Local numbers of free, reduced lunch increase Seated around area school lunch tables on Monday, more than 11,300 local children will eat free and reduced-price meals. That’s 2,012 more Calhoun County students than qualified for help buying those meals the year before the Great Recession began, in 2007.
Candidates for House District 37 talk up outsider status Despite their difference in age, Bob Fincher, 64, and Bryant Whaley, 25, said they both represent fresh ideas and new blood needed in state politics. Democratic candidate Josh Burns is currently serving his second term as Randolph County Revenue Commissioner.
During an era when most people are content taking photographs with their smartphones and the use of film is nearly nonexistent, Dave Brandsma has had to change with the times to survive. But he doesn’t seem to mind.
David Folkenflik’s visit to JSU was part of the annual Harry M. and Edel Ayers Lecture Series. The event honors the former Anniston Star publishers by bringing nationally recognized journalists to the area.