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3 arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force made three unrelated felony drug arrests Monday, according to Cmdr. Jason Murray. Adam Wayen Parker, 28, of Lincoln, was stopped by Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies at 12:45 a.m., Murray said. He was arrested and charged w
Talladega boys clinch 3rd straight trip to Final Four with 55-53 win over Anniston
JACKSONVILLE -- Rontavoius Barclay was so excited he could barely talk Thursday after Talladega’s thrilling 55-53 victory over Anniston in the Class 4A Northeast Regional Tournament championship game at Jacksonville State.
Mt. Cleveland MBC in Talladega will celebrate pastor’s anniverary March 3
TALLADEGA -- The Rev. Dr. Jerry Jones and first lady Teresa Jones of the Mt. Cleveland Missionary Baptist Church at 41 Cleveland Lane, Talladega, will be honored by the congregation for 34 years of leadership March 3.
Bonner one of 10 capital murder cases working way through Talladega Co. Judicial System
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- A jury will likely try Austin Shane Bonner, 22, starting in May, for the shooting death of Joshuwah Ira Bearden, 35, in October 2015, but Bonner’s far from the only capital case working its way through the Talladega County Judicial System.
NASCAR icon Waltrip visits Talladega, get look at Transformation construction
TALLADEGA — Darrell Waltrip vividly recalls his first visit to Talladega Superspeedway in 1972 for his first career start in NASCAR’s premier series. Thursday at the track, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the Hall of Famer made a return trip to take a stroll through the venue’s new Turn 3
Talladega police investigating robbery at Big Dee’s Market
TALLADEGA -- Talladega police are investigating a robbery at Big Dee’s Market on Fort Lashley Avenue on Wednesday night, according to an incident and offense report. Lt. Jimmy Thompson said the cashier reported she was counting down her cash drawer just after 11:30 p.m., preparing to close. A black
Talladega County authorities investigating theft of 800 feet of telephone cable from poles
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of 800 feet of telephone cable strung between telephone poles sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, according to an incident and offense report.
Farm Credit Bank of Texas, affiliated with co-op in Talladega, distributes earnings
AUSTIN, Texas – Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT), a wholesale bank that funds 14 rural Farm Credit System lending cooperatives in five states, has returned 90 percent of its net income from 2018 to its affiliated lenders and other stockholders, according to a press release.
Former Alabama legislative leader Zeb Little arrested
A former Alabama Senate leader has been charged with felony theft. The Cullman Times reports that 50-year-old Zeb Little was arrested Thursday on three theft charges. He was booked into the county jail and released on bond.
Alabama severe weather preparedness tax holiday starts Friday
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - This year’s annual severe weather preparedness tax holiday will give Alabama residents a chance to buy all the supplies needed in case of a natural disaster.
Talladega man already jailed on burglary charge hit with kidnapping, domestic violence allegations
TALLADEGA -- The Talladega man arrested for burglary following an alleged domestic incident Monday has now been charged with kidnapping in the first degree and domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation, according to Talladega police Lt. Jimmy Thompson.
Father of Alabama woman who joined ISIS sues Trump administration
The father of Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who fled the country to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is suing the Trump administration seeking his daughter’s return to the U.S.
Anniston man charged with dealing cocaine
An Anniston man was charged Sunday after he allegedly dealt cocaine in Anniston in 2015. Travis Louis Jackson, 58, was charged by the Calhoun-Cleburne Major Crimes Unit with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. A warrant for his arrest was issued in March.
Retired coaches with Talladega County ties among those who attend meeting in Oxford
OXFORD -- Seventy-five retired coaches and officials from across the state met Wednesday, Feb. 13, for lunch in Oxford. Those with Talladega County ties included, seated from left, Don Hackney, Cal Campbell, Kenny Brewer, Jimmy (Pop) Champion and Tony Motley. Standing, from left, are Mike Battles, R
Significant Weather Advisory For Talladega, Northeastern Chilton, Southeastern Shelby, Northern Coosa And Clay Counties Until 7:15 PM CST
…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR TALLADEGA…NORTHEASTERN. CHILTON…SOUTHEASTERN SHELBY…NORTHERN COOSA AND CLAY COUNTIES. UNTIL 715 PM CST… — At 652 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along.
Jail escapee sought in northwest Alabama
Authorities in northwest Alabama are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate. Richie Oneal Landers, a 45-year-old from the Hodges area of Franklin County, escaped the local jail around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Landers is described as a white man with brown hair and
Alabama is already waving goodbye to its 'fluke' senator Doug Jones
It doesn’t really matter which Republican candidate takes on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November 2020, as long as is isn’t Roy Moore. If the GOP can avoid a candidate with the kind of baggage Moore had, Jones seems destined to lose his bid to win a full term representing Alabama in the Senate. Jo
See Alabama flooding photos, videos
Days of heavy rain has left flooding throughout parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service said an additional 2-4 inches of rain will be possible across parts of north and central Alabama through this weekend. The rain will create additional runoff into already swollen rivers and creeks across t
Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs
An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s
New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape
WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe