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Man on Bond for Murder is Arrested Again With Two Others

Alexandria, AL – The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a thrift store to report a theft of some property. Investigators were able to identify two suspects that were caught on security cameras mounted outside the business. Upon further investigation Tony Lee Putman, 43, and Steven Edward Walker, 51, were tentatively located in the […]
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City of Carrollton Independence Day Festivities

The Carroll Symphony, The Carrollton Jazz Orchestra, and the Carrollton Wind Ensemble will be filling the air with American music for three days, starting Friday July 1, continuing on Saturday July 2, and capping off on July 4th. . Admission to each of these family-friendly events is free. The Carrollton...

Cave Spring Independence Day celebration this Saturday

June 28, 2022–6:35 p.m. A full slate of activities has been scheduled as part of this year’s Independence Day celebration in Cave Spring. All of the events take place this Saturday, July 2, and starts with a .5K at 10 a.m. A “sip and stroll” starts at 11...

Update: Teen from Anniston Still Missing

Anniston, AL – Despite incorrect reports of Brain Barker being found this unfortunately untrue. Per his father, Jeremiah Barker, Brian was last seen in a hospital in Chattanooga, TN. He was reported as safe, but left the hospital and is still missing. The hospital he was seen at was Chattanooga Memorial Hospital. As a reminder Brian is on the Autism spectrum and hasn’t had his medication in over a week. If you have any information please contact the Anniston Police Department at (256) 238-1800 or the Chattanooga Police. If Brian is found the Calhoun Journal will update this article as well as the original. Please make sure you confirm any details with the police or family before noting he has been found. False information can delay Brian from being found.

Summer Fest in Anniston

Anniston, AL – Saturday, July 9th will be a Summer Fest at Creekside Farm Aquaponics and Nursery. They will have vendors, food trucks, kids’ activities, a photographer on site, and more! Don’t miss the fun, right here in Calhoun County! They will have plenty of “cool” activities to beat the heat, including their air conditioned retail store and barn-enclosed garden center.Creekside Farm Aquaoinics and Nursery is a family run farm specializing in vegetables, flowering plants, microgreens, and perennials. Their edible products are raised in aquaponics conditions with only natural fertilizers. They are located at 4128 Choctaw Street, Anniston, AL. There will also be pony rides.

Jacksonville City Council Meeting and Work Session 6/27/2022

Jacksonville, AL – Regular called work session and city council meeting. Short-Term Rentals – Mark Stephens. Mr. Stephens received an email from Toby Bennington with Anniston’s city planing department and economic development. He saw this item on the agenda and wanted to share the information Aniston received when tackling this and he also shared Anniston’s ordinances on short term rental. A few points in Anniston’s are a limit of 30 days or less, a local contact required on all properties, lodging tax, and occupancy limitations. The suggestion was to review the packet of information and add this to the next agenda to move forward so something is in place before the football season begins.

Area Fireworks Calendar

Fort Payne’s annual Independence Day fireworks show will be June 30th at 8:45 PM. There will be no event this year due to renovations at the Sports Complex. Fireworks will be visible from the same locations as previous years’ festivities. For more information, visit the event page. Saturday,...

KidsPeace Names Wilson B. (Ben) Garrett Chair of National Board of Directors

SCHNECKSVILLE, PA (June 28, 2022) – KidsPeace announced that Wilson B. (Ben) Garrett of Carrollton, GA has been elected Chair of the nonprofit organization’s National Board of Directors. Mr. Garrett is the president of RA-LIN and Associates, a construction services company based in Carrollton and serving customers throughout...

Second Annual Buffalo Creek Fall Festival

The Carroll County Master Gardeners will be holding the Second Annual Buffalo Creek Fall Festival on September 10, 2022. This year’s event features workshops and storytelling for children outside the old one-room schoolhouse, local food trucks, featured speakers on gardening topics and over 70 vendors inside and out and a petting zoo. The Master Gardeners will be holding a plant sale and there will be guided tours of the Buffalo Creek Trail by members of the Native Plant Society. The Second Annual Buffalo Creek Fall Festival will be held at the Carroll County Agricultural Center located at 900 Newnan Road, Carrollton.

Car in Ditch Monday Morning on Alabama Highway 278

Several emergency response agencies were dispatched to a report of a car in a ditch – just prior to 6:00am Monday on Alabama Highway 278 near County Road 111, east of Piedmont. Early reports indicate one possible injury with Piedmont Rescue, EMS units – and the Spring Garden Fire...

Sherry Blanton’s – “I Have A Pot Problem” is Back at the Anniston Library

Anniston, AL – On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 at 2pm Sherry Blanton will present “I Have A Pot Problem” at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County. Sherry enjoys creating beautiful gardens. She is as enthusiastic about the containers as she is about the plants! Learn how satisfying it s to garden in containers! This event is free and open to the public. The Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County provides equitable access to knowledge and supports the employment, educational, and recreational needs of the citizens of Anniston and Calhoun County.

Adult Sea Glass Craft at the Jacksonville (AL) Public Library

Jacksonville, AL – On Tuesday, July 5th at 4:30 pm adults are invited to meet at the library for some free arts and crafts time. Adults will get to design their own jar for a candle holder or decorative item to add to their home. Jacksonville Public Library hosts several clubs and organizations that are open to the public and most meet monthly. If you are interested in joining one of these clubs, check out the club Facebook group/page or call the library for more information.