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Automotive Supplier purchases building in Childersburg, will move to city
CHILDERSBURG -- An automotive supplier will soon be calling Childersburg home. Material Systems Inc, an automotive supplier from Bessemer, has completed the purchase of the former Marathon Building on Hollywood Boulevard and will relocate to Childersburg. Mayor Ken Wesson made the announcement durin
Pinecrest Elementary art displayed at Old Supreme Court Library
SYLACAUGA -- Ten talented young artists from Pinecrest Elementary School were honored in November to have their artwork on display at the Alabama State Capitol Old Supreme Court Library, according to a press release.
Talladega Christmas Parade 2018 (photo gallery)
The holiday spirit was alive and well in Talladega on Monday night for the 2018 Christmas parade. The procession made its way down Battle Street to the courthouse square where hundreds of revelors were waiting and waving. Entrants to this year’s parade showed their stuff before a panel of judges set
Sylacauga council approves extra holiday for city employees
SYLACAUGA -- The City Council has included an extra holiday for city employees for 2019. The municipality’s holiday schedule was approved Tuesday night. City employees will get Good Friday off in 2019, thanks in large part to Councilman Donnie Blackmon.
2 facing possible life sentences after convictions in separate cases
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- A Talladega County jury spent Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning deliberating before finding Travorious Carroll Fowler, 26, guilty of robbery in the first degree and kidnapping in the second degree in connection with an incident at the Gupta Food Mart on Alabama 21 in Augus
In frigid Greenland, University of Alabama engineering student helps understand climate
Joshua Nunn had never been outside the United States before graduate school. In fact, he’d never flown in a plane. That all changed on a visit to Greenland, a journey that included a flight on a C-130 military plane.
Sylacauga’s multimillion dollar paving project almost complete, under budget
SYLACAUGA -- The city’s first multimillion dollar paving project is almost complete and is expected to come in under budget. Dunn Construction completed paving South Church Street, West Clay Street, Pineview Road and Monroe Street this week, Mayor Jim Heigl said Friday. The company was finishing up
High school basketball: Third-quarter run lifts Sylacauga to win over Talladega
The Sylacauga High School boys basketball team used a third-quarter run to defeat Talladega 66-58 on Friday night at Chuck Miller Area. The Aggies won at Talladega for the first time since 2012 in the Talladega County Tournament.
STRONG START: Christmas on Square attracts good crowd opening night despite cold, wet weather, scheduling issue
TALLADEGA -- Talladega’s third annual Christmas on the Square got off to a strong start Friday evening in spite of lousy weather and a scheduling snafu. In spite of the relatively cold temperatures and intermittent rain and wind, a healthy crowd came out to the Courthouse Square to witness the tree-
Alexander City Police Department aids in child porn conviction
A Millbrook man was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to three counts of production of child pornography, according to an announcement by United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr.
What’s Up in Odenville
I love our little town. I especially love the holidays when the Christmas light display at Calvary Baptist Church is lit up in all its glory, when our light posts have the lighted wreaths and snowflakes hung up by the City, the reindeer and sleigh is in the park, the stores have their windows adorne
Central Coosa boys start season undefeated
With just 11 seconds left in Tuesday’s boys basketball game, Central Coosa’s undefeated streak was on the line. The Cougars were tied 46-46 with Childersburg, and after they raced down the court, Jovon Richardson went for a layup.
Alexander City transitioning from weather sirens
With old weather warning sirens in the area increasingly more expensive to repair, officials are urging residents to sign up for Tallapoosa Alert, especially with the expected rain Saturday.
Pell City man charged with attempted murder of law enforcement officers
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- A Pell City man is being held in the Talladega County Metro Jail on a $200,000 bond after being charged with the attempted murder of Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies and Moody police officers.
Police report increased cases of shoplifting at Pell City Walmart
PELL CITY -- Police Chief Paul Irwin said his department has just about set up shop at the Walmart Supercenter due to the increase in shoplifting there. “It has picked up since Thanksgiving,” Irwin said Thursday. “It seems like we’re out there every day.”
Sylacauga man killed in single-vehicle accident Sunday
SYLACAUGA -- A Sylacauga man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Coosa County early Sunday. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, 37-year-old Jerry William Duke was killed around 12:35 a.m. when the 2002 Chevrolet Impala he was driving left the roadway and struck several trees before
Update: Alabama teacher busted for sleeping with student had sex at school
Update: According to an arrest affidavit, the Alabama high school Spanish teacher who was sleeping with a student, did so at the school, at least once. According the affidavit, one of the sex acts between the teacher and student occurred between 2:30 and 4:30 on Nov. 8, at the school.
Sylacauga at Talladega: Tigers host archrival Aggies tonight
Talladega High School’s boys basketball team will host rival Sylacauga at Chuck Miller Arena tonight at 7. The Tigers (4-2) and Aggies (6-2) last met in the Class 5A Final Four at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex on Feb. 28 -- a game Sylacauga won 59-55 on its road to a state championship
Sylacauga BOE recognizes art teacher, students at meeting
SYLACAUGA -- The Board of Education recognized a teacher and 10 students for good work during its meeting Tuesday evening. Superintendent Dr. Jon Segars recognized Jack Vest, art teacher at Indian Valley and Pinecrest elementary schools, for being selected Elementary Art Teacher of the Year for Alab
Honda Passport production begins in Lincoln
Honda’s all-new 2019 Passport made its Alabama debut this morning, as employees at the factory in Lincoln celebrated the start of production on the reintroduced and redesigned SUV.