We have a new US Senator from Alabama. Doug Jones is the first Democrat to be elected to the Senate since 1992. Jones edged out Republican Roy Moore by about 20-thousand votes. Jones is a 63-year-old attorney from Birmingham. This is his first time running for office. Alabama’s special election votes will be certified over the next few weeks before Jones can take the oath of office. Republicans currently hold a 52 to 48 majority in the Senate and after Jones is seated that wi
Take a look at this surveillance video. The Oxford Police Department is looking for this man regarding the breaking and entering of a box truck. In this video you can see the man walk out of Target at the Oxford Exchange and open the back of the truck. This video also shows the man driving away in a car. If you have any information as to who this man is, you are encouraged to contact the Oxford Police Department.
With the help of a few tips, two men are behind bars in connection to drugs. Sheriff’s officials say they received several tips from concerned members of the community that Jason Barclay and Mark Amos were involved in drug activity in the Aroney community. As a result, the two men were arrested and face charges of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
The Anniston Army Depot is helping hundreds of families this Christmas.
Every year, Depot employees buy and donate toys for underprivileged children. This year, they collected enough toys for two-hundred children. Once all the toys and bikes are collected, they deliver them to the Calhoun County Department of Human Resources. Depot and DHR employees create an assembly line to unload the 37-hundred pounds of gifts. Depot Employee Bernadette Isaac has been participating in thi
Motorist planning to driving on Cherokee County Road 13 tomorrow morning are encouraged to find an alternative route. County Road 13, between County Roads 155 and 239 in Cherokee County will be closed for about six hours. The Cherokee County Highway Department will be repairing a cross drain. The closure will begin at 8am.
A city council approves a fund to help pay for unexpected needs. The Piedmont City council will create an emergency reserve fund to help with unexpected equipment needs. Council Member Doug Dickeson presented the idea to the council saying, the city is in dire need for such a fund, as there have been difficulties in the past when it comes to replacing equipment and vehicles needed to maintain city services. The council agreed with a seven to one vote.Ten-thousand dollars of t
A city council looks to demolish an 87-year-old bridge.The Oxford City Council hired an engineering firm to tear down Hell’s Gate Bridge.The bridge used to be the only way drivers could cross Choccolocco Creek, south of Interstate 20 near Oxford’s Exit 188. The bridge has been closed for 10 years. Council President Chris Spurlin says the council is looking to replace the bridge. The new bridge would connect to the Oxford Commons shopping center. CDG Engineers and Associates w
A career expo with a variety of career opportunities and hands on experience hosts a kick off agenda for the upcoming year. The Worlds of Work held their annual event kick off for school counselors, principals, and superintendents to see what the organization has planned for the 2018 school year. Worlds of Work hosts an event in March for students, in several different counties, to come and get hands on experience for different jobs. Worlds of Work Committee Chair Carol Kirk
The polls are closed and the results are rolling in. Hundreds of thousands made their way to their local polling place to cast their vote for the next Alabama Senator. Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones are facing off in the closest senate race in decades. Many people waited in line to cast their vote today. Authorities say more people came out to vote in this special election than in the primary election.
Two former police officers are behind bars in connection to a rape investigation.
Southside Police Chief Chris Jones says the department received information that Officers Brian Walker and Jon Works were involved in criminal misconduct. An investigation began by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Bureau of Investigations and the officers were placed on administrative leave. On November 21st both officers resigned from their positions.The investigation was presented to