Laying wreaths for our fallen soldiers in Calhoun County. The holiday season can be difficult after losing a loved one. Local men and women are showing our warriors that they have not been forgotten. Wreaths Across America delivers thousands of wreaths all over the country. Retired Major General, Gerald Watson says it’s important the young people understand why they do this. The ceremony will begin tomorrow morning at 11 at the Fort McClellan Military Cemetery.
During this time of holiday traveling, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is assigning additional State Troopers to the roadways. Secretary of Law Enforcement, Stan Stabler says that everyone should obey traffic laws, buckle up, avoid driving while under the influence, and do not text and drive. The extra troopers will be on patrol over a 17-day period, from today until January 1st.
Heflin Police need your help identifying a robbery suspect. Police say this surveillance photo shows the man who entered a store late last night just off I-20 Exit 199 and robbed the store clerk at gun point. The suspect was driving a dark colored four door car. Gun shots were exchanged. The suspect was possibly hit, and there may be bullet holes in the driver side and rear end of the car. The suspect got onto I-20 East bound heading toward Atlanta. If you have any informatio
Two people were flown from the scene of an accident off U.S. Highway 431 near Sardis. The single vehicle wreck left one person outside a truck and another trapped. Both are suspected to have serious injuries. Sardis Police Chief James Harp says the truck was traveling northbound when it left the road, jumped a creek and hit a tree, causing the truck to swing around and strike another tree. Alabama State Troopers are still investigating the crash.
Not everyone can wrap presents as perfectly as mom, but one non-profit organization is doing its best. Second Chance has set up a wrapping station in the Quintard Mall across from Santa. All donations given will go back into the organization. Second Chances Executive Director, Susan Shipman says, every donation helps. The organization is a safe shelter and supportive service to help victims of domestic and sexual violence. The group never turns anyone away. It was founded in
A grand jury will hear a case of an Ohatchee man charged with murder. Jordan Baker is believed to have run a red light in front of a Calhoun County deputy back in September. The deputy tried to stop Baker, but Baker hit a car with three women inside on Old Gadsden Highway near Alexandria Road. The impact killed Joy Howel, Melanie Trantham and Melanie Hurst.
A single car crash has claimed the life of a Talladega man. Robert Hosmer’s car left the roadway and struck a tree early this morning. Hosmer, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say speed may have been a factor in the wreck. State troopers are still investigating the accident.
More people are working. Alabama Department of Labor says more people living in Calhoun County have jobs than a year ago. The total labor force grew, meaning more people were confident in the job market. The report also states that unemployment rates dropped from 6.7% in November 2015 to 6.2% this year. The report also shows that the county gained 100 jobs in the transportation and warehouse sectors. Over the course of the year wage and salary employment has also increased to
Vader’s Fist, The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts. The group participates in the world of wheels even in Birmingham to help raise money for charities. This year the Legion is raising money to help the cost of travel and hotel expenses for a child that will undergo Cranioplasty surgery. Vader and his Stormtroopers will be at the Oxford AmStar Saturday from 5 until 8 collecting donations.
The Theatre of Gadsden's play The Sanders Family Christmas is in it's final weekend. The Sanders Family Christmas is the followup to Smoke on the Mountain. The final two performances are: Saturday Dec 17 at 7:30 pm Sunday Dec 18 at 2:30 pm (Photo Courtesy of Krista Bischoff)