Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Friday in The Star

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

Local banks say they are strong, stable and secure. The calming words are neccessary, they say, in the light of panic taking hold in the markets and amongst the public as financial turmoil roils the U.S. economy. Graham Milldrum has this story.

On Thursday, the city of Anniston for the second time asked a federal judge to put McClellan back in its control. The city at the same time withdrew an earlier motion that sought to insert the city into the lawsuit between the Environmental Chemical Corporation, a contractor that formerly cleaned up unexploded ordnance at McClellan, and the former Joint Powers Authority. Dan Whisenhunt will have this story.

Dan also has this story: Two local legislators told the Calhoun County Commission at its regular meeting Thursday that they have asked the state attorney general and the governor’s office to look into local gas shortages and prices.

Republicans running for state office rode into Anniston on Thursday, wielding big signs and staunch opinions.Calhoun was the 38th county on a bus tour of all the state’s 67 counties, called the Hometown Connection. Thursday’s event took place in the parking lot of the City Meeting Center. Mike Faulk will let you know what they had to say.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Thursday in The Star

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

It actually rained Wednesday. How much did we get? How is our drought status? Graham Milldrum will have this story.

Nick Cenegy looks into the process for getting bonds for the proposed work on the stadium/dorm project at Jacksonville State University.

Randolph County authorities are looking for cattle rustlers who have stolen dozens of animals in recent weeks. Mike Faulk has this story.

Alberta Cooley McCrory won Hobson City’s mayor’s race in August, defeating incumbent Ralph Woods. Now Woods says he will contest McCrory’s eligibility in court because of questions about her residency. Dan Whisenhunt has this story.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Tuesday in The Star

Check out these stories in Tuesday's Star:

We'll have a rundown of the runoff elections taking place Tuesday.

A farmer in Eastaboga has seen nine of his goats killed in the past week. He's determined to figure out what it is that's been killing them. Michael Bell has this story.

The city of Jacksonville's finance committee has approved a budget, to be sent to the City Council for approval. Nick Cenegy has this story.

The Lincoln City Council was split down the middle Monday over whether the city should build water and sewer lines for a new apartment complex without knowing what it will cost to build the lines. Dan Whisenhunt has this story.

We'll have complete runoff election coverage coming online and for Wednesday's paper and will also be hosting a live chat on the elections and the second presidential debate Tuesday night. Check it out at

Friday, October 03, 2008

This weekend in The Star

Coming up this weekend in The Anniston Star:

On Saturday:
We'll have full coverage of the races at Talladega, and Mike Faulk also polls attendees about who they are favoring in another race - the presidential one.

We take a look at two more local runoff elections scheduled for Tuesday -the Weaver mayoral race and the Anniston City Council Place 2 race - with the election just days away, and one of the two candidates for the City Council’s Ward 2 seat apparently disqualified, it was still unknown Friday what would become of ballots cast in the race.

Michael Bell has a look at the issue of radon - much of eastern Alabama is at a higher risk for radon exposure than other areas of the state. What is it and what can residents do about it?

On Sunday:

Megan Nichols takes a comprehensive look at McClellan. It's been nearly 10 years since the Army shut the fort. A lot has happened since then, but redevelopment at the old post is a long way from done. Now, a series of events threatens to delay work there. We'll check in with development efforts and where they stand currently.

Along with full sports coverage, Nick Cenegy will be at the Talladega Superspeedway, too. He'll spend some time with law enforcement officials to see what they do there.

Graham Milldrum visited with the ministry program at the Calhoun County Jail.

And on Monday:

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford visits Anniston Sunday. Nick will have a story on what he had to say.

Cleburne County's Fruithurst Elementary is the subject of a new study funded by the Alabama Farmers Federation. Kids there do well, despite having 70 percent of its students on free or reduced lunch. The education study will examine how the Cleburne County school along with nine other rural schools in the state, can buck the trend that says poor students score low.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Segall vs. Rogers new polling data

The latest 3rd congressional district polling is out from Capital Survey Research Center, the polling arm of the Alabama Education Association.

The poll of 471 likely voters was taken Sept. 30 through Oct. 1. Its margin of error is plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

If the election for your Congressman were today, for whom would you vote between:
Mike Rogers, Republican 44.9%
Josh Segall, Democrat 36.4%
Don't Know/No Reply/Other 18.7%