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 

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.