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Sylacauga BOE will hold quarterly work session Tuesday

Website SYLACAUGA - The Board of Education will hold its quarterly work session Tuesday, Oct. 24. The session will start at 5 p.m., with the regular board meeting to follow at 6 at the Central Office at 43 North Broadway. The board will discuss academic and support systems data and goals.

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-23 00:42:00

Sylacauga Young Professionals donate $1,000 to Care House

SYLACAUGA -- The Sylacauga Young Professionals (SYP) group donated $1,000 to Sylacauga Care House. The group raised the money at a shrimp boil fundraiser. Sylacauga Care House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving people in the Sylacauga area that need assistance obtaining food and clothi

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-22 00:18:00

Firefighter's 66-mile 'Walk of Hope' raising awareness for childhood cancer

Manuel Jimenez and crew trek up Columbiana Road in Vestavia during their 'Walk of Hope' (Courtesy of Hether Barden). On Saturday, a Talladega County firefighter and his crew embarked on a 66-mile 'Walk of Hope' to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Carrying balloons colored gold for Childhood Can

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2017-09-23 21:59:10

George Smith: Gorgeous Everlee Grace is here ...

A September song ... *** BIRMINGHAM - In the early morning, the waiting room on the third floor of the Women's Center at St. Vincent's Hospital is crowded. There's a family of eight across the way holding down one side of the room. To the right, six people are spending time in quiet conversation. At

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-24 09:30:00

Author David Alsobrook researches Eufaula's Lost Cotton Mill Village, influence of Comer family

SYLACAUGA - David Alsobrook shared with an audience some of the stories he discovered while researching his book, "Southside: Eufaula's Lost Cotton Mill Village and Its People," on Wednesday at the brown bag adult lecture series "Time Slips Away" at B.B. Comer Library. The mill in Eufaula was owned

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-22 00:44:00

Charges now capital murder for suspected killer

A Valley man saw charges against him upgraded to capital murder for shooting and killing a man as he drove down Highway 280 Tuesday night and Alexander City Police Chief Jay Turner said there could be additional charges coming in the case. Turner said Nicholas Seth Harrison, 21, of Valley has now be

DADEVILLE RECORD - 2017-09-22 15:00:00

Soldier rescues woman from burning car, shields her body from explosion

You might find the world feels a little safer with Staff Sergeant Cory Hinkle in it. At least you might when you find out what he did for a woman he didn't even know. Monday afternoon, Hinkle was driving to his home in Forest City from his National Guard base in Charlotte. On Boiling Springs Highway

WSFA - 2017-09-21 22:15:22

Blue grass band to help Talladega Creek Baptist Church celebrate homecoming

TALLADEGA -- The Talladega Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 75thAnniversary next Sunday, Oct. 1, with a special Homecoming event. "It's a big celebration," said Brother Wesley Johnson, pastor of Talladega Creek Baptist Church. He said the Rev. Trull Hill of Eastaboga will be the guest speaker

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-22 17:26:00

Talladega mayor proclaims Monday as Family Day in City

TALLADEGA -- Gov. Kay Ivey and other state and local leaders, including Talladega Mayor Jerry Cooper, have joined together in proclaiming Family Day on Monday and Family Week from Sunday through Saturday. The events are sponsored by the Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) and the Exchange Club

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-22 00:05:00

All sides optimistic in regards to Talladega council's appropriation to school system

The Talladega City Council's recent discussion of an appropriation to the City Board of Education has left people on both sides optimistic. In recent years, the council has given the schools two appropriations of $45,000 each; one provided matching funds for the pre-K program, and the other funded d

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-22 01:35:00

Neighbors receives Beta Sigma Phi's highest honor

Jessie L. Neighbors of Wetumpka was presented the International Award of Distinction by Beta Sigma Phi women's service sorority in a Saturday afternoon ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Wetumpka. The award is the single highest honor that Beta Sigma Phi bestows upon a member. "I found out

WETUMPKA HERALD - 2017-09-21 22:34:57

As Trump campaigns for Strange in Alabama, he expresses some doubts: 'I might have made a mistake'

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - President Donald Trump campaigned on Friday night for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, in a race that has pitted him against his most loyal supporters and that holds the potential to upend the political dynamics for Republicans facing election in 2018. The endorsement of '

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-23 14:48:00

Donnelly, Brooks say tax reform necessary for job growth, global competition

ANDERSON, Ind. - At its heart, the comprehensive tax reform message Vice President Mike Pence brought to Anderson Friday is that it's necessary for job creation, continued economic growth and rebuilding the nation's middle class. And the gleaming new Wylam Center of Flagship East served as an ideal

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-23 17:15:00

Clock running out on health program for 9 million kids

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Affordable Care Act, most recently in the form of Graham-Cassidy. With Congress preoccupied with a series of Republican efforts to repeal a

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Indiana considers revising regulation of livestock feeding operations

RUSHVILLE, Ind.-- On Keith Schoettmer's hog farm on a cool late-summer day, there's little evidence that thousands of animals live inside barns on the property. The air is free of the odor of manure; almost all of the animal waste falls into massive underground tanks beneath the barns. During planti

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Massachusetts woman recalls harrowing experience in St. Thomas during Hurricane Irma

SALEM, Mass. - In the onslaught of Hurricane Irma, Stephanie Moffat pushed two mattresses up against the closet door as a woman and her 3-year-old daughter huddled inside. Moffat felt her St. Thomas apartment shudder as 185 mph winds slammed the hurricane prevention panels against the sliding glass

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-22 17:00:00

ADOR Providing Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irma

MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Department of Revenue is offering tax relief to Alabama taxpayers who have been affected by damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The tax relief measures will mirror IRS measures in the same declared disaster areas. "As the victims of Hurricane Irma's wrath start to rebuild their

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-22 15:16:00

USDA Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Irma

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses impacted Hurricane Irma that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices that stand ready

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-22 15:01:00

Aaron Hernandez was suffering from advanced form of CTE; family files suit against NFL

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots' player who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence for murder, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative disease linked to the bruising hits on the football field, according to a Boston University study of

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

For the first time, the Marine Corps plans to have a female infantry officer among its ranks

In a historic first, the Marine Corps plans to assign a female officer to the infantry following her anticipated graduation from its grueling training program, service officials said Thursday. The woman is a lieutenant. She and her male colleagues in the Infantry Officer Course completed an intensiv

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-22 11:48:00