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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

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

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

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

Talladega Co. Sheriff's Office investigating scam involving jury duty

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Sheriff's Office is investigating a new variation on an old telephone scam that has been targeting potential local victims. According to Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore, a caller claiming to be a Talladega County Sheriff's deputy will contact a possible victim by telep

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

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

Talladega commission approves agreement with ALDOT for road improvements for new Winterboro School

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- During their meeting March 12, members of the Talladega County Commission unanimously approved an agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) for various roadway improvements for the future Winterboro High School on Highway 21. The improvements will include th

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 23:39:00

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

Body of missing kayaker found

The body of a missing kayaker, James Lowery, Jr., 69, from Mapleton, Georgia, was recovered by marine police early Sunday after an extensive week-long search. On the morning of Friday, March 9, two witnesses saw Lowery fishing at the Kelly Creek Boat Launch near Logan Martin Dam at approximately 8

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2018-03-21 19:57:00

New car wash coming to Talladega; expected to be open in July at latest

TALLADEGA -- Work is underway on Melissa's Rainbow Car Wash on Battle Street in Talladega at the site of another car wash that has been closed for some time. Melissa's Rainbow Car Wash is owned by MA Express of Birmingham; the company also has locations in Pell City and Leeds. According to the build

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 02:30:00

Storm damage across east Alabama: Power outages, volunteers needed in Jacksonville

Damage reported from storms Monday night in Limestone County. (Contributed photo | Limestone County Sheriff) Storms that included tornadoes and large hail ripped through the north and eastern parts of Alabama on Monday night, leaving behind damage to Jacksonville State University and thousands with


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


2 home contractors shot - one fatally- in possible predawn robbery

A possible robbery attempt left one man dead and another injured in Ensley's Belview Heights Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Two workmen were shot - one of them fatally - in a possible robbery attempt early Tuesday in Birmingham's Belview Heights neighborhood. The shooting happened about 2:30 a.m. at 1501


Ivey declares state of emergency; 4 injured in storms, officials say (updated with video)

JACKSONVILLE - Local officials reported Tuesday morning that four people were injured during the violent storms that swept across Jacksonville Monday. No fatalities have been reported as of Tuesday morning, Pat Brown, Calhoun County coroner, said at a news conference. Property damage on the Jacksonv


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


Alexandria man charged after assaulting two officers

An Alexandria man, who local law enforcement agencies say is known for stealing cars then committing violent crimes elsewhere, was caught Saturday after two police officers were injured while trying to arrest him, officials said. On Saturday, Anniston police pulled a truck over near the intersection


Man dies following Randolph County wreck

A Randolph County man died following a two-vehicle accident near Woodland on Saturday. Casey Richard Langston, 23, of Woodland, was traveling east on U.S. Highway 48 in a 1997 Toyota Corolla when a 2005 Dodge Ram attempting to turn left onto County Road 103 collided with Langston's vehicle at 3:50 p


Very Dangerous Circulation Near Jacksonville in Calhoun County

There is potentially a VIOLENT tornado east of Jacksonville. Radar shows a debris ball, a Tornado Debris Signature, a hook, a velocity couplet and strong normalized rotation over 2. Damage is reported in Wellington. It will cross the Talladega National Forest and pass north of Heflin, passing nea


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


Weather service assessing storm damage in Alabama

The National Weather Service says crews are assessing storm damage across Alabama following a night of violent weather. The weather service office in Birmingham tweets that two teams were out Tuesday morning surveying damage in eastern Alabama including Jacksonville. Homes, businesses and the campus

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