In the early winter of 1917, he was with the U.S. Army’s 42nd Infantry Division, which had just arrived in Europe. By early January, Champion must have developed a cough, one so bad he landed in a field hospital.
Managing Editor of The Anniston Star
Today, a century after his death, William Champion rests at Anniston’s Edgemont Cemetery, in the section set aside by the City Council after the Great War for use by the American Legion. Champion’s are the oldest remains buried there, under the easternmost row of headstones.
An Alabama law passed last year that prohibits the “disturbance” of monuments, memorial buildings and other structures didn’t stop the tornado that slammed Jacksonville last month.
The Master Gardeners, the county’s horticultural volunteer corps, are hosting the group’s annual plant sale Saturday to raise money for its work with girls in a special program at Coosa Valley Youth Services.
My first view of our living room about an hour after the March 19 tornado pulled off the roof. I'd been watching TV in here when the National …
The modest homes in my Jacksonville neighborhood house retired JSU faculty members, students renting the single-family homes in groups, mid-career professionals and many blue-collar families. Kids from all manner of backgrounds bounce together on backyard trampolines, race their bikes down the streets and catch the bus to the schools on the other, newer side of town. I wrote all that in the present tense, but for many that description is now a thing of the past, a former life.
Nearly two weeks on from the tornado that ripped through northern Jacksonville, hundreds of people are still looking for somewhere to live.
Ed Turner, general manager of the Anniston water Works and Sewer Board, said he hopes the $1.5 million project will be done by the end of the year. It involves replacing three of the board’s sewage lift stations with one new one.