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Anniston students get inside look at democracy
Rep. Barbara Boyd, D-Anniston, raised a hand and traced in the air the nautilus-shell curve of the staircases in the lobby of the Alabama State Capitol.
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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
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.
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Anniston nonprofit expanding services to fund tech upgrades for local schools
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.
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Oxford’s new arts center director likes smiling faces
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.
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Quilts of Hawaiian heritage on display at local church
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.
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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.
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U.S. transportation secretary visits Anniston, warns of crisis with federal highway fund
Anthony Foxx said that by September, the Federal Highway Trust Fund — now at around $8 billion — will be broke.
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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
Apr 15, 2014 |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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.
Good financial report offers chance for improvements in Ohatchee
by Brian Anderson
banderson@annistonstar.com
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The most pressing, the mayor said, is renovation of an old Calhoun County Highway Department storage barn. The council wants to turn it into a recreation center.
Oxford students recognized nationally
by Eddie Burkhalter
eburkhalter@annistonstar.com
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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.
Anniston police get money for youth outreach programs
by Eddie Burkhalter
eburkhalter@annistonstar.com
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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.
Crime Bulletin for April 15, 2014
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The Anniston Star's Crime Bulletin for April 15, 2014.
Jacksonville annexes land for new school site
by Laura Gaddy
lbgaddy@annistonstar.com
Apr 14, 2014 |  0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The 65-acre lot of city-owned property is on the southwest corner of Jacksonville and includes about 30 acres of land that school leaders plan to use for a new elementary school.
Judge sentences Munford man in murder-for-hire plot
by Star Staff
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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.
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