Today's @AnnistonStar weather tweet: Remember that dry spell last week? Well, forget it! Chance of showers & thunderstorms today is 80 percent. Highs will be in the low 90s.
IN OUR COMMUNITY What's happening in Calhoun County today
The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees meets today to discuss the university’s temporary budget that will carry it through to the fiscal year beginning in October.
The Star is gearing up to bring you live coverage tomorrow of both the Anniston City Council meeting and Republican gubernatorial election runoff between Robert Bentley and Bradley Byrne.
SPORTS SPOTLIGHT Sporting events taking place today:
The World Cup is over. Spain won. buuuuuuuzzzzzz! << (vuvuzela sound)
Only 54 more days until the September 4th start of the 2010 college football season.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY “The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that they are not mended again.” — Alan Paton, South African author (1903-1988).
TODAY IN HISTORY The Star's Bill Edwards takes a look back at this date in history. July 12, 1935, in The Star: A previously announced $1.9 million building and renovation project at Fort McClellan could get under way as soon as October, now that President Roosevelt has signed the papers authorizing the expense. Also this date: Cleve Adams, age 49, died at his home at Blue Mountain following an illness of eight months. Funeral services will be conducted at Bethlehem Church by Rev. T. D. Stovall. Nephews will serve as pallbearers; they are Mallory Fant, Dave and Horace Hughes, and James, Carl and Kenneth Adams. Additionally: Thirty-five guests attended a birthday party held recently for Carl Hathorne, 21. His mother, Mrs. Winnie Hathorne, was assisted at the event by Mrs. N. E. Garrett and Mrs. R. R. Moore, we learn in a column of Golden Springs social news.
July 12, 1985, in The Star: The Bank of Heflin announced yesterday it will merge with Colonial BancGroup Inc., a statewide bank holding company, pending stockholder and regulatory approval. The 80-year-old bank’s name would then become Colonial Bank of Heflin. Also this date: The U.S. Department of the Interior is now reviewing a recommendation made by the Alabama Historical Commission that two of Anniston’s neighborhoods and 28 of its properties be included on the National Register of Historic Places. Tyler Hill and the eastern section of Glenwood Terrace are the neighborhoods.
On this date in:
1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill passed by Congress authorizing the Medal of Honor.
1909 The House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing for a federal income tax, and submitted it to the states.
1960 The Etch-A-Sketch Magic Screen drawing toy, invented by French electrician Andre Cassagnes, was first produced by the Ohio Art Co.
1984 Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced he’d chosen U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate.
Monday's Birthdays: Movie director Monte Hellman is 78. Pianist Van Cliburn is 76. Comedian Bill Cosby is 73. Singer-musician Christine McVie is 67. Actress Denise Nicholas is 66. Singer-songwriter Butch Hancock is 65. Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 62. Actor Jay Thomas is 62. Actress Cheryl Ladd is 59. Actor Jamey Sheridan is 59. Country singer Julie Miller is 54. Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 54. Actress Mel Harris is 54. Actor Buddy Foster is 53. Rock guitarist Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) is 48. Actress Judi Evans is 46. Rock singer Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms) is 45. Actress Lisa Nicole Carson is 41. Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is 39. Country singer Shannon Lawson is 37. Actor Topher Grace is 32. Actress Michelle Rodriguez is 32. Actor Erik Per Sullivan is 19.