U.S. transportation secretary visits Anniston, warns of crisis with federal highway fund
Anthony Foxx said that by September, the Federal Highway Trust Fund — now at around $8 billion — will be broke.
Apr 16, 2014 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jury indicts another on capital murder in 17-year-old cold case
A Cleburne County grand jury indicted a second Anniston man on a capital murder charge in the death an Oxford man reported missing 17 years ago.
Mar 26, 2014 |  0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jury indicts Stovall on capital murder charge
A Cleburne County grand jury last week indicted a 65-year-old man on a charge of capital murder in the death of an Oxford man reported missing 17 years ago.
Mar 25, 2014 |  0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local journalist named editor of Daily Home; new members appointed to Consolidated board
Jimmy Creed has written for The Anniston Star, The Jacksonville News, The Piedmont Journal as well as newspapers in Biloxi, Miss. He’s also written press releases for the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind as well as Anniston’s chemical weapons disposal facility.
Mar 22, 2014 |  0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oxford police charge Anniston man with murder in 17-year-old case
Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge said during a press conference that Jack David Stovall, 65, of Anniston was arrested Thursday on charges that he killed Floyd Roger Hurst in 1997.
Mar 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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NPR media reporter speaks of new challenges, opportunities for the ‘life of kings’
David Folkenflik’s visit to JSU was part of the annual Harry M. and Edel Ayers Lecture Series. The event honors the former Anniston Star publishers by bringing nationally recognized journalists to the area.
Mar 13, 2014 |  0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayers Lecture Series bringing NPR media reporter to town
David Folkenflik also is author of Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires. The book explains the building of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire — which includes Fox News and The Wall Street Journal — and the phone hacking scandals at its newspapers in the United Kingdom.
Mar 09, 2014 |  0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Changes in leadership planned at Daily Home, St. Clair Times
Taking over as publisher of the Daily Home will be Robert Jackson, vice president of sales and operations for Consolidated Publishing, which owns The Daily Home, The St. Clair Times, The Anniston Star and several weekly papers in northeastern Alabama.
Mar 02, 2014 |  0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chinnabee opens for day use; Cheaha repairs half-done
The Lake Chinnabee recreation area in the Talladega National Forest will reopen for day use Saturday, after being closed for nearly a year due to flooding, officials announced Thursday. Meanwhile, representatives from Cheaha State Park said cleanup of more than 1,000 trees downed by a recent snowstorm is about 50 percent complete.
Feb 27, 2014 |  0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oxford man arrested on drug charges after police chase
Police say an Oxford man arrested on charges of trafficking methamphetamines and being a convicted felon in control of a gun, fled after a traffic stop Monday.
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Anniston’s Teachers of the Year named
Administrators announced that Chris Holder, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Anniston Middle School, won the award in the secondary education category. Tenth Street Elementary School physical education teacher Brian McRae won for the elementary category.
Feb 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Clay County jailer pleads guilty to abuse of inmates
A former Clay County jailer pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges of violating the constitutional rights of inmates, including using his authority to sexually abuse them.
Feb 20, 2014 |  0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kitchen closing at city landmark: March 1 Victoria Inn restaurant’s last day under chef/owner Alan Martin
The chef of Anniston’s Victoria Inn restaurant recently announced that March 1 will be the last day of business under his leadership, as the city-owned restaurant and hotel make changes.
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Winter weather affected cellular voice calls
Tuesday’s snowstorm snarled wireless communications for many local residents.
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Israeli official to visit Anniston for Haifa Symphony concert
Local officials on Saturday will play host to the consul general of Israel to the southeastern United States after he attends a performance of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra in Anniston.
Jan 24, 2014 |  0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Piedmont schools’ Akin named Star's Citizen of the Year
Akin was recognized for his leadership in a project to put a computer in the hands of every student in Piedmont City Schools.
