Examining a community
The Anniston Star has begun a series of community profiles called PLACES: Profiles of the Communities We Call Home. We invite you here to share your news and opinions about these communities. Anniston Star staffers and students from the University of Alabama/Anniston Star Masters in Community Journalism Fellows conducted multiple interviews with Wellborn residents, and over the next several weeks, we’ll share what we learned.
Talk about Wellborn in our new forum!
Bob Davis: Why places matter
in our lives
This week, city councils from Anniston, Oxford and Jacksonville are expected to meet. The Calhoun County Commission is expected to do the same. The Anniston Star will closely watch those meetings because it’s part of a newspaper’s job to monitor the affairs of government, to act as a watchdog over local governments doing the public’s business.
A community of pride
In examining Wellborn as part of The Star’s new series of community profiles, one constant stands out: The typical Wellborn resident believes his or her community is an afterthought, if it’s given any thought at all.
The truth, sadly, is they are more right than wrong.
Wrestling with a legacy
Since Tyler McCarson was a toothpick-skinny, bobble-headed 7-year-old, his wrestling coach knew he would make it to the top of his sport in Alabama. There’s even a stamped letter to prove how early Bruce McClure recognized the Wellborn High School wrestler’s potential.