WeatherA look at Calhoun County's weather forecast
Calhoun County will experience another day of beautiful, sunny weather. Expect temperatures to reach almost to 80 during the day, with a low of 52 this evening.
In our communityWhat's happening in Calhoun County today
Anniston author Alice G. Duckett will speak to the Book Lovers Study Club at 3:30 p.m. Her program is titled "Writing Children's Books-Hard Work But Fun." For more information, contact Donna Gannon at 256-831-7929.
Golden Springs Community Center will host Sacred Harp singing today from 6:30 through 8 p.m. Contact 256-237-1240 for more information.
MeetingsMeetings scheduled for today
The Anniston City Council will hold the first meeting of the month today at 2 p.m. in the municipal court section of City Hall. The Star will be live-blogging both sections of the meeting. The big-ticket item on the agenda will deal with converting Lenlock Community Center into a Botanical Garden to be operated by the Anniston Museum of Natural History.
Sports spotlightSporting events taking place today
Why not grab the bike and practice for the Sunny King Criterium and Cheaha Century Challenge? All the cool kids are doing it.
Today in historyThe Star's Bill Edwards takes a look back at this date in history. April 13, 1935, in The Star According to legal notices, the congregation of Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church is about to lose its property located at the corner of “A” Street and Christine Avenue in Anniston. The reason is that the condition of the mortgage had been broken, according to the notice. Also this date: In a county-wide oratorical contest sponsored by the Anniston Civitan Club, Miss Frances McMinn, a student at Anniston High School, won first place in the senior division, and Miss Vivian Houlditch, a student at Mechanicsville Junior High School, won first place in the junior division. The contest was held last night at the Anniston High School auditorium, where Miss McMinn won $7.50 and Miss Houlditch $5 for their efforts.
April 13, 1985, in The Star: Bill Robison is completely and totally mayor of Anniston, now that the Alabama Supreme Court has refused to overturn a circuit judge’s ruling that dismissed Clayton Dobbins’ challenge of the election. Although the vote was indeed close, whatever “irregularities” Dobbins contended took place were never specified in the challenge. Also this date: The struggles and successes of the Boys Club of Anniston are detailed in an overview article today focusing on the work of Randy Woodrow, a former member and now the organization’s president.
On this day in ... 1743 The third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was born in Shadwell, Va.
1598 King Henry IV of France endorsed the Edict of Nantes, which granted rights to the Protestant Huguenots. The edict was abrogated in 1685 by King Louis XIV, who declared France entirely Catholic again.
1742 Handel’s Messiah was first performed publicly, in Dublin.
Tuesday's celebrity birthdays
Actor Lyle Waggoner (The Carol Burnett Show) is 75. Actor Edward Fox (we’re detecting a trend here) is 73. Actor Paul Sorvino is 71. Poet Seamus Heaney is 71. Movie-TV composer Bill Conti is 68. Actor Tony Dow (Leave it to Beaver) is 65. Singer Al Green is 64. Author-journalist Christopher Hitchens is 61. Singer Peabo Bryson is 59. Bandleader/rock musician Max Weinberg is 59. Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov is 47. Actress Page Hannah is 46. Actor Ricky Schroder is 40. Rock singer Aaron Lewis (Staind) is 38.
Thought for Today
“Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better.”
— Samuel Beckett, Irish playwright and author born this date in 1906, died in 1989.