RMC Jacksonville’s closing: a postmortem examination

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor On June 30, 2018 RMC Jacksonville closed down for good, initially this was expected to have a large effect on the city, but the truth appears to be both much more counter intuitive and positive. The hospital was closed with Billy Grizzard, chair of the Healthcare Authority of the City of Anniston, citing that it was underutilized and high cost in a … Continue reading RMC Jacksonville’s closing: a postmortem examination

‘Hybrid’ restaurant to open in Jacksonville

Quadarius Whitson, Staff Reporter Have you ever heard of a “hybrid” restaurant before? Owners Aurella and Shane Gowens are looking to bring this nonfamiliar concept to the Jacksonville Area with the opening of their restaurant, Heirloom Taco. Heirloom Taco is a Mexican inspired food truck and traditional restaurant hybrid that is currently being built inside the old fire station located on the square in Jacksonville. Mrs. … Continue reading ‘Hybrid’ restaurant to open in Jacksonville

Love is ON the Air: JSU students get engaged at WLJS

Sean Collier, A&E Writer On September 26, The Alabama and Friends concert was not the only wonderful event to happen at JSU. That night at JSU’s radio station, 91.9 WLJS, JSU student Breihan Dryden proposed to WLJS Program Director Bethany Hunt on air. Dryden proposed to Hunt on his show Electric Hearts, a music/talk show run by Breihan and his brother Torsten. They started their … Continue reading Love is ON the Air: JSU students get engaged at WLJS

‘Our’ Home’s in Alabama: Benefit concert raises over $1 million for JSU

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Wednesday’s Alabama & Friends Disaster Relief Benefit Concert for JSU raised over $1.2 million dollars for the tornado relief of Jacksonville State University. Thousands of country music fans and members of the JSU community braved a dreary, wet afternoon to contribute to the cause and listen to some of their favorite bands. Due to ticket sales and a “sizable” donation from band … Continue reading ‘Our’ Home’s in Alabama: Benefit concert raises over $1 million for JSU

UN Day Tea Shows Cultural Wealth of Dance

Ooreoluwa Olayinka, Staff Writer On Sunday the 30th of September, I went to the International House’s annual UN Day Tea. Every year, hordes of people- Americans, internationals and alumni of the International House gather together to watch this multicultural display. I went with the intention to write an article on the event. However, I had no idea what I was going to write about. That … Continue reading UN Day Tea Shows Cultural Wealth of Dance

‘Peter the Patriot’ helps Jacksonville embrace history

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Even if you don’t know Peter Leavitt, you probably know of him. If you’ve driven by the Jacksonville square on a “patriotic” holiday in the past few years and thought “Is that an American Revolutionary with a musket?” or you’ve gotten mail at the Jacksonville State Mail Center, you’ve come in contact with the man known as “Peter the Patriot.” Peter, a … Continue reading ‘Peter the Patriot’ helps Jacksonville embrace history

Kolectic Treasures brings ‘antique’ atmosphere to Jacksonville

Lauren Moore, Staff Writer Some say making a good first impression is crucial to success; and, if that is the case, Kolectic Treasures Antique Market is off to a phenomenal start. The store, which branched off of a location of the same name in Anniston, officially opened for business on September 5 on Jacksonville’s square. The unique yellow sign above the store’s entrance portrays only … Continue reading Kolectic Treasures brings ‘antique’ atmosphere to Jacksonville

Six Months

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Six months. Six months since a quiet Monday during spring break morphed into something much worse. Six months since the warnings from James Spann put fear, and caution, into the minds of all. Six months since home no longer looked like home. Six months since the homes of some could no longer be home. Six months since a lot of lives changed. … Continue reading Six Months

Survey: Students support new TMB renovations

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief The Food Court inside the Theron Montgomery Building at JSU received some updates and renovations over the summer, and, according to a survey conducted by The Chanticleer, the majority of JSU students are in favor of the changes. Among the new changes to the TMB are an updated Chick-fil-a with a more traditional restaurant style layout, some added menu options at Freshens … Continue reading Survey: Students support new TMB renovations