I am a fourth-generation Annistonian, born and raised here. My great-grandfather on my mother’s side was president of the First National Bank of Anniston. My grandfather, James Thomas Gardner, was also president of that same bank. Read the full story
Just a couple of things — having read Kevin Smith’s of Wetumpka post — how is it that when publicly speaking, the Dems seem to never have the truth on their side? Read the full story
The man who slashed the Baby Trump balloon defended his actions last Monday morning on a radio talk show as "taking a stand against evil." Of course he did. To him, the balloon is a symbol of all that is wrong with America. Read the full story
Just a couple of things — having read Kevin Smith’s of Wetumpka post — how is it that when publicly speaking, the Dems seem to never have the truth on their side?
The man who slashed the Baby Trump balloon defended his actions last Monday morning on a radio talk show as "taking a stand against evil." Of course he did. To him, the balloon is a symbol of all that is wrong with America.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The judge is ordering a new sentencing for Nicholas Noelani DanielSmith ... take away the death penalty and give him life?
Recently, Congressman Mike Rogers described a Teletown Hall meeting he had with some of his constituents. Most of the constituency considered Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president a “nothing burger.” The Trump Administration released an edited transcript of the conversation.
My grandmother, Linda James, is called the “Cookie Lady” by the Coldwater Fire Department because she brings them cookies every month. She loves those guys and says she just wants to do something to show them how much she appreciates them being in the community.
Now that Shepard Smith has departed FOX, there is nothing preventing the network from becoming the official 24-7 state-sponsored propaganda outlet. Russia has TASS. China has XINHUA. Iran has IRNA. North Korea has the Korean Central News Agency, and now, America has FOX. Smith's ratings were…
Millions of dollars have been lost in grant money in Calhoun County, all because we don’t have a research university.
To every resident of Anniston: If you live in Anniston, the deannexation effort now underway, though aimed at Ward 4, is a threat to you and to your city and must be opposed. Three points to consider: