News archive from 5 June 2013

Owners of big copper mine fined $77,000 in Peru

LIMA, Peru Peru's environment minister says the government has fined the owners of one of the world's largest zinc and copper mines $77,000 for a toxic slurry spill last year that sickened dozens of villagers. Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal tells The...

 
Circuit Clerk upgrading courthouse security

Circuit Clerk upgrading courthouse security

slideshow A recent facelift to the grounds surrounding the Calhoun County Courthouse is just as much about appearance as improving safety, according to a court official. The removal of trees and bushes from the courthouse grounds by city crews in the...

 
RMC receives regional blood services award from Red Cross

RMC receives regional blood services award from Red Cross

slideshow A few years ago, Pat Swafford could expect about 35 people to participate in one of Regional Medical Center's regular blood drives. The Anniston hospital now regularly has 100 people or more who come to donate. Swafford, blood drive...

 
Selase selected for national fellowship

Selase selected for national fellowship

slideshow For the next year, Anniston City Councilman Seyram Selase will have an opportunity to learn as much as he can to help the Model City flourish. Selase has won entry into the Fellows Program run by the non-profit arm of the National Black...

 

Downtown Oxford festival and farmers market opens Thursday

If asked, organizers of a downtown festival and farmers market opening this week would say that Oxford’s new performing arts center isn’t the only show in town. Historic downtown Oxford is alive and well, they say, and beginning this Thursday the...

 
Glitches keep some storm warning sirens silent

Glitches keep some storm warning sirens silent

slideshow Outdoor emergency weather sirens in Calhoun and Talladega counties are still facing some problems, according to Emergency Management Agency officials. Although a glitch that prevented the siren systems in each county from operating...

 
In summer, all the world's a Shakespearean stage

In summer, all the world's a Shakespearean stage

For theater buffs, summer travel offers the opportunity to enjoy Shakespeare festivals throughout the nation. Nearly 300 festivals in the U.S. celebrate the work of the Bard, and there's no more pleasant way to spend a midsummer night's eve. Here are...

 
We were first! Brooklyn duo takes aim at fuss over Putnam County gay pair voted ‘cutest couple’ at high school

We were first! Brooklyn duo takes aim at fuss over Putnam County gay pair voted ‘cutest couple’ at high school

This couple is all class. After The Daily News ran an article about a Putnam County gay pair who was voted “cutest couple” at their high school this year, two Brooklyn men came forward to share their own accolade—being named “class couple” at James...

 
Funeral service held for ex-college QB Finnerty

Funeral service held for ex-college QB Finnerty

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Services have been held in Michigan for a former college football quarterback found dead last month. Former teammates and coaches joined family and friends Tuesday at a Mass for Cullen Finnerty at St. Mary Magdalen Parish...

 
Geoffrey Sisk embodies the open nature of U.S. Open

Geoffrey Sisk embodies the open nature of U.S. Open

Geoffrey Sisk is going back to the U.S. Open, an example of why this major championship truly is open to one and all. In what looked like a marathon and felt like a sprint, the 48-year-old New Englander went from being a long shot to assuring himself...

 
Judge: Lee County Courthouse more secure for Russell trial

Judge: Lee County Courthouse more secure for Russell trial

slideshow slideshow Lee County was picked to provide a better chance at a fair trial than an Anniston murder suspect would get in his hometown. The Calhoun County judge trying the case said Tuesday it will also provide a more secure environment. At a...

 
Circuit Clerk upgrading courthouse security

Circuit Clerk upgrading courthouse security

slideshow A recent facelift to the grounds surrounding the Calhoun County Courthouse is just as much about appearance as improving safety, according to a court official. The removal of trees and bushes from the courthouse grounds by city crews in the...

 
Weaver officials offer incentive to bring back grocery store

Weaver officials offer incentive to bring back grocery store

slideshow WEAVER – After seven years sitting empty on Weaver’s main drag, the former Food Outlet grocery store has a new owner. Weaver Mayor Wayne Willis announced Monday that Mike Sanders of Discount Foods in Anniston had closed on the property on...

 

Marlins account for 20 percent of baseball's declining ticket sales

The Miami Marlins are leading the league in something: falling attendance. Enduring what may be the roughest sophomore season ever in a new ballpark, the Marlins account for about one in every five unsold tickets throughout Major League Baseball when...

 

Owners of big copper mine fined $77,000 in Peru

LIMA, Peru -- Peru's environment minister says the government has fined the owners of one of the world's largest zinc and copper mines $77,000 for a toxic slurry spill last year that sickened dozens of villagers. Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal tells The...

 

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