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.
Alabama has known shame before, deep, embedded embarrassment that lingers like a chronic disease. But nothing since the days of George Wallace and Bull Connor has shrouded Alabama with as much shame as the anti-abortion bill Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law Wednesday.
The Army closed Fort Devens, about an hour’s drive from Boston, in 1996. It closed Fort McClellan three years later. The unmistakable redevelopment differences that separate these two former military posts remain firmly in place. And the reasons are clear.
In state capitals all across the land, Republicans are gleefully using women as pawns in their political game. So deep is their desire to overturn the Roe v. Wade abortion ruling that they’re oblivious to their lunacy.
Let’s thank Alabama Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, for his despicable comments about the state’s proposed abortion legislation. He’s done us a favor.