Anniston and Birmingham aren’t similar apples, but they’re close enough — in demographic characteristics and challenges — to bind them in a discussion about boosting public education in Alabama’s lower-income areas.
Ben Little’s idea of a Civil Rights Museum, combined with honoring Dr. David Satcher in an institute, and, as Dr. Satcher desires, promoting solutions to the rampant health care needs of our people, can be a unifying cause for our community.
We’ve been experiencing the effects of global warming for some time now, and it’s getting worse every year. Rising sea levels, increased coastal flooding, longer and more damaging wildfire seasons, more frequent and intense heat waves. The increase in extreme weather events. Growing risk to …
The next Something To Do Sunday event will be this Sunday afternoon in the Constantine community in west Anniston.
Is Calhoun County’s longstanding legend about I-20 — a legend that plays perfectly with Anniston's and Oxford's sibling rivalry — true?
Anniston might not have a federal courthouse today if it weren’t for a former congressman who was the first cousin of an influential Alabama attorney, the great-grandson of a Scottish-born Revolutionary War major and the son of a captain in the Alabama cavalry during the Civil War. And that’s not all.
A majority of former Cooper Homes tenants now live elsewhere in Calhoun County; more than half live in other Housing Authority units. The number of former Cooper Homes tenants residing outside of Anniston, either temporarily or permanently, is minuscule.
As a volunteer with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, I got the opportunity last Saturday to attend a cross country meet in support of the Anniston High Bulldog team.
How you judge other people is the same judgment that will come back upon you. That is the reason God told us not to judge. God is the only one who can judge. Amplified Bible says in Matthew 7:1-2: (1) Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and condemned …
Why would someone in the Oval Office pull out a Sharpie and comically gerrymander the projected path of Hurricane Dorian on a National Hurricane Center map? Because he cares about Alabama.
Waking up, I had won the lottery, and I had not even bought a ticket. What do you make of that! I am still amazed that as a resident of Anniston I could be shipped off to Oxford-land without even a nod from me. Sneaky, I would say so. Underhanded, Yep!
What happened to ‘One City One Vision’? Well, apparently the city discovered it needs bifocals instead. But the idea is still a good one.
I, Debra Parker Thomas, do hereby publicly apologize to Jane Cunningham for comments I made about her on Facebook in Feb and March 2018. It was not my intent to imply Ms. Cunningham did anything dishonest in her management of Cheaha Regional Humane Society. Specifically, I retract all statem…
Anniston police Cpl. Shawnette Myers keeps a clear plastic container in the back seat of her car. It contains a green frog, a blue bunny, a white puppy, a unicorn with a pink tail, a brown bear with a green cap, a white penguin and an assortment of other stuffed animals — and, of course, slime.
I saw a post over a court ruling in the 10th appeals court. At issue was how an elector refused to vote for the nominee of his party — in this case, (Hillary) Clinton. He wrote in John Kasich of Ohio. The hilarious thing of this was we all were taught (if history was on the course study) tha…
On Friday, The Anniston Star published two stories that, linked as they are in an intangible way, offer a model for how Anniston might improve its fortunes in the future.
WHITE PLAINS — About three miles from Andy Ward’s office at White Plains High School is a quaint hill ringed with pine trees and blessed with drop-dead views of the Appalachian foothills. It’s the type of place that deserves a cabin and a hammock. It sits on private property, behind a locked…
The plan, Peter Gregerson says, was for a plaque, or perhaps a small statue, to honor the humanity of Etowah County and Gadsden's sesquicentennial. The city got a 6 1/2-story obelisk instead.