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.