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Calhoun County jailer charged, fired over tobacco smuggling

A corrections officer with the Calhoun County Jail was charged last week for allegedly delivering contraband tobacco to an inmate. Dalton Ray Summers, 20, of Weaver was charged with promoting prison contraband in the third degree after he was caught delivering six bundles of tobacco to an inmate who

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-12-18 22:58:00

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

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-12-17 21:00:00

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.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-12-18 22:45:00

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.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-12-18 03:38:00

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

ALABAMANEWSCENTER.COM - 2018-12-17 00:00:55

All-Calhoun County 1A-3A volleyball: The complete team

Player of the year: Nicole Frechette, Faith Christian. Notable: OH, 403 kills, 121 digs, 77 aces, offensive MVP of Calhoun County tournament, first-team all-county in 2017. Notable: S, 33 kills, 130 digs, 954 assist, 96 aces, All-Calhoun County tournament team, first-team all-county in 2017.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-12-15 16:30:00

3 Alabama prison correctional officers arrested on ethics law violations

Three Alabama correctional employees are under arrest for ethics law violations, accused of wrongdoing at two state prisons. All of the suspects are female. Two were officers at the Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton. The third was a correctional officer trainee at the William E. Donaldson Co

AL.COM - 2018-12-18 22:20:29

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.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-12-17 22:33:00

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.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-12-18 03:50:00

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

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-12-18 14:00:57

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.

ROADSNACKS.NET - 2018-12-17 23:45:47

Prep basketball: Odam, Kirk clutch as Piedmont boys, girls edge White Plains

WHITE PLAINS — Piedmont went to White Plains and swept a dramatic, boy-girl basketball doubleheader with the Wildcats on Monday. Piedmont boys 46, White Plains 45 (OT): Alex Odam hit two free throws with 1.9 seconds left to push Piedmont over the top. He led the Bulldogs with 21 points.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-12-18 04:05:00

Valley teen dies from multiple injuries in November accident

A 19-year-old Valley man has died from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Nov. 26, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said in a press release Wednesday afternoon.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-12-12 20:00:00

City Council views beer tent a potential compromise at downtown events

PIEDMONT — After turning down two proposals in October for outdoor alcohol sales at events in downtown Piedmont, the City Council listened to a similar proposal Tuesday night, and most members agreed it was a good compromise.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-12-12 03:53:00

Relaxed school lunch rules may mean fewer whole grains, more milk fat

The Trump administration last week took a permanent step away from Obama-era rules designed to make school lunches healthier. In Piedmont, the change means students will get to keep the chocolate milk they like to drink.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-12-10 23:18:00

Police jurisdiction amendment continues to raise questions

An amendment to the state’s constitution approved by voters last month left some city officials with lingering questions. Known as Calhoun County Amendment 2 on the November ballot, a 64 percent “yes” vote limited cities not entirely within Calhoun County – mainly Southside – from exercising authori

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-12-07 00:02:00

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.

AL.COM - 2018-12-17 16:49:34

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:

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS - 2018-12-16 21:00:16

James Spann: Rain returns to Alabama later this week

James Spann has the Alabama forecast for Monday and a look at the week ahead from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. FOGGY START: We have a dense fog advisory for parts of north and west Alabama early this morning; the fog should dissipate by mid-morning. Otherwise, today will be mostly sunny and pleasant

ALABAMANEWSCENTER.COM - 2018-12-17 13:50:19

Two women arrested, charged with trying to bring drugs into Alabama prison

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WPMI) — In a move to combat drugs and other illegal contraband from entering state prisons, law enforcement agents with the Alabama Department of Corrections made separate arrests at two state correctional facilities during inmate visitations on Saturday.

WPMI - 2018-12-17 10:39:54