An Anniston nonprofit wants to teach first responders and charities how to better assist homeless people with mental illness through a new federal grant.
A week has passed since students moved into the new mobile homes following about a month of delays while JSU complied with state regulations to use the units. And so far, the new additions to the campus appear to be popular and working without a hitch, some students and university administrators say.
The commission included the pay raise in its approximately $18.5 million, 2019 fiscal year general fund budget. The increase comes after Sheriff Matthew Wade raised concerns in recent months that he couldn’t recruit enough corrections officers to oversee inmates because the starting pay was too low.
Bains Gap Road in Anniston is to be closed temporarily starting next month so crews can replace a drain near a bridge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will close the road, which passes through the former Fort McClellan, from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15.
“The show will go on rain or shine,” a university rep said. “In the event of severe weather or lightning, we will pause the show and direct the audience underneath the stadium for their safety.”
The board unanimously voted to hire Erika Clark, current assistant principal at Jacksonville High School, as principal of the fourth through sixth grades at Kitty Stone. The promotion comes after Clark filed a lawsuit in August 2017 against the board and Superintendent Mark Petersen, alleging she wasn’t promoted to principal of the high school because she is a black woman.
Mayor Johnny Smith said after the meeting that he was pleased with the work all the city departments did to create 2019’s balanced budget, which includes a 3 percent cost-of-living raise for city employees. Last year the council approved a budget with a $150,000 deficit.
Calhoun County’s productivity grew for the second year in a row in 2017, mainly from gains in manufacturing, a recent federal report shows.\
Shirts apparently made recently for Congressman Mike Rogers’ re-election campaign use a Jacksonville State University logo not approved by the institution, a campus spokeswoman says.