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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.
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Wellborn Cabinet Investing $17 Million in New Oxford Location

Oxford, AL– Oxford City Spokeswoman Lorie Denton shared that Wellborn Cabinet Inc., a family-owned manufacturer based in Ashland, plans to invest nearly $17 million in an expansion project headed to Oxford that will create nearly 400 jobs over five years. Wellborn is one of the largest cabinet makers in North America. Its new location will sit on 60 acres at the Oxford West Industrial Park, located on John Wills Drive.

Wreck in downtown Sylacauga leaves two injured

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – A wreck involving multiple vehicles in downtown Sylacauga caused at least two individuals to receive further medical attention. The car crash occurred around 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of Norton Ave. and Fort Williams St. and temporarily shut down a portion of the lanes on Norton Ave.

Wellborn Cabinet plans $17 million Alabama expansion creating 415 jobs

Founded in 1961, Wellborn Cabinet employs 1,336 workers within its expanding Alabama manufacturing footprint. Wellborn Cabinet’s growth plans come at a time of rising demand for its products. Last year, the company announced plans for a $15 million project on its Ashland campus to add a planer mill, paint facility, health care, and manufacturing facilities expansion for its workforce.
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Wellborn Cabinet announces $17 million new facility in Oxford, 400 jobs expected

OXFORD, Ala. (WBMA) — A $17 million expansion project by Wellborn Cabinet Inc. is headed to Oxford and is expected to create nearly 400 jobs over five years. The family-owned manufacturer based in Ashland, is one of the largest cabinet makers in North America. The new location will sit on 60 acres at the Oxford West Industrial Park, located on John Wills Drive.

Childersburg schools kickoff new year with Tiger Fest 2022

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – On Friday night, the Childersburg community joined together and celebrated the start of a new school year with TigerFest at John Cox Stadium. The event is a partnership between the schools in the community and the Childersburg Parks and Recreation Department. Over 50 vendors set up their tents with their business attire and products ranging from local churches and owners from establishments.

How This Family-Owned Retailer Capitalized on its Viral TikTok Moment

Last August, sorority rush at the University of Alabama exploded on TikTok with Greek letters, glitter, and teenage girls explaining their #OOTD, or outfit of the day. The videos generated millions of views as people watched new college students share carefully curated ensembles for each round of the recruitment process--name-dropping well-known brands like Shein, Target, Kendra Scott, Kate Spade, and Steve Madden. But one unfamiliar name kept getting mentioned: the Pants Store.

Back to Hogwarts For Anniston Public Library

Anniston, AL – On Friday, August 19th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm take an impargaunry train ride to Hogwarts. Come join the Library as they get ready to go back to Hogwarts! There are so many activities for young witches and wizards to do! So hop on your Nimbus, and come join in the wizarding fun. They will have crafts, games and snacks to enjoy. 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.

Alabama Town Disbands Police Department After Officer’s Racist Text Surfaces

A three-person Alabama police department was dissolved after a racist text message written by one of the officers surfaced on social media. The City Council in Vincent, Ala. decided to suspend the police chief and assistant chief at a meeting on Thursday (Aug. 4) and to disband the department, Mayor James Latimer told NPR. After the suspension, the third officer resigned his position.
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Vincent police chief, assistant chief terminated following misconduct allegations

VINCENT – The future of Vincent’s police department is uncertain in the aftermath of alleged misconduct within the department. At an emergency meeting Thursday, Aug. 4, the Vincent City Council voted in favor of Mayor James Latimer taking the necessary steps to terminate the employment of the city’s police chief, James Srygley, and assistant police chief, John Goss, who both had been suspended with pay following the allegations related to a racist text message.

Arts and Craft Fair in Anniston

Anniston, AL – On Friday, August 19th at 1pm the NHC Healthcare Anniston will hold an arts and craft fair. This event starts at 1:00 pm. Come shop from a variety of Arts & Crafts! If you are a vendor or someone who would like to donate, contact NHC Healthcare. All proceeds go to the Alzheimers Walk in September!!

Oxford Honey Baked Ham undergoes renovations

OXFORD — The Honey Baked Ham Company, located at 637 Snow Street, is undergoing renovations as part of the company’s major remodeling program across its network of 435 retail stores. In addition to providing an updated look to Honey Baked Ham’s retail stores, the initiative also aims to...