An entertainment center is coming to the City of Oxford and it’s expected to be filled with “Big Time” attractions. Big Time Entertainment will feature 58,000 square feet of indoor attractions including a high-end multilevel go-kart experience, arcade games, bowling, laser tag, and more. The entertainment center will also have a restaurant and party rooms. “Big Time” will be located directly off the Interstate 185 exit and Mayor Alton Craft believes this is the perfect locati
After going on a three year tour around the world, the murals are now inside a newly constructed state of the art museum that sits on the campus of Talladega College. The Doctor William Harvey Museum of Art is the new home to the six Amistad Murals painted by Hale Woodruff in 1938. Three of the murals illustrate the rise of African Americans from slavery to freedom. The other panels depict the founding of the College, the construction of Savery Library, and the Underground R
It’s never too early for students to think about which career route they might want to choose. One local elementary school has decided to make it a priority by exposing students to different career fields during its annual STEAM Fest.
More than 400 students and parents participated in the second annual STEAM Fest at Kitty Stone Elementary School. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Students were introduced to several different career concepts th
A Thursday night car chase that began in Etowah County and ended in Cherokee County has resulted in the arrest of a Gadsden man. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Jaylyn Ruffin is believed to have initiated a car chase with police before crashing his vehicle near the Chattokee Lodge, and leaving the scene on foot. Ruffin was spotted earlier this morning walking on foot near the accident scene. When law enforcement began to question him, Ruffin gave them a fal
An Albertville Police officer is recovering after being involved in a collision on Highway 431. WEIS Radio reports the officer was traveling south when another vehicle attempted to change lanes and clipped the front of the officer’s SUV. The officer then lost control of his vehicle, crossing the grass median into the northbound lanes, before flipping down an embankment and into a creek. According to Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith, the officer suffered injuries that do n
A very important shipment has just arrived in East Alabama. Dozen of palettes of Girl Scout Cookies were unloaded off of an 18 wheeler and distributed to local girl scouts troops. The cookies won’t be for sale until next month, and Unit Cookie Manager Paula Lott encourages everyone to support the troops as the money collected will go towards a good cause. The weekend of February 7th through the 9th will be called “Cookies on the Move '' and the Girl Scouts will begin selling
An executive order has been signed by President Trump to combat human trafficking and online child explotation. The executive order will create a new position within the White House Domestic Policy Council that will be solely devoted to fighting human trafficking while also calling for the state department to create a government website for resources including public outreach and training. The order will also call for Federal Agencies to work on recovery and prevention progra
First responders are people who have specialized training and are among the first to arrive at the scene of an emergency, like natural disasters and accidents. However, most first responders are not trained on how to deal with the stress and trauma caused from providing assistance to those emergencies. A local community college is providing a class to first responders to help them learn how to manage their stress before it manages them. The Stress Management session for first
The Piedmont Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the persons responsible for two crimes that occured at the same home in the 600 Block of South 5th Avenue. The first crime happened on January 25th. Two armed men forced their way into the home and stole several items. And on the 29th of January, shots were fired into the home from a vehicle driving by. The homeowners were at home at the time of the shooting and fortunately were not injure
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s arm is in a sling after tripping over her dog and fracturing her shoulder. Ivey says that her fall will not slow her down, and she’s promised to keep everyone informed on her recovery.