Traffic and Event Information for Sunny King Criterium 2021

The Alabama Cycling Classic combines the Sunny King Criterium with the Noble Street Festival in downtown Anniston on Saturday, July 3, with the Piedmont Criterium on Sunday, July 4. It has been named a Top 10 Event in Alabama for tourism. Cyclists are expected to compete over the weekend, including many juniors and elite professionals […]

City of Piedmont to host day two of Alabama Cycling Classic

After a year of event cancellations due to COVID, one of Alabama’s top cycling events has returned to the City of Piedmont. This Fourth of July, hundreds of cyclists and spectators are expected to visit the city for the Piedmont Criterium. The Piedmont Criterium will take place on Sunday, July 4, as part of a […]

Hot Spots in Calhoun County

Whether it be a date night without the kids or a much-needed gathering with a few friends, everybody needs a day out to kick back and unwind. Luckily for Calhoun County residents, fun activities and beautiful scenery is never in short supply.  One of the best ways to burn some calories and enjoy the summer […]

Summer to-do for the kiddos

Blackberry Hill Alpacas

Summer break is in full swing which means kids are home all day, eager to fill their summer days with fun. Luckily for parents, Calhoun County is filled with family-friendly activities and events to make this the best summer for both kids and their parents. Blackberry Hill Alpacas Located in Anniston, Blackberry Hill Alpacas is […]

The 2021 Alabama Cycling Classic Announced

criterium anniston alabama

The Alabama Cycling Classic returns on July 3-4th for a race weekend combining the longstanding and historic Sunny King Criterium paired with the Piedmont Criterium for two full days of criterium racing.  The Sunny King Criterium offers twenty categorized sanctioned racing events for Amateur Male/Female, Junior, Master’s Elite and Domestic Professional racers as well as […]

2021 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Schedule Announced

Cheaha Challenge 2021

The schedule of events for the upcoming Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo has been announced. The event will take place on Saturday, May 15th, and Sunday, May 16th. The NABA offers a wonderful event highlighting the beauty of Calhoun County. The Cheaha Challenge Century & ULTRA rides are the premier events for the NABA. This event offers […]

Big Time Entertainment Coming Soon to Oxford, Alabama

Big Time Entertainment construction site

The rumble of a bowling ball rolling down the hardwood lane of an alley is a distinctive sound.  The satisfying crash of pins flying against each other and tumbling down has excited bowlers for decades and keeps those that love the sport coming back again and again looking for that perfect score.  With the closure […]

Making Anniston a ‘cyclist’s dream destination’

Chief Ladiga Trail

The Chief Ladiga Trail has been an ongoing project for the City of Anniston, Alabama and the residents of Calhoun County for many years.  As the state’s first rails to trails venture, the Chief Ladiga Trail presently extends from the Michael Tucker Park area of North Anniston and traverses the towns of Weaver, Jacksonville, and […]

Oxford Festival of Lights 2020

Oxford Festival of Lights Entrance

The Oxford Festival of Lights will be hosted in 2020 at Choccolocco Park, located at 954 Leon Smith Parkway in Oxford, Alabama.  The expansive grounds of Choccolocco Park provide a perfect venue for the festival, and its proximity to shopping, dining, and lodging facilities make the Festival of Lights a favorite destination for the citizens […]

My Sweet Escape

My sweet escape painting

By Kelsey Butler  Paint Parties and Art by Tiffany Beal Local artist Tiffany Beal found her “sweet escape” in art and has turned her passion into her business.  Beal has been hosting paint parties in and around Piedmont, where she lives, for five years. She travels to homes for private parties and holds classes for […]