Agencies use pinwheels to illustrate child abuse in area
In 2013, there were 307 cases of child abuse investigated in Calhoun and Cleburne counties.
Apr 01, 2014 |  0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jacksonville man arrested on attempted murder charge
Deputies arrested Tyler ONeil King, 23, of Jacksonville, Monday. He faces a charge of attempted murder and a charge of first-degree burglary, both felonies, according to warrants for his arrest.
Apr 01, 2014 |  0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sheriff expects attempted murder charges in shooting
Calhoun County deputies Monday said they plan to charge a man with first-degree assault after he shot another man in the shoulder and punched him in the face Saturday night.
Mar 31, 2014 |  0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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About 100 attend ‘Day Out For Awareness’ event to raise awareness for people with disabilities
The Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties, a nonprofit organization that helps those with developmental disabilities, held its first “A Day Out For Awareness” event. Even with the rain, advocates were determined to raise awareness about those with disabilities in the community.
Mar 30, 2014 |  0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dugger Mountain show to honor, bring together veterans
The memoirs of a World War II veteran will come to life onstage at Dugger Mountain Music Hall in Piedmont with a performance of “Ponder Anew: A World War II Warrior’s Story.” The show begins at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Mar 28, 2014 |  0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court date set for two charged with receiving stolen gun
Two men charged with receiving a stolen gun Wednesday are set to appear in court on April 14, according to their arrest warrants.
Mar 28, 2014 |  0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Woman punched in face, robbed on Elm Street
Anniston police Friday were investigating a robbery in which a woman was punched in the face and robbed of her wallet Thursday night.
Mar 28, 2014 |  0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jacksonville man arrested on rape charge
A Jacksonville man released from the Calhoun County Jail on a $30,000 bond Monday faces a charge of first-degree rape, according to state court records.
Mar 26, 2014 |  0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seventy-year-old father charged with incest
A man released from the Calhoun County Jail on a $75,000 bond Friday faces multiple charges of sexual abuse of his daughter, according to state court records.
Mar 26, 2014 |  0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man accused in 1996 death of JSU student to face trial in December
A man accused in the 1996 kidnapping and death of a Jacksonville State University student is set to face trial in December, a Calhoun County prosecutor said Wednesday.
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Weaver man charged with sexual abuse of child
A Weaver man was in the Calhoun County Jail on Tuesday charged with engaging in sexual contact with a 5-year-old girl.
Mar 25, 2014 |  0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oxford police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run
Oxford police on Tuesday charged a 23-year-old Anniston man with manslaughter in relation to a hit-and-run that killed a 47-year-old Florida man Sunday.
Mar 25, 2014 |  0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jury finds man guilty of sex crimes against 4-year-old
Prosecutors say Raleigh Steven Rowan, 29, kidnapped the victim from her home, raped and sexually abused her for two hours, and then left her alone in a Piedmont trailer park in 40-degree temperatures.
Mar 20, 2014 |  0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anniston police investigate robbery
Anniston police Thursday were investigating a robbery in which two men had items taken from them at gunpoint while visiting an Anniston home Wednesday night.
Mar 20, 2014 |  0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anniston police train for the worst at CDP
Since Monday, 47 public safety workers from around the country have learned in a five-day training course to prepare for incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive weapons of mass destruction.
Mar 19, 2014 |  0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local veterans court program serves as an alternative to jail
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 18, 2014 |  0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Calhoun County’s new veterans treatment court is an alternative sentencing program modeled on similar programs established around the country in recent years.
Burglary suspect turns himself in to Jacksonville police
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 17, 2014 |  0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jacksonville man who allegedly assisted in the burglary of a Whites Gap Road home last week turned himself into police Monday.
Police seek suspect in Jacksonville burglary
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 17, 2014 |  0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
Jacksonville police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a Jacksonville man alleged to have burglarized a Whites Gap Road home last week.
200 students, directors perform at JSU jazz festival
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 14, 2014 |  0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
There were performances by 18 groups Friday beginning at 9 a.m. and ending with a 7:30 p.m. performance by the Jeff Hamilton Trio.
Anniston man faces sodomy charge
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 14, 2014 |  0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
An Anniston man alleged to have sexually abused his 5-year-old daughter now is facing an additional charge of first-degree sodomy.
City still investigating jail death
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 13, 2014 |  0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
City officials this week said they were continuing to investigate the death of an Anniston City Jail prisoner in February.
Police hope for fingerprint match on burglary suspect
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 12, 2014 |  0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Jacksonville police on Wednesday said fingerprints found after a Tuesday burglary could identify two suspects, including one who pulled a gun and was shot at by a passerby.
Police search for burglary suspect after shootout, standoff
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 11, 2014 |  0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Local authorities Tuesday afternoon were searching in Jacksonville for two burglary suspects, one of whom slipped away from a standoff with police after brandishing a gun at a passerby.
Man arrested on assault charge on Christine Avenue
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 11, 2014 |  0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
A man was in the Anniston City Jail on Tuesday morning on a charge that he assaulted a teenager Sunday morning.
Man arrested on charge of assault on Mimosa Drive
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 11, 2014 |  0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
A man alleged to have assaulted a 29-year-old male late Sunday night was released from the Calhoun County Jail on a $2,500 bond Monday.
Sweet Homemade Alabama: Anniston’s Ziwi Glass specializes in whimsical works of handcrafted art
by Madasyn Czebiniak
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Mar 09, 2014 |  0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Long-stemmed glass grass blades, jewels for necklaces and rings, and half-finished bowls and vases are scattered across Lori Cummings’ home. This is where Ziwi Glass comes to light.
State says Calhoun County tourism rose in 2013
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 07, 2014 |  0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
The Alabama Tourism Department said Friday that visitors spent about about $64 million in Calhoun County in 2013, or 5 percent more than the year before.
Attorney faces circuit judge in GOP primary election
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 06, 2014 |  0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
The presiding Calhoun County family court judge, who has five years on the bench, is being challenged by an Anniston attorney who says she has more experience in the field than the judge does.
Oxford woman charged with chemically endangering a child
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 05, 2014 |  0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
An Oxford woman was in the Calhoun County Jail on Wednesday on a charge that she chemically endangered her child in February, according to state court records that became available Tuesday.
Former deputy faces sheriff in GOP primary; winner to face Democrat in fall
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
Mar 04, 2014 |  0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
The man seeking Sheriff Larry Amerson’s job is Heflin police officer Ross McGlaughn, 31, of Jacksonville. The winner will go on to face the Democratic candidate, Thomas Long, in November.



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