Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Youth Participation Day Announced

For the 17th year in a row, young people, elected officials, local citizens and leaders and more will gather at the Anniston City Meeting Center on Monday, January 21 for the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Breakfast and Youth Participation Day. The event begins at 9:00 A.M. with breakfast. Continue reading Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Youth Participation Day Announced

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City Wide Leaf Pick-Up

It’s that time of year! Soon, City of Anniston Public Works Crews will begin picking up leaves. You can help speed the process by bagging your leaves and leaving them on the City right-of-way near your property. Please don’t fill ditches and storm drainage areas with leaves or lawn debris. This can cause flooding.

For more information, contact City Code Enforcement Officer Tana Wright at (256) 231-7733, Tbryant@annistonal.gov.

Anniston Fire Department to Bolster Fire Prevention Efforts with FM Global Grant

The Anniston Fire Department has received a US $4,000 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.  Continue reading Anniston Fire Department to Bolster Fire Prevention Efforts with FM Global Grant

City of Anniston November Events

Monday, November 5: Anniston City Council Meeting, Work Session: 2 P.M., Council Meeting: 4 P.M.

As Tuesday is voting day, the regularly scheduled meetings of the Anniston City Council have been moved to Monday, November 5. On the work session agenda is a presentation by Census 2020 committee, and discussions of the relocation of City Hall due to the construction of the Federal Courthouse, the small cell tower ordinance, and City retiree healthcare coverage. Continue reading City of Anniston November Events

Bike Share Program Arrives in December

VeoRide is rolling out a dockless bike share program at Jacksonville State University (JSU) and its three neighboring communities of Anniston, Oxford, and Jacksonville in early December. Approximately 180 teal VeoRide bikes will be available for rent either by a pay-as-you-go arrangement or through a membership plan. Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville, and JSU have been working with the bikeshare consulting and implementation firm, Bantam Strategy Group, to identify the best bikeshare system and partner for the region. Continue reading Bike Share Program Arrives in December

Anniston Residents Hear From City, Housing Authority, School System

Excerpts from the City of Anniston/Anniston Housing Authority Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, Oct. 2, 2018

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Jack Draper, Mayor, City of Anniston, welcomes attendees and encourages good citizenship. Left To Right: Executive Director Willie “Sonny” McMahand, Anniston Housing Authority (AHA), City Manager Jay Johnson, City of Anniston, Police Chief Shane Denham, City of Anniston, Superintendent Darren Douthitt, Anniston City Schools System, and Yolanda Roberts, AHA Resident.

Data-driven policing, wide-spread affordable housing, school enrollment and finances, and the availability of a panoply of local social services were a few of the topics a group of approximately 150 Annistonians heard about during the City of Anniston Neighborhood Meeting at Constantine/Glendale Community Envision Center last night. The meeting was the first of a series City of Anniston and Anniston Housing Authority representatives have scheduled during which they will update citizens as well as listen to concerns. Each meeting will cover four topic areas: Community Policing, Affordable Housing, Education and Supportive Services. Continue reading Anniston Residents Hear From City, Housing Authority, School System