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.
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.
State Boy Scout council honors three local residents 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.
Relay for Life survivors' dinner set for Thursday 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.
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.
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.
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.
Prosecutors say 30-year-old Allen Wayne Densen Morgan tried to hire an FBI agent who he believed to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan to murder his African American neighbor, who Morgan suspected of raping his wife.