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2008-08-07 06:00:27

By Deirdre Long, The Anniston Star, Ala. Aug. 7--Not much has changed about 11 W. 11th St. since it opened as the all-ages music venue Model City Records in the spring. There still isn't any furniture, just a sizable stage and even bigger dance floor. There's no bar and no food -- this is strictly a music venue. It's clean, it's safe, and it's rocking most Friday and Saturday nights. Model City Records is the third all-ages venue owner Tyler Vise has opened in this region in the past...

2008-08-07 06:00:22

By Mike Faulk, The Anniston Star, Ala. Aug. 7--A Renew Our Rivers celebration and cleanup project is scheduled for noon Saturday near Heflin on the Tallapoosa River. Volunteers can bring their own boat or borrow one from Tallapoosa River Outfitters at no cost, owner Lex Brown said. He said volunteers will meet at Tallapoosa River Outfitters, 9891 Alabama Highway 46, and be shuttled to the river. Volunteers then will float down the river and pick up trash as they go along. There...

2008-08-05 12:00:55

By Dan Whisenhunt, The Anniston Star, Anniston, Ala. Aug. 5--Information released Monday by the state Education Department as part of required federal No Child Left Behind reporting shows an overall increase in the number of Calhoun County high schools hitting their target graduation rates last year. But five of the county's 11 high schools did miss the mark. Four saw their graduation rates go down after making Adequate Yearly Progress the previous year, the annual accountability...

2008-08-03 06:00:20

By Mike Faulk, The Anniston Star, Ala. Aug. 3--The Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility began incinerating the last of its nerve agent munitions Saturday, spokesman Mike Abrams said. Workers began processing the first of several thousand M23 VX nerve agent-filled land mines. The startup followed nine weeks of planned maintenance work, Abrams said. The land mine disposal campaign should take about a year to complete, according to an ANCDF press release. When it is completed, the...

2008-08-03 06:00:17

By Laura Tutor, The Anniston Star, Ala. Aug. 3--Twenty-three years, and the song still grabs you by the hand. Now it emanates from a television -- not a movie screen -- hawking back-to-school fashions for the 'tween and teen set. "Don't you.... forget about me." The kids are in the school library, thrash dancing near a sculpture. The boys form an Egyptian conga line on the stair balustrade. They run down the hall, not unlike cars racing four-wide at Talladega, smacking at the ceiling and...

2008-08-02 06:00:24

By Graham Milldrum, The Anniston Star, Ala. Aug. 2--It might seem that talking about stranger danger and healthy eating would drag down a back-to-school party. That emphasis didn't seem to bother the approximately 50 children at the back-to-school fun day and health and wellness event Friday at the Sable Community Center in Hobson City. Shaded tables edged a vacant lot where children played. The tables were loaded with information on how to live a healthier life. The event was a...

2008-08-02 06:00:17

By Brett Buckner, The Anniston Star, Ala. Aug. 2--The image most people conjure up when considering donated food is often a far cry from appetizing -- dinted cans of chicken broth, pumpkin pie filling and tomato paste that's mere days away from its expiration date. While many depend on such donations to survive, that which is given in the name of charity is rarely top shelf. Rather it's the food few would want given the option of choice. Not so with Angel Food Ministries. For $30 a...

2008-07-29 12:00:46

By Dan Whisenhunt, The Anniston Star, Ala. Jul. 29--Retailers and parents in Calhoun County are gearing up for the sales tax holiday this weekend. Parents say they appreciate saving money on school supplies, while local governments say the holiday doesn't hurt their bottom line. In all, 242 cities and counties will participate in Alabama's annual sales tax holiday this year, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends at midnight Sunday. Local governments that have opted to lift...

2008-07-25 15:00:50

By Graham Milldrum, The Anniston Star, Ala. Jul. 25--If you thought $3.91 a gallon for gas is bad, imagine paying $5.19 a gallon. That's the story for owners flying personal aircraft out of Anniston Municipal Airport. "They're just expensive toys," said Jim Doyle of Heflin, who owns a Piper Saratoga, a six-seat aircraft. It gets from 2.55 to 2.74 miles per gallon, and runs on 100 octane low-lead fuel, which costs $5.19 a gallon at the airport. He flies it about once a month, on a...

2008-07-20 06:00:33

By Dan Whisenhunt, The Anniston Star, Ala. Jul. 20--A dozen high school students visited Jacksonville State University this week to learn how to be peer tutors. Teachers in the secondary education department at JSU hope the 21st Century Community Summer Camp, paid for with a grant funded by the Truman Pierce Institute, will be a regular feature. Workshops funded by grants are nothing new for JSU. Last week, the department of secondary education wrapped up a workshop for mathematics...


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