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30 best public high schools in Alabama for 2019  AL.com

Niche is out with its 2019 list of Best Public High Schools in Alabama. The ranking is determined by a number of factors, including state test scores, college ...



Jacksonville-Onslow Hall of Fame to recognize four  WCTI12.com

The Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission announced it will induct two people into its Hall of Fame while two others will receive Heroes Spirit Awards.



UCA Bears add 25 on National Signing Day  KATV

The University of Central Arkansas added 25 new football Bears to the program on Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA national signing period. UCA head ...



Saint Mary (KS) Spires Announce Signing Day Haul  Victory Sports Network

The University of Saint Mary Football program has officially announced it's first batch of signees for the 2019 season, with 24 midyear signees...



7th grade student in custody following threat against Jacksonville High School  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Jacksonville Police have a 7th grader in custody following a threat to Jacksonville High School on social media.



Phillip Tutor: Blackface's reprehensible legacy here in Calhoun County  Anniston Star

In July 1902, Calhoun County prepped for the summer's biggest party at Oxford Lake. Round-trip trolly fare from downtown Anniston was 20 cents, which ...



Jacksonville High School graduates feel united after the tornado  CBS42.com

The Jacksonville golden eagles had their graduation on Thursday, but this ceremony was about more than just getting their high school diplomas. . For the latest ...



Jacksonville rallies from 21-down to upset Havelock  HighSchoolOT

Jacksonville trailed by 21 points multiple times on Friday night, but the Cardinals rallied in the fourth quarter and capitalized on a key Havelock turnover to upset ...



Jacksonville school board promotes assistant principal to end discrimination lawsuit  Anniston Star

The board unanimously voted to hire Erika Clark, current assistant principal at Jacksonville High School, as principal of the fourth through sixth grades at Kitty ...



Jacksonville high school recognizes seniors for committing to college, military  Anniston Star

Seniors of Jacksonville High School were recognized Tuesday afternoon during a special event there. Called Eagles Rising, the event highlighted seniors' ...



Jacksonville 13-year-old charged with threatening high school  Anniston Star

A 13-year-old Jacksonville High School student is in custody and facing a possible terrorist threat charge after posting a still photo from video of the 1999 ...



1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Jacksonville high school football game  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

One person was killed and two people were injured in a shooting Friday night at a Jacksonville high school football game.



Jacksonville teachers, students back at school for first time since tornado  Anniston Star

At Jacksonville High, classes resumed Thursday as they would have after any other spring break. Still, teachers were given the option to touch on the subject of ...



Piedmont, Jacksonville high graduates earn scholarships from RMC Foundation  Anniston Star

Two local high school graduates recently earned scholarships made possible by the third annual Martha Vandervoort Garden Jubilee.



Jacksonville planning to extend Chief Ladiga Trail link to public safety complex  Anniston Star

The Jacksonville City Council expects to bring more tourists and their money into the city by extending an existing link to the Chief Ladiga Trail.



Prep volleyball: Oxford, Alexandria, Pleasant Valley grab top three seeds for county tournament  Anniston Star

PIEDMONT — In a discussion that may have been put to bed Tuesday night, Oxford grabbed the No. 1 seed for the Calhoun County varsity volleyball ...



Tedeschi Trucks Band Donates $48K In Instruments To Jacksonville High School  JamBase

Jacksonville residents Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi of Tedeschi Trucks Band donated musical instruments to Englewood High School.



Jacksonville High School principal resigns  Anniston Star

Jacksonville High School's principal resigned last week, less than a year after he was hired.



Last call for Cecil's burgers | Jacksonville | annistonstar.com  Anniston Star

JACKSONVILLE — Cecil's Place, the well-loved hamburger joint just north of the city's public square, may have served its last hamburger Friday.



Summer feeding program back in session  Anniston Star

The Summer Food *Service* Program for most schools in Calhoun County is set to start in early June. The program is designed to provide free meals for kids ages ...



Local university student to receive kidney from sister  Anniston Star

As she sat in a doctor's office and received her diagnosis of stage-four kidney disease in late 2015, Dominique Elston said, her goals remained clear.



