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Jacksonville judge: City court needs help handling rise in traffic tickets
JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville City Council heard Monday that the number of traffic tickets being written in the city has increased substantially, leading to the need for an additional magistrate to help manage all the fees being paid.
Updated sketch released of suspect in 2013 rape of 67-year-old woman (free content)
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office has issued a more detailed, updated sketch of the suspect in an open robbery and rape case from 2013. The governor’s office has also offered a $10,000 reward for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect
This Calhoun County family decks ALL the halls
J.D. and Debbie Hess of Saks are a very public-minded couple. J.D. just won a seventh term on the Calhoun County Commission. Debbie taught at Oxford City Schools for many years before retiring in 2000, and now serves on the Calhoun County Board of Education. And every Christmas, they decorate their
Former officer says he was following training in debated 2014 stop
A former Anniston police officer at the heart of a federal lawsuit says he left the department after it failed to back him on his decision to stop and question a woman walking down a street — a stop he said was in keeping with police training.
Alabama armed drug dealer sentenced to 10 years in Federal Court
TOXEY, Ala. (WPMI) — United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that William Nicholas Hearn, 44, of Toxey, Alabama, was sentenced Wednesday for his possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm. Hearn pled guilty
Calhoun County home sales up 8 percent from one year ago
Sales: Calhoun County residential sales totaled 125 units during November, up 7.8 percent from 116 sales in the same month a year earlier. November sales were down 23.8 percent compared to 164 sales in October and were 27.6 percent above the five-year November average of 98 sales. Another resource t
Gunshots hit downtown Anniston buildings in Sunday morning fracas
Two Noble Street businesses and a car were hit by gunfire in a Sunday morning incident, police and a local business owner say. “I’m going to have to get a flak jacket,” said Jim Johnson, owner of Lance Johnson Photography near the intersection of 12th Street and Noble.
3 Alabama prison officers arrested
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say three Alabama correctional officers who worked at two different prisons have been arrested on corruption charges. The Department of Corrections says two officers from the Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton are charged with using their jobs for personal
Alabama sheriff agrees to plead guilty to federal tax charge
Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin today agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor tax charge. Franklin was charged with willful failure to file a tax return in federal court for the Northern District of Alabama, court records show. The sheriff failed to file a 2015 tax return with the Interna
Concerts for the holidays, and beyond
Just as the Star of Wonder guided the Three Kings to the Christ Child’s manger, just think: Our calendars are schedules of wonder, too! The number of holiday events is amazing. The calendar is full as plays, concerts and parades guide us toward the Christmas spirit.
Prep basketball: Anniston rolls to sweep of Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE — The Anniston varsity boys and girls went into Jacksonville Monday night and earned blowout victories over the Golden Eagles. Anniston Boys 69, Jacksonville 36: The Anniston boys used a 22-4 first quarter to get an edge on Jacksonville then never let off the gas.
These Are The 10 Poorest Cities In Alabama For 2019
We used science and data to determine which places in Alabama are basically dead broke. Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the poorest places in Alabama.
Mother Of Alabama Star Says He’s Returning For Senior Year
Next year’s Alabama Crimson Tide team will have a familiar face leading the linebackers corps. According to the Montgomery Advertiser, the mother of Alabama star LB Mack Wilson, Sandra Wilson, revealed that her son is planning to return to the team in 2019 so he can get his college degree and win an
VIDEO: Michael Cohen’s sentence, Tariffs impact on Alabama, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle in studio and more on Guerrilla Politics …
Breitbart News TV editor and Yellowhammer News contributor Jeff Poor and Calhoun Community College professor Dr. Waymon Burke take you through this week’s biggest political stories, including:
Chattooga County Fugitive Found Trafficking Drugs in Nearby Alabama
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a 60 year-old fugitive from Chattooga County, Floyd E. Wells, of Centre, for drug trafficking charges this week. According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, investigators were initially looking for Wells on a fugitive from justice warrant based on existi
Woman, 64, shot and killed in Birmingham’s Southside Saturday night
An investigation is underway after a woman was shot and killed in Southside over the weekend. The deadly shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of 17th Avenue South. Birmingham police homicide Sgt. Field Morton said investigators have not determined a motive.
Look Back ... to the new owner of an historic Anniston home, 1993
Dec. 15, 1943, in The Star: The Christmas holiday break will commence for Anniston and Calhoun County schools at the end of the instructional day on Friday, Dec. 17, and classes will resume on Dec. 29 (county schools) or on Jan. 3 (city schools). It’s expected that the full week before Christmas wil
Hemp farming coming to Alabama but still months away
Alabamians should be able to grow and process hemp as an agricultural commodity because of the farm bill approved by Congress last week, but there are still governmental hurdles ahead before they can get started.
Man wanted in North Georgia deadly shooting apprehended in Alabama
A man wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting in North Georgia was taken into custody in Alabama. About 8 hours elapsed from the time Gordon County sheriff’s deputies found a man’s body at a home near Calhoun and Justin Blake Martinat, 29, was apprehended, authorities said. A manhunt beg
New School Named Transfer Option For Alabama QB Jalen Hurts
This weekend was a big one for Jalen Hurts, as the Alabama quarterback graduated from school. He got a raucous ovation as he walked across the stage. Hurts, Alabama’s starting quarterback in 2016 and ’17, became the backup this past season. Tua Tagovailoa took over the starting gig in the national t