The March 3, 1946, installment of condition reports of Calhoun County schools finds that Alexandria needs much, sometimes as simple as well-lit classrooms.
In 1946, Capt. George Montgomery recalled in an interview a time when the touring car style was preferred for patrol cars because it was thought sedans would be top-heavy.
The classes lasted only 20 minutes per day, but they were held every day of the school year in 1946 to help Anniston elementary schoolchildren learn how to sing and to appreciate great music.
According to the article, Mrs. Lolly L. O’Connell of Anniston in 1946 was the first woman to ever declare her candidacy for a congressional seat in Alabama.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cpl. Dannis Collins is the 2020 Anniston Police Department Officer of the Year. A family legacy of serving in law enforcement and a desire to help people inspired Collins to join the force.
Long before he was Elvis Presley's doctor, Anniston teenager George Nichopoulos was a popular member of Anniston High School's Class of '46, as evidenced by his election to a faux city government post.