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Two EMS agencies lobby to cover Quad Cities
The eastern Calhoun County community is the setting for a dispute between EMS units from Anniston and Oxford. The Calhoun County 911 Board of Directors, acting on request from the Anniston EMS, held a hearing Thursday to air out the jurisdictional issues involved.
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Anniston federal courthouse construction projected for 2017
Design and construction of a long-delayed new federal courthouse in Anniston could start in 2017, according to a government budget plan updated in March.
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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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Anniston students get inside look at democracy
Students from Anniston elementary schools toured the State House and the Capitol in Montgomery this week. The tour has been a rite of passage, at least in some schools, for decades. Countless Alabamians recall making the pilgrimage, at age 9 or 10, to the places that figure so prominently in Alabama's fourth-grade history textbooks — places that also loom large in Civil War and civil rights history.
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District 12 Senate race sees injection of ‘dark money’
One political scientist says it's a sign that “dark money” has found its way into state-level politics. "If someone doesn't curtail this, it's going to become the new method for financing campaigns," said Jess Brown, a political science professor at Athens State University.
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Water restored to Heflin residents as officials seek contamination's source
Heflin residents who had been without water since Friday because of possible contamination have all had their water restored, but work officials were still trying to identify the source of the problem Wednesday.
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Cleburne hospital board names benefits committee
The Cleburne County Hospital Board has created a new committee to evaluate employee benefits, with a goal of ensuring all its employees are being treated as fairly as possible, officials said.
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State Boy Scout council honors three local residents
by Brian Anderson
banderson@annistonstar.com
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Retired physician Buddy Canup, Consolidated Publishing President Phil Sanguinetti and Gary Wright, owner of Wright Drugs in Heflin, received the Heart of an Eagle Award at the Boy Scout’s Choccolocco District’s 2014 American Values Luncheon at the Anniston City Meeting Center.
Anniston nonprofit expanding services to fund tech upgrades for local schools
by Patrick McCreless
pmccreless@annistonstar.com
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An Anniston nonprofit that made high-speed Internet access possible for city schools wants to charge area businesses for the same service to fund more technology initiatives for local students.
Oxford’s new arts center director likes smiling faces
by Eddie Burkhalter
eburkhalter@annistonstar.com
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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.
Quilts of Hawaiian heritage on display at local church
by Brian Anderson
banderson@annistonstar.com
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This week, the Church of the Covenant Presbyterian in Lenlock is displaying one resident's native Hawaiian quilts. He said he wanted to show them to the public before passing them on to his children.
Relay for Life survivors' dinner set for Thursday
by Laura Camper
news@cleburnenews.com
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Relay for Life is a months-long fundraiser, the money going toward the society’s research and support programs. In Cleburne County, preparations began in October. It’s now nearing its end with the annual survivor dinner Thursday at the Heflin Civic Center at 6 p.m.
U.S. transportation secretary visits Anniston, warns of crisis with federal highway fund
by Daniel Gaddy
dgaddy@annistonstar.com
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Anthony Foxx said that by September, the Federal Highway Trust Fund — now at around $8 billion — will be broke.
George Smith: Shipman: not once, but twice
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George Smith's column for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
County and city leaders of Cleburne County gain insights on business recruitment
by Laura Camper
lcamper@annistonstar.com
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To spur development there has to be a common goal and that has to come from all branches of the community — from the cities, the county, the schools and existing industry.
Piedmont council set to vote on school Internet service
by Laura Gaddy
lbgaddy@annistonstar.com
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The City Council and a Wetumpka-based technology company are nearing an agreement that’s expected to restore free wireless Internet service to Piedmont public school students. The council is expected to vote on the revised contract at its next meeting, May 6.
Temperatures to drop below freezing overnight
by Star Staff
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The National Weather Service on Tuesday predicted areas of frost for the Anniston area at around 3 a.m. Wednesday, with a low of around 31 degrees.
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