Stewart lived as a young child with his four brothers in the mill village in Jacksonville, where he grew up working in the dry cleaning business his grandfather, J.D. Stewart Sr., started in that city in 1914.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.