Jacksonville shooting suspect identified as David Katz, gamer who had lost in Madden NFL tournament  Los Angeles Times

Multiple people, including a suspected gunman, were killed in a mass shooting during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., according to witnesses ...



New principal selected for Northview High School  Dothan Eagle

After months of deliberation and interviews, the Dothan Board of Education selected Bill Singleton as the new principal of Northview High School. Singleton will ...



Hoover band prepares for 2018 Invitational Marching Festival  Hoover Sun

Fifteen high school marching bands are expected to participate in Hoover High School's 2018 Invitational Marching Festival on Oct. 20 at Hoover Metropolitan ...



Northern Guilford never trails as it beats Jacksonville in 3A title game  HighSchoolOT

Northern Guilford led the whole way and pushed out to as much as a 19-point lead in the first half as the Nighthawks powered their way past Jacksonville to the ...



Editorial: Who wants healthy food in America's schools? Ban it!  Anniston Star

America's students should revolt. Storm the tower. Make demands. Under the Trump administration, school children get what they want.



Shakespeare Project kicks off week of performances at Anniston High  Anniston Star

This version of “Julius Caesar” is set in a future, post-apocalyptic Rome, and the roles were cast without regard to age, race or gender. While the lead characters ...



Country singer Riley Green to perform at Iron City as benefit for Jacksonville tornado relief  AL.com

The country singer-songwriter will perform a benefit concert on March 30 at Iron City in Birmingham. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to tornado relief in ...



Top 10 Texas High School Quarterbacks Currently In the NFL  FOXSports.com

Looks like we're having trouble loading this video. You can check out other videos while we get it together. Top 10 Texas High School Quarterbacks Currently In ...



KING COTTON WEEK: Basketball tourney begins Thursday  Pine Bluff Commercial

After a nearly 20-year hiatus, the King Cotton Holiday Classic is returning to the Pine Bluff Convention Center from Dec. 27-29. Once recognized as the nation's ...



RMC board meets on Jacksonville hospital, but is silent on details  Anniston Star

Regional Medical Center's board of directors met Wednesday to discuss Jacksonville's hospital, according to one member, but what the board decided, ...



Changes made to high school playoff system  HighSchoolOT

As the N.C. High School Athletic Association continues to shift towards seeded playoff brackets, the association's board of directors voted to approve changes to ...



After denials, RMC to close Jacksonville hospital June 30  Anniston Star

Regional Medical Center will close its Jacksonville campus June 30, the hospital announced Thursday morning, confirming whispers that had circulated all ...



J'ville board hires new principal for city high school  Anniston Star

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville City Board of Education has hired a Dothan native to be the new principal at Jacksonville High School pending contract ...



JHS alumni honored for achievements  Jacksonville Journal Courier

As part of Jacksonville School District 117's Sesquicentennial Celebration, the Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation honored on Saturday the inaugural class ...



40 years after Jacksonville high school football death, reporter looks into racism allegations  The Huntsville Times - al.com

Sports Illustrated has examined a 40-year-old controversy surrounding a tragic football game in Calhoun County.



Historic victory  East Alabama Sports Today

Jacksonville scores a touchdown in the final minute, then holds to earn a rare victory in Alexandria. Jacksonville's Omarion Adams (1) was a force on both sides ...



Boys Basketball: Northside-Jacksonville vs. Cox Mill (Mar. 10, 2018)  HighSchoolOT

Cox Mill got two late free throws to help edge Northside-Jacksonville by two points in the 3A boys basketball state championship game on Saturday night in ...



Cox Mill repeats as state champs, downs Northside  HighSchoolOT

In a highly anticipated matchup of a pair of defending state champions, it was the defending 3A State Champions, Cox Mill, that held on to down last year's 2A ...



Northside-Jacksonville holds on against Venable's 39 for 3A Eastern Regional Championship  HighSchoolOT

The Northside-Jacksonville Monarchs came into Capel Arena Saturday afternoon for the boy's 3A Eastern Regional Championship and edged out the Eastern ...



Policies on student transfers vary among districts | News  Anniston Star

Next week, Jacksonville's Board of Education will vote on a policy that mandates out-of-district students seeking enrollment to have a signed release from their ...



