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George Smith's column for Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
12:01 AM, Wednesday, March 19
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Inmates seek death drug info as secrecy bill approaches vote
Since 2011, five death row inmates have sought more information on the drugs in Alabama’s changing lethal injection c...
09:27 PM, Tuesday, March 18
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Cleburne hospital board increases time off for long-term e...
The Cleburne County Hospital Board approved a number of allocations for Cleburne County Emergency Medical Service Tue...
08:06 PM, Tuesday, March 18
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Oxford agrees to pay one agency, but waiting for legal opi...
Council members agreed to give Coosa Valley Youth Services $30,000. The youth detention facility asked the city for $...
07:08 PM, Tuesday, March 18
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Local veterans court program serves as an alternative to jail
Calhoun County’s new veterans treatment court is an alternative sentencing program modeled on similar programs establ...
06:29 PM, Tuesday, March 18
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Narrow vote passes state budget without teacher pay hike
The Alabama House of Representatives narrowly passed a $5.93 billion education budget with no provision for a teacher...
06:17 PM, Tuesday, March 18
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Calhoun County Schools adopts 2014-15 calendar
A major addition to next year’s calendar is built-in “professional development” days, scheduled once a month. On thos...
06:09 PM, Tuesday, March 18
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Housing Authority mulling removal of Cooper Homes fence
The Anniston Housing Authority's board of commissioners is considering removing the fence at Cooper Homes and selling...
04:55 PM, Tuesday, March 18
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Minnesota teens building Anniston Habitat home
Twelve students from Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, Minn., who are spending their spring break this week helpin...
03:32 PM, Tuesday, March 18
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Crime Bulletin for March 18, 2014
The Anniston Star's Crime Bulletin for March 18, 2014.
08:54 AM, Tuesday, March 18
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Talk of Cleburne County’s exemption from wind farm regulat...
Alabama Senate this year passed a bill regulating wind farms. But many area residents wonder why Cleburne County may ...
11:09 PM, Monday, March 17
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Jacksonville school board finalizes contract with architec...
The local school board on Monday signed off on a contract with an architecture firm for the design of a new elementar...
06:42 PM, Monday, March 17
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Death penalty secrecy bill nears passage; state has yet to...
A bill that would make information about Alabama's death penalty process secret, including the names of manufacturers...
06:00 PM, Monday, March 17
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Anniston business expansion to create 359 jobs
An Anniston business expansion announced in January will create 359 jobs, at least 150 more than previously expected,...
04:56 PM, Monday, March 17
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Area employment dips with loss of holiday jobs in January
The county's unemployment rate increased to 7.5 percent in January from 6.3 percent in December due to a loss of 400 ...
03:10 PM, Monday, March 17
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