In 170 BCE, the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt and the Seleucid Kingdom of Syria went to war. As the Seleucid King, Antiochus IV and his army approached Alexandria, The Ptolemys asked for assistance from Rome. An envoy, General Gaius Popillius Laena, a former Consul of Rome, was sent to parley w…
Anniston’s poverty rate is 29.5 percent; 5.57 percent of Annistonians — 1,213 people — live in public housing. Spin that any way you wish and it’s still awful, a clear indication of Anniston’s health a decade removed from the Great Recession and 20 years after the closure of Fort McClellan.
Montgomery's new mayor regularly makes comments that any Anniston mayoral candidate could borrow for their campaign, comments that sound as if Montgomery’s mayor was discussing the Model City, not Alabama’s capital city.
Nov. 9, 2019, was the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which was built in the 1960s to separate East and West Berliners. Celebrities came to the site to mark an occasion that was both solemn and joyous.
An ongoing debate over the continued existence of the city of Anniston has been the topic of conversation in circles throughout the city and even beyond.
Every weekday at 6:30 a.m., area veterans board the Disabled American Veterans van at the Veterans Assistance Clinic in Oxford and head to the VA Hospital in Birmingham.
Anniston has lived alongside Oxford for more than a century, and never have the neighbors been closer in population size than they are today.
What if the impeachment of the current president is successful? Democrats would give America a pro-life, pro-religious rights, pro-American business, pro-immigration law, Mike Pence. He represents the same political values of Trump, with less of the sin-filled personality drama.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats came up with a strategy that will force congressional Republicans to make an early decision to support Trump or the USA.
I would not draw any conclusions or make any predictions based on the results of the recent Anniston Star’s DeAnniston Survey. The survey was hardly random or scientific. Just as the Chicago Daily Tribune headline, “Dewey Defeats Truman,” was based on a bias of surveying people who had telep…
In the ongoing discussion about the proposed de-annexation of Ward 4, some people not yet heard from are those retired police officers, firefighters and widows who live off pensions from the Anniston Police and Fire Retirement Fund.
The Anniston Star is responsible for reporting the news and calling out faults wherever they exist with the goal of making the communities we cover better.
Based on personal conversations, the recent extreme (hot, dry) weather in Alabama and the Southeast has caused more citizens to discuss climate change. This is a positive development. We must discuss it in order to develop an effective plan of action. The plan must greatly reduce emissions o…
Veterans Day is quickly approaching. It is a day to honor those who have served this nation. I myself am a veteran. I served in the US Air Force from 1982-1988 as a security police officer.
I am excited that the Anniston City Council is considering the strengthening of its licensing process. I am quite willing to pay a higher fee if that will indeed provide more funds for animal control; however, I am hesitant to think that this will solve the issue I see on a daily basis.
It comes as no surprise that administrators spent so much time Wednesday at a student town hall meeting fielding questions about a proposed new on-campus dining hall and accompanying “mandatory commuter meal plan.”
For all the people who are pretending to be shocked at how political deals are made, breathe into a bag and try to get your heart rates down. In political circles, quid pro quo is the coin of the realm.
Anniston chews up mayors, turning what should be an attractive political gig into a four-year marathon of frustration, much of it self-induced. Why? And why does anyone want the job?
With many elections scheduled for 2020, the thing that bothers me the most about politics at every level is that the majority of those who seek political offices do it for selfish reasons. Holding a public office is only supposed to be about doing a civic duty to the town, city, county, stat…
Forward 4 All exists to advocate for positive change for the citizens of Anniston, through whatever approach best addresses several long-ignored issues perpetuated by our municipal government and elected school board.