Playing for more  East Alabama Sports Today

Golden Eagles try to stay focused on baseball while their hearts are with families back in storm-ravaged Jacksonville. The Jacksonville High School baseball ...



Boys Basketball: Northside-Jacksonville vs. Eastern Guilford (Mar. 3, 2018)  HighSchoolOT

Northside-Jacksonville held off Eastern Guilford in the fourth quarter to advance to the 3A state championship game, 73-71.



Mountain bike league isn't easy, but when you win, 'That hard work just paid off'  Anniston Star

They call him “TaZ,” short for Tasmanian devil, and for good reason. The five bicycle chain medals hanging from his neck explain why.



Threats send seven to juvenile detention center  Anniston Star

Yesterday we had 48 juveniles in 48 beds,” Mike Rollins, the director of Coosa Valley Youth Services, said. “Seven of those 48 were charged with making ...



JSU coliseum to host high school graduations | Jacksonville  Anniston Star

Jacksonville State University's recently renovated Pete Mathews Coliseum will host graduations this month for three Calhoun County high schools and one from ...



Prep Volleyball: No. 1 Carbon Hill moves to 5-0  Daily Mountain Eagle

Carbon Hill's Alyssa Dutton goes up for a block during the Bulldogs' win over Winston County on Thursday in Carbon Hill's home opener. Daily Mountain Eagle ...



The Ghost of Speedy Cannon | Longform - SI.com  Sports Illustrated

Walter Wellborn High is not situated on the narrow plateau known as Sand Mountain. It is, in fact, on the western side of Anniston, an industrial city of 23,000 ...



Jacksonville school resource officer staying on duty after retirement  Anniston Star

Duff Manners officially ended 31 years and eight months of *service* with Jacksonville police Friday, but he doesn't plan to soon leave Kitty Stone. He is being ...



Only three Calhoun Schools below 2016 Alabama graduation rate  Anniston Star

Anniston High School, Wellborn High School and Alexandria High School each had graduation rates under the 89.2 percent state average in 2016. Also, only ...



Butters, Dr. Michael  The Chattanoogan

Dr. Mike Butters, who was a well-known counselor for four decades in the Chattanooga area, died suddenly, yet peacefully, on Monday evening, September 24, ...



Today marks final day for classes at Kitty Stone Elementary  Anniston Star

After today, the old Kitty Stone campus' long life as an elementary school on College Street SW ends. Next school year, students and teachers will have a shiny ...



Jacksonville teacher arrested 4 times in 2 years  ActionNewsJax.com

A Raines High School teacher has been fired after multiple arrests and “excessive” unauthorized leave without pay.



Boys Basketball: Northside-Jacksonville vs. North Surry (Mar. 11, 2017)  HighSchoolOT

Northside-Jacksonville defeated North Surry Saturday afternoon, 86-67, to claim the NCHSAA 2A boys basketball state title.



Mayfield, Wayne | Obituaries | fredericksburg.com  Fredericksburg.com

Wayne Mayfield, 72, died peacefully surrounded by his family on December 5, 2018. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and ...



Chris Brown: Chamb-less Jacksonville is a step backward  Anniston Star

It doesn't take asking more than three Jacksonville players how they felt about Ryan Chambless before one starts to question the decision to relieve him of his ...



Here are central Alabama's 25 best public high schools, US News says  AL.com

U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of the nation's best high schools has been released.



Where to watch July 4th fireworks in Alabama  Alabama's News Leader

Independence Day is fast approaching! Here's a list of Fourth of July firework shows and events planned across central Alabama for 2016:Bibb County1st of July ...



JSU News | Annual Jazz Festival Breaks it Down on March 31  JSU News

03/29/2017. The 6th Annual JSU Jazz Festival will be held on Friday, March 31, and will feature eight High School Bands, all 10 JSU Jazz groups, and ...



Women of Influence: fair pay champion, Lilly Ledbetter  Alabama Today

One of the most inspiring stories in Alabama women's history is Lilly Ledbetter — a fair pay champion since the late 90's. From her humble beginnings — in a ...



DD Club hosts Winter Formal | Features  Anniston Star

The DD Club Winter Formal was held Dec. 19 at the Anniston City meeting Center.



