George Smith: There is some good news today
12:06 AM, Sunday, April 20
George Smith's column for Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014

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Easter being celebrated today
Today is Easter Sunday, April 20
12:05 AM, Sunday, April 20
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West's tensions with Russia could raise Rep. Mike Rogers' ...
For a little more than a year, Rogers has chaired the House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which oversees most eve...
11:58 PM, Saturday, April 19
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Easter Bunny, kids turn out for egg hunts
One day before Easter area children searched for more than 2,500 plastic eggs during two public hunts in Calhoun Coun...
11:41 PM, Saturday, April 19
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Potential jurors don’t need to report, court officials say
Officials with the Calhoun County Courthouse on Friday announced that residents who received jury summonses for Monda...
06:40 PM, Friday, April 18
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Stewart, longtime businessman and civic leader, dies at 90
Stewart lived as a young child with his four brothers in the mill village in Jacksonville, where he grew up working i...
03:50 PM, Friday, April 18
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Oxford man says despite city’s protest, his chickens aren’...
The veteran of the Gulf War said he bought the chickens almost two years ago to help him with his post-traumatic stre...
02:18 PM, Friday, April 18
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Sheriff: Dispute between neighbors may have led to arson
Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Sheriff’s Office were investigating Friday what may have s...
02:08 PM, Friday, April 18
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Saks third-graders know beans about nutrition, math
A lesson plan for Saks Elementary School third-graders over the last month amounted to a hill of beans. More than 250...
01:12 PM, Friday, April 18
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Calhoun County had slight job growth in March
Calhoun County had 200 more residents with jobs in March than in the previous month.
09:38 AM, Friday, April 18
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Jacksonville panel approves expansion at assisted living f...
"We're ready to break ground. we're ready to get going," said Barry Ray, president of Legacy Senior Services, the com...
11:58 PM, Thursday, April 17
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Heflin shuts off water from Anniston
The move is expected to save the the Heflin board money but make a dent in the sales of the Anniston Water Works and ...
05:44 PM, Thursday, April 17
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Two EMS agencies lobby to cover Quad Cities
The eastern Calhoun County community is the setting for a dispute between EMS units from Anniston and Oxford. The Cal...
05:01 PM, Thursday, April 17
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Anniston federal courthouse construction projected for 2017
Design and construction of a long-delayed new federal courthouse in Anniston could start in 2017, according to a gove...
04:31 PM, Thursday, April 17
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Police investigating arson that destroyed mobile home
Anniston police Thursday were investigating what they believe was an intentional fire that destroyed a mobile home We...
04:10 PM, Thursday, April 17
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Stolen guns mean more guns used in crimes, officials say
A 2013 study by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found that Alabama law enforcement ag...
03:56 PM, Thursday, April 17
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