Jan. 13, 1943, in The Star: Anniston unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor will send delegates to attend weekend sessions of the Southern War Labor and Production Conference which opens tomorrow in Atlanta and closes six days later. Also this date: The planned 118-unit “bachelor dormitory” for civilian employees of Fort McClellan has a site. It’s to be built near the swimming pool which is close to the new Post Exchange and not far from the Station Hospital, where a considerable number of civilians are employed. The site was chosen yesterday.
Jan. 13, 1993, in The Star: In a show of support for the bingo operation from which it stands to gain millions of dollars, the Piedmont City Council has thumbed its nose at Alabama Attorney General Jimmy Evans and his recent opinion declaring pull-tabs illegal. The body took a vote two nights ago to legalize pull-tabs. However, some in town are asking how far out on a limb the city should go with the operators of Bonanza Bingo, which plans to build a “bingo resort” there. Evans in November ordered the pull-tab aspect of Bonanza’s operation to be eliminated, and since that time attendance at the bingo games has declined, costing Piedmont a good bit of revenue.