Jacksonville High School teacher sentenced to three years probation for having sex with student  Daily Mail

Former North Carolina teacher Christopher D Howard, 35, was caught having an affair with a student in May 2012.



JSU News | Patriotic Postman Delivers Mail and History Lessons to JSU  JSU News

06/12/2016. Peter Leavitt enjoys honoring patriotic holidays, including Flag Day. by Katie Cline. Students and faculty may recognize Peter Leavitt as one of the ...



JISD officials propose renovation of Tomato Bowl, CTE facility  Jacksonville Daily Progress

The Tomato Bowl has served the Jacksonville Independent School District for 76 years. However, with its last upgrades taking place in 1980, school officials are ...



Recruits who committed to Power 5 schools this week  247Sports

The early signing period for college football is still more than seven months away, but the 2019 recruiting cycle is already in full swing as plenty of talented ...



Jacksonville golf course for sale, set to close Nov. 1  Anniston Star

Keller Williams Realty recently listed the family-owned Stoney Brook Golf Course for sale for $799000. Renda Jaskowski, who operates Stoney Brook with her ...



Jacksonville nips Hickory for 3-A soccer title  HighSchoolOT

Sophomore midfielder Chris Tziatzos knocked in the winning goal in the second overtime to lift Jacksonville to a dramatic 2-1 victory over Hickory.



Friends of Jamal Khashoggi want his body back so they can have a funeral  WJXT News4JAX

A senior official in Turkey's ruling political party has questioned the credibility of Saudi Arabia's explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a ...



JSU News | Dr. Alicia Simmons Promoted to VP of Research, Planning and Collaboration  JSU News

10/28/2014. Dr. Alicia Simmons (Steve Latham/JSU). Who says you can't go home again? Alumna Dr. Alicia Simmons returned to JSU in 2005 as the Director of ...



Large crowd at ceremony for WWII German and Italian POWs  Anniston Star

U.S. Army officers and German officials held a ceremony for German and Italian soldiers of World War II Sunday. To find a parking space, you had to come early.



Joseph Henry Sharp, III | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

PALM SPRINGS — Joseph Henry Sharp, III died October 10, 2018 in Brownsville, Texas at the age of 57. He was born August 10, 1961 in Tyler, Texas.



Holiday events calendar  Illinois Times

Christmas Card Lane Nov 29-Dec 30. An outdoor exhibit/competition comprised of larger-than-life “cards” created by local artists and groups based on the ...



Jacksonville mother holds annual ceremony honoring her son, 9/11 victims  Anniston Star

One hundred and thirty-six people came to Jacksonville City Cemetery on Friday to remember Dwayne Williams, killed in the attack on the Pentagon 14 years ...



Cities announce fireworks plans | Oxford  Anniston Star

Want to celebrate America's 241st birthday with a bang? Several area fireworks shows and festivals can ensure that local families have a fun-filled ...



Wayne Hester: Cotton Clark was a champ, and now he's a hall of famer  Anniston Star

Terry “Cotton” Clark, who played for Bear Bryant and coached at Jacksonville State University and Jacksonville High School, is now a hall of famer.



More photos of famous people who graduated from Alabama high schools  AL.com

By Kelly Kazek. Recently, I wrote about celebrities or well-known people who attended Alabama high schools and invited readers to submit additional names.



Photos: In Little Rock, a tale of two schools  Al Jazeera America

Two Little Rock high schools illustrate the disparity of funding for education.



Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Bragg speaks at prayer breakfast  The Huntsville Times - al.com

Bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and University of Alabama Professor Rick Bragg spoke at Calhoun County's first-ever county-wide Mayors' ...



Home for a hero: Afghan war veteran Ben Tomlinson gets keys to 'smart' house  The Birmingham News - al.com

Tomlinson, wounded during his second deployment in Afghanistan, is paralyzed from the chest down. Actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band played a concert ...



Central Ala. high schools dominate 'US News' top 25 best high schools list  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Nearly half of the top 25 Alabama high schools on the U.S. News & World Report ranking are in the WBRC viewing area.



In Ocala, Bob Graham helps daughters campaign  Ocala

It has been about 40 years since Bob Graham, then a state senator, was traveling across Florida, doing a variety of “work days” as a way of learning more about ...



