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Childersburg police search for man wanted for capital murder
Kev'vakius Jalik Jemison, 19, is a suspect in a homicide investigation that happened Saturday Aug. 11. Around 8:15 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the 1100 block of 4th Street South East. 35-year-old Homer Deshawn Calloway suffered a gunshot wound in his home and later died.
19-year-old wanted on murder charges in Talladega County
The man, 19-year-old Kev'vakius Jemison is accused of fatally shooting Homer Deshawn Calloway at his home in Childersburg on Aug. 4, said Chief of Police Richard McClelland.
4 men jailed on meth trafficking charges after undercover drug sting in Shelby County
Desmond Corderro Bean, 30Antwaun Rashad Mann, 23Derry Karl Yowe, 33Steven Marcus Adams, 26
10 pounds of weed, pound of meth seized in raid; 4 jailed
The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, along with a tactical unit, carried out a search warrant Aug. 8 at a Harpersville home in the 300 block of Bridle Trail. The search, said task force commander Capt. Clay Hammac, resulted from undercover operations in which illegal drugs were bought at t
Tractor Supply in Talladega will hold ‘Out Here With Animals' on Aug. 25
TALLADEGA --On Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tractor Supply in Talladega will host animal adoptions and a pet supplies drive as part of “Out Here With Animals,” its monthlong event for animals of all kinds and the people who care for them, according to a press release.Community members a
Authorities seize more than a pound and a half of methamphetamine
COLUMBIANA, Ala. (WIAT) -- Four men were arrested Wednesday, Aug. 8 as authorities served an arrest warrant in in Shelby County.
BAND NEWCOMERS: Talladega College band freshmen hard at work preparing for first year with Marching Tornadoes
Freshmen joining the Talladega College marching band have been on campus practicing to get up to speed for when the rest of the band arrives. The band boasts almost 300 members and plays in festivals and competitions all over the country. Students begin classes at the Talladega College on Wednesday,
Sexual abuse case against Benjamin Farris goes to jury
TALLADEGA COUNTY --A Talladega County jury of eight men and four women will resume deliberations today at 8:30 a.m. in the case of a Sylacauga man accused of sexually abusing four girls.According to Chief Assistant District Attorney Christina Kilgore, the panel spent about one hour and 15 minutes be
Talladega City BOE will hold called meeting Friday morning at 8
The Talladega City Board of Education includes (from left) Mary McGhee, Jake Montgomery, Shirley Simmons-Sims, Chuck Roberts and James Braswell.Tucker Webb/The Daily Home
HOT BLAST: The return of 'In God We Trust' signs in Alabama
Now that school is back in session, take a moment to look around your child's campus and see if you can find a "In God We Trust" sign prominently displayed.If so, you can thank the Alabama Legislature. (Or criticize it, if that's your preference.)Remember that state lawmakers this spring OK'ed legis
Jury selection begins for man charged with sexually abusing girls age 5-17 in Talladega County
Jury selection has begun in the trial of Benjamin Allen Farris, 40, who is accused of sexually abusing four girls ranging from 5 to 17 years old at various times between 2013 and 2017.
Anniston firefighters douse burning trailer in Blue Mountain
Anniston firefighters put out a blaze that destroyed one trailer at a mobile home park in Blue Mountain Tuesday morning.Firefighters say that around 9:10 a.m. they were called to the Shady Grove trailer park on West 34thStreet, where the trailer at Lot No. 20 was in flames. Not long afterward, the f
2 Alabama cities on list of worst places to raise children
24/7 WallStreetlooked at a number of education, health and safety measures to determine where children face the greatest struggles. The ratings include information on preschool enrollment and high school graduation rates, as well as access to areas for physical activity and violent crime rates.
Talladega commission grants tax abatement to speedway for $50 million infield transformation
TALLADEGA COUNTY --On Monday, the Talladega County Commission agreed to approve a tax abatement for major additions to Talladega Superspeedway.A$50 million “transformation” of the infieldat the speedway will include lots of renovations and additions that are set to coincide with the track’s 50th ann
Delta man killed in crash on Alabama 9
A Delta man died Monday afternoon in a crash on Alabama Highway 9 near Lineville, according to state troopers.Stephen Dwayne Green, 57, was traveling south near the 201 mile marker about 12 miles north of Lineville at 3:25 p.m. Monday when his 1999 Ford F-150 collided with a 2018 Dodge Ram headed no
Company reports $25,000 in credit card fraud
A business on the Calhoun County line near Eastaboga reported $25,000 in fraudulent charges on a company credit card last week, according to a report filed by the Sheriff’s Office.Chief Deputy Jon Garlick said a company called Max Holdings reported the alleged theft of $25,000 by a contractor who wo
Talladega Civil Service Board dismisses 2 appeals by same employee due to technicalities
TALLADEGA --The Talladega Civil Service Board dismissed two termination appeals filed by the same employee during a called meeting Monday.However, the panel will likely be taking up the same case in the future, according to attorney Mark Owsley.Owsley said Public Works employee Casey Waites Jr. was
Benjamin Farris trial: Alleged victims testify against man accused of sex crimes
TALLADEGA COUNTY --A Talladega County jury of eight men and five women heard testimony from state’s witnesses all day Tuesday in the trial of Benjamin Allen Farris, 40, who is accused of rape in the first degree, sexual abuse in the first degree, sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 and sodom
Engineer gives update on Old 280/Shelby County 11 intersection - Shelby County Reporter
COLUMBIANA– County Engineer Randy Cole updated the Shelby County Commission at its meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, about two local road projects.Cole told commissioners that complaints have been received about the intersection of Shelby County 280 (Old Highway 280) and Shelby County 11 in Chelsea, and t
57-year-old dies in two-vehicle Clay County crash
State Troopers say Stephen Dewayne Green, of Delta, was driving south on Hwy 9 when he collided with a driver traveling north. Green was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.