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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 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.”
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Authorities ask for help finding missing Gadsden man
McBrayer is 53 years old, 5’8” tall, and weighs 190 lbs. He has grey hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red, white, and blue checkered shirt and blue jean shorts.
Koch Foods announces $80 million expansion in Gadsden, to hire 200
The expansion, announced at the Gadsden City Council today, involved the City of Gadsden's Economic Development team and Gadsden Industrial Development Authority.
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)
ALERT: Man charged with sexually abusing several minors found guilty
Benjamin Allen Farris, 40, faces life in prison after being convicted of half a dozen sex offenses by a jury Thursday. He will be formally sentenced by Circuit Judge Bo Hollingsworth on Oct. 9.A Talladega County jury of eight men and four women deliberated a little over two hours before returning gu
Alabama Pastor Says He's Going to Stand His Ground If Truck Is Vandalized With Racist Graffiti..Again
Screenshot: YouTubeA pastor in Gadsden, Ala., is fed up with racists after his truck was vandalized with racist graffiti, and says the next time it happens, he’s going to “stand his ground”.Pastor K. Solomon Williams, a preacher at Piedmont’s Mount Pleasant CME Church, woke up on Sunday and saw that
19-year-old wanted on murder charges in Talladega County
The man, 19-year-old Kev'vakius Jemison is accused of fatally shooting Homer Deshawn Calloway at his home in Childersburg on Aug. 4, said Chief of Police Richard McClelland.
State launches new investigation into 'Beach House Sheriff' following sexual allegations
"I'm conducting the investigation into Sheriff Entrekin up in Etowah County," Steve Arrington, a special agent with the SBI, told AL.com Tuesday. "It's kind of information-gathering right now for the investigation."
Talladega authorities searching for capital murder suspect
19-year-old Kev'vakius Jalik Jemison us accused of shooting and killing Honer Deshawn, of Childersburg, on August 4.
Tractor Supply in Talladega will hold ‘Out Here With Animals' on Aug. 25
TALLADEGA --On Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tractor Supply in Talladega will host animal adoptions and a pet supplies drive as part of “Out Here With Animals,” its monthlong event for animals of all kinds and the people who care for them, according to a press release.Community members a
Officials to choose site for new federal courthouse by end of month, spokesman says
A spokesman says government officials will pick one of three downtown Anniston sites for a new federal courthouse in a matter of weeks.“The final decision on which of the three sites to pursue will likely be made by the end of this month,” General Services Administration regional public affairs offi
Sookie crowned Piedmont's Dog of the Year
Sookie, a 2-year-old Samoyed, is the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s 2018 Dog of the Year.Special – OldSpeak Creative