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Emergency fund for Anniston City Schools below state mandated level
ANNISTON, Ala. —The emergency fund meant to protect Anniston City Schools in the case of a financial meltdown is below state standards according to information school leaders presented to the Anniston City Council this week.A state law passed in 2006 requires every school system to carry an extra mo
Anniston EMS sues Oxford ambulance service, alleging interference
Mark White, a Birmingham attorney representing Oxford EMS, said “this has all been about somebody that’s mad because the quality of service was so superior to Anniston EMS.”
Gadsden man facing 10 counts of possession of child pornography
A 44-year-old Gadsden man was arrested on August 15, 2018 for possession of child pornography, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin.
School board president sees need for strategic plan
Anniston’s school board president on Thursday requested that board members hold a work session to put in place a strategic plan — an effort that he said would show the public they’re working to combat problems straining the district.“It’s time to create a new culture,” said board president Robert Ho
Meet the Southern Amelia Earhart
In 1927, before anyone had even heard the name Amelia Earhart, Ruth Elder from Anniston, Alabama, attempted to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. The first woman to try the feat, Elder went on to become a Hollywood starlet, while Earhart became an aviation legend and the subject of unending lore.“If Rut
ALERT: Man charged with sexually abusing several minors found guilty
Benjamin Allen Farris, 40, faces life in prison after being convicted of half a dozen sex offenses by a jury Thursday. He will be formally sentenced by Circuit Judge Bo Hollingsworth on Oct. 9.A Talladega County jury of eight men and four women deliberated a little over two hours before returning gu
Bodycam Video Disputes 'Violent Arrest' Rumors Police Say: WATCH
"Everywhere the man was struck, it was how they were trained to do so," he said. "He was not hit in the head or the neck. They did not use their fists. They used their forearms and elbows and knees, just like they are trained to do.
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.
Alabama Pastor Says He's Going to Stand His Ground If Truck Is Vandalized With Racist Graffiti..Again
Screenshot: YouTubeA pastor in Gadsden, Ala., is fed up with racists after his truck was vandalized with racist graffiti, and says the next time it happens, he’s going to “stand his ground”.Pastor K. Solomon Williams, a preacher at Piedmont’s Mount Pleasant CME Church, woke up on Sunday and saw that
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
Democrat stumps through dog days in Senate campaign
Jim Williams, Democratic candidate for Alabama Senate, is outlining some of his policy proposals in a press conference on Thursday in downtown Anniston. (Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
Spotlight on: Allie Mitchell, cheer and tumble coach
Allie Mitchell owns and coaches at Cheaha Cheer & Tumble in Anniston. Cheaha Cheer & Tumble is holding an interest meeting for a CheerAbilities team for athletes with special needs this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Cheaha Cheer & Tumble, 1505 Sentinel Drive in Anniston.What is your background in cheer and
Report: Ruckus in courthouse nets Floyd County man jail time
A 59-year-old Floyd County man accused of fighting in the courthouse was in jail without bond Wednesday night.According to Floyd County jail records:Calvin Lamar Prater, 59, of 1410 Old Cave Spring Road, caused a disruption around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the county justice center, 3 Government Plaza.
Mother asks help after daughter, 4, killed in Paulding rear-end collision
Alora Rose Sell, 4, died after the van in which she was riding was struck from behind Tuesday in the Union community of southwest Paulding County.Special - GoFundMe
Look Back ... to ways to avert a milk shortage, 1943
Aug. 15, 1943, in The Star:Milk producers and distributors of this section held a meeting with 4th District Congressman Sam Hobbs yesterday at the Calhoun County Courthouse to talk about ways to avert a serious milk shortage this fall and winter. Government regulation has frozen the price of milk at
Suspect surrenders after 'active shooting,' chase in east Alabama
Cedar Bluff Police Chief Steve Walden was the first in the area and spotted a white Ford F-150 leaving the home residence at a high speed headed towards the state line on Alabama Highway 9. Walden initiated a short pursuit of the truck but lost sight of it north of Alabama Highway 35 due to excessiv
State launches new investigation into 'Beach House Sheriff' following sexual allegations
"I'm conducting the investigation into Sheriff Entrekin up in Etowah County," Steve Arrington, a special agent with the SBI, told AL.com Tuesday. "It's kind of information-gathering right now for the investigation."
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.
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.