Friday, March 07, 2008

This weekend in The Star

Check out this weekend's Anniston Star for these stories:

Markeshia Ricks takes a look at local broadband initiatives - there are several around the state. How would they would fit into anything the state does.

A 19-year-old Anniston man was shot to death early Friday morning. Nick Cenegy has this story.

Dan Whisenhunt stopped by a “Math in Motion” dance presentation for Saks Elementary School students. What was the performance like?

Saturday afternoon at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Donoho School 8th grader Tate Thomas will attempt to break the county’s spelling drought. Todd South will tell you about the competition and also about the last Calhoun County winner - Ray Crocker, who won the statewide title in 1988.

We'll have video online of the Friday night Pinewood Derby.

On Sunday:

With lots of national news about the foreclosure crisis and how it has affected the national economy, what's the local mortgage and foreclosure landscape look like? The numbers are rising, but experts say it's much less dire than in other parts of the country.

Todd South went to the statewide spelling bee in Birmingham and will have a story on how local students did.

Results are in from the latest flyovers looking at pine beetle infestation. Last time we were at epidemic levels in Talladega, Clay and Randolph counties. How are we now?

George Smith has a profile of Cora Saxon, who at 100 years old is still going strong. Cora is 100 She is known all over the South as The Candy Queen from the Saxon Candy Kitchens. She and her husband started in their kitchen in Alexandria.