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Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail, Anniston, Alabama

Highlights of the ~1.5 mile beginner (green-green) trail.


Tornado in clouds near Jacksonville, Alabama 04-10-09

This is not the best or most viral local tornado video footage to be sure. It is, however, a very good reminder that tornado season approaches once again. In an extreme situation your only safety lies underground. IF you have alternatives, NOW is the time to be thinking about them. Calhoun County, Talladega County, St. Clair County and Cleburne County are no strangers to vicious twirlers.   



Nearby Sylacauga, Alabama during the war years... A government film featuring in part, the community at work and play more than 70 years ago. It is entitled "When Work Is Done." Hollywood comes to Alabama during WWII.




Curated local, regional, national, and international news of interest to Calhoun County Alabama and surrounding county readers.

Anniston AL news -

Business as usual: From Mixing boards to a bank board - Anniston Star

Business as usual: From Mixing boards to a bank boardAnniston StarChevalier Productions also handles most live shows for the Knox Concert Series, and readies the Anniston Performing Arts Center for groups like Celtic Woman, which performed a show in ...

Feeling low? You're not alone - Anniston Star

Feeling low? You're not aloneAnniston StarDr. Lucile Bodenheimer, a clinical psychologist who practices in Anniston, said she often treats people who find themselves with post-holiday blues. Stress, unrealistic expectations, lack of sleep and a bad d ...

The Monday Hot Blast: Your guide to politics and punditry - Anniston Star

The Monday Hot Blast: Your guide to politics and punditryAnniston StarOf course, if the second inauguration isn't the only thing downsized. So is the political movement Obama's presidency inspired. CNBC's Rick Santelli is generally credited with putt ...

Ed Note: Wonderful piece from the Star where they attempt to understand with crystal clarity and characteristic exponential insight why the TeaParty is defunct and good times are just around the corner through the divine guidance and pious worshipfulness of President Obama. 

Oxford AL news -

Child killed, several injured in Heflin shooting; suspect dead (updated) - (blog) (blog)Child killed, several injured in Heflin shooting; suspect dead (updated) (blog)After the shootings in Heflin, Cleburne County sheriff's deputies and Heflin police started to chase the man and the suspect crashed his vehicle near th ...

Jacksonville AL news -

New Jacksonville State head coach Bill Clark announces coaching staff - The Birmingham News -

New Jacksonville State head coach Bill Clark announces coaching staffThe Birmingham News - al.comDrew Champlin / Courtesy JSU sports information. JACKSONVILLE, Alabama - Head football coach Bill Clark announced nine members of his inaugural c ...

Jacksonville State falls to Tennessee State -

Jacksonville State falls to Tennessee Stateal.comJACKSONVILLE, Alabama - Sophomore Darion Rackley scored a game-high 22 points but it wasn't enough for the Jacksonville State men's basketball team in a 66-57 loss to Tennessee State on Saturday at Pet ...

Talladega AL news -

Talladega College student charged in threat case - CBS42

Talladega College student charged in threat caseCBS42Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens says 23-year-old Douglas Fredrick Powell of Clay County made statements to at least two administrators about a group of students. The Daily Home (ht ...


Heflin AL news -

PROGRESS 20 Announces I-20 Rolling Roadblocks/Lane Closure Wednesday - Newsaegis

PROGRESS 20 Announces I-20 Rolling Roadblocks/Lane Closure WednesdayNewsaegisCLAIR COUNTY — Work continues on Interstate 20 as part of the Alabama Department of Transportation's project to widen the last four-lane segment of the roadway in St. Clair ...

County hopeful for bridge money - Cleburne News

County hopeful for bridge moneyCleburne NewsAs many politicians take a “no new taxes” approach to governance, the Cleburne County Commissioners are facing the realities of insufficient revenues to do the work they would like to get done. ... *Adopted ...

Alabama News -

Minor flooding occurring in areas around Birmingham due to heavy ...

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The National Weather Service's Birmingham area office is warning about minor flooding occurring in areas with poor drainage due to heavy rains in the area tonight. The advisory includes Jefferson County cities of Birmingham, Bessemer, Fairfield, Fultondale, Gardendale, ... Minor flooding occurring in areas around Birmingham due to heavy rainfall. Martin J. Reed | By Martin J. Reed | The Birmingham News ...

Jefferson County Commission to meet privately Monday with ...

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Jefferson County officials will meet Monday behind closed doors with their attorneys to discuss its Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The County ... By Barnett Wright | The Birmingham News ...

Methodist Bishop comforts church rocked by shooting involving ...

Methodist Bishop comforts church rocked by shooting involving pastor, wife, daughter. Greg Garrison | By Greg Garrison | The Birmingham News on January 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM, updated January 13, ...


United States News

CES 2013 Wrap-Up: The Must-See Gadgets ... - East Idaho News


Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- We came, we saw, we survived. ABC News spent the past week scouring CES 2013, one of the largest consumer electronics shows in the world. With more than 1.9 ...

Idaho biologists protect troops, planes in Afghanistan | Local News ...


A significant threat to U.S. military planes in Afghanistan — and the personnel in them — is wildlife, particularly birds. Several biologists from Idaho have been part of an effort to help reduce those hazards.

Gun burglary attempt tied to Journal News gun owner map -

Examiner.comGun burglary attempt tied to Journal News gun owner mapExaminer.comBall “announced that a burglary has been reported on Davis Ave. in White Plains, New York that evidently ties into The Journal News gun maps,” the release revealed. “It is ...


Global News -

One Thousand Earthquakes in One Month in Iceland - IcelandReview

IcelandReviewOne Thousand Earthquakes in One Month in IcelandIcelandReviewThe sensors of the Icelandic Met Office picked up more than 1,000 earthquakes in December, which is less seismic activity compared to the three months prior, although it is at ...


Dispute over Rotten Fish Clean-up - IcelandReview

IcelandReviewDispute over Rotten Fish Clean-upIcelandReviewMayor of Grundarfjörður Björn Steinar Pálmason rejects that the responsibility and cost of cleaning up the rotten fish in Kolgrafarfjörður on Snæfellsness peninsula lies with the landowners o ...

Why the 'Arab Spring' stopped at the Sahara's edge - Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaWhy the 'Arab Spring' stopped at the Sahara's edgeAl-ArabiyaAnalysts point to many other factors setting Arab North Africa apart from its neighbors south of the Sahara. Among such factors is the fact that many Sub-Saharan nations have alrea ...


Inside disputed Western Sahara -

Aljazeera.comInside disputed Western SaharaAljazeera.comMedia access in Western Sahara is extremely restricted: almost no foreign journalists are given permits to enter, and the occasional groups of journalists who are allowed in have their movement ...

TV News Bloopers

Funny TV news mistakes. Younger audience members of the audience will wish to avert their eyes.

If you're like me, you're about fed up with news anyway. Therefore you will appreciate this news blast from the past where "journalists" get theirs....... Still funny decades later.


Space News From The Future!

Harmless space fun for all ages from Hank.

Today Hank uses his patented prognosticating abilities to tell you about some space news events to watch out for in 2013. What one thing is the Curiosity rover going to spend most of the year doing? Why are we going back to the moon? And what two awe...

The Anniston Star

CBS 42

St. Clair News-Aegis

The Cleburne News

Bloomberg News



The Hill

The Daily Caller

The Guardian UK

Huffington Post



Fort McClellan, Anniston, AL

This is from my trip to Jacksonville State University in Anniston, AL. This base is completely abandoned and has lots of interesting places to see and visit. On this video is an old camp where German POW's spend their time during WWII.


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