School Closings and Business Delays for Friday, Dec. 8  WHNT News 19

Here is a list of closings that have come into our newsroom for Friday, December 8. We will update this list as more school systems, large businesses and public ...



Christmas celebrations scheduled in northeastern Alabama  Anniston Star

Santa Claus is coming to town. He's expected to appear at upcoming Christmas celebrations around the area. Here's a look at what's scheduled locally:



JSU News | Cunningham Hits Diploma Homerun in Ninth Inning of College Career  JSU News

12/09/2016. Todd Cunningham at bat for the Los Angeles Angels. (Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP). By Heather Greene. Nine years ago, Jacksonville native ...



Local attorney seeks to unseat judge in March 1 primary  Anniston Star

The incumbent, Debra Jones, and her challenger, local attorney Carey Kirby, are both running on the Republican ballot in the state's March 1 primary election.



Cotton Clark has fond memories of playing for 'the Bear' and Crimson Tide  Alabama NewsCenter

Terry “Cotton” Clark, one of Paul “Bear” Bryant's early star players at Alabama, was inducted into the Walker County Sports Hall of Fame on Aug. 13. Clark was ...



Jacksonville family aces audition for Family Feud | News  Anniston Star

Five members of a family with connections to Jacksonville showed up to a May audition for the game show Family Feud dressed in traditional German clothing.



Fix for sinkhole on Chief Ladiga Trail is on the way  Anniston Star

A sinkhole on the Chief Ladiga Trail that's stopped cyclists from hitting the southern portion of the trail will not stop Sunday's Cheaha Challenge participants ...



Longtime overseer of Calhoun County landfill dies at 87  Anniston Star

Robert Downing, who served on the county commission when Green operated the landfill, said Friday that Green was “from the old school. Truly. He was an ...



Baby Posts At Jacksonville Hospital Prompt Global Response From Navy  WJCT NEWS

Bad behavior at Naval Hospital Jacksonville that surfaced in social media posts this week prompted emergency action Wednesday at military medical.



Sinkhole shuts down part of Chief Ladiga Trail in Jacksonville  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

A small sinkhole has closed two miles of east Alabama's Chief Ladiga Trail.



OUT OF DARKNESS: A young man's family used his obituary to reach out to others who might be suffering from depression  Anniston Star

Samuel Tompkins, 19, Jacksonville High School graduate, lived to make others laugh. He had a contagious smile and wanted others to be happy. But Samuel ...



JSU News | JSU Helps Raise Spirits and $9K for Area Needy  JSU News

JSU cheerleader Hannah Cronan was joined by little sister Harper, 3, at the community pep rally. Hannah is a sophomore hailing from White Plains. Harper is a ...



Lilly Ledbetter to be Honored at Women of Philanthropy Brunch on Dec. 8  Birmingham Times

Special to The Times. American icon and Alabama native Lilly Ledbetter will be honored at The Club on Dec. 8, 10 a.m., as part of the Women in Philanthropy ...



'Good Girl' prom flyer upsets high school students  Daily Mail

Students at Stanton College Prep High School in Jacksonville, Florida were outraged after a prom flyer showing an acceptable prom dress captioned 'Good Girl' ...



Mountain biking: Hardegree, Davis make podium in state championships  Anniston Star

AUBURN — Holland Hardegree, a 10th-grader who races for the local Cheaha MTB Racing, captured first place in the junior varsity boys division Sunday at the ...



Hate Crimes On The Rise In Florida  WLRN

Three people were killed in 2015 because of what they looked like. In November 2016, signs saying “whites only” and “colored” were taped on the wall above.



Central Illinois Foodbank receives $500,000 donation  The State Journal-Register

The global company that owns the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in downtown Springfield is donating $500000 to the Central Illinois Foodbank to feed ...



Coaches announced for 2016 East-West All-Star Games  HighSchoolOT

Coaches for the 2016 N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games were announced on Monday.



Congrats to ... Dr. Becky NeSmith | Features  Anniston Star

Dr. Becky NeSmith of Oxford recently completed a degree of doctor of education focused on English language learning at Northcentral University in Phoenix, ...



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