After nine weeks of rigorous training, several recruits are now certified firefighters. Firefighters from Anniston, Gadsden, and Jacksonville areas were among some of the graduates during today’s ceremony. Family members and close friends gathered today to witness the graduates complete a major accomplishment. For the past nine weeks, the recruits went through training that is similar to military training. The recruits were tested physically and academically. Captain Scot Wes
The House of Representatives passed the Common Core Repeal sponsored by Senator Pro Tem Del Marsh. Common Core Standards describes what students should know before passing each grade and Marsh believes it’s time to move on from Common Core Education and focus on new standards. Marsh says students learn best when innovation takes place in the classroom which is not happening with the current system. The bill will now be voted on by Alabamians during the 2020 Primary Elections.
Every year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce a list of accredited Main Street America Programs to recognize their commitment to their communities through the Main Street Approach. And this year, Downtown Gadsden Incorporated has been recognized. To be accredited as a Main Street America program, programs must meet rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Programs must build comprehensive and sustainable revitalization eff
This Saturday will be an overall perfect day for families to enjoy some Barbecue and Bluegrass. The church of St. Michael and All Angels will host its annual fundraiser for the St. Michael's Clinic. The Barbecue and Bluegrass fundraiser will go from 11am until 3pm. Sponsored by the RMC Health System and Foundation, several bands will perform which include Brandon Butler, The Stone Rollers, and One the Fence. The executive director for St. Michael’s Clinic says this fundraiser
The Gadsden Career Center will host a job corps recruitment fair Tuesday, June 4th, for teenagers and young adults ages 16 to 24. If you have an interest in gaining career technical training, you are to bring documents like your high school diploma or GED and birth certificate for on-site interviews. The Gadsden Job Corps Recruitment fair will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 3pm. For more information, visit the Gadsden Career Center.
Before you venture out this weekend to do activities along creeks, ponds, and rivers, it’s important to remember to the Coosa River Swim Guide for areas that tested moderate to high in E-coli bacteria. This week, Big Canoe Creek tested at high risk for E-coli. Big Wills Creek and Rainbow Landing both tested at moderate risk for E-coli. To get weekly alerts from the Coosa Riverkeeper simply text “SWIM GUIDE” to 844-83.
A meeting was called for Anniston City School Board Members after the Superintendent they picked to take over, decided not to sign the contract. Thanks for joining us. Board Member Becky Brown tells TV24 that Matthew Alexander chose not to sign the contract with the Anniston City School System and stay in his current position as Superintendent with Barbour County Schools. The position of Superintendent with Anniston City Schools will now go to D. Ray Hill from Georgia who was
Alabama’s latest advancement in crime reduction is now ready to partner with agencies throughout the region to ensure all communities are safe. The East Metro Area Crime Center is an intelligence center operated by the Oxford Police Department. This center houses various agencies throughout the region under one communication channel. The EMACC allows for law enforcement personnel to gather information more quickly and efficiently to catch and deter criminal activity within ou
Quintard Mall will begin to undergo renovations this weekend, which means big changes are coming to the City of Oxford. According to Public Information Officer Taylor Sloan, renovations to Quintard Mall will officially begin on Saturday. Hull Property Group brought the mall in 2017 for more than $6 million. Over the course of the renovation process, changes expected to be made include transforming some interior stores into outside facing store fronts, constructing buildings o
The Alabama Department of Transportation began adding an additional layer of asphalt on I-20’s Westbound outside lane in Talladega from milepost 164 through 174. The outside lane will be closed nightly from 7pm until 7am. Work is expected to be complete by June 14th. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes or adjust your arrival and departure times to ensure you make it to your destination safely.