Seated around area school lunch tables on Monday, more than 11,300 local children will eat free and reduced-price meals. That’s 2,012 more Calhoun County students than qualified for help buying those meals the year before the Great Recession began, in 2007.
Hundreds apply to Oxford’s Sam’s Club The Oxford Sam’s Club is not set to open until August, but by noon Monday, more people had applied to work at the retailer than there are jobs to fill. But that didn’t deter Tony Rogers.
‘Humble’ surgeon’s legacy includes Coldwater Mountain Dr. Henry Laws II, 81, died Tuesday at his Mountain Brook home. Friends recall Laws – the former Anniston surgeon who once owned large portions of Coldwater Mountain — as a talented doctor, a good storyteller and humble in a profession where that attribute can be in short supply.
Hobson City hires town clerk The Town Council voted unanimously during Monday’s meeting to appoint Michelle Malone temporarily to the position. She will begin work this week, said Mayor Alberta McCrory.
The city of Oxford will, for the first time, have a civil engineer on its payroll beginning Monday. Rusty Gann, an Oxford High graduate and resident of the city, most recently worked as Calhoun County’s assistant engineer.
The one billion number wasn’t chosen randomly. According to research from the United Nations, that’s how many women and girls globally who will be raped or beaten in their lifetime. One out of every three.
A study released in December by a coalition of health organizations found that Alabama ranked 49th in recommended spending on tobacco prevention. The state will spend about $275,000 this year on such programs, which is less than one percent of the CDC’s recommended spending level of $56 million for Alabama
Troops with the U.S. Marine Corps’ 3rd Battalion, 14th Regiment from Chattanooga will be firing 155 mm Howitzers artillery shells through Sunday, said Maj. Andrew Richardson, public affairs officer for the Alabama National Guard.