A World War II vet, Lee Waites Miles, was hired in the summer of 1946 as the new coach at Calhoun County High School.
Gail White is organizing the seventh annual Fort McClellan military police reunion. This year, the reunion will take place July 29-31 and feature entertainment from musician Tim McDonald, as well as several other activities, including the unveiling of a plaque honoring the military police an…
The immediate postwar years were a time of shortage, and one of those shortages, in grain, resulted in a lack of feed for food animals. Effects were felt here as much as anyplace.
Anniston's First United Methodist Church in 1996 saw the establishment of a scholarship to help children in qualifying families obtain good day care there.
Fort McClellan was in serious jeopardy for existing as a permanent military installation of any size in 1946, so to work effectively to save the fort, the chamber of commerce needed a considerable amount of money.
In June 1996, Anniston Star columnist George Smith was among the Baptists who journeyed to North Dakota to help a Baptist congregation in Bismarck put up a new building.
Hayden Parris is a local, young fifth generation farmer focusing on raising chickens and selling eggs. Although Parris doesn’t bring her goods to town by wagon like her great-great-grandfather did, she does continue her family’s long-standing tradition of selling goods at farmers markets — i…
An Anniston Star reporter interviewed a cross-section of voters in the days following the recent election of Jim Folsom as the next apparent governor of Alabama.
Some four dozen hardy workers representing churches of the Calhoun Baptist Association made their way to North Dakota in early June 1996 for a special purpose.
Fire safety, frequently on people's minds in Anniston given the catastrophic downtown fires of recent years, was the topic of a resident's letter to the editor on June 7, 1946. The writer wondered whether it was a good idea to build a gas station so close to houses on Wilmer Avenue. (The gas station is still there today; the houses are not.)
June 6, 1946, in The Star: The Anniston City Commission bestowed official names upon Anniston’s newest city parks: Ezell Park, honoring Scoutmaster A. P. (Cap) Ezell, Troop 15; Huger Park, honoring Dr. R. P. Huger; and Carver Park, honoring George Washington Carver. Ezell Park is the one in …
Julie Mangham is a local jeweler specializing in metalsmithing. She began metalsmithing as a therapeutic hobby during one of her husband’s deployments. Mangham’s jewelry is heavily inspired by nature and is available online at Sweet Rock Metal Shop on Etsy.
Twelfth-year head coach Bill Burgess announced today he has found four familiar faces to fill vacant spaces in his Jacksonville State University coaching staff.
One accomplishment of C. C. Moseley during his period of leading Anniston's schools was to promote the establishment of a band at Anniston High School in the mid-1930s. At the time of his retirement, public school enrollment was around 6,000.
Cage interviewed Tommy Digby in May of 1996, even making use of a tape recorder, so he’d have a sense of how an authentic resident of Anniston might sound.