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Man beaten, bound during Blue Mountain burglary

A Blue Mountain man was beaten and then bound while his house was burglarized by two Anniston men Sunday morning, police said. Read more

Bills aim to dampen cancer’s toll on firefighters

Two bills currently before the Legislature touch on firefighters and their elevated risk of cancer. One bill could help cut down on firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens while another would help ease the financial burden for retired firefighters diagnosed with cancer. Read more

Fundraiser gets local kids into 'Black Panther' screening

More than 100 children from three counties attended a screening Monday of the film "Black Panther" at the AmStar 12 theater in Oxford because of a community fundraiser. It was another in a string of similar fundraisers held across the country to give underprivileged children, many of color, a chance to see a mainstream, blockbuster superhero film with a majority black cast. Read more

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NE Regional: Sacred Heart survives a challenge to win fifth straight regional

JACKSONVILLE — Kia Graves awoke her husband Monday with profound words, and the Sacred Heart basketball coach took them to heart. Read more

Prep softball: Oxford scores 13 in season-opening win

Oxford’s softball team opened the season Monday with a 13-3 win over Cleburne County. Read more

NE Regional: Spring Garden headed back to Final Four

JACKSONVILLE — There are three guarantees: death, taxes and Ricky Austin leading Spring Garden to the Final Four. Read more

Opinion

New kids on the block in the Alabama Legislature

When the Alabama Legislature gathers for its 2019 session, there will be a lot of new faces in the House and Senate chambers. About … Read more

Letter to the editor: Alabama's senators and guns

I beg Sens. Doug Jones and Richard Shelby to do everything in their power to end the rampant gun violence in this country. I underst… Read more

Letter to the editor: God bless America, again

America is going through a testing time. When the times are the darkest, God’s light will shine the brightest. We need to look in th… Read more

Features

Talladega hosts exhibit by the next generation of Gee’s Bend quilters

Tradition from different time periods is the focus of two art exhibits this month. Read more

You need strong bones like your house needs a strong foundation

One of the not-so-wonderful things that can happen to us as we age (face it, there is a long list) is brittle bones or weakening of … Read more

Revelers Krewe takes a bite of the Big Apple

Twenty years ago, Anniston’s Revelers Krewe took guests on a tour of New York City. Read more

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