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Pell City BOE gets look at high school's new band uniforms

PELL CITY -- Members of the Pell City Board of Education got a close look Tuesday at the newly purchased band uniforms. "We thank the board for your support," Pell City High School band director Sid Brown told board members. He said 150 new uniforms were purchased, costing about $51,000. The school

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-20 00:29:00

BREAKING: Coroner IDs man killed Monday by Calhoun County deputy; was living in Pell City

The Calhoun County Coroner's Office this morning identified a man shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy near Piedmont on Monday morning. Coroner Pat Brown identified the man as 31-year-old Jesse VanSipe. VanSipe, originally from Michigan, was living in Pell City, according to court records filed ear

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

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers over opioids

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - The nation's advancing opioid epidemic has officials and lawmakers in the most impacted states taking on the entities they deem responsible for skyrocketing drug addiction and overdose numbers. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Mor

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 19:55:00

Pet may help kid grow up, senior stay healthy

Furry friends can play a significant role in the lives of pet owners. Research verifies the old saying, "Dogs are man's best friend." For a long time, studies have shown that growing up with a pet encourages social skills and self-esteem in kids. Dogs and cats generally provide a higher level of int

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 19:30:00

Has Your Child's Identity Been Stolen?

Could your child have a credit report even if he or she has never used a credit card or borrowed money? It's possible when identity theft is involved. Your child's Social Security number (SSN) may be exposed in a number of ways - school records and medical records are just two common examples. Any t

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 18:15:00

'Genetic editing' seen as key for increased wheat yields, despite fewer acres

Rick Siemer admits that wheat isn't the easiest sell these days. The president of Siemer Milling in Teutopolis, Illinois, has seen the recent data showing the fewest number of planted wheat acres in U.S. history. On top of that, this year's harvest was the lowest since 2002. Nationwide, wheat produc

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 17:55:00

'Alt-right,' 'troll' and 'dog whistle' among new entries added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

More than 250 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, from old terms now imbued with political meaning - like "dog whistle" - to newer portmanteaus like "froyo." It's the second batch of words to be added this year to the online dictionary, which frequently expands as the Englis

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 11:53:00

New health-care plan stumbles under opposition from governors

WASHINGTON - The suddenly resurgent Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act was dealt a major blow on Tuesday when a bipartisan group of governors came out against a proposal gaining steam in the Senate. But it was unclear whether it would ultimately derail the attempt, as key Republican s

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 21:30:00

Texas House Speaker Straus faces possible GOP censure

AUSTIN - Texas House Speaker Joe Straus won a number of high-profile legislative battles in this year, but fellow Republicans are now passing no-confidence resolutions aimed at removing him from his leadership role. Ray Myers, chair of the Kaufman County Tea Party, said 50 Texas county GOP organizat

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 21:00:00

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Maria churns toward Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; Jose to scrape Northeast coast

The wicked 2017 hurricane season began delivering more punishing blows Tuesday as Hurricane Maria racked across the Caribbean with "potentially catastrophic" winds of 160 mph. To the north, Hurricane Jose churned on a path to brush the Northeast coast with raging surf and potentially damaging gusts.

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 17:45:00

In UN speech, Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man' and threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea'

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces "great peril" from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:04:00

Experts: Pleasant weather expected for Southeast, but residents should watch out for Maria

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Much of the Southeast this week can expect sunny skies and warmer temperatures that feel more like summer after feeling the effects of Harvey and most recently taking a beating from Irma. However, there's another hurricane looming on the horizon that those in the nation's southern st

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-18 22:00:00

Scientists are unraveling the mystery of your body's clock - and soon may be able to reset it

For people who don't get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive. Relief may be on the horizon, thanks to the discovery this spring of a genetic mutation that causes night-owl behavior. Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark rising effortlessly each day with

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-18 18:30:00

UPDATED: 2 Oklahoma officers shot while serving warrant, suspect in custody

CHICKASHA, Okla. - Two Oklahoma police officers were shot while serving a search warrant Sunday afternoon. Alex Warren Klinger, 61, was taken into custody following the incident Sunday. "The police went to serve a warrant and quickly gunfire erupted," said Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Pub

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-18 16:45:00

Students in towns hardest hit by Harvey are still in the eye of the storm

ARANSAS PASS, Texas - This should be Yahaira Montemayor's fourth week in school. Instead, the 7-year-old whiles away her days at her grandmother's house and spends her nights huddled in a single bed with her mother and three siblings. While other students across Texas sit in classrooms, 13-year-old

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 01:48:00

Obesity persists in Kentucky, Southeast and Appalachia, report says

For a state whose name is synonymous with fried chicken, it's no wonder a recent study found that more than 1 out of 3 Kentucky's adults are obese. "In Appalachia, we like to see everyone eating," Carolyn Hacker, chief dietician and diabetes educator at Baptist Health in Richmond, Kentucky, said. "W

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-18 18:47:00

After single payer failed, Vermont embarks on a big health care experiment

ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. - Doug Greenwood lifted his shirt to let his doctor probe his belly, scarred from past surgeries, for tender spots. Searing abdominal pain had landed Greenwood in the emergency room a few weeks earlier, and he'd come for a follow-up visit to Cold Hollow Family Practice, a big red

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-18 15:45:00

'Friends Bound for New Horizons' uses trips to raise money for trio of charities in Pell City

The "Friends Bound for New Horizons" are planning a pair of future trips: a Rhine River Cruise in September 2018 and a November 2018 trip to Finland to witness the Northern Lights.Social media PELL CITY -- They have traveled around the world to places like Canada, Greece, Italy, Scotland and Panama,

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

St. Clair County United Way campaign launched, goal set at $455,00

Drew Langloh, president and CEO for The United Way of Central Alabama, was the guest speaker at the Pell City Rotary Club luncheon Tuesday. Drew Langloh, president and CEO for The United Way of Central Alabama, was the guest speaker at the Pell City Rotary Club luncheon Tuesday.David Atchison/The Da

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-20 00:07:00

Optimist Club and ASD hold 'Spirit of Talladega' fundraiser (photos)

The Optimist Club of Talladega teamed with the Alabama School for the Deaf cheerleaders for the sixth "Spirit of Talladega" Tablescapes Fundraiser held Saturday at the Gilchrist Room on the campus of ASD. The Optimist Club recognizes that bullying, self-esteem, goal-setting and overcoming obstacles

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 16:51:00