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  1. Low on Funds? Your City Can Still...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | Nation's Cities Weekly

    ... and promoting meal programs through the mayor's newsletter , which reaches around 7,000 residents every week. Hobson City Mayor Alberta McCrory is leading the city's effort to increase community awareness and participation and to expand the reach of ...


  2. Congrats ... Hobson City Head Start celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 16 | Anniston Star

    Hobson City Head Start celebrated May 18 the 52nd birthday of Head Start with a Community Reading Day to raise awareness of the impact and importance of Head Start.


  3. Hobson City Town Council hears of Town Hall renovations, and the need for further workRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 12 | Anniston Star

    ... McCrory said of the new toys. She hopes to combine the meal program with a summer reading program at the Hobson City Public Library, also started this month. But the work also underscores how much more needs done on Town Hall. McCrory outlined the ...


  4. Sheriff: Man is charged after claiming to be officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 12 | Anniston Star

    ... took the law into his own hands after his younger sister was reported missing. In March, according to Wade, a Hobson City couple found a young girl at a bus stop one Saturday around 3 a.m. Wade said the couple asked the girl to stay with them, and ...


  5. Look Back ... to sign-ups for the Ward 2 race, 1992Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 5 | Anniston Star

    ... more than 30 years as a teacher and school administrator, is the principal at C. E. Hanna Elementary School in Hobson City. James Montgomery previously announced his candidacy, and while the incumbent hasn't formally filed his intention, he has ...


  6. UA project in Hobson City boosted by federal grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 2 | Anniston Star

    A portion of more than $1 million in federal grants announced Thursday by the National Endowment for the Arts will support a University of Alabama-led project in Hobson City. Jane Chu, the chairman of the endowment, visited Alabama Thursday to announce the grants would be awarded, according to a release, with $25,000 of the total going to the university.


  7. Hobson City summer reading program to begin TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 25 | Anniston Star

    Children and adults around Hobson City have a chance to win prizes by reading books in a summer-long program that starts Tuesday at the town's public library. The new librarian, Sharron Thomas, said the program "is about keeping children engaged ... so they won't fall into that summer slide, where a lot of children lose their academic skills."


  8. With Hobson City bingo hall now closed, nonprofit says it wasn't paidRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Anniston Star

    The parking lot of I-20 Bingo in Hobson City was empty on Monday. The operator says the business has closed because of weak demand.


  9. Hobson City's town hall needs structural, cleanup workRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | Anniston Star

    The colony of bats that took up living in Hobson City's Town Hall might've been kicked out last year , but a memory remains. "It's real smelly," Mayor Alberta McCrory said Monday night of the large room - formerly a church - at the back of the government building where the animals were discovered in July.


  10. Winn-Dixie closure to force adjustment in shopping habits of manyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | Anniston Star

    Rickey Turner of Hobson City rides his scooter in Anniston. Turner is a Winn-Dixie shopper and will have to ride much farther to buy groceries when Winn-Dixie closes.


  11. Town Council hears update on civic history partnershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | Anniston Star

    To keep a collaborative effort with the University of Alabama going, the professor who's led the effort says she'll need Hobson City's help with funding. "This is a partnership that's working," Michelle Robinson said Monday night at a Town Council meeting.


  12. Look Back ... to Scouting in the black community, 1942Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | Anniston Star

    ... was presided over by C. E. Mitchell, principal of Cobb Avenue High School, and heard from James A. Dunn of Hobson City concerning the history of the Boy Scout movement. Dr. Melton Clark, chairman of the inter-racial committee for the local Boy Scout ...


  13. Hobson City fills vacant clerk, librarian positionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | Anniston Star

    Hobson City Town Council members on Monday hired a new clerk and librarian, both women who retired after decades in financial management and school teaching, respectively. Council members chose Pauline Cunningham to fill the clerk position, Mayor Alberta McCrory said Tuesday.


  14. Hobson City Town Council discusses legal help for homeownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | Anniston Star

    ... in the town's water system, raw sewage, and what one councilman characterized as a general disrespect for both Hobson City's government and elected officials. "Somehow or another, we have to get people to respect what we're trying to do," Freddie ...


  15. Six Hobson City homes qualify for rehabilitation projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Anniston Star

    Work to rehabilitate six houses in Hobson City using federal grant money could begin in May, according to a Gadsden-based architect involved in the project. Contractors are sought for that work now, Patricia Sherman said Wednesday, with a deadline to choose them set for April 18. Federal Community Development Block Grant money, disbursed by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, will pay for the rehabilitation project.


  16. Hobson City Town Council hears audit of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | Anniston Star

    Paying for water that never made it to residents' faucets in 2015 drained this town's general fund by about $45,000, according to an audit of that fiscal year. Town Council members heard that audit of two-year-old finances Monday night.


  17. Look Back ... to a jailbreak from the new jail, 1942Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | Anniston Star

    ... appear to be weak spots in the jail construction. Feb. 24, 1992, in The Star: While the Rev. Bobby Forbes of Hobson City has been traveling as a missionary, he has seen the need for all humans, no matter their race, to learn more about their common ...


  18. Seeking solutions to Alabama's prison problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | Anniston Star

    ... that front, we were cheered Tuesday by an update on the work of the Dannon Project, a nonprofit with offices in Hobson City and Birmingham that, thanks to a federal grant, is preparing young adults from high-crime, high-poverty areas for the ...


  19. Nonprofit in Hobson City receives grant to expand scope of reentry workRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | Anniston Star

    A student works at a computer at Hobson City's town hall where the nonprofit Dannon Project has a site. Shown left is Veronica Hughley, career readiness specialist, and Tamar Towns, site coordinator/program manager, during a "Pathways Out Of Poverty" class.


  20. Hobson City to advertise city clerk positionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | Anniston Star

    ... The council's members tabled most items on the agenda for discussion, but did approve a resolution dealing with Hobson City's membership in the Calhoun County Metropolitan Planning Organization, a committee that steers federal funding for ...


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