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Oxford council approves tax abatements for expanding company
The council agreed at Tuesday’s meeting to forgo charging Manufacturing Technology and Services and JARA Properties, a Talladega real estate investment company, non-educational ad valorem and property taxes for 10 years.
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Oxford mayor’s health improving, city officials say
Oxford Mayor Leon Smith was being treated at a Birmingham hospital Tuesday afternoon after falling ill at church Sunday, but the job of running the city remains with Smith, city officials say.
Apr 22, 2014 |  0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heflin City Council considers request for new fire truck
The current truck is 17 years old and no longer meets the department’s needs, Fire chief Jonathan Adams told the council members.
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Munford candidate’s campaign prop a target of conversation
By noon on Tuesday, the photo had rocketed across the Internet. The editorial page editors of The New York Times posted it to their blog, with the headline "No Comment Necessary: Vote for Me or I'll Shoot." In the Washington Post, the headline was "Meet the Alabama legislator who really, really loves his guns."
Apr 22, 2014 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weaver mayor calls street ‘cursed’
What started in 1993 as a straightforward proposal for a resurfacing job on Weaver’s main throughway has dragged on through three different mayors’ tenures, ballooning at one point to a multi-jurisdictional $3 million rebuilding project.
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D.C. officials visit beneficiaries of federal grants
Federal officials from an agency that awarded thousands of dollars in grants for local projects visited Anniston and Piedmont on Tuesday to get a first-hand look.
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Anniston nonprofit honors volunteers for local schools
The Public Education Foundation of Anniston hosted a dinner Tuesday at the Anniston City Meeting Center to honor those volunteers for their efforts. The nonprofit group hosts the event every year to recognize volunteers who helped better the city school system and the lives of students.
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Anniston police kill man who pointed pellet gun at officers
Anniston police shot and killed a man who pointed what was later discovered to be a pellet gun at officers outside his home in Blue Mountain on Tuesday morning.
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Crime Bulletin for April 22, 2014
The Anniston Star's Crime Bulletin for April 22, 2014.
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Appeals court judges step aside from Barron case
by Phillip Rawls
The Associated Press
Apr 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will have to pick someone to help decide how far the state attorney general's office can go in exploring the relationship between a former state senator and campaign aide charged with misusing campaign funds.
Cleburne Commission closes portion of County Road 62
by Laura Camper
news@cleburnenews.com
Apr 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite some opposition from local residents, the Cleburne County Commission Monday voted 3 to 1 to close a portion of County Road 62 near the Tallapoosa River.
Anniston school superintendent requests city money for education programs
by Patrick McCreless
pmccreless@annistonstar.com
Apr 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
During its regular work session Monday, Anniston School Superintendent Darren Douthitt requested the Anniston City Council appropriate almost $278,900 for several projects, from starting a culinary arts program at Anniston High School to creating a computer technology pilot program and hiring a curriculum director.
Oxford’s Leon Smith in hospital
by Eddie Burkhalter
eburkhalter@annistonstar.com
Apr 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Oxford Mayor Leon Smith was being treated at a Birmingham hospital Monday afternoon after falling ill at church Sunday.
State commission to help residents fight tree-killing pests
by Brian Anderson
banderson@annistonstar.com
Apr 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The commission announced this month that it is awarding $160,000 to landowners to use prescribed burns and thinning on their pine stands to stop the spread of the Southern pine beetle.
JSU keeps tuition rates level, faces financial shortfall
by Laura Gaddy
lbgaddy@annistonstar.com
Apr 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
At the start of the next fiscal year, employees' insurance costs would increase by an amount that will total $702,000 and result in an overall loss of $456,000.
Piedmont man sentenced to three life terms for kidnap, sex abuse, rape of 4-year-old
by Eddie Burkhalter
eburkhalter@annistonstar.com
Apr 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Calhoun County Circuit Judge Debra Jones on Monday morning sentenced Raleigh Steven Rowan, 29, to three life terms without the possibility of parole for two counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree rape, plus 20 years for kidnapping his 4-year-old victim.
Almanac: Monday, April 21, 2014
by Bill Edwards (Compiled)
Assistant Metro Editor
Apr 20, 2014 |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
A look back at this date in history.
Piedmont schools to offer medical training
by Laura Gaddy
lbgaddy@annistonstar.com
Apr 20, 2014 |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Piedmont's schools are using a $99,000 state grant to start a program to give students the chance to earn certification as nursing assistants before they earn high school diplomas.
Sunday Record for April 20, 2014
Apr 20, 2014 |  0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anniston Star's Sunday Record for April 20, 2014.
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