Jan 23, 2014 |  0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goal Post kicker going home with family
by Daniel Gaddy
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Jan 15, 2014 |  0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
The fate of the animated, neon placekicker who welcomed generations of Anniston residents to Goal Post Bar-B-Q had been uncertain since the place closed in September. But this week the Calhoun County icon found a new home — just 2 miles down Quintard Avenue — with the family that established the famed restaurant in the 1960s.
Last-minute agreement saves Goal Post sign from demolition
by Daniel Gaddy
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Jan 14, 2014 |  0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
For nearly a half century, the animated neon field-goal kicker on the sign of Anniston’s Goal Post Bar-B-Q welcomed generals, U.S senators and even Bear Bryant himself. But it had been set for demolition on Thursday until a phone call saved the icon Tuesday night.
Cold weather won’t have large effect on pests
by Daniel Gaddy
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Jan 10, 2014 |  0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
The three-day deep freeze that frustrated most of Alabama won’t have much effect on bothersome insects such as mosquitoes, according to area entomologists.
Jury finds Weaver man guilty of shooting 13-year-old boy
by Daniel Gaddy
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Jan 09, 2014 |  0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
A jury Thursday found 24-year-old Tanrrance Maurice Landrum guilty of first-degree assault in an incident in March that left a 13-year-old victim shot in the back and forearm.
Vigil planned for JSU student killed in Huntsville shooting
by Daniel Gaddy
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Jan 07, 2014 |  0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Friends and classmates of a Jacksonville State University student killed in a New Year’s Day shooting in Huntsville will hold a candlelight vigil for the 21-year-old woman Wednesday.
Police: Boyfriend charged with murder in shooting death of 20-year-old woman
by Daniel Gaddy
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Dec 20, 2013 |  0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
Weaver police announced Friday that officers obtained an arrest warrant for a Delta man in connection with a 20-year-old woman shot to death at an apartment complex on McClellan Boulevard Thursday.
Weaver police question two men in shooting death of 20-year-old woman
by Daniel Gaddy
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Dec 19, 2013 |  0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
Weaver police said Thursday they were questioning two men in the death of a 20-year-old woman shot at an apartment complex on McClellan Boulevard that morning.
Gun stolen from vehicle in Anniston
by Daniel Gaddy
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Dec 19, 2013 |  0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
Anniston police Thursday were investigating at least two reports of breaking-and-entering involving vehicles.
Tallageda County man sentenced to 62 years for murder, attempted murder
by Daniel Gaddy
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Dec 18, 2013 |  0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
A Calhoun County judge Wednesday sentenced a Talladega County man found guilty of murder and attempted murder to 62 years in prison.
Sheriff: Son arrested after attacking parents, being shot by father
by Daniel Gaddy
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Dec 16, 2013 |  0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Calhoun County deputies on Monday arrested an Ohatchee man at a Birmingham hospital, three days after he attacked his parents and was shot by his father, according to authorities.
Donoho officials name new school president
by Daniel Gaddy
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Dec 13, 2013 |  0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
The Donoho School announced Friday that Georgia educator James Hutchins will be the school’s next president.
CDP announces new superintendent
by Daniel Gaddy
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Dec 13, 2013 |  0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
The Center for Domestic Preparedness today announced the naming of a new superintendent for the agency.
Honda releases sketch of 2016 Ridgeline, production of current model to stop in 2014
by Daniel Gaddy
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Dec 10, 2013 |  0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Honda officials Tuesday released a sketch of the new Ridgeline pickup truck that’s to be built at the company’s Lincoln plant starting in 2016.
Former Clay County Jail worker indicted in alleged inmate abuse
by Daniel Gaddy
dgaddy@annistonstar.com
Nov 27, 2013 |  0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a former Clay County jail administrator on eight charges involving the alleged sexual abuse and denial of constitutional rights of four inmates.
Community Foundation awards more than $300K in city grants
by Daniel Gaddy
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Nov 22, 2013 |  0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
“We could not have made this possible without the generosity of the people in this community and the not-for-profits that help the people of this community; we’re pleased to be able to do that,” said Eula Tatman, vice president for grants, scholarships and initiatives for the foundation.



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