Almanac: Monday, April 21, 2014
by Bill Edwards (Compiled)
Assistant Metro Editor
11:55 PM, Sunday, April 20
A look back at this date in history.

Latest Headlines

Neighbors talk around scene of fatal Piedmont fire
The metal roof on the home was buckled and sagging. The second floor had fallen through to the first. Piedmont Fire C...
10:03 PM, Saturday, December 21
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JSU enrollment vulnerable to economic, taxation trends
The Moody’s Investors Service analysis found that 17 percent of colleges and universities will see a decline in tuiti...
10:00 PM, Saturday, December 21
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Christmas behind bars: Inmates talk about spending the hol...
Sheriff Larry Amerson said this past Wednesday it’s hard to tell whether inmates in jail then would still be there on...
09:51 PM, Saturday, December 21
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Strong wind still on the way; tornado threat lessens
Jessica Chace, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Calera, said a strong storm front crossing the stat...
02:39 PM, Saturday, December 21
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Army father and his family enjoy public Christmas reunion
“Hey, I heard somebody wanted daddy for Christmas,” said Army Maj. Jeff Lewis. He knelt down and threw open his arms ...
02:26 AM, Saturday, December 21
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Boy, age 1, dies in Piedmont house fire Friday
The preliminary finding is that the child died of smoke inhalation. Three other children and an adult got out safely.
01:39 AM, Saturday, December 21
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Police: Boyfriend charged with murder in shooting death of...
Weaver police announced Friday that officers obtained an arrest warrant for a Delta man in connection with a 20-year-...
05:54 PM, Friday, December 20
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Jacksonville Council votes to allow brewpub on Public Square
Before the change, city ordinances prevented bars from operating within 500 feet of one another. But Friday’s vote ex...
03:16 PM, Friday, December 20
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Tradition continues with the Gilley home Christmas lights
For nearly 30 years those visitors have flocked to the Gilley home in Ball Play to see the Christmas lights — a maze ...
02:06 PM, Friday, December 20
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Company wants to build cell phone tower outside Jacksonville
A telecommunications company has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission to build a 260-foot cell...
02:00 PM, Friday, December 20
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Damaging winds, isolated tornadoes possible in area Sunday...
Isolated tornadoes and damaging winds could blast the Calhoun County area Sunday morning, state meteorologists say.
11:04 AM, Friday, December 20
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Holiday jobs lower area unemployment in November
Hundreds of Calhoun County residents gained jobs in November, but mainly due to temporary holiday work, according to ...
10:18 AM, Friday, December 20
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Ken Hutcherson, Anniston-born pastor and social activist, ...
Hutcherson's gridiron skills won him a scholarship to Livingston University — now the University of West Alabama. The...
12:26 AM, Friday, December 20
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Weaver police question two men in shooting death of 20-yea...
Weaver police said Thursday they were questioning two men in the death of a 20-year-old woman shot at an apartment co...
09:16 PM, Thursday, December 19
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Highway to Help: Construction begins on final phase of par...
The sun glinted off Gov. Robert Bentley's shovel as he plunged it into the ground Thursday. He'd traveled a couple of...
05:17 PM, Thursday, December 19
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