Silver Lakes Champio… Read more

Chris Brown: Alright USMNT, you have four years to fix it

If you’re a soccer fan, you’ll know six big name countries — Italy, Netherlands, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Chile and the United States — faile… Read more

Anniston Star All-Calhoun County Boys Golf Team

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Opinion

Editorial: Just call him Congressman ‘Buck’ Rogers

Some of you won’t get the reference in the headline, but in the early ‘80s, a TV series called “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” featured a… Read more

Marc A. Thiessen: The Southern Poverty Law Center has lost all credibility

WASHINGTON -- After years of smearing good people with false charges of bigotry, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has finally been he… Read more

By Michael Gerson: Only values-based conservatives can conquer Trumpism

WASHINGTON -- On the issue of child separation, President Trump had to be dragged kicking and screaming into basic humanity. His initial go… Read more

Features

“What is the greatest truth in your faith?”

With repentance comes everlasting life Read more

An unexpected encounter with premium Italian wines

A few weeks back, Janet Tyson Prosser, proprietor of the area’s only specialty wine store, Tyson Fine Wines and Things in Anniston, called … Read more

'Harry Potter' and the Whitton Boys: Two brothers take a road trip to see the hottest Broadway show since ‘Hamilton’

For years, my brother Jack insisted that I give the “Harry Potter” novels a read. But I held my ground since, after leafing through it in a… Read more

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A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

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UV Index:10 Very High
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