10 hrs ago
Jacksonville City Council authorizes warrant issuance to pay for major public projects
At least two major construction projects are now feasible here following the City Council's authorization this evening of the issuance of $17,890,000 in general obligation warrants.
20 hrs ago
Census projections show population dropping slightly in East Alabama
Take Calhoun County - in 2012, its estimated population was 117,296, down from 118,572 in 2010, according to census estimates released this week .
Wed May 22, 2013
The Montgomery Advertiser
4 plead guilty in Alabama college hazing case
<![CDATA[JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Four men have pleaded guilty to their involvement in hazing at Jacksonville State University. The Anniston Star reports (http://bit.ly/Z0hHjt) 22-year-old Justavious Johnson, 23-year-old Juston Thomas, 23-year-old Mikel Whitter and 28-year-old Varian May each pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of hazing stemming from a November 2011 incident. The victim told investigators he was trying to pledge Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and was ordered to drink alcohol, was hit with eggs, paddles and other objects and was repeatedly beaten. The man was hospitalized the and suffered from internal bleeding, reduced kidney functioning and other injuries. He filed a civil suit against the fraternity and its Jacksonville State chapter. Twelve other men have been charged with hazing and assault, and two others have been charged with hazing in the case.
Alabama's 3 known existing Civil War-era depots: What are they now?
W hile historians debate the age of the empty Belle Mina depot in southern Limestone County, they agree on the ages of three pre-Civil War depots that have been preserved in Alabama.
Fri May 17, 2013
Sid Brown is new band director at PCHS
Newly hired band director Sid Brown said he expects the Pell City High School band to continue to grow.
Watch artist Scott LoBaido finish his American flag mural in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Alabama -- It took speed artist Scott LoBaido a little more than a day to complete a mural of the American flag to adorn the backside of Jacksonville High School's Field House.
Wed May 15, 2013
Anonymous donor to match Gary Sinise benefit concert ticket sales up to $50,000
Actor Gary Sinise will play a benefit concert at JSU Stadium May 19 to benefit a wounded Afghan soldier, Ben Tomlinson.
Sun May 12, 2013
Francis canonizes first saints of papacy
Pope Francis canonized the first saints of his papacy -- including the first ever honored from Colombia and Mexico -- at a Mass on Sunday at St.
Sat May 11, 2013
Fri May 10, 2013
Oxford Farmers market
Join us for the kick-off of Oxford's first ever Farmer's Market hosted by The Quintard Mall in the Jc Penny's parking lot.
Thu May 09, 2013
Wed May 08, 2013
Gregory J. Kernion: The Star's incomplete presentation of facts
In the Feb. 28, 2013, editorial, "Let light shine at RMC," the editorial board of The Anniston Star wrote, "Committing journalism is not a crime, nor should it be subject to a civil lawsuit," referring to a declaratory-judgment action filed by Regional Medical Center seeking a court ruling on whether RMC was required to provide The Star a copy of ... (more)
Jacksonville council addresses streetlights, farmer's market
The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday approved an agreement to update city traffic lights and voted to amend the schedule for the local farmer's market.
Mon May 06, 2013
One killed, two injured in Alabama 204 crash
One woman was killed and two men were injured during a crash Sunday morning on Alabama 204 outside Jacksonville.
Sun May 05, 2013
Jacksonville contemplates future with off-center square
City leaders in Jacksonville are considering moving several public buildings from the town's traditional center to new space near the city's southern limits.
Now you know: May 5, 2013
May 5 a Chris and Heather Dempsey of Jacksonville invite you to their home, Fiddler's Green, for the annual "Skirmish at Fiddler's Green." Civil War-era activities will take place throughout the day, with a tour of the home at noon and battle reenactment at 2 p.m. Camps and sutler shops will be open to browse and Un-Reconstructed, a six-piece ... (more)
Wed May 01, 2013
DKG Sigma Chapter: A meeting with an international flair
The meeting of Sigma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International on Tuesday, March 12, at the Anniston Museum of Natural History proved to be quite cosmopolitan.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Michelle Bright's life is fun and busy
Michelle Bright shares her home with three males -- her husband and their two sons.
Defense lawyer worried about trial date for man charged with murder
A judge and prosecutors said Tuesday they're ready for the trial of a man accused of killing a Wellborn schoolteacher in 2011.
Today crucial for Weaver Sunday alcohol sales bill
A bill that would allow the Weaver City Council to legalize Sunday alcohol sales could come up for a vote today in the Alabama Senate.