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CACC Corner: Upward Bound Director Weatherspoon recognized for leadership (column)
Shanna Weatherspoon comes to work at Central Alabama Community College everyday looking to make a difference in someone's life. She has worked at CACC for four and a half years and is now the director of the Upward Bound Program. Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory program for stu
Police Looking For Suspects In Walmart Theft
PELHAM, AL - The Pelham Police Department is looking for suspects believed to have been involved in the theft of $3,000 worth of electronic equipment from a Pelham Walmart May 25.Recently released video footage of a black female and black male inside the Walmart is currently being enhanced by police
McDaniel: ‘I’m not a murderer’ - The Alexander City Outlook
McDaniel is accused of murder in the Jan. 17, 2016 shooting death of Crayton in a wooded area off Barron’s Bridge Road south of Dadeville. Thursday McDaniel was questioned by his defense attorney Davis Whittelsey and explained the parts of that night that he remembered vividly, but said he couldn’t
Anniston police investigating two unrelated assaults
Anniston police on Monday were investigating two unrelated first-degree assaults from the weekend.In one case, a 49-year-old Anniston man reported being the target of a shooting on Friday, according to Anniston police.The shooting occurred on the 3400 block of Hill Street at 9 p.m.
Birmingham Police investigate homicide of woman shot after argument
Tiffany Cooper, 35, was identified as the victim after officers from the West Precinct were dispatched to 16th Place Southwest at 6:15 p.m. When they arrived at the scene they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Talladega is leaning back, thanks to city leaders (opinion)
Almost a year ago, this Editorial Board asked a question: Will Talladega’s leaders look to be progressive and aggressive in doing the big and unexpected things that bring dollars and development to the city? Or will Talladega’s leaders continue to be small and petty and stagnant?It seems the questio
Talladega City Council puts some new faces into old places
The Talladega City Council Monday night held its first meeting since firing the city manager, with a new council president, interim city manager and city clerk, and a plan for permanent replacements.The council rotates its presidency equally among the members. Councilman Gerald Cooper has only held
Talladega College visiting lecturer has weekly TV show on ID Channel
TALLADEGA --Talladega College visiting lecturer and consultant Detective Sgt. Chris Anderson can be seen Wednesday nights on the ID Channel (Investigation Discovery), according to a press release.His TV show, “Reasonable Doubt,” re-examines controversial murder cases to help the families of those co
Significant Weather Advisory For Northeastern Talladega, East Central Blount, Western Calhoun, Southwestern Etowah And Northeastern St. Clair Counties Until 7:45 PM CDT
Gadsden, Anniston, Talladega, Rainbow City, Attalla, Cobb Town, West
Person found deceased in house fire
The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service says the Center Point Fire District initially responded to a house fire, which address was later reported as 1609 Brewster Road, just after 9:00 p.m.
Melon recall includes Birmingham area stores
A voluntary recall of cut melon by Caito Foods includes product shipped to Sprouts Farmers Market stores in Birmingham, Hoover, Madison and Vestavia Hills.
Jury finds McDaniel guilty in the 2016 murder of Norman Crayton - The Alexander City Outlook
A Tallapoosa County jury took just 50 minutes to find Clate McDaniel guilty of murder.After more than two years of legal wrangling, four full days of testimony and evidence, a 12-person panel, made up of seven women and five men where seven were white and five were black, found that evidence showed
Woman admits to arson while structure burns - The Alexander City Outlook
Tammy Sue Beck, 47, of Alexander City was arrested for second-degree arson Thursday evening after police and fire fighters responded to a fire.“The Alexander City Fire and Police departments responded to a 911 call on Town Creek Road,” ACPD Cpl. Michael Howell said. “We get there and an individual o
Strong Cells Moving Into The Birmingham Metro
Strong thunderstorms are moving through the eastern parts of Jefferson and the western parts of Shelby County, and is now invading the Birmingham Metropolitan Area. This cluster of storms is moving to the southwest at around 10 MPH, and the main threat will be from gusty winds up to 50 MPH and some
CRITTER SHOW: Rick Rakestraw brings animal show featuring variety of creatures back to Talladega library’s summer reading program (with photos)
The audience was awed and sometimes more than a little creeped out by the lineup of creatures that included capuchin monkeys, tortoises, snakes, lizards and more. Rakestraw introduces each animal, telling about its diet, behavior, specialized adaptations and its threat of extinction. The event is gr
Talladega City, County authorities investigating 4 burglaries
TALLADEGA COUNTY --Talladega police are investigating three residential burglaries in the city, and Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating another at the other end of the county, according to incident and offense reports filed with both agencies.According to Lt. Jimmy Thompson of the
Birmingham Police seek robbery suspects targeting women at convenience stores
Recent robbery incidents have occurred between June 9 and June 11 that police believe are connected. According to BPD Public Information Officer, Sgt. Johnny Williams, the suspects have been robbing females as they were entering and leaving their vehicles near convenience stores at hours varying fro
Gadsden State basketball standout Jolly signs with Talladega College
Talladega College's newest addition, forward Diamond Jolly (center), earned National Junior College All-American accolades while at Gadsden State Community College.
Local Habitat for Humanity holds first-ever fundraiser - The Alexander City Outlook
“I can’t say how grateful we are for everybody coming out tonight,” Habitat for Humanity of the Alexander City Area Director Larry Bates said. “Three weeks ago, we thought that if we had about 30 show up, we’d be doing great.”
Potential new businesses could mean jobs coming to Dadeville, mayor says - The Alexander City Outlook
“We have Auburn football, bass tournaments on the lake and families looking to stay near family, I think the hotel will do well,” Smith said. “Maybe a hotel will turn day visits into two, three day visits.”