The giant mound that sits inside of Choccolocco Park was built by Native Americans thousands of years ago and will now be considered one of the area’s tourist attractions. Today was a very special day for the City of Oxford as council members held a dedication ceremony at Choccolocco Park for the Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail. The park is now one of 13 sites that make up the Mound Trail. The Choccolocco Complex was the location of ceremonial ground to the Abihka, one of the
A Cherokee County resident is currently behind bars in Georgia for multiple charges including possession. According to Floyd County Jail records, Roscoe Covington of Centre, ran from officers while possessing glass pipes that possibly contained meth residue before throwing them to the ground, shattering one of them. Covington was caught and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Tampering with Evidence, and Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers.
An organization that provides services for children with special needs has officially opened another location in Calhoun County to provide more learning opportunities for kids within the community. The Learning Tree provides a school environment for special needs students ages two through 21 that will nurture, challenge, and provide 24 hour care year round. This new location in the McClellan area provides Applied Behavioral Clinical Services that isn’t provide anywhere else l
The Pilot Club of Gadsden presented a check to Project Lifesaver as a donation to purchase things like armband trackers to help locate people who are sick and lost. Project Lifesaver plays a huge partnership role with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office tracking people who suffer from alzheimer's, dementia, or autism when they happen to wander away from their caregiver. According to the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department, armband trackers has saved multiple lives and decreased
The Spring Garden football team ended their week of practice on a high note. The Panthers celebrated last Friday’s win 62-6 win Appalachian as the KFC Pigskin Roundup Team of the Week. The entire team and coaching staff enjoyed the chicken and t-shirts as the KFC-Pigskin Roundup Team of the Week. The win secured the Panthers' first ever football region championship. The Panthers (7-1, 5-0) will face Ragland in week nine with more history up for grabs. They can become the firs
Teams in the East Alabama Community will be wrapping up their region races. In Class 6A, Oxford will face Gardendale on the road. The Yellow Jackets and the Rockets both sit in a tie for third at 3-2 in the region. The Jackets looking to bounce back after their loss to Clay-Chalkville last week. The winner of tomorrow’s match-up will earn the No. 3 seed. (Hear from Oxford head coach Ryan Herring in the featured video) Don't forget the Pigskin Roundup is back this week with an
The body of a missing Gadsden man has been found. Earlier today, 41-year-old Jeremy Lipscomb’s body was found in the water near where he was last seen near the boat landing in the area of Fitts Ferry Road and Whites Chapel Road according to the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office. He was reported missing after last being seen by a family member on October 20th. Lipscomb’s body will be transported to Huntsville for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
The City of Heflin came together to acknowledge a retiring police officer who was injured in the line of duty. Former Assistant Chief Jackie Stovall served Heflin for 12 years before being shot by a suspect wanted for murder. Family, friends, and community members gathered at city hall during the city council meeting to share encouraging words with Stovall. The former police officer was gifted with plaques commemorating his selfless sacrifice and dedication he displayed durin
An accident involving a school bus and a pick-up truck near Talladega leaves one dead, and 11 others injured. The bus was traveling east on I-20 when a truck driven by Amanda Hubbard of Munford, who was traveling in the opposite direction, crossed the median and collided with the bus. Hubbard was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Superintendent for Roanoke City Schools, Chuck Marcum, the bus was carrying 26 football players and three coaches who were heading back to
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is encouraging Alabamians to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. There will be 50 collection sites statewide for people to drop off their unwanted or expired prescription drugs. Since the first Take Back event in 2010, more than 66,000 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired drugs have been removed and disposed safely. Marshall believes that this event is a valuable public service that protects children, homes, and th