Portion of Anniston May Leave City to Unite with City of Oxford

Will a part of Anniston become a part of Oxford? That’s what one group has proposed. A citizens’ group calling itself Forward 4 All has asked State Senator Del Marsh of Anniston to draft a bill that would take Ward 4 out of Anniston and add it to the city of Oxford.

Such a move would be highly unusual, according to the executive director of Alabama’s League of Municipalities. Ken Smith tells TV24 that he can’t remember any other case in which a portion of one city was de-annexed and then added to another city.

Ward 4 encompasses all of Golden Springs and a section of east Anniston on 10th Street Mountain. Leaders of the group are quoted in The Anniston Star as saying that they want the change to protect their property values.

No date has been set for the Legislature to consider that proposal.


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