News archive from 1 May 2014

Anniston public housing redevelopment plan approved

Anniston public housing redevelopment plan approved

slideshow Mea Dixon clutched her stepdaughter Destiny in her lap as the two sat outside their doorstep at Cooper Homes last week. A few of their neighbors were engaged in small talk. For several years, the public housing complex in Anniston has been...

 

Garrett: Planting wrong tree for North Texas is first mistake

Question: I recently planted two small Italian cypress trees that are about 2 feet tall. The bottom of the trees’ foliage is drying out and crumbling away. I have been watering it regularly since planting it in March. I sprayed them with a Bayer...

 

Stringfellow Memorial Hospital CEO resigns

Stringfellow Memorial Hospital in Anniston is searching for a new boss. Jasmine Benningfield, spokeswoman for Stringfellow, said hospital CEO Bryan McCauley resigned Tuesday. Benningfield declined to say why McCauley resigned. Attempts to reach...

 
German group visits local sites to remember prisoners of war

German group visits local sites to remember prisoners of war

slideshow A small group of German citizens clustered at the prisoner of war cemetery at McClellan Monday and sang a song to honor fallen soldiers. Not one of them said they knew any of the 26 German soldiers or three Italian men who were buried at the...

 

NC treasurer voting Duke shares against director

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's public pension funds, which own a piece of Duke Energy, will use their influence to try to force Duke's board of directors to bring in new blood and improve oversight of the cleanup of a massive coal ash spill that...

 

Golf coach accused of molesting boys now charged with trying to have teens killed

DUBLIN, CALIF. - A San Francisco Bay Area golf coach who was set to receive an award from the PGA before he was arrested and accused of molesting three boys tried to hire a hit man to have them killed, prosecutors said. The Alameda County District...

 

Auburn RB Tre Mason could be right fit for Miami Dolphins

Give this to Tre Mason: He doesn't lack confidence. When the Auburn running back was asked during the NFL Scouting Combine in February who he emulates, he all but pointed to his chest. “I try to model my game after myself,” Mason...

 

Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez changes approach with same dominating results

As if Jose Fernandez wasn't hard enough to solve, Braves hitters encountered a different pitcher Tuesday night than the one they faced seven days earlier in Atlanta. Fernandez threw far more changeups in the second outing. “I threw a lot...

 
Craig has 4 hits, Cards beat Brewers 9-3

Craig has 4 hits, Cards beat Brewers 9-3

ST. LOUIS -- After failing to hold three-run leads in two straight games, Allen Craig and the St. Louis Cardinals put their series final against Milwaukee out of reach. Craig homered on a four-hit day that included three RBIs, and Matt Adams hit a...

 

Gardeners help the needy by planting extra row

Is there room for another tomato plant in that corner of the garden? Maybe an extra hill of squash or a couple of extra bush beans? Local food pantries would be glad to take the extra produce off your hands when harvest time comes. “We do receive...

 

AARP joins fight to protect Detroit pensions in bankruptcy

One of the nation's most powerful lobbying groups filed a brief in Detroit's bankruptcy case Wednesday arguing a federal judge's ruling that U.S. bankruptcy law trumps pension protections in Michigan's Constitution should be reversed. AARP, formerly...

 

Ryan holds meeting with black members of Congress

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday he had a productive meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a gathering that came weeks after comments the Wisconsin Republican made about poverty and inner cities stirred allegations of...

 
Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron calls out government over proposed energy overhaul

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron calls out government over proposed energy overhaul

MEXICO CITY -- Just how much pull does Oscar-winning film director Alfonso Cuaron have in his native Mexico? Enough, it turns out, to get the president's rapid attention. Cuaron, the winner of this year's best director Academy Award for...

 
Calhoun County native, JSU alum honored for his achievements in chemistry

Calhoun County native, JSU alum honored for his achievements in chemistry

slideshow Gregory Robinson’s intellect and athletic ability have propelled him from his childhood in Calhoun County during the 1960s to become an internationally recognized scientist. Today Robinson is working from Germany, where he moved in January...

 

City concerned about business tax changes

The city of Charlotte is wary of a proposal working through the General Assembly that would revamp the Business Privilege License Tax, which provides the city with about $17 million a year. Legislators have discussed in the past scrapping the tax...

 

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