News archive from 21 May 2014

Role of state law at issue in bullet train lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A state appellate court is hearing arguments over whether California's $68 billion bullet train project should be exempt from the state's stringent environmental regulations. The hearing Tuesday before a three-judge panel of the...


Tax changes in NC House bill given initial OK

Some of the proposed changes in a wide-ranging tax bill given tentative approval Tuesday by the North Carolina House: — Replaces current system of local privilege license taxes with a tax in which towns and cities can charge no more than...


Bill could pressure cities to raise taxes or cut spending

RALEIGH A bill tentatively approved Tuesday by the N.C. House could pressure city officials across the state to raise taxes or cut services, according to the director of the League of Municipalities. His comments came after the House tentatively...


Oxford schools shine in recent test score comparison

OXFORD — Oxford City Schools ranked 20th among 137 school systems statewide in a recent comparison of test scores from last year. The achievement gap between Oxford’s poor students and more affluent ones, and between black and white students, was...


Bill increases penalties for tobacco tax evasion

Starting in October, wholesale tobacco dealers will pay the price for tax evasion. A law passed in April adds more stringent fiscal penalties to wholesale tobacco dealers who bootleg tobacco products, fail to keep proper records of transactions or...

RMC planning $2 million heart procedure lab

RMC planning $2 million heart procedure lab

slideshow Anniston's largest hospital will soon spend $2 million to build a fourth room dedicated to heart-related surgeries to meet increased demand for those services. Regional Medical Center plans to start constructing a new cardiac catheterization...


Man finds bullet hole in home, interior walls

An Alexandria man found a bullet hole in the side of his home Saturday, but sheriff’s deputies aren’t sure who did the shooting. The man reported the incident after hearing a loud noise while inside his home on the 200 block of Gate 5 Road in...


Piedmont schools create new position with grant money

Piedmont’s school board will reassign a middle school math teacher to the position of blended-learning coach to further the school’s progress toward a competency-based learning model, the board decided Monday. In this type of learning model, students...

Business as Usual: Mount Cheaha Harley Davidson rolling under new owners

Business as Usual: Mount Cheaha Harley Davidson rolling under new owners

slideshow The new owners of Mount Cheaha Harley Davidson in Oxford held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday. Toni Christopher, marketing director for the dealership, said nearly 50 people showed up for the ribbon-cutting, but hundreds came throughout...


Two injured in Fort Worth shooting

Two people were injured in a shooting in Fort Worth on Tuesday afternoon. MedStar is reporting that one person is critically injured in a shooting in the 5900 block of South Calloway Drive and is being transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist in...

Dallas News, 19:07 in Crime

District 40's Democrats agree on many issues, but one will have to go on June 3

Ted Copland and Lindsay Ford both say that every vote will count in the June 3 primary. And for them, at least, it's clearly true. Copland, an Anniston lawyer, is vying with Ford, an Alexandria schoolteacher, for the Democratic nomination to represent...

Families seek answers to questions about loved ones’ graves

Families seek answers to questions about loved ones’ graves

slideshow Sheronda Curry didn’t go to her mother’s grave this Mother’s Day as she’s done for more than a decade. That’s because she isn’t sure who’s buried in the Eden Hill Cemetery plot where she saw her mother’s casket at a 2003 graveside service....

Goodell praises NBA's handling of Sterling

Goodell praises NBA's handling of Sterling

ATLANTA -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is praising the way the NBA has handled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments. Goodell says Tuesday at the NFL owners' spring meeting that his NBA counterpart, Adam Silver, was...



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