Jan. 23, 1944, in The Star: The Calhoun County War Price and Ration Board is now in larger and better arranged quarters in the Radio Building at 14th and Noble. The transfer from its former quarter at 12th and Gurnee was completed a couple of days ago. The building vacated by the ration office is now being added to the space used by Calhoun Motor Company. That business now has entrances on both 12th and Gurnee. Also this date: Mrs. Joan Peas of Olney, Ill., wife of a Fort McClellan soldier, can now lay claim to the distinction of being Anniston’s only female filling station attendant. She gauges tires and performs other filling station duties at Clark’s Service Station.
Jan. 23, 1994, in The Star: Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 25, The Star will publish a weekly page called “Community,” a space where you, the reader, will find news about your neighborhood friends, clubs, groups and events that you think are important. Editor Geni Certain and executive editor Joe Distelheim have been discussing the concept for some months and have concluded the definition of the page is deliberately fuzzy. It won’t be as folksy and detailed as the “Personals” and community news of 50 years ago, but it will consist of material largely written by today’s readers, concerning the type of events and people that professional reporters hardly ever have time to get to.