Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Local news coming Wednesday

Here's what the metro staff is working on for Wednesday's Star:
  • With 9,000-or-so college students pouring back into Jacksonville this week, education writer Steve Ivey takes a look at Jacksonville State University's standings in the recent U.S. News & World Report college rankings. JSU falls middle-of-the-pack among its peers in Alabama, but university officials, and many other critics, say the rankings don't mean all that much.
  • Larry Ginn, longtime Alexandria High School football and basketball coach, announced his resignation yesterday, citing his recent diagnosis with skin cancer. Star sports writer Nick Birdsong is working to find out how the Valley Cubs are preparing to begin their first season in 20 years without Ginn; they face Oneonta at home on Friday night.
  • Calhoun and Talladega counties are part of a pilot program to create electronic records and case management systems for Medicaid. Capitol correspondent Markeshia Ricks explores what the $3.7 million project will mean for patients.
We're also planning to carry coverage from our sister paper, The Daily Home, on Talladega's city election results. And as always, there's much more where that came from. Check us out online or in print for all the latest stories.