According to Oxford Police Chief Bill Partridge, Harry Leonard of Anniston is to believed to have robbed the Oxford Wells Fargo branch earlier this afternoon. Leonard was found and arrested nearly a block away from the bank shortly after the robbery occurred. Additional information has yet to be released and Leonard is currently being held at the Oxford Police Department.
Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade is pleased that county commissioners approved a pay raise for some corrections officer staff. During a regular commissioners meeting, officials approved the 2019 fiscal year budget for $18.5 million that includes a pay raise for jail staffers. Sheriff Wade told TV24 that the pay raise is for non-civil service corrections officers staring at $12 hourly instead of $10. This increase comes after the Calhoun County Sheriff’s office could not re
Jacksonville State University surely had a great homecoming week and to top it off, the university just received a multi-million dollar grant to help continue rebuilding its campus. The university recently has been notified that it will receive a grant for more than $18 million from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. On March 19th an EF-3 tornado ripped through parts of Jacksonville damaging homes, businesses, and the university’s ca
A junior at Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia was killed in a single vehicle accident on Gadsden Highway 411 as he was traveling westbound. When the driver was entering a curve, he lost control, entering the eastbound lane, went off the roadway, and hit a utility pole. The high school junior was the only person inside the vehicle at the time of the accident.
The Anniston Army Depot held its benefit fair today as another way to better inform Veterans of all the services available to them and their families in the event of a possible crisis. More than 35 exhibitors were present at this year’s Benefit and Suicide Prevention Fair. This fair is held every other year to cater to Veterans and their families in assisting them with mental health and overall wellness services to help with their dependence. The services offered at the fair
The Etowah County Health Department held their Drive Thru Flu Clinic to encourage people to get their flu vaccinations before flu season arrives. The 9th annual Drive Thru Flu Clinic gave more than 300 flu shots to the public today as a way of keeping the public as healthy as possible. The drive thru clinic also serves as a convenience to many elderly people. Some parents brought their entire family through the drive thru clinic to get their early vaccines. Several cases of t
A local credit union has a branch competition every year to help raise money for a good cause. The Alatrust Credit Union partners with the Children’s Miracle Network every year. Each branch location competes to raise money for the network to see who can raise the most. This year, the Alatrust branch in Talladega won the competition and presented a check to the Children of Alabama for more than $7,700. Earlier today, Alatrust employees and members of Children’s of Alabama gath
It’s time for the 21st annual Highway 46 yard sale that starts in Heflin and goes across the Georgia state line. Held on the last weekend of September each year, at the Highway 46 yard sale you are sure to find crafts, antiques and more. Some vendors you will find even sell food to customers while they shop. While bargain shopping over the weekend at the yard sale, be sure to have small monetary bills. Saturday is known to be the busiest day for the yard sale as people from a
Rain certainly did not stop concert goers from being apart of Calhoun County’s biggest concert to date. Support was shown towards the university as thousands of people attended the JSU Strong benefit concert despite rain clouds hovering over Burgess-Snow Field. The four hour concert had a host of artist perform from The Charlie Daniels Band, to John Berry, and headliners Alabama. Jacksonville Alumnus Riley Green and Randy Owen both expressed how they are thankful for the posi