A general easing up in the previously congested railroad traffic situation is Anniston was reported in mid-September 1946 as the nation’s economy tried to settle down to normal.
Back in the day (1946) visiting teams would sometime borrow Anniston’s football stadium for their games. On Sept. 14, spectators at the Oxford-Alexandria game took their sports passions a little too far, and police were called.
The game played on Sept. 13, 1996, brought the Alexandria Valley Cubs their 17th consecutive win as the Cubs, the state’s No. 1 team in Class 4A, trounced Lanett 0-22.
Folks in Etowah County who supported Gadsden State Community College in 1996 didn't want to see Ayers State Technical College in Anniston do anything that could lead to expansion. And they told the school board as much.
What was billed as a political forum for the Piedmont City Council and mayor’s runoff races in September 1996 turned out instead to be more a protest against the town’s bingo hall.
Lauren Robinson is the director of the Sav-A-Life center in Jacksonville. Sav-A-Life offers such services as free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, parenting classes and abortion-recovery small groups. Anyone interested in learning more about Sav-A-Life or becoming a volunteer at either Calhou…
It gets complicated, but apparently price controls, or lack thereof in early September 1946, prompted a shortage of beef and pork just about everywhere.
Astronauts and actors alike mingled at a 30th anniversary Star Trek convention in early September, 1996, where space travel of all types was a common topic for discussion.
The Oxford Yellow Jackets won their first game of the 1996 season 35-0 against Talladega, thanks to a smothering defense and the efforts of two boys as quarterbacks.
Anniston public school workers backed trucks up to a warehouse at Fort McClellan one day in early September 1996 and kept a running list of the “plunder” as it was loaded up.
At a fishing tournament at Logan Martin Lake in August 1996, Alan Hubbard and his fishing buddy were hailed by a kitten who desperately needed help, so they helped it.
A private citizen in 1946 initiated legal action to try to halt construction of a city-funded doctors' office building on the property of the city hospital.
By late summer 1996, Anniston’s City Meeting Center had begun to shed its reputation as a former supermarket building on Noble Street and was making money for the city.
If the funds were made available, Anniston’s police chief said in 1996, then one officer each would be assigned to the high school and the middle school.
Krystal Daniel owns Big Mike’z, a mobile kitchen specializing in chicken wings, hamburgers, funnel cakes and more. The food truck is located at 1813 Noble St. To learn more about Big Mike’z, like and follow their Facebook page.
Sept. 1, 1946, in The Star: With stores and public buildings closed, Anniston will observe its second peacetime Labor Day tomorrow with a gala program which will be highlighted by a float-filled parade and then a rally at Zinn Park. Participants will gather on Quintard between 10th and 8th s…
At a budget meeting on Aug. 30, 1996, the Anniston City Council talked about how to make $27 million do the work of $30 million, if it indeed could do so.
Maybe it really was an idyllic time to be alive — the Anniston police chief on this date in 1946 reported that no one was occupying city jail cells because there have been no serious crimes lately to warrant locking anyone up.
It was on this night, Aug. 29, in 1996 that local singing talent Ryan Robertson was scheduled to perform a show that would include eight new songs he’d written or co-written.
Jacksonville State Teachers College in 1946 anticipated providing an education to many additional students in the near future, and the first thing it needed was new dorms.