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George Smith's column for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Dugger Mountain show to honor, bring together veterans
The memoirs of a World War II veteran will come to life onstage at Dugger Mountain Music Hall in Piedmont with a perf...
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Court date set for two charged with receiving stolen gun
Two men charged with receiving a stolen gun Wednesday are set to appear in court on April 14, according to their arre...
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Police: Woman punched in face, robbed on Elm Street
Anniston police Friday were investigating a robbery in which a woman was punched in the face and robbed of her wallet...
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McClellan property sold for $600,000; retail businesses pl...
A Georgia-based company could soon build a retail hub at McClellan, the latest effort to redevelop part of the former...
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Cable One ready to play hardball over Viacom price hikes
Cable TV provider Cable One is willing to pull the plug on 15 channels next week, darkening screens for more than 700...
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Area employment dips slightly in February
The increase was part of an overall trend of rising unemployment across the state and was due to a loss of around 100...
10:51 AM, Friday, March 28
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FACT CHECK: Was Sen. Joseph McCarthy right? TRUTH RATING: ...
Some historians believe that perhaps ten out of the roughly 200 people accused by McCarthy had ties to Soviet intelli...
07:39 AM, Friday, March 28
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ALDOT to close section of Alabama 49 for repairs
The road will close at its intersection with Alabama 9 in downtown Lineville up to 1.4 miles north to the intersectio...
12:15 AM, Friday, March 28
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Piedmont budget panel to seek departmental input to help m...
Councilman Frank Cobb is calling on the city to cut 25 percent of its expenses from its $3.5 million general fund. Th...
09:31 PM, Thursday, March 27
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Anniston drainage repairs could rack up $500,000 bill
Bob Dean, director of the city’s Public Works Department, said between 50 and 70 sinkholes have appeared in Anniston ...
04:58 PM, Thursday, March 27
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Cleburne 911 calls for help updating addresses
Cleburne County 911 is trying to update more than 400 address listings and property descriptions it knows are out of ...
04:27 PM, Thursday, March 27
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Anniston man indicted in stabbing, abduction
A Calhoun County grand jury on Monday indicted a Hobson City man accused of stabbing his girlfriend while on a public...
02:13 PM, Thursday, March 27
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Residents implore county to pick up strays
Animal rights advocates on Thursday vented their frustration with Calhoun County’s policy on animal control, implorin...
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Future of executions in Alabama unclear due to drugs shortage
Alabama has run out of a key drug in its lethal injection cocktail, and death penalty experts aren’t quite sure what ...
09:18 AM, Thursday, March 27
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Pop goes the menu: Victoria gets new style
The city-owned hotel’s restaurant has been closed since the beginning of the month after chef Alan Martin shut its do...
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