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5 arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has made five felony drug arrests during the past week, including two on charges of distribution of a controlled substance. Zachary Lynne Mayne, 21, of Croley, Texas, is accused of selling methamphetamine last year in the Chi

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 23:21:00

Talladega police searching for suspect who fled on foot following chase, left behind stolen car containing drugs

TALLADEGA -- Talladega police are looking for a man suspected of stealing a car, attempting to elude, leaving the scene of an accident and several drug charges, according to an incident and offense report available Tuesday. Capt. John McCoy said a patrol officer spotted a taupe 2007 Ford 500 being d

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 01:02:00

Sylacauga man arrested on domestic violence warrant from Tallapoosa County

TALLADEGA -- A Sylacauga man was arrested Tuesday night on felony domestic violence charges originating in Tallapoosa County following a routine traffic stop in Talladega. Cedric Lamont Swain, 36, was arrested as a fugitive from justice and was on his way back to Alexander City shortly after he was

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 23:07:00

Authorities investigating cause of house fire that killed Ragland man Tuesday night

RAGLAND - A 64-year-old man died in a house fire Tuesday night in Ragland. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell identified the victim as George Eddie Beason, who lived alone in the house at 405 3rdAve. A neighbor called central dispatch at 9:24 p.m., saying there was a house fire where an elderly

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 16:39:00

Dollar General remodel adds produce and expanded products in Sylacauga, Ragland

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Dollar General has announced it recently completed a remodel of its stores at 23868 U.S. Highway 231 in Sylacauga and at 26 Ninth St. in Ragland, according to a press release. With an updated layout and design, the stores now offer a selection of produce and expanded frozen

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 22:40:00

3-vehicle accident near Talladega Gran Prix Raceway sends 1 to hospital

MUNFORD -- A three-vehicle accident Sunday near the Talladega Gran Prix Raceway in Munford snarled traffic on Alabama 21, according to Munford Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Ryan Berry. The accident involved a car, a truck and an SUV, and resulted in one person being transported to Brookw

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 23:45:00

Largest paving project in Sylacauga history will begin around May 1

West Fort Williams Street in Sylacauga from U.S. 280 to Alabama 21 is one of the most traveled streets in the city. It is included on a list of streets to be repaved as part of the city's upcoming paving project.Bob Crisp/The Daily Home SYLACAUGA - For the first time in its history, the Marble City

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 01:39:00

Two charged after police find $2,500 in marijuana near Woodruff Farm Road

Two men were taken into custody Monday afternoon after authorities found with more than $2,500 worth of marijuana at an apartment near Woodruff Farm Road, according to Columbus police reports. Devante Hairston, 23, and Keith Kennedy, 20, were taken into custody on drug charges. They were placed into

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-20 19:56:00

SLIDESHOW: Tornado damage in Jacksonville

Local officials reported Tuesday morning that four people were injured during the violent storms that swept across Jacksonville Monday.No fatalities have been reported as of Tuesday morning. But property damage on the Jacksonville State University campus and across north Jacksonville was extensive.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-20 17:12:00

Storm damage across east Alabama: Power outages, volunteers needed in Jacksonville

Damage reported from storms Monday night in Limestone County. (Contributed photo | Limestone County Sheriff) Storms that included tornadoes and large hail ripped through the north and eastern parts of Alabama on Monday night, leaving behind damage to Jacksonville State University and thousands with


Man charged with second-degree rape of 14-year-old girl

A 24-year-old man is charged with a sex crime involving a teen girl. John David Coggins, 24, was arrested Thursday by the Etowah County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said the Gallant man is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at a home on Smith Chapel Road in Boaz. Coggins was arrested after a fa


4 arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has made four felony arrests this week, including a Lincoln man charged with distribution of a controlled substance. According to Task Force Cmdr. Jason Murray, Ronald Reed Hawkins Jr., 28, of Lincoln, was given a $25,000 bon


T.J. Maxx in Sylacauga will hold ribbon-cutting, grand opening Sunday

SYLACAUGA - The grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the new T.J. Maxx store in Marble City Square is set for Sunday. The ribbon-cutting will be at 7:30 a.m., with the grand opening to begin at 8. T.J. Maxx will be the first store to open in the new retail center. There will be refreshments and door


Alexander City Winn-Dixie safe for now as parent company announces bankruptcy

Winn-Dixie's parent company Southeastern Grocers will close 94 stores as it files for Chapter 11 bank bankruptcy. The Alexander City location is not one of the nine Alabama stores it plans to close, something Alexander City Chamber of Commerce President Ed Collari is proud of. "I am not surprised,"


Anniston High School teacher indicted on sex crimes

Shedrick Bernard Long, 46, turned himself in to Anniston police in September after the Calhoun County District Attorney's Office issued warrants on a second-degree sexual abuse charge and a charge of having sexual contact with a student younger than 19 as a school employee, police have said. Annisto


Rape convict sentenced to prison

COLUMBIANA - A man who formerly listed an address in Vandiver recently pleaded guilty to first-degree rape in Shelby County Circuit Court, and will spend the next five years in prison. Phillip Gregory Burns, 49, who currently lists an address at the Shelby County Jail in Columbiana, was sentenced to