March 1, 1943, in The Star: In nuptial news, Andrew Jackson James, age 76, of 2324 McKleroy Avenue, was married in Anniston today to Margie Eloise Cooke, age 18, of 1619 Constantine Avenue. Present for the ceremony, and when the licenses were issued, were the mother and the stepfather of the bride. Both the bride and the bridegroom appeared to be quite happy over the event. Also this date: A distinguished young man of Calhoun County, Dave Hearn, recently won top oratorical honors at David Lipscomb College in Nashville, where he is enrolled in his senior year. The Founder’s Day Oratorical Contest is the event that brought him the honor. Hearn, a ministerial student at Lipscomb and sports editor of the school paper, among other responsibilities, graduated from Calhoun County High School. There he was president of the student body, editor-in-chief of the high school paper and business manager of the annual.

March 1, 1993, in The Star: Today, almost a year after the lengthy debate about whether to loosen retail development restrictions on Quintard finally quieted, the trees in the median still stand and city officials are still waiting for more business development in the area. “I can’t see that it’s done anything,’’ Planning Commission Chairman David Dawson said. “Where are the people coming to the Planning Commission with projects? If somebody wants to develop on Quintard, bring your proposal to the Planning Commission, and the Planning Commission will listen.” Concerned about the lack of development, Mayor David Dethrage has called for a meeting between city officials and CBD-1 business owners tonight at the Carriage House.