WeatherA look at Calhoun County's weather forecast
It's going to be windy outside today as gusts up to 15 mph are predicted. Aside from that, it'll be a beautiful day with a warm high of 80.
In our communityWhat's happening in Calhoun County today
The Choccolocco Heritage Society will have its bi-monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Choccolocco Community Center. Jon Garlick, community relations officer for the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, will speak to the group. Call 256-236-2497, 256-237-3219 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sports spotlightSporting events taking place today
The Jacksonville State baseball team will travel to Auburn to take on the Tigers today at 6:30 p.m.
Today in historyThe Star's Bill Edwards takes a look back at this date in history. May 18, 1935, in The Star
Two students at Jacksonville State Teachers College were being held without bond today in the Calhoun County Jail on charges connected to the beating and robbing of a night watchman at Boozer’s Lumber Yard in Jacksonville. It’s reported that approximately $180 taken from the victim, L. M. Atkins, was found in the suspects’ rooms.
May 18, 1985, in The Star
A feature story by The Star’s Susan Eggering introduces us to a local band called The Cynics. Its musicians are Chuck Knighton, 31, the lead singer; Johnny Summerlin, 36, on lead guitar; and Randy Stormes, 32, on bass guitar. The men have known one another for years, but formed this group only a few months ago. Also this date: During her 15 years as member and as chairwoman of the Anniston City Board of Education, Nan Hall, 72, saw two key controversies settled: integration and construction of a new middle school. She said integration — ordered by a federal court in 1971, implemented a couple years later — went more smoothly than she had expected it would.
On this day in ... 1896 The Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed “separate but equal” racial segregation, a concept that was renounced 58 years later with the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision.
1910 Halley’s Comet passed by earth, brushing it with its tail.
1917 Final arrangements were concluded between the federal government and the Anniston Chamber of Commerce for the U.S. to buy 16,000 acres of land north of Anniston to establish a permanent camp for training men how to use artillery.
1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.
1980 The Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing.
Tuesday's celebrity birthdays
Actor Bill Macy is 88. Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Jack Whitaker is 86. Actor Robert Morse is 79. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson is 73. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson is 64. Rock musician Rick Wakeman (Yes) is 61. Actor James Stephens is 59. Country singer George Strait is 58. Contemporary Christian musician Barry Graul (MercyMe) is 49. Comedian-writer Tina Fey is 40. Christian-rock musician Kevin Huguley (Rush of Fools) is 28. Actor Spencer Breslin is 18.