Valentine’s Day Happenings In Calhoun County

Valentines Day

The official day to celebrate romantic love (or love for family and friends) is right around the corner. Are you looking for a way to treat your loved one to a special day or evening this February 14th? There are quite a few businesses in Calhoun County that have planned special discounts, menus, and more […]

Anniston’s 43rd Annual Heritage Festival

African American kid reciting poetry on stage during Heritage Festival

This year Black History Month will stretch from Wednesday, February 1st to Wednesday, March 1st. It’s a special time to pay tribute to how the African-American community has contributed to American culture and recognize the struggles they have endured along the way. Among those seeking to celebrate Black History Month is the Anniston Museum of […]

The Best Lunch Deals in Calhoun County

Did you know that Calhoun County has a bunch of fantastic lunch specials just waiting to seduce your grumbling stomach? Join us as we take a look at a variety of dishes offered at affordable prices that you may have overlooked. If you’re seeking to have lunch out with a co-worker or friend (or need […]

Musical Spotlight: A Q&A with Reese Burke

I had the opportunity to chat with Reese Burke, a local singer-songwriter who is charming the ears off of folks in Calhoun and Cleburne Counties with her silky, soulish voice and heartfelt lyrics. Whether it’s a cover song by Taylor Swift or Harry Styles, or an original tune such as her stirring “Searching,” Reese Burke […]

Best of 2022 in Calhoun County

best of 2022 collage

As the 2022 door closes and the new one opens, we wanted to take a look back at some highlights in Calhoun County this past year.  Join us in celebrating all the moving and shaking that took place. Best New Restaurants of 2022 Los Arcos Oxford Everyone loves a great Mexican restaurant, and Calhoun County […]

Eat Like a Local: The Square Jacksonville

Jacksonville Square

One of the modern charms of small-town city squares is the unique restaurants one can find that offer appetizing cuisines, delicious desserts, and java.  Calhoun County has multiple towns where these types of restaurants can be found, but there’s a special kind of allure to one in particular–Public Square in Jacksonville, Alabama.  Over the years, […]

A Hidden Holiday Treasure: The Friendship Santa

Santa Village

As you drive by the Oxford Exchange teeming with holiday shoppers, and then further on past Choccolocco Park, illuminated with its Festival of Lights, you’ll eventually come across a more unassuming–yet enchanting–yuletide delight.  If you were to continue to where Leon Smith Pkwy becomes McIntosh Rd, and go a bit further around the bend, you’d […]

Upcoming Yuletide Events at OPAC

Cousin eddie Christmas Vacation movie

Christmas is quickly approaching, ushering in a sleigh-load of activities that the whole family can enjoy. Residents of Calhoun County can celebrate one particular gem that provides numerous entertainment options during Christmastide–the Oxford Performing Arts Center (OPAC)! Discover all the opportunities to hear Christmas music, enjoy theatrical shows, and watch classic holiday films during the […]

Holiday Happenings in Calhoun County

There’s so many great opportunities to get into the holiday spirit this season in Calhoun County, even Santa’s head is spinning!  Parades, Christmas markets, live nativities, and Christmas tree lightings are just some of the festive events you can attend.  Get ready for a holly, jolly Christmas with our holiday event guide.   Christmas Parades Downtown […]

Holiday Spirit Abounds at the Oxford Festival of Lights

choccolocco park in oxford alabama

In all of Calhoun County, there’s hardly a daily holiday draw (between November 18th and December 24th) more compelling than the Oxford Festival of Lights.  The Oxford Festival of Lights, one of the best ‘Winter Wonderlands’ you can encounter in the state of Alabama, is located at Choccolocco Park, 1 mile south of Exit 188 […]