Friday, August 29, 2008

Coming this weekend

In Saturday's paper, we'll have coverage of the first full night of HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL for 2008. We'll also preview college football Saturday for Alabama and Auburn.

In Sunday's paper, we'll begin a multi-part report on the threat of trichloroethylene, or TCE, at the Anniston Army Depot and what Army officials are doing to reduce the toxic degreaser's impact on the environment.

In Monday's paper, we'll have part 2 of the TCE series, and we'll have an in-depth profile of Gene Robinson, mayor-elect for the city of Anniston.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tuesday in The Star

You can find these stories in Tuesday's Anniston Star:

We'll have full coverage of the storms that swept through eastern Calhoun County, including damage reports.

Megan Nichols takes a look at what's next following a judge's ruling dissolving the McClellan Joint Powers Authority.

John Fleming talks with Lilly Ledbetter, the Jacksonville woman who took her fight against pay discrimination all the way to the Supreme Court. She'll be speaking at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday.

Don't forget to vote on Tuesday!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Friday in The Star

You can find these stories in Friday's Star:

Water levels in area lakes and rivers are still down from the drought. How is this affecting local folks? Mike Faulk will have this story.

Dan Whisenhunt looks into an ad run by Oxford City Council candidate Jerry Sparks.

Wellborn Cabinet lays off 169 workers due to the struggling housing market.

We'll have roundups of the upcoming city elections in Jacksonville and Lincoln.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wednesday in The Star

You can find these stories in Wednesday's Anniston Star:

For many years, the post exchange building on Fort McClellan served as the soldier’s modern day Target and Winn-Dixie, with an eye-glass repair shop right around the corner. Now, officials with Intellimed Solutions are transforming the facility into a sprawling medical mall – a be-all, end-all for health care. Michael Bell will have this story.

The Anniston Community Education Foundation will host an election forum Tuesday night. Megan Nichols will be there and will let you know what was discussed.

Volunteers held a fundraiser for Hobson City, with a special guest: David Satcher, former Surgeon General of the United States and Anniston native. Dan Whisenhunt has this story.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Thursday in The Star

Check out these stories in Thursday's Star:

We spend some time with a senior's group in Jacksonville at their weekly gospel singing. They were meeting at the city's new senior center, which opened on Monday. Nick Cenegy has this story.

Folks in the Saks neighborhood of Indian Oaks are organizing a neighborhood watch. Graham Milldrum has this story.

Dan Whisenhunt has a round-up of the mayoral candidates in Lincoln.

Mike Faulk has a follow-up story on absentee ballots in the Randolph County Commission Democratic primary.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wednesday in The Star

Check out these stories in Wednesday's Anniston Star:

Oxford has declared its schools "nut-free zones" apparently to avoid danger for students with peanut allergies. Michael Bell has this story.

Michael will also have a story about efforts to increase truancy enforcement.

The Anniston and Oxford city councils meet.

There are candidate forums coming up in Jacksonville, Piedmont and Oxford, we'll tell you the details of these events.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Coming Thursday in The Star

Check out these stories in Thursday's Anniston Star:

As the first day of school dawns, we run down the list of new principals in local schools and take a look at school lunch costs - rising food prices are causing challenges to the area's school lunchrooms, bumping up the cost to families and leading schools to ask the federal government for more money. Meanwhile tougher state regulations are requiring schools to offer healthier food on the table each day.

A Calhoun County cemetery dating to perhaps 1810 has been added to a state register of historic cemeteries. Hannah Dame has this story.