Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Christmas in Dixie, and many other popular Christmas songs all have one thing in common- they were written by Alabamians. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas was written by Hugh Martin in 1944 and sung by Judy Garland in ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’. The original lyrics of the memorable Christmas song nearly caused it to be cut from the movie. The song’s original lyrics encouraged people to Have a merry Christmas since it may be your last.
A shooting claims the life of one man and sends another to the hospital. Anniston Police Chief Shane Denham says officers received a call of shots fired in the parking lot of the Samco gas station at the corner of Front Street and Chestnut Street just before 1pm. When officers arrived at the scene, they found two men with gunshot wounds. Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown says 22-year-old Zondrick Foster was dead with a gunshot wound to the head. The other man had a gunshot wou
A single-truck crash claims the life of a Georgia man. Jordan Toddings was driving his truck west on Interstate 20 when the pickup left the roadway, hit an embankment, collided with a guardrail, and overturned several times. The incident happened five miles east of Lincoln. Toddings was pronounced dead at the scene. Alabama State Troopers are still investigating the crash.
A candlelight vigil turns into a protest after the family of the victim suspects foul play. Mourners held a memorial for 12-year-old Quinterrius Hutchings earlier tonight. The 12-year-old died from what police say was an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. While dozens of people gathered to remember the boy’s life, the crowd began accusing the police of hiding the truth behind Hutchings death. The boy was home with a friend Saturday evening while his mother, Margalena Bo
An organization hands out gifts for Christmas morning. Anniston’s Salvation Army has collected hundreds of toys for less fortunate children. The Angel Tree program gives people in the community the opportunity to give a child something for Christmas. Corps Officer Eric Roberts says people are always grateful to receive the gifts. Roberts says they had a number of volunteers show up to help give out the toys. The Salvation Army has been collecting donations to help families in
While one group gives out gifts, another gets organized to distribute toys. The Toys for Tots program is preparing to hand out toys this Saturday. The program has collected enough toys for 18-hundred children this year. Volunteers with the Marine Corps. league sponsor the program. Assistant Coordinator Dave Grise says it’s a Christmas miracle. The toys will be given out on Saturday, December 16th at the Marine Corps. League’s Toys for Tots building at 5837 on 78 in Oxford beg
The Defense non-tactical Generator and Rail Equipment Center will relocate from Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah to the Anniston Army Depot. DGRC is the Department of Defense’s sole capability for depot-level repair and maintenance of rail stock, rail equipment, and large scale non-tactical generator equipment. Though physically housed in northern Utah, Anniston Army Depot has overseen the DGRC mission since 2000. DGRC is being relocated to facilitate Air Force and state pl
During a time of giving back, one jail gets a Heavenly sound. Several local churches are singing carols at the Calhoun County Jail. The men and women have been taking time out of their holiday schedules for eight years. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade says the group brings hope to the inmates. The group has a number of volunteers who minister to the inmates every week.
People are laying wreaths for our fallen soldiers- including here in Calhoun County.
The holiday season can be difficult after losing a loved one. Several men and women are showing warriors they have not been forgotten. This year, the wreaths will be placed at each of the 353 graves at Fort McClellan Military Cemetery. Boyd Brothers Transportation delivers the thousands of wreaths all over the country. Volunteers and members of the military have organized the annual event f
A 12-year-old Anniston boy dies from a gunshot wound to the head. Thanks for joining us I’m Carl Brady. Anniston Police say Quinterrius Hutchings was home Saturday evening with a friend while his mother went out to get dinner. Investigators say Quinterrius died from an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound, but his mother thinks differently. She says he would never play with a gun. The accident happened around 7pm at the family’s home on Paul Street. The mother says while