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Piedmont Academy music class visits Covington concert

COVINGTON, Ga. - The High School Music Appreciation Class, taught by Mrs. April Allen, took a field trip to the Covington Square to watch a free concert. A joint venture with The Newton County Arts Association and Main Street Covington, the"Live at Lunch Concert" series is on the square every Thurs

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:45:00

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

Deputy shoots, kills man near Piedmont, official says

PIEDMONT - A Calhoun County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man just east of Piedmont this morning, according to the coroner's office. The shooting took place near a home on Helen Drive. The coroner's office pronounced the man dead about 7 a.m. Officials were still working to notify family member

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-18 15:46:00

Woman reports malicious killing of puppy

A 43-year-old Gadsden woman reported the killing last Thursday or Friday of a new pet, a puppy she'd recently gotten, according to a Gadsden police report. The woman said she believes the puppy might have been killed in the 900 block of Martin Avenue by a man she used to date. After she turned him d

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-20 23:09:54

$500K water treatment upgrade approved

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. If approved by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the request would add to an already $1.87 million loan the agency made a

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-20 20:33:00

Chamber accepting applications for Leadership Etowah

The Chamber of Gadsden & Etowah County is accepting applications now for Leadership Etowah - a series of one-day retreats designed to educate and develop leadership in the community. Each year, Leadership Etowah brings together 10 participants for a series of 10 retreats. Its objective is to give pa

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-20 23:06:12

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

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

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

Man shot by Calhoun deputy after taking weapon

Investigators from the Etowah and Cherokee County sheriff's offices are investigating a deputy-involved shooting that killed a man in the Piedmont area, according to Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade. Wade said there was nothing to indicate the deputy did anything other than follow his training af

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 01:18:12

Alabama sheriff: Deputy fatally shoots man

PIEDMONT, Ala. (AP) - A man has died after being shot by a deputy in Alabama. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade says the shooting involving one of his officers happened about 4:45 a.m. Monday in the northeastern city of Piedmont. Wade says a deputy went to a residence after the sheriff's office re

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-18 19:55:07

'Mini Satans:' Naval hospital employees 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 - 2017-09-20 10:44:45

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

Jada Pinkett Smith is not a Scientologist

Jada Pinkett Smith has rubbished claims she is a Scientologist. The 'Girls Trip' star took to Twitter on Tuesday (09.19.17) after actress Leah Remini - who left the controversial sci-fi cult in 2013 - alleged that she had seen the 46-year-old beauty at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in L

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 14:00:00

LUNG FORCE Expo to highlight latest in lung disease

More than 32 million Americans live with a chronic lung disease. The American Lung Association in Georgia will host its third annual LUNG FORCE Expo, sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America, on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway. The event will feature the

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 01:03:00

Anniston man sentenced to life prison term in teen's 2015 shooting death

A judge on Wednesday sentenced an Anniston man to life imprisonment for the 2015 shooting death of an Oxford teen. Jerald Bailey, 25, of Anniston, had been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of 17-year-old Broderick Taylor II , who was shot and killed Oct. 30, 2015. Bailey had originally been

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-20 19:14:00

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

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