Patrick McCreless

According to an Alabama Department of Labor report released Friday, the county’s jobless rate shrank to 6.8 percent in February from 7.1 percent a year ago. Meanwhile, the state’s unemployment rate grew slightly to 6.2 percent from 6 percent year over year.

For years the Northeast Alabama Community Development Corporation unveiled the two homes Thursday to area officials and community leaders. has renovated homes in the county to provide safe, clean, affordable housing for low-income residents while also helping neighborhoods by cleaning up rundown homes. But officials say such services are paid for partially through federal programs facing Trump’s chopping block.

Stringfellow Memorial Hospital’s landlords expect to soon learn details about Regional Medical Center’s recently announced deal to operate its long-time Anniston competitor.

Police Chief Shane Denham said the wreck happened around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Henry Road. The name of the man killed wasn’t available by 6 p.m.

 

The Piedmont City Council approved a pay raise for city firefighters at Fire Chief Mike Ledbetter’s request Tuesday. Ledbetter said the raises were needed to improve firefighter retention at the department.

Calhoun County’s population could shrink by a greater percentage than most others in the state by 2040, according to research from the University of Alabama released Monday.

The school is set to spend $3.85 million to add eight new classrooms and a 140-seat lecture hall to the Cheaha Career Center at the Ayers Campus, according to a press release. 

Make-A-Wish Alabama’s goal is to raise $225,000 for the inaugural event. As of Friday, the volunteers had raised $93,511.

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If the MDA, which oversees development of the former Army post, dissolves and gives the city of Anniston control of its assets, it’s uncertain what would become of the entity’s six-member staff. 

The five-member team from AdvancED, a nonprofit that evaluates K-12 schools across the U.S., announced it would recommend to its governing body that Jacksonville City Schools be accredited for the next five years.

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