Ever had to spend half a day getting your driver’s license? You chose to go to the state trooper post on your lunch break, but so did everyone else in town whose last name starts with W.
The city of Oxford has grown in leaps and bounds in recent decades and could be poised to overtake Anniston as Calhoun County’s most populated city in the upcoming 2020 census.
Nobody likes to see negative headlines about themselves or their organization, but if/when it happens, how you respond to a crisis situation says as much about you as the headline itself.
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.
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.
An effort by a handful of east Anniston residents threatens to dismantle the city as we know it. But the release of two significant reports could drain the remaining energy from the initiative, or it could refuel the drive to make it happen.
In the past two weeks, three elected officials have made headlines as they face allegations of using their public office for personal gain.
If anyone thought there was no longer a threat of Ward 4 deannexing from the city of Anniston, don’t let the recent quietness deceive you.
There’s no real way to know the emotional state of a caterpillar during its transformation into a butterfly, but it’s not illogical to imagine that it feels like it’s dying.
Traveling south from the former Fort McClellan down Veterans Memorial Parkway, there’s a deep curve with an extreme drop just off the right shoulder of the roadway, about a quarter mile before Iron Mountain Road.
An effort to de-annex the nearly 10,000 residents of Ward 4 from the city of Anniston has a slew of challenges, many of which have been highlighted through reporting by The Anniston Star newsroom.
A newly incorporated board named Forward 4 All has proposed deannexing all of Ward 4 and parts of Wards 1 and 3 from the city of Anniston, and redrawing that defined area into the city of Oxford.
As harsh as it sounds, D. Ray Hill, the new superintendent of Anniston City Schools, wasn’t the Board of Education’s first choice. Board members wanted Matthew Alexander, approving him by a 4-1 vote. He wanted the job, so we thought. But then he declined to sign his contract.
Two weeks ago, Gov. Kay Ivey made an emphatic announcement about Alabama’s prisons crisis: “This problem has been kicked down the road for the last time,” she said.
For several years, Anniston’s storyline has revolved around a few central talking points. One involves public education. Another references violent crime in certain neighborhoods. A third harps on the slow ebb of the city’s population losses. A fourth, however, is gloriously optimistic: the …
Memorial Day is solemn and festive, an odd combination of remembering the nation’s military deaths and celebrating the arrival of another interminable summer. Even the holiday’s roots are complicated by their connection to the Civil War. Sectional feelings die hard.
With an exquisite deed and enormous wealth, the richest black man in America has given our nation something invaluable: an unexpected but much-needed lesson.