McClellan dogs help make the world safer Eleven dogs are being trained at the Auburn University Canine Detection Training Center at Fort McClellan. The Labs are learning the Auburn-patented vapor-wake training, which means they’ll be able to smell a plume of scent left by an explosive device that is worn or carried.
Hospitality leaders view county's attractions Ebonee Thompson, the chamber’s director of tourism, invited employees from local hotels, restaurants and businesses to board a charter bus today and spend the day seeing their backyards through the eyes of out-of-town visitors.
Long Term Recovery Committee ending two years of relief The Calhoun County Long Term Recovery Committee hasn’t seen much action lately. It’s been two years since the storms of April 27, 2011, ravaged northeast Alabama. Now, relief efforts are now headed to Moore, Okla., and committee members hope that the efforts there will encompass all that happened here.
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Local responders contribute to Oklahoma relief effort The Calhoun Baptist Association and the Center for Domestic Preparedness have already been on conference calls with the state. The American Red Cross is accepting text donations and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office has set up a collection poin
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Snow Creek turns unruly after weekend storm Snow Creek, normally just a gurgle or a pleasant stream, has the potential to become a raging torrent after enough rain drains into it. This past weekend was one of those occasions.
Rep. Richard Laird of Roanoke said Tuesday that he decided years ago to move the tobacco tax money from the water board to some other project. He said the water authority hasn't completed projects that were supposed to be paid for with tobacco tax.
“It’s one thing to buy technology … but what are we doing with it? ... If our teachers are doing great things with it, our students are doing great things with it, and I think you’re going to see that today.” -- Oxford schools Superintendent Jeff Goodwin
A CDP official confirmed Tuesday that Smith is no longer heading the McClellan facility but would not comment on the circumstances of his departure, referring all questions to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.