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Sylacauga man arrested on domestic violence warrant from Tallapoosa County

TALLADEGA -- A Sylacauga man was arrested Tuesday night on felony domestic violence charges originating in Tallapoosa County following a routine traffic stop in Talladega. Cedric Lamont Swain, 36, was arrested as a fugitive from justice and was on his way back to Alexander City shortly after he was

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 23:07:00

5 arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has made five felony drug arrests during the past week, including two on charges of distribution of a controlled substance. Zachary Lynne Mayne, 21, of Croley, Texas, is accused of selling methamphetamine last year in the Chi

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 23:21:00

Talladega police searching for suspect who fled on foot following chase, left behind stolen car containing drugs

TALLADEGA -- Talladega police are looking for a man suspected of stealing a car, attempting to elude, leaving the scene of an accident and several drug charges, according to an incident and offense report available Tuesday. Capt. John McCoy said a patrol officer spotted a taupe 2007 Ford 500 being d

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 01:02:00

Dollar General remodel adds produce and expanded products in Sylacauga, Ragland

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Dollar General has announced it recently completed a remodel of its stores at 23868 U.S. Highway 231 in Sylacauga and at 26 Ninth St. in Ragland, according to a press release. With an updated layout and design, the stores now offer a selection of produce and expanded frozen

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 22:40:00

Largest paving project in Sylacauga history will begin around May 1

West Fort Williams Street in Sylacauga from U.S. 280 to Alabama 21 is one of the most traveled streets in the city. It is included on a list of streets to be repaved as part of the city's upcoming paving project.Bob Crisp/The Daily Home SYLACAUGA - For the first time in its history, the Marble City

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 01:39:00

Authorities investigating cause of house fire that killed Ragland man Tuesday night

RAGLAND - A 64-year-old man died in a house fire Tuesday night in Ragland. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell identified the victim as George Eddie Beason, who lived alone in the house at 405 3rdAve. A neighbor called central dispatch at 9:24 p.m., saying there was a house fire where an elderly

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 16:39:00

Sylacauga council accepts transfer of 2 pieces of property from City BOE

SYLACAUGA - The municipality now owns two pieces of property that previously belonged to the City Board of Education. During its meeting Tuesday evening, the City Council accepted the transfer of ownership of the former Mountainview School and former BOE Central Office from the Board of Education. M

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-22 02:11:00

3-vehicle accident near Talladega Gran Prix Raceway sends 1 to hospital

MUNFORD -- A three-vehicle accident Sunday near the Talladega Gran Prix Raceway in Munford snarled traffic on Alabama 21, according to Munford Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Ryan Berry. The accident involved a car, a truck and an SUV, and resulted in one person being transported to Brookw

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 23:45:00

Alabama high school student punished over Tweets criticizing school walkout plan

Oak Grove High School senior Wade Chapman says he was punished after criticizing his school's plan to avert a walkout last Wednesday to protest lawmakers' lack of action to protect students at school. That punishment was two days of in-school suspension, which he served on Thursday and Friday of las


Gardendale woman found slain in home identified; search ongoing for person of interest

Authorities have released the name of a woman found slain inside her Gardendale home Sunday evening. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Theresa Lynn "Terri" Miller. She was 47. Miller's body was discovered shortly after 5:30 p.m. when someone flagged down a Gardendale pol


Body of missing kayaker found, sent for autopsy

CHILDERSBURG - St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell said a kayaker reported missing last week was found Sunday morning. James Lowery Sr., 67, of Mapleton is presumed to have drowned, Russell said, but the body was sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Huntsville for an autopsy, a


Teen charged with felony in Shelby County school threat

A Shelby County teen faces a felony charge after authorities say he made school threat. Harpersville police on Friday arrested 18-year-old Stephen Chase Edwards, according to court records made public Monday. The incident happened on March 9. The arrest warrant against Edwards states he made stateme


Childersburg Library names its artist of the month

Karen Sims, a native of Childersburg, was the artist of the month for Childersburg Public Library for the months of January and February. "Drawing has always come naturally to me," she said. "While enrolled at Central Alabama Community College, I took a class in art to help learn different technique


Gong ... but not forgotten: Final Talladega Gong Show, 2018 (photo gallery)

TALLADEGA -- Professional Apothecary presented the 13thannual and final Gong Show talent show at The Historic Ritz Theatre on Saturday. Organizer Kathy Shropshire said she has been planning and running the event by herself, and it has gotten to be too much. "If someone else wants to take it up, I wi

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-20 16:11:00

T.J. Maxx in Sylacauga will hold ribbon-cutting, grand opening Sunday

SYLACAUGA - The grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the new T.J. Maxx store in Marble City Square is set for Sunday. The ribbon-cutting will be at 7:30 a.m., with the grand opening to begin at 8. T.J. Maxx will be the first store to open in the new retail center. There will be refreshments and door


Man, 26, charged in DUI crash that seriously injured Vestavia Hills officer

A Warrior man has been formally charged in a Saturday night crash that seriously injured a Vestavia Hills police officer. Paul Eidson, 26, is charged with two felony counts of first-degree assault-DUI, said Vestavia Hills police Capt. Brian Gilham. Eidson is being held in the city jail and will be t


T.J. Maxx will hold ribbon-cutting, grand opening for new Sylacauga store Sunday morning; will be 1st store to open in new retail center

T.J. Maxx will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new Sylacauga store Sunday morning at 7:30, followed by the grand opening 30 minutes later. SYLACAUGA -- T.J. Maxx will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new Sylacauga store Sunday morning at 7:30, followed by the grand opening 30 minutes later. The store wil


Vestavia Hills police officer struck by passing motorist, seriously injured; driver in custody

A Vestavia Hills police officer is in the hospital after he was struck by a passing motorist while on a traffic stop late Saturday night. The crash happened about midnight on U.S. 31 at McGuire Road near Arby's. Vestavia Hills police Capt. Brian Gilham said officers had a vehicle pulled over on the


A Late Night Look at the Alabama Weather Situation

Showers and storms have sagged to the south of I-20 tonight over East Alabama. A severe thunderstorm warning has just expired for parts of Cleburne County. The only warnings in effect right now are a Flash Flood Warning for Cullman County, and Areal Flood Advisories for parts of Etowah, Blount, Calh

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County manager: Shelby enhancing recreational attractions

HOOVER - Shelby County is on solid financial footing and enhancing its recreational and tourism attractions, Hoover Chamber Area of Commerce luncheon attendees learned on Thursday, March 15. Shelby County Manager Alex Dudchock began his presentation at the luncheon with an economic overview of the c