Soldiers must look sharp and correctly turned out at all times — that was the word from Fourth Service Command Headquarters this week in 1945.
A building would be years in the future, but businessmen of the community knew the time was right, in the summer of '45, to get a civilian-based YMCA started here.
Property developers for Quintard Mall are making plans for more demolition early next year to pave the way for development of seven outward facing shops and some outparcel properties.
But now there’s a still-raging pandemic and no vaccine. More than 150,000 Americans have died. Scientists are adamant that coronavirus transmission is exacerbated indoors.
Meteorologists from the National Weather Service say Anniston has had 50 percent higher rainfall than average for this time of the year.
The problems at Anniston Regional Airport, City Councilman Jay Jenkins believes, may trace back to the moment the Model City put its name on the airfield.
The chief of Anniston's police in 1945 wasn't kidding around: You kids quit shooting 22's and slingshots inside the city, or else there's gonna be some arrests.
City Manager Steven Folks and city financial officer Julie Borrelli presented the Anniston City Council with some of their plans for fiscal 2021 in the first of three planned budget hearings, held Tuesday at the Anniston City Meeting Center.
Even though they weren't building guns and tanks to win the war against Japan, Anniston industries had a part to play in the war production effort -- as long as they could get enough bodies on the production lines to do the work needed.
What those lawmakers didn’t anticipate was that the law’s loopholes and the attorney general’s office would essentially make it a heavy nuisance instead of an ironclad deterrent.