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Anniston man killed in single-car wreck

JACKSONVILLE — A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:18 p.m. on Saturday has claimed the life of an Anniston man, the Alabama State Troopers report. Jacob Lloyd Smith, 31, was fatally injured when the 2002 Ford Explorer he was driving left the roadway and overturned, partially ejecting Smith, who was not using a seat […]
ANNISTON, AL
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New Dairy Queen open for business in Childersburg

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – After months of renovations, the Dairy Queen location in Childersburg is officially serving customers. Located on U.S. Highway 280 beside CVS Pharmacy, the fast food restaurant known for its famous Blizzard dessert treats is now open. However, temporarily the new Dairy Queen is drive-thru only. This...
CHILDERSBURG, AL

Anniston Traffic Fatality

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has released notification that the are conducting an investigation after a crash left an Anniston man dead Saturday night, January 22. According to ALEA, 31-year-old Jacob Lloyd Smith was fatally injured when the 2002 Ford Explorer he was driving left the roadway and overturned. Smith,...
ANNISTON, AL
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Anniston Man Killed In Single Vehicle Crash In Calhoun County

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is conducting an investigation after a crash left an Anniston man dead Saturday night in Calhoun County. According to ALEA, 31-year-old Jacob Lloyd Smith was fatally injured when the 2002 Ford Explorer he was driving left the roadway and overturned. Smith, who was not wearing...
CALHOUN COUNTY, AL
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From Drugs to Diamonds

Mark Twain once said, “Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.” Forty-four year oldCullman County native, Tee Jay Wilson, knows a thing or two about such experiences. As a young child living in the projects of Huntsville, Tee Jay endured unspeakable abuse that no child should ever have to encounter. The kind of abuse that robs one of his youthful innocence and forever haunts the spirit, heart, and mind. After moving to Colony, Alabama, Tee Jay’s past continued to terrorize him, so to escape the inner turmoil he resorted to drugs and was getting high at the age of thirteen. By fourteen years old, he was addicted to crack cocaine and would spend the next eleven years making bad decisions that consequently led to him becoming a convicted felon.
TALLADEGA, AL
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Oxford Fire Chief Gary Sparks hospitalized

OXFORD, Ala. (WBRC) - Officials with the City of Oxford say Fire Chief Gary Sparks is currently hospitalized and has been admitted into intensive care. Officials say Sparks is being treated for an infection, and that he is in stable condition. Our thoughts, prayers, and well wishes are with Sparks...
OXFORD, AL

Oxford Fire Chief Hospitalized

Per Lorie Denton, Oxford city spokeswoman, Oxford Fire Chief Gary Sparks has been admitted into the intensive care until at a Birmingham area hospital for an infection. His condition is stable. At this time, his family appreciates your prayers, and the city will release additional updates as necessary.
OXFORD, AL

Bridget Kibbey Live at Oxford Performing Arts Center

According to the New York Times, harpist Bridget Kibbey “…makes it seems as though the instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the energetic figures and gorgeous colors she was getting from it.” Called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp,” by Vogue’s Senior Editor Corey Seymour, Bridget Kibbey is a winner of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Salon de Virtuosi SONY Recording Grant, an artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and winner of Premiere Prix at the Journées de Les Harpes Competition in Arles, France. Kibbey has toured and recorded with luminaires, Placido Domingo, Dawn Upshaw, and Gustavo Santaolalla. Kibbey has fast gained a reputation for her diverse, energetic programming that spans the baroque, French Masterworks, and rhythmic migration in South America.
OXFORD, AL
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Red Farmer goes into NASCAR Hall of Fame

The ageless Red Farmer, a co-founding member of the famed "Alabama Gang" was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night along with six-time Talladega winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the late Mike Stefanik. The 89-year-old Farmer, who is estimated to have more than 800 career race wins, was...
TALLADEGA, AL
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Look Back ... to an end of a media experiment, 1997

Jan. 24, 1947, in The Star: The Rev. Charles Paul Brooks of Barbourville, Ky., has accepted the pastorate of First Christian Church in Anniston and will conduct services at the church Jan. 26. The new pastor has been engaged in the ministry in Kentucky for eight years and comes to Anniston well recommended as a forceful speaker, capable of delivering inspirational and thought-provoking messages. He and his family reside at 1925 Rocky Hollow Road in Anniston.
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