Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Wednesday's Star, afternoon update

Following up on this morning's report, here are some of the stories we're working on for tomorrow's edition.

1. Crystal Jarvis follows on the news of Avondale Mills closings across the Southeast. She and photographer Bill Wilson visited with former mill workers in Piedmont and Blue Mountain, two local communities that have seen their mills (not Avondale) closed in recent years.

2. Stephen Gross has an amazing series of photos showing the progress on the Eastern Parkway.

3. In Anniston, Dan Whisenhunt will attend tonight's City Council meeting, where an anti-smoking ordinance is up for a vote.

4. Look for a story examining how three Calhoun County cities are handling the state's new back-to-school sales tax holiday. Both Anniston and Oxford will take up the matter tonight.

5. Nationally, the Senate is said to be inching closer to passing a bill on immigration.