Anniston Star launching online subscription plan Bob Davis, editor and associate publisher of The Star, said the change is part of a national trend of newspapers — about 400 in the last two years — that are asking readers to pay for online content.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author to be Ayers Lecture speaker on March 14 Diane McWhorter will speak at 1 p.m. on the fifth floor of Stadium Tower at Jacksonville State University. Admission is free, and the event will be open to the public. Doors will open at 12:40 p.m. McWhorter will also speak at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Anniston Museum of Natural History, which will also be free to the public.
Rainfall heavy, but normal; cold on its way From the first of the month until Jan. 14, an instrument at the Anniston City Airport measured 3.14 inches in rain. That’s about an inch and half above normal for that time.
Anniston's Kmart will close soon A manager at the local store, one of Anniston’s oldest big-box retailers, confirmed that it would be closing, but directed all other questions, including the specific date of closure, to the company’s corporate media relations department.
Star publisher releases book on Alabama football Days before the BCS national championship, Anniston Star publisher H. Brandt Ayers has released an electronic book that explores the cultural implications of college football — a sport he calls a civic religion, a metaphor for combat and a fulcrum for change in American race relations.
Planned road could be path to more jobs at McClellan Officials with the McClellan Development Authority hope a planned new road will entice manufacturers to consider a move to the old fort. Crews recently clear-cut the right-of-way for nearly two miles of planned road to connect an industrial park at McClellan with Alabama 21 north of Lenlock.
Downtown high-rise in foreclosure One of Anniston’s most prominent office buildings, the Commerce Tower, is in foreclosure. According to a legal notice published Saturday, the building’s owner, Commerce Tower LLC, recently defaulted on a loan from Regions Bank.