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Coroner identifies man killed by deputy in Monday shooting

A Calhoun County sheriff's deputy near the scene of a shooting in which a deputy shot and killed a man Monday morning. (Kirsten Fiscus/The Anniston Star) The Calhoun County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified a man shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy near Piedmont on Monday morning. Coroner Pat

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 16:05:00

Anniston city clerk to leave in October

Anniston City Council members learned Monday that longtime city clerk Alan Atkinson is resigning, putting on their shoulders the responsibility of filling two critical City Hall positions at once. Former City Manager Kent Davis resigned last month. The city is accepting applications for that positio

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 01:13:00

SHERRY KUGHN: Chaplain program helps patients and volunteers

I had a chance last week to talk to several volunteers at an appreciation luncheon. It honored those who volunteer for Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center's Chaplain Services program. Eight of the volunteers were set to receive a five-, 10-, or 15-year pin. Several others already had pins for

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 17:59:00

Hillgrove athlete continues Kick-It for Children's Cancer campaign

Jason Pierce, a punter and kicker for the Hillgrove Hawks is raising money again this season with his team for children's cancer research. This year his goal is $3,000 as he hopes to make a total impact of $5,000 for the Kick-It for Children's Cancer Program with Hillgrove High School. Special to th

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 00:47:00

'Mini Satans:' Naval Hospital employee insult newborns in social media posts

A couple of Navy hospital employees face military justice after inappropriate social media posts involving newborns. (Source: Facebook/WJAX/WFOX/CNN) JACKSONVILLE, FL (WFOX/WJAX/CNN) - A Naval hospital said the actions of a couple of hospital staffers will be handled by "military justice." The state

WAFF - 2017-09-19 17:51:44

Spotlight on: Jacob Shearer, NHC Place

Jacob Shearer is the new administrator at NHC Place, an assisted living facility in Anniston. Although he is new to the area, he is very familiar with the company, as he has worked at their facilities in other locations, and Shearer's father has worked with the company for over three decades. How di

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 13:00:00

Look Back ... to 2 sides of incineration question, 1992

Sept. 19, 1942, in The Star: The date fell on a Saturday during a time when The Star didn't publish on that day of the week. Sept. 19, 1992, in The Star: Although the Piedmont Bulldogs were trailing Alexandria 15-14 at halftime, they found the strength and ability to come out on top at the end, 54-2

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 05:11:00

Auburn graduate starts new delivery service

For recent Auburn graduate Harrison Evola, starting a business has been a goal since age 16. Today, he has created a new kind of delivery service that goes beyond just food. Building on his background working in the delivery industry, Evola's vision of a multi-faceted and affordable service emerges

AUBURN PLAINSMAN - 2017-09-19 14:32:05

Which Wich sandwich franchise to open in Tiger Town this October

Which Wich, a specialty sandwich chain that aims to offer improved versions of classic lunchtime favorites, will be opening a location in Tiger Town in late October. Inspired by the traditional bagged lunch, Which Wich lets you customize your own sandwich, or choose from a set menu of "faves," the c

AUBURN PLAINSMAN - 2017-09-19 23:32:52

Accused Tiger Transit driver claimed First Transit wasn't performing background checks

Tony Martin Patillo, 51, from Columbus, Georgia, was taken into custody on Saturday and charged with several counts of public lewdness. Later that day he was also charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy. One of the former Tiger Transit drivers charged with the rape and sodomy of an 18

AUBURN PLAINSMAN - 2017-09-19 22:24:45

Newton Nurse Presented National Nursing Award

COVINGTON, Ga. - This week, Rebecca Keel, RN, a Piedmont Newton Hospital nurse, was awarded the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The recognition is part of a national program honoring nurses for their clinical skills and compassionate care for patient and their families. Keel was nominated by t

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:19:00

Oxford school board approves 2018 budget with surplus

OXFORD- The city's school board on Tuesday morning approved a $35 million budget for the next fiscal year that will leave the system in the black at year's end. Chief schools financial officer Robby Jordan expects the Oxford City Schools system's spending plan to result in a $111,579 surplus, he tol

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 18:46:00

PREVIEW: "Critical Conversations" adds Barbara Bush and Jenna Hager

The ongoing Critical Conversations Speaker Series will include Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager speaking at Auburn University this October. The two daughters of former President George W. Bush will participate in a moderated discussion on the topic of Diverse Perspectives on Women Leaders, f

AUBURN PLAINSMAN - 2017-09-19 20:15:31

Letter to the editor: Questions for the Anniston Board of Education

I attended an Anniston Board of Education meeting last week and wanted to ask a question regarding the budget. I was not allowed to ask my question. I was told that was not how budget process worked. I had to submit my questions on paper and they would be answered later, even though there is no writ

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 22:28:00

Concerns of children playing near contaminated creek dominate Anniston meeting

Residents during a community meeting on Tuesday told officials that they're concerned about children who play in a west Anniston ditch contaminated with toxins that have plagued Anniston for decades. At the Carver Community Center on Tuesday members of the PCB Community Advisory Group and attendees

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-20 00:27:00

Piedmont leaders approve request for extra $500K in water treatment plant upgrades

PIEDMONT - City leaders voted Tuesday to request $500,000 be added to a state loan to cover unexpected costs for water treatment plant upgrades and the building of a well. The request, if approved by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, would add to an already $1.87 million loan the a

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-20 01:36:00

Piedmont Newton hosts free car seat safety Sept. 20-21

COVINGTON, Ga. - Piedmont Newton Hospital's Safe Seats 4 Kids program will be offering free car seat inspections and education by certified child passenger safety technicians to parents and caregivers on Wednesday, Sept. 20 and Thursday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Car seats, booster seats and sea

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:18:00

Victim in officer-involved Piedmont shooting identified

The Calhoun County Coroner's Office has identified the man shot to death Monday during an altercation with a Calhoun County deputy. Coroner Pat Brown said Jesse VanSipe, 31, was the man shot at an incident at 4:40 a.m. on Helen Drive in Piedmont Monday. VanSipe was from Michigan but living in Pell C

AL.COM - 2017-09-19 17:03:06

Officials worry about effects of Cleburne bridge closure on emergency traffic

HEFLIN- State transportation officials held a public meeting Tuesday to hear local residents' thoughts regarding the replacement of a bridge that spans Cane Creek on Alabama 46. The meeting was held at Beth-El Church along Alabama 46 - just a stone's throw from the derelict bridge. Two representativ

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-20 00:51:00

Moore: 'Red and yellow' from hymn, not racist

"Today I find out that I was called a racist for saying 'red and yellow, black and white,'" Moore said to a crowd of about 50 people at Heflin's recreation center. Moore has one week of campaigning left before the runoff vote that will decide whether he or sitting Sen. Luther Strange will get the Re

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 02:39:00