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Anthony Cook: Anniston youth not all good, not all bad either
A community-wide effort to address youth violence in the city of Anniston in recent months has generated a lot of activity, conversation and interest. In fact, over my 25 years in journalism, I can’t think of anything that has created as much feedback and consistent offers to help. People all over t
Snow mixed with rain possible Monday night
Heavy rains overnight led to flooding Sunday in Cave Spring's Rolater Park and the city of Rome closed its levee gate at Heritage Park as water lapped at the edge of the road. "The river level went from about 8 feet yesterday to closing in on 22 feet today," Rome Water and Sewer Director Mike Hacket
Christmas decorations damaged, stolen in Jacksonville community
JACKSONVILLE, Ala (WIAT) -- Jacksonville Police are urging the community to be on alert after vandals hit several houses this week. Investigators say they damaged and or stole Christmas decorations. Homes on 11th Avenue, 9th Street, and Louise Drive SE were hit.
Look Back ... to Ohatchee's defeat of Alexandria, 15 to 13. In basketball, 1943
Dec. 10, 1943, in The Star: Ohatchee’s basketball team won a very close game over the Alexandria Cubs two days ago by a score of 15 to 13. Alexandria took an early lead and was leading the Indians 6 to 1 at the end of the quarter, then at the half the Cubs were out in front 10 to 6. The third quarte
Man charged in Oxford woman’s death
Police on Friday said an Anniston man was in custody in connection with the Thursday shooting death of an Oxford woman in Saks. Anniston police Sgt. Kyle Price identified the shooter as 29-year-old Robert Lee Jenkins. Calhoun County Jail’s online inmate roster on Friday afternoon showed Jenkins in c
Calhoun teen flown to Tennessee hospital after Friday night wreck
Floyd County police said a Calhoun teenager, Madison Wiseman, 19, was transported by helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Tennessee from the scene of a one-vehicle wreck on Old Dalton Road Friday night.
Why did Tyler Perry pay off layaways at Walmart? His mom
Tyler Perry says his recent act of holiday goodwill was motivated by someone very near and dear to his heart: his late mother. In an emotional letter posted on the ninth anniversary of losing his mother, Perry went into detail about how much she meant to him, and what he learned from her.
Church choirs, high school theater celebrate the season
Redemption and hope are the themes of performances in three different venues this month. Two are choral presentations to be given in churches; the third is a drama on stage in a high school. All fuel the feeling of joy, salvation and a change for a better world.
Culture meets Cosplay: Rome residents preparing for annual AnniCon event
Many Rome residents have heard of, and attend DragonCon, a multigenre science fiction and fantasy convention held annually in Atlanta. But there’s a similar event, an hour away from Rome, which is gaining in popularity and which offers free attendance and many of the same activities.
Man wanted for child cruelty escapes with two small childen
CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Police in Carollton are on the lookout for a man wanted for several crimes who left with his two small children. Luke Charles Scoggins is wanted for false imprisonment, battery, and cruelty to children. He was last seen driving a 2004 gold/gray Nissan Quest bearing Georgia tag RNU
Report: Police find pills, marijuana
A Rome man stopped downtown for a traffic violation faces felony drug charges after police recovered marijuana and two different types of pills from his vehicle. Clyde Edward Moore III, 32, of 249 Cave Spring Street, was arrested near the intersection of Second Avenue and Fourth Street for driving o
Estimated $2,000 in damages done to park restrooms
The restrooms at the Black and Yellow Playground were damaged earlier this week, with toilets, sinks and mirrors in both the men's and women's bathrooms being broken. The incident at 10 Recreation Drive is believed to have taken place sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Calhoun Re
Arrest records from the Saturday, Dec. 8, edition of the Calhoun Times
The following information concerning recent arrests was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff's Office except where otherwise indicated. All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
BASKETBALL: Ringgold scores Saturday sweep
The Ringgold Lady Tigers, coming off a big, emotional, one-point win at LFO on Friday night, made it seven wins in a row with a 59-44 home victory over Haralson County on Saturday.
Wrong-way driver crashes in Anniston
ANNISTON, Ala. — This week a driver headed down the wrong way on an Anniston highway. According to the Anniston Police Department. Wednesday an officer was about to pull into traffic on Highway 202 when he noticed a driver going in the wrong direction.
Community rallies around Carrollton gym coach in need of kidney transplant
At a gym in Carrollton, young gymnasts work hard building strength and skill – along with life perspective and a sense of gratefulness from their beloved coach. “I love working here, it makes me happy,” said coach Dante Sipp.
Three injured in Haralson County house fire
BREMAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - One killed and eight injured in two separate Haralson County house fires. Haralson County firefighters said the fatal call came in as four people trapped. They raced to the brick home on Jalette Road where five people, including a 4-year-old and 10-month-old, had escape
Look Back ... to a potential location for a new City Hall, 1993
Dec. 8, 1943, in The Star: Anniston housewives this week will be enlisted in the home front war against black markets and in support of price ceilings and other regulations designed to control the cost of living. They will have the opportunity to make written pledges to abide by rules and regulation
Shooting death under investigation in Anniston
ANNISTON, Ala. — A woman's shooting death in Anniston is being investigated as a homicide. The Calhoun County Coroner says 37-year-old Amanda Nicole Kirby, of Oxford, was shot to death. Police was investigating around the 2200 block of Winchester Road.
Calhoun and adjacent counties have “no significant influenza activity reported” for the past three weeks, according to Alabama’s Weekly Influenza Report.
Calhoun and adjacent counties have “no significant influenza activity reported” for the past three weeks, according to Alabama’s Weekly Influenza Report. That report was prepared by the Alabama Department of Public Health, which collects data from outpatient visits to healthcare providers.