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Army decision on armored vehicle could affect Anniston for decades

INSIDE THE ARMY’S PERSONNEL CARRIERSM113Ubiquitous on the battlefield Vietnam, the Army’s M113 personnel carrier was intended to carry troops to the front lines. It’s still a major part of the Army’s armored units, though in recent wars the M113’s lack of strong armor has restricted its role. Many o

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-18 23:08:00

Alabama bicentennial exhibit tells a story of perseverance

Alabama’s story of rising to a territory and then statehood is well worth studying. Many inhabitants achieved and struggled on its land to shape it as we know it today. There were victories, hardships, conflicts and — most important — perseverance before Alabama achieved its identity.To reflect bac

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-19 14:00:00

Gadsden man arrested, suspected of trafficking drugs

Pierre Stephone Peoples, 32, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, police documents state.

WVTM13.COM - 2018-08-18 14:06:00

Travelin' with Joe: White selling belief to start at Anniston

Editor's note:High school football practice is under way, and Anniston Star Sports Writer Joe Medley has grabbed his pen, notebook, recorder and cell phone as he hits the road and visits every Calhoun County school’s football practice before the season begins. This is Joe's final report from the roa

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-19 01:18:00

Fire at large aluminum smelting plant in Steele, AL

Steele, Ala —Steele Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the area of Steele Station road at Real Alloy Saturday afternoon.The fire was at a large aluminum smelting plant and was initially reported as very dangerous.Everyone got out safely and no injuries were reported. All hazmat items w

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-08-18 21:00:27

Gadsden man charged with possessing child pornography, officials say

Bryon Matthew Sharit, 44, was arrested Aug. 15 by investigators. He has been charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, investigator Adam Chapman said.

WVTM13.COM - 2018-08-18 14:40:00

Community gathers for Hobson City 5K, heritage festival

HOBSON CITY— As a child in nearby Heflin, Rita Chandler visited Hobson City often with her family. Founded in 1899, the history of one of the oldest black incorporated towns in the country left an impression on her.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-18 23:17:00

Joe Medley: Perfect that Case to coach in stadium with his name on it

Jacksonville State has done nicely with facilities naming in recent years, putting Bill Burgess’ name on the football field and Bill Jones’ on the basketball court.Maybe the most appropriate aspect of Jim Case’s name on the new baseball stadium is, he’ll get to coach in it. Lord knows, he’s waited l

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-17 23:11:00

Streetscape consultant hopes Oxford will keep vintage traffic lights in use downtown

OXFORD— Oxford leaders took down several vintage traffic lights last year as part of the city’s downtown renovation project. Crews replaced them with stop signs, and so far, the City Council has yet to decide whether they will put the antique signals back up.Barrett Williams, a Missouri resident and

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-18 22:44:00

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.”


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)


Talladega man charged with capital murder in Childersburg slaying

A Talladega man was being held without bond today after being charged with capital murder in Childersburg.Kev’vakius Jalik Jemison, 19, of Jackson Trace Circle, turned himself in Thursday evening, according to Childersburg Police Lt. Kevin Koss. He was denied bond Friday morning by Talladega County

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-17 20:13:00

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.

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BBQ restaurant opens in Attalla

The business’s owners Craig Cantrell and Steve Cole met at work, where they took lunch breaks at the same time. When Cantrell asked Cole about welding him a grill, the two began talking about smoking meat and discovered that they both dreamed of owning a small barbeque restaurant. Cole found a build


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

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20-year-old shot in face; Talladega Sheriff’s Office investigating

The victim was walking along the 1400 block of Plantersville Road around 11 p.m. when a grey car drove by and someone inside it fired a shot at the victim, hitting him in the side of the face. No description of the shooter and no further description of the car were available today, Jones said.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-17 21:27:00

Authorities: Facebook post about gun-weilding man on Grist Mill Road partially true

Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies did investigate a report of a man standing on the side of Grist Mill Road earlier this month, but a social media post purporting to describe what happened is not entirely accurate, according to Chief Deputy Josh Tubbs.The author of the Facebook post says she was d

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-17 23:30:00

Police Report for Aug. 17

A Kay Boulevard resident reported a burglary between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, resulting in the theft of an Xbox One gaming system and 50 games, a 9 mm Taurus pistol and a tablet device.


Jacksonville leaders talk street department, parks and rec spending in 2019 budget

The council decided to add $30,000 to the draft budget for a mechanic at the request Stanley Carr, superintendent of the street department. Carr said the department has been without a designated mechanic since last year and has had to rely on the city’s carpenter to handle basic vehicle maintenance


Travelin' with Joe: Veteran coach has aces to play in his final season Weaver

Editor's note:High school football practice is under way, and Anniston Star Sports Writer Joe Medley has grabbed his pen, notebook, recorder and cell phone as he hits the road and visits every Calhoun County school’s football practice before the season begins. This is Joe's final report from the roa