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Patrick Thornton named Talladega Police Department patrol captain

Patrick Thornton has been promoted to captain of operations in the Talladega Police Department. The captain of operations is responsible for overseeing the patrol division and is a crucial position.Bob Crisp/The Daily Home TALLADEGA -- Patrick Thornton has been promoted to captain of operations in t

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 01:59:00

Enjoying a nice, easy ride down Renfroe Road near Talladega

TALLADEGA -- Driving down the road at high rates of speed requires engines with a lot of horse power. When you aren't in a big hurry and want to enjoy the scenery along the way, two horsepower can get you there. This horse drawn wagon recently took the leisurely pace down Renfroe Road near Talladega

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 04:10:00

Talladega council will hold budget hearing Tuesday afternoon at 5 at library

TALLADEGA -- The Talladega City Council will hold a budget hearing Tuesday starting at 5 p.m. at the Osborne-Armstrong Public Library. The meeting is open to the public, and any interested parties are welcome to attend. Council members will not be meeting in their chambers at City Hall because Tuesd

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 01:34:00

Man arrested Sunday in Talladega wanted to be chased by police

TALLADEGA -- A Talladega man was arrested on traffic and misdemeanor charges Sunday after leading police on a vehicle and foot chase. According to Chief Jason Busby, the incident began as a vehicle chase on Battle Street that finally ended on Plant Road outside the city's jurisdiction. During the ch

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 01:27:00

UPDATED: Former Talladega D.A. Rumsey's son killed in car wreck

SHELBY COUNTY - A Sylacauga man, Robert Lee Rumsey IV, 41, was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday at 5:58 a.m. on U.S. 280 in the Westover community, according to a press release from Alabama State Troopers. Rumsey, an attorney, was driving a 1994 Mercedes 280 when he struck the rear of a 2001 Ken

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-18 21:37:00

Talladega County BOE awards bids for multiple capital improvement projects

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Members of the Talladega County Board of Education approved bids for multiple capital improvement projects during a called meeting Thursday. The first bid was awarded to Waites Construction Company Inc. in the amount of $500,995 for various site work at Winterboro High School. "T

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-18 22:23:00

Camron Brown receives scholarship from Masons

Camron Brown has been awarded a $1,000 educational scholarship by Talladega Masonic Lodge 261. The check was presented by Camron's grandfather, Wayne Brown, past worshipful master of Talladega Lodge 261. Camron Brown plans to attend Central Alabama Community College in the fall. The check was presen

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 02:04:00

Indian Valley receives $7,100 grant from Blue Cross, Blue Shield program

Indian Valley students proudly display the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Be Healthy School banner for 2017-2018.Submitted photo SYLACAUGA --Indian Valley Elementary School was the recipient of a Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) grant totaling $7,190 from the Be Healthy School grant program, according

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 00:29:00

Riverside Mayor Rusty Jessup announces he will seek District 30 seat in state House

RIVERSIDE - Mayor Rusty Jessup said he is running for the District 30 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. "I know this will sound corny, but duty calls," Jessup said Monday. Jessup, who is serving his fourth term as Riverside mayor, said he has always thought about running for state office

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 01:42:00

Environmental, outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions

Environmental and outdoor recreation groups threatened Monday to sue if President Donald Trump adopts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's leaked proposal to alter nearly a dozen national monuments, while grazing, fishing and other groups welcomed the recommendations. Zinke's plan to reduce the size of a

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 12:01:00

'Alt-right,' 'troll' and 'dog whistle' among new entries added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

More than 250 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, from old terms now imbued with political meaning - like "dog whistle" - to newer portmanteaus like "froyo." It's the second batch of words to be added this year to the online dictionary, which frequently expands as the Englis

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 11:53:00

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

In UN speech, Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man' and threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea'

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces "great peril" from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:04:00

Experts: Pleasant weather expected for Southeast, but residents should watch out for Maria

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Much of the Southeast this week can expect sunny skies and warmer temperatures that feel more like summer after feeling the effects of Harvey and most recently taking a beating from Irma. However, there's another hurricane looming on the horizon that those in the nation's southern st

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

Scientists are unraveling the mystery of your body's clock - and soon may be able to reset it

For people who don't get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive. Relief may be on the horizon, thanks to the discovery this spring of a genetic mutation that causes night-owl behavior. Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark rising effortlessly each day with

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

Students in towns hardest hit by Harvey are still in the eye of the storm

ARANSAS PASS, Texas - This should be Yahaira Montemayor's fourth week in school. Instead, the 7-year-old whiles away her days at her grandmother's house and spends her nights huddled in a single bed with her mother and three siblings. While other students across Texas sit in classrooms, 13-year-old

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-19 01:48:00

Obesity persists in Kentucky, Southeast and Appalachia, report says

For a state whose name is synonymous with fried chicken, it's no wonder a recent study found that more than 1 out of 3 Kentucky's adults are obese. "In Appalachia, we like to see everyone eating," Carolyn Hacker, chief dietician and diabetes educator at Baptist Health in Richmond, Kentucky, said. "W

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-18 18:47:00

Marianna Greene Henry Equestrian Program continues to touch lives of AIDB students (with photos)

TALLADEGA -- For over 25 years, the Marianna Greene Henry Special Equestrian Program has touched countless lives through various forms of therapy with horses. "I've been at MGH for 15 years, and I can't imagine working or doing anything else," MGH lead instructor Kate Storjohann said. The MGH Equest

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

UPDATED: 2 Oklahoma officers shot while serving warrant, suspect in custody

CHICKASHA, Okla. - Two Oklahoma police officers were shot while serving a search warrant Sunday afternoon. Alex Warren Klinger, 61, was taken into custody following the incident Sunday. "The police went to serve a warrant and quickly gunfire erupted," said Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Pub

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-18 16:45:00

After single payer failed, Vermont embarks on a big health care experiment

ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. - Doug Greenwood lifted his shirt to let his doctor probe his belly, scarred from past surgeries, for tender spots. Searing abdominal pain had landed Greenwood in the emergency room a few weeks earlier, and he'd come for a follow-up visit to Cold Hollow Family Practice, a big red

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2017-09-18 15:45:00