The appellation The Greatest Generation wouldn't come along until much later, of course, but in 1946 at the college in Jacksonville, it was was clear to some observers these young men and women were going to make their mark in the world.
Original plans for the war memorial building had it being constructed within the bounds of Zinn Park, not facing the park from across Gurnee. It was also intended to be for whites only; black residents would get their own war memorial on West 14th Street.
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I’m not sure how I ended up as a member of Amazon’s “First Reads” program, but I’m pretty happy to be included. Each month I receive an email inviting me to pick out a free e-book. I jump to take advantage of the offer because, well, what can I say? They had me at “free.”
The genesis of “The Vanishing Sky,” the first novel published by L. Annette Binder, almost deserves a book of its own.
Two happenings with happy endings this month chase away the blues on gray, rainy February days. Author Marie Bostwick, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, is preparing a program March 16 for viewers here about a woman restoring her unhappy life. In Oxford, a historic house is …
We're fortunate to have Coldwater Spring supplying much of this area's need for water, but that source needs a way to give the fluid some pressure. Hence, the water tower.
Wouldn't it be cool, a few folks were saying in 1996, if more than 3,000 across of mountaintop property, located between Anniston and Oxford and now available for sale, were to be acquired by the state’s three-year-old wilderness preservation trust, Forever Wild?
Dorien Johniken is a junior at The Donoho School. His art, “The Ascension,” was recently selected as the cover art for “The Modern Green Book”, a database in the same vein as “The Green Book” of the early to mid-1900s. Digital copies of “The Modern Green Book” are available at moderngreenbook.net.
Formally dedicated on this date 75 years ago, the world's first electronic computer got a nice little write-up on page 2 of The Star.
It will be hard to find readers of a certain age whose lives weren’t touched by the work of the director/performer of both stage and film who is the subject of “Mike Nichols: A Life” by Mark Harris.
Billy Bancroft was hired as Anniston High School's football coach in February 1946, the beginning of a stellar era in Bulldog football history. Bancroft's 12-season record would be 77-32-7 and he's in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
Timing is everything, as actors say about performing in comedies. Although good timing wasn’t part of the plan for the current celebration at Jacksonville State University, the donation of four grand pianos came at just the right time.
At one time, long city buses plied the streets of Anniston, providing dependable mass transportation to thousands of riders. On this date in 1946, a different route was announced to help folks living in the Rocky Hollow region.