Staff writer at The Anniston Star, covering the city of Anniston, business, health care, education and anything else that pops up.

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Nov 20, 2017

The Jacksonville City Council tonight approves sales tax abatements for Stryker Trailer LLC, which plans to expand and hire 25 new employees. The local company makes all-purpose trailers and haulers.

Nov 17, 2017

Attorneys today settled Lowe’s longstanding lawsuit to lower its property taxes in Calhoun County. Officials had feared if Lowe’s outright won the suit, it could have led to other retailers doing the same, meaning a possible loss of millions in tax money.

Nov 17, 2017

New Alabama Department of Labor report shows state jobless rate hit new record low of 3.6 percent in October. Calhoun County jobless rate was 4 percent in October, slightly higher from September but down from 6.9 percent a year ago.

Nov 16, 2017

I have to cover Black Friday shopping next week. But will I take advantage of any sales? No, because my journalistic integrity won’t allow it. Also, I don’t have any money.

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