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Calhoun County rises in state health rankings as others worsen

The county rose to 29th from 37th this year among Alabama’s 67 counties in a ranking that aims to measure health.

Spotlight on: Shane Ruffin, YMCA of Calhoun County

Shane Ruffin is the CEO of the YMCA of Calhoun County. Having worked for the YMCA since college, Ruffin understands the importance of reinvesting time and money into the community. The YMCA is currently in the middle of its annual fundraising campaign.

Calhoun County YMCA kicks off annual fundraiser

Sharon Jones had always wanted to join her children and grandchildren whenever they played in the pool, but the Anniston woman couldn’t swim. Then last year, the 57-year-old joined the YMCA of Calhoun County.

YMCA in Anniston finishes lobby renovation

Patricia Jackson stood inside the newly renovated lobby of the YMCA of Calhoun County in Anniston Friday and complimented the work done to update the building. “It’s very appealing,” Jackson said. “Definitely an improvement.”

Membership bump lets Anniston YMCA improve building

For the first time in six years memberships at the YMCA of Calhoun County are up, and the Y is renovating the Anniston branch with the extra cash.

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