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Talladega County Drug Task Force arrests 7 over the weekend (photos)
The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has made seven felony drug arrests in the past week, including one against a Georgia man who was arrested in Lincoln Thursday but was not identified until Monday afternoon.
Talladega City, County authorities investigating several vehicle thefts
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Talladega police and Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating several apparently unrelated thefts of cars and other motor vehicles, according to incident and offense reports.
Talladega County Commission moves ahead with Bon Air/280 access project in Childersburg
The Talladega County Commission voted 4-0 Monday to approve two resolutions regarding the Lower Bon Air Road-U.S. 280 Industrial Access project. Commissioner Jackie Swinford was absent.
Sylacauga man charged with violating state sex offender registration act
SYLACAUGA -- A Sylacauga man was arrested Friday and charged with violating Alabama’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Samuel Vann Smith, 50, was charged with failure to register and probation violation and was being held in the Talladega County Metro Jail. He remained behind
2 Talladega College students present school president with suprise gift
TALLADEGA -- Talladega College sophomores Kamari McHenry and Jamal Hairston recently presented Talladega College President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins with an unexpected Christmas gift, according to a press release.
NO STOPPIN’ CHRISTMAS: Rain, cold not enough to prevent Talladega’s Christmas on the Square from drawing good crowd Saturday
TALLADEGA -- A cold rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of visitors attending Christmas on the Square on Saturday. A dark sky and nasty weather didn’t stop the public from turning out to take children ice skating or having their picture made with Santa Claus.
Dr. Doris Clark-Sarr named senior director of development at Talladega College
TALLADEGA -- Dr. Doris Clark-Sarr has been named senior director of development for Talladega College, according to a press release. She brings a wealth of experience in fundraising, donor relations, grant writing, recruitment, retention, education management and government and community relations.
2 charged in murder of Oxford mother found dead in Anniston street
Two suspects have now been charged with murder in last week’s shooting death of a 37-year-old woman in Anniston. Officers responded Dec. 6 to a report of an unconscious and unresponsive female lying in the roadway in the 2000 block of Winchester Road. Once on the scene, police and Anniston Fire Depa
Talladega woman gets 6 months probation for running unlicensed day care
TALLADEGA -- A Talladega woman was sentenced to six months probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to operating an unlicensed day care. Mahogani Hunter, 27, was arrested in September after ignoring a warning from Talladega police that she did not have the proper license to operate a day care cente
Anniston woman identified as victim of deadly triple shooting in Birmingham
A woman shot to death midday Monday in Birmingham’s Smithfield public housing community has now been identified. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Venus Felicia Godhigh. She was 38 and lived in Anniston.
Calhoun County Jail inmate sent to hospital in critical condition
An inmate at the Calhoun County Jail was injured in a violent altercation over the weekend, according to Sheriff Matthew Wade. John Edward Langston, 75, was attacked by another inmate in the jail after he allegedly took items belonging to that inmate, Wade said. His injuries were severe enough to be
Calhoun County Commissioner requests Robert E. Lee statue removed from New Orleans
CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -A Confederate statue taken down in the city of New Orleans, is being requested by a Calhoun County Commissioner. Commissioner Eli Henderson says he has sent a letter, on Calhoun County Commission letterhead, to the city government in New Orleans, requesting they send the s
Talladega police investigating post-Thanksgiving homicide (free content)
TALLADEGA -- Talladega police are asking for public assistance in identifying a homicide suspect. According to Lt. Jimmy Thompson, officers were dispatched to residence on the 400 block of Brignoli Street at 1:46 p.m. Nov. 24, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Neighbors had reported seeing an unconsc
Look Back ... to Oxford's third 5A title victory, 1993
Dec. 11, 1943, in The Star: There was no paper on this date because The Star didn’t publish on Saturdays from 1940-1952. Dec. 11, 1993, in The Star: Jermelle Pruitt couldn’t sit down. He seemed last night to be ready to leap back out onto the football field where his Oxford teams drove toward two st
Inmate from Talladega stabbed to death in state prison
TALLADEGA -- A Talladega man was stabbed to death in prison while serving a 22-year sentence for armed robbery. According to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC), Vaquerro Kinjuan Armstrong, 29, was found by prison officials around 6:15 p.m. Sunday “in a housing area with multiple stab wound
St. Clair County, Pell City schools on 2 hour delay Tuesday
ST. CLAIR COUNTY –“Due to the hazardous road conditions, St. Clair County Schools will delay opening by two hours,” according to St. Clair County Schools social media account. “As always, the safety of our students and faculty are our number one priority. Thank you and have a safe day.” “St. Clair C
Georgia pulls nation’s top center recruit away from Alabama
Kirby Smart and company picked up a huge commitment this morning with the announcement of Oxford, Alabama center Clay Webb that he’ll be playing his college football at the University of Georgia. Webb chose the ‘Dawgs over a host of other offers, primarily from his other finalists Alabama and Clemso
In frigid Greenland, University of Alabama engineering student helps understand climate
Joshua Nunn had never been outside the United States before graduate school. In fact, he’d never flown in a plane. That all changed on a visit to Greenland, a journey that included a flight on a C-130 military plane.
Alabama 9-year-old's family says bullying drove her to suicide, officials are investigating
The family of an Alabama girl who died Dec. 3 said she committed suicide after being bullied with racist taunts. Police in the family's hometown of Linden said they are still investigating the death of 9-year-old McKenzie Nicole Adams and that there are conflicting reports of what happened leading u
5-Star Center Clay Webb Commits to Georgia over Alabama, Clemson, More
Georgia got a nice boost to its future offensive line after gaining a commitment from Clay Webb. The Oxford, Alabama, native announced his decision Monday, via Tom VanHaaren of ESPN.com, who noted he chose the Bulldogs over Alabama, Clemson and Auburn.