Sheriff: Dispute between neighbors may have led to arson
Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Sheriff’s Office were investigating Friday what may have started the fire, the sheriff said, but there were no arrests in the case as of Friday afternoon.
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Police investigating arson that destroyed mobile home
Anniston police Thursday were investigating what they believe was an intentional fire that destroyed a mobile home Wednesday.
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Stolen guns mean more guns used in crimes, officials say
A 2013 study by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found that Alabama law enforcement agencies reported 5,989 guns stolen in 2012.
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Anniston man charged with rape, sodomy
An Anniston man was in the Calhoun County jail Thursday, charged with raping and sodomizing a woman last month.
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Oxford’s new arts center director likes smiling faces
John Longshore was chosen over seven other applicants who qualified for the civil service position to guide the $10.4 million Oxford theater, which opened in May 2013.
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Oxford students recognized nationally
School board members recognized at Tuesday’s meeting the 11 Oxford Middle School seventh-graders who participated in the Duke Talent Identification Program, a Duke University project that aims to find and support gifted students.
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Anniston police get money for youth outreach programs
The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, a nonprofit that funnels donations to area charitable endeavors, announced the gift at a City Council meeting Monday. The donor asked that his or her identity and the amount of the donation be kept private.
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Jury recommends life sentence for Anniston man in 1999 murder
A Calhoun County jury recommended Monday that Torrance Perin Vincent spend the rest of his life in prison.
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Oxford approves bid for sports complex
“I want the public to know we’ve invested a lot of money in this project, and in the long run, it has the opportunity to put Oxford on the map,” said Councilman Mike Henderson at Friday’s meeting.
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Anniston man found guilty of capital murder in 1999 shooting
A Calhoun County jury Thursday afternoon found Torrance Perin Vincent, guilty of capital murder in the Dec. 15, 1999, death of Prince Damian Wright of Weaver.
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Holocaust remembrance set for tonight at JSU
Each year the number of living Holocaust survivors declines, and each year their stories are in peril of being lost to time. Denise Lewis, daughter of Holocaust survivor Roger Blum, says that can’t happen.
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Anniston man on trial for 1999 Weaver murder
Jurors heard testimony Wednesday from witnesses in a capital murder trial stemming from a 1999 shooting death in Weaver.
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Oxford narrows list of nonprofits to get city money
Council members agreed Tuesday to pay four local nonprofit agencies while other organizations the city had budgeted money for will go without.
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Suspect scammed Anniston man of $35K, police say
An Anniston man told police Friday that someone claiming to represent a bank in Hong Kong called him at home, telling him he’d won $500,000. The victim was told all he needed to do to collect his winnings was pay taxes on the prize money, according to a press release from he Anniston police Tuesday.
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Anniston resident reports $35K stolen from home
An Anniston resident reported to police Friday that more than $35,00 was recently stolen from his home.
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Jacksonville’s first Cheaha Challenge wet and tough, riders say
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Apr 06, 2014 |  0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
A phrase printed along the bottom of the T-shirts for the 2014 Cheaha Challenge, which began from Jacksonville for the first time this year, may best sum up this year’s ride: “Just got tougher.”
Crowds fill downtown for Noble Street Festival
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Apr 05, 2014 |  0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
By noon Saturday cyclists were already standing on the winner’s podium at the corner of Noble and 11th Street, raising their fists high above their heads.
Clear skies for Saturday bike events, rain likely Sunday
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Apr 04, 2014 |  0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
NWS meteorologist says Saturday looks nice, but Sunday looks like there will be rain pushing northward into the area.
Choccolocco Creek inner tube rental business opens
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Apr 01, 2014 |  0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Fred Couch and business partner James O’Rear opened their Choccolocco Creek inner tube rental business, Floating Fun, next to the Mapco gas station just off exit 173 on Interstate 20.
'This is our story. This is our song:' Goshen church marks two decades since Palm Sunday tornado
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Mar 30, 2014 |  0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
“Out of pieces that are broken, beauty will come,” the Rev. Joe DeWitte told the hundred or so gathered at a memorial Sunday for a special 20th anniversary service to remember those lost to a tornado that smashed Goshen United Methodist Church on Palm Sunday in 1994.
Palm Sunday tornado at 20: Mary Watson chooses to look for the good
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Mar 30, 2014 |  0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
In the years since the tornado Watson has volunteered at hospice facilities and visited with the elderly at nursing homes, things many might think difficult for someone who's been through what she has, she said.
Palm Sunday tornado at 20: Donald and Frances Dobbs appreciate the gift of life
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Mar 30, 2014 |  0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Dobbs, now 80, was thrown to the floor as his wife made her way to an inside hallway. Dobbs was struck in the head with debris, and when he arose, disoriented, he couldn't recall if Frances was at home when the tornado hit.
Palm Sunday tornado at 20: Kelly Clem says talking helps healing
by Eddie Burkhalter
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"In recent years we have had a break from being defined by the tornado, but I don’t mind this anniversary year and I look forward to going back to Goshen because I believe that it puts an end to a chapter on this anniversary date,” the Rev. Kelly Clem said.
Palm Sunday tornado 20th anniversary service set for Sunday
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Mar 26, 2014 |  0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Survivors, church members and those who helped pull people from the rubble that day will come together Sunday at the church’s replacement structure for a special service to reflect on the 1994 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak and to remember those who died.
Oxford to pay for second traffic study at future FedEx facility
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Mar 25, 2014 |  0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents along Fish Hatchery Lane have expressed concern about possible accidents caused by FedEx tractor trailer trucks along the narrow roads.
Anniston museums director to resign after move by city
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Mar 25, 2014 |  0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
A day after the City Council approved a plan to create a city department for Anniston’s two museums and botanical garden, the director of all three announced her resignation.
Freeze warning issued for overnight hours
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Mar 25, 2014 |  0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The National Weather Service in Calera has issued a freeze warning for Calhoun County from 10 p.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Hobson City to address neglected properties
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Mar 24, 2014 |  0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Letters will be mailed this week to owners of neglected homes and buildings, asking them to begin the process of bringing them up to code, Mayor Alberta McCrory said during a council meeting Monday.
Deadly accident leads to manslaughter, assault charges
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Mar 24, 2014 |  0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Nelson Davis Jr. was arrested on Friday at his McClellan workplace by Calhoun County sheriff’s deputies. He was released later that day from the Calhoun County Jail on a $200,000 bond.
Oxford greets Aldi, awaits more grand openings
by Eddie Burkhalter
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Mar 19, 2014 |  0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Troy Marshall, vice president for the Aldi division which includes Alabama, said the company plans to open another 10 to 12 stores in the state in the next few years.



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