OXFORD — It’s a scene out of Mayberry, right here in George Pierce’s garage.
Special Olympics USA recently picked four children from Oxford and surrounding areas as the team that’ll represent Alabama at the national Special Olympics next year.
The truss bridge, built as many as 87 years ago but closed for a decade now, isn’t salvageable, the City Council’s members have learned. They hired an engineering firm earlier this year to check those prospects.
Four of five finalists for Anniston’s city manager position interviewed Monday, but City Council members aren’t picking favorites yet. “They were all impressive,” Mayor Jack Draper said after the day-long session finished in the afternoon.
“During any kind of winter storm,” Alabama Power Eastern Division spokeswoman Jacki Lowry said by phone Friday, “the main threat is the weight of snow or ice.”
A Jacksonville lawmaker has proposed a state constitutional amendment that would prevent cities outside Calhoun County from taxing folks living within it.
Lisa Mullinax worked for Anniston for more than 30 years before retiring, 23 of those at the park as secretary to its directors before the city closed the gates. She's back at the park now, which the Calhoun County Commission reopened.
A top candidate for Anniston’s city manager position resigned five days after accepting a job earlier this year in Baton Rouge City Hall, when newspaper reporters raised questions about his resume.
Anniston officials on Tuesday announced they’d narrowed the field of candidates for a city manager position open since August to five men, four of whom have experience in similar posts.