Anniston to extend search for city manager The city of Anniston is extending the deadline in its search for a new city manager and offering more money to give the City Council a wider pool of applicants to consider.
Anniston Middle's 'failing' grade may not lead to tax credits after all Anniston Middle School is among 78 "failing" schools where students' families will qualify for a state tax credit under the Alabama Accountability Act, state school officials announced Tuesday. But whether any of those families will be able to collect the tax credits remains very much in doubt.
Area home builders seeing improvement in the market U.S. Census Bureau figures released Tuesday show all U.S. new-home construction starts, which include single-family homes and condos, increased 6.8 percent in May compared to April figures and 28.6 percent compared to home starts in May last year. Meanwhile, a National Association of Home Builders report released Monday states builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes is at its highest level since 2006. The reports indicate the home-building market is recovering from the Great Recession — an important component of the overall U.S. economic recovery efforts, economists say.
School officials in Piedmont were surprised by the relatively small number of people who attended a computer auction there today, but said the event still gave residents the chance to help bridge the digital divide in Piedmont.