Sylacauga, AL

Woman killed, 2 injured in crash on Hwy 31 in Calera

CALERA, Ala. — Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Calera that left a woman dead, injured two others, and shut down Highway 31 for several hours Wednesday. Learn more in the video above. The wreck happened at about 9:45 a.m. north of Highway 70 and involved a tractor-trailer...
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UPDATE: One fatality reported in Calera crash

CALERA – A multi-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler occurred on U.S. 31 just north of Alabama 70 on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 10. The accident involved an 18-wheeler and two passenger vehicles. The Calera Police Department reported two injuries and one fatality. The 18-wheeler is in the process...

$1,000 reward offered for help identifying suspect in Sylacauga shooting

SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WIAT) — Central Alabama Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identity and arrest of a person responsible for the death of a 20-year-old Sylacauga man last month. According to the Sylacauga Police Department, officers arrived to the area of Inglewood Drive in the Drew Court Housing Community […]

AL town disbands entire police force – here’s why

The city of Vincent, Ala. disbanded its entire police force after uncovering a text message containing a joke about a slave allegedly sent by one of its officers. Join our AMN Telegram channel here for no tech censorship. Last week, Vincent Mayor James Latimore told that he and the...

Sylacauga High School auditorium experiencing issues with stage’s curtain rigging system

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Recently, a discovery was made at the Sylacauga High School’s (SHS) auditorium that brought the safety of the stage area into question. The cyclorama (CYC) curtain railing was damaged in some capacity not long ago, and it has been determined that a safety assessment crew is needed to check out the issue and see what needs to be done.
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The Barn at Henley opens for weddings August 13

COLUMBIANA – Two local couples have built an event venue on a scenic piece of land just off Highway 61 on the edge of Columbiana. Leigh Hulsey, one of the owners of The Barn at Henley as the venue has been named, said that it all started with friends that owned the adjacent property. She and her family had enjoyed time with her friends at their place, and they all eventually saw the opportunity to strike out in a business venture together by obtaining the adjacent 80 acres.

Pell City Schools begins new school year

PELL CITY, Ala. (WIAT) — Students are returning to the classroom in school districts across the state.Students in Pell City Schools returned Wednesday to start a new school year and educators hope to return to a normal learning environment. Masks are optional in the school district, and they have set new COVID procedures this year. […]
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Prediction: Chelsea set for first season in 7A classification with Cassity at the helm

CHELSEA – A fresh new era is here for the Chelsea Hornets heading into the 2022 football season, and it will be one of the biggest challenges they’ve faced as a program. Not only will they be under the leadership of first-year head coach Todd Cassity, but they enter the gauntlet of Class 7A, Region 3 featuring three teams ranked inside the top five and the three-time defending state champion.

Formerly retired teacher heads back to the classroom for the new school year

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - As the new school year kicks off, teachers and students are heading back to the classroom, including teachers who canceled their retirement plans. Earlier this year, lawmakers changed the salary schedule for teachers and added in an extra benefit for those with more than nine years experience by giving them a raise each year instead of every three years.

Reward offered in death investigation of 20-year-old Sylacauga man

SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WBRC) - Central Alabama Crime Stoppers offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the Identity and/or arrest of person(s) responsible for the death of a 20-year-old man in Sylacauga. Sylacauga Police said Ja’Drean Mondrell Dykes was shot and killed on July 29, 2022. This happened around...

South Talladega County football preview – Childersburg Tigers

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – I do not know if there’s anyone ready for the 2022 football season more than Childersburg Head Coach Johnny Johnson. “I’m excited and I’m ready to get started”, Johnson said. The head cat is now entering his third season at his alma mater. The Tigers were 7-13 in his first two campaigns but now he has experience and a new region in which to play.

Information sought in Sylacauga Murder of Ja’Drean M. Dykes; Reward Offered by CrimeStoppers

Central Alabama CrimeStoppers Offers $1,000 Reward For Information Leading To The Identity And/Or Arrest Of Person(s) Responsible For the Death of Ja’Drean Mondrell Dykes!. The Sylacauga Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the person(s) involved in the City’s second homicide of 2022. At approximately 8:30 PM on July 29, 2022, Sylacauga Police Department responded to the area of Inglewood Drive, in the Drew Court Housing Community, in reference to shots being reported in the area. When Officers arrived in the area, they were waved down by residents near the intersection of N. Main Avenue and Sherwood Drive. Officers located 20-year-old, Ja’Drean Mondrell Dykes, of Inglewood Drive, Sylacauga, suffering from multiple Gunshot wounds. Dykes was pronounced deceased at the scene by Talladega County Coroner Shaddox Murphy.