Monday, December 15, 2008

Tuesday in The Star

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

The governor declared proration today. What does that mean for local schools and colleges?

A jury has recommended a death sentence for Mark Dwaytt Brown, found guilty last week in a capital murder trial in Cleburne County.

We'll have coverage of the press conference today with Auburn's new coach, Gene Chizik.

Friday, December 12, 2008

This weekend in The Star

You can find these stories in this weekend's Anniston Star:

On Saturday:

A local American Legion post is donating money and toys to the Marines' Toys for Tots effort.

Spirit of Anniston sponsors "Window Wonderland" on Noble Street.

Honda announces it is cutting production at the Lincoln plant.

On Sunday:

Defense industries created a big boom for the area in recent years, but some worry the local economy is now tied to an industry that may retreat when the wars slow down.

George Smith profiles Gem Shoe Repair shop, the last business of its kind in northern Alabama.

Heflin celebrates Christmas with its downtown Parade of Lights

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thursday in The Star

You can find these stories in The Anniston Star:

President-elect Barack Obama wants to help the ailing economy by pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the nation’s infrastructure, and Calhoun County leaders see an incomplete road begging for some of that money. We ;look at how a proposed national infrastructure project could affect the Eastern Parkway.

How will Anniston's decision to resume patrols in its police jurisdiction change things for the police department and the sheriff's office and the residents of this three-mile zone beyond the city limits? Graham Milldrum has this story.

Snow and more rain coming our way Thursday? Mike Faulk will let you know what's in the forecast and how much rain we got in a rainy Tuesday and Wednesday.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Tuesday in The Star

You can find these stories in The Anniston Star on Tuesday:

Major players in McClellan development got together Monday to talk about how to move forward with growth at the former fort. Megan Nichols will have this story.

Tuesday's Anniston council meeting has a lot on its agenda. Councilmen are expected to discuss the possibility of resuming police patrols outside the city limits, City Manager George Monk's contract, make final appointments to the McClellan development board and consider moving public hearings to 5 p.m. We'll have wrap-up of the issues in advance of Tuesday's meeting.

The Anniston BOE holds a special called meeting Monday night. What did they discuss?

Sesar Perez-Mendez died because no one would call an ambulance until it was too late, according to people in the trailer park where police reported he was stabbed.Sources told The Star that Hispanic immigrants in the trailer park waited half an hour to call law enforcement to the scene, in Oxford Nov. 28 out of fear it could lead to the deportation of illegal immigrants in the community.The story brings to light political and cultural issues in that community and ones like it across the nation, experts said. Mike Faulk has this story.

Friday, December 05, 2008

This weekend in The Star

Look for these stories this weekend in The Anniston Star:

On Saturday:

Got football on your mind these days? Lots of eyes will look toward Atlanta as Saturday dawns and Alabama readies to play for the SEC championship against Florida. In Saturday's paper, Laura Tutor has an interesting take on football and the South. A little preview: "To understand football is to take a tour of the South. Its stories, its history and quirks often are metaphorically tied to a funny-shaped ball and a bunch of guys hurling themselves from one end of a flat field to another while a crowd looks on but actually does nothing."

We'll have a follow up on extradition proceedings for capital murder suspect Jesse Scheuing, arrested in Iowa Thursday and wanted in the shooting death of Sean Cook in Oxford.

We'll have photos of Anniston's Go Green Christmas parade.

Local insurance agent Mitch Hurt pleads guilty to insurance fraud.

On Sunday look for full coverage of Saturday's big football game. Will Alabama be headed for a national championship matchup?

Also, city and county leaders plan to meet Monday to name all the members of the new McClellan Development Board.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Friday's Anniston Star: All football, All the time

In Friday's Anniston Star, look for coverage of Thursday's Class 4A high school championship game between Cherokee County and UMS-Wright.
Also, a special sports section examines the similarities between Alabama's undefeated run this year and the 1992 team's undefeated run to the national championship.
It's deja vu all over again.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Thursday in The Star

You can find these stories in Thursday's Star:

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation and the FBI are looking into racially-tinged threats at a predominantly black church in Cleburne County, law-enforcement officials said Wednesday. Dan Whisenhunt will have this story.

Megan Nichols was at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston today observing training and talking with staff. We'll have a story about CDP, what they do and what impact a new incoming presidential administration could have on their operations.

In a study by the United Health Foundation, Alabama has improved its ranking among the states overall. The bad news is that we're now ranked 49th in obesity. Michael A. Bell will have this story.

We'll also be following up on the reports that Tommy Tuberville is out as Auburn coach.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Wednesday in The Star

You can find these stories in Wednesday's Star:

Rep. Randy Wood on Tuesday said he would support legislation to recognize a McClellan development board, even if city and county officials don’t agree unanimously with the plan.Wood, R-Anniston, had said on Monday that he wanted every Calhoun County commissioner and Anniston city councilman to support a McClellan bill before he would push for its passage. Megan Nichols has this story.

Graham Milldrum has a story on what has become an annual holiday tradition. The Anniston Police Department will have extra patrols and undercover officers throughout the city in an effort to deter and/or catch would-be robbers.

Rick Burgess of Rick and Bubba fame speaks at Oxford High School. Dan Whisenhunt will let you know what he talked about.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Tuesday in The Star

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

Jacksonville holds it annual lighting ceremony. Nick Cenegy will be there and will capture the scene. We'll also have a round-up of all the upcoming local Christmas parades, letting you know when and where they will be.

County and city officials need help from local lawmakers to make sure a new McClellan development board has staying power, but two Calhoun County legislators said they would not support a McClellan bill unless every county commissioner and Anniston city councilman agrees, something unlikely to happen. Megan Nichols has this story.

A suspect is in custody in the Friday stabbing death of a man in Oxford. Graham Milldrum will follow up on this story.

A high-speed pursuit through downtown and northwestern Anniston neighborhoods ends with the arrest of two home invasion suspects. Mike Faulk has this story.