Feb. 16, 1943, in The Star: Anniston High School will appear in the second round of the Calhoun County elimination basketball tournament at Jacksonville State Teachers College tonight in a game with Piedmont. Anniston moved into the tournament proper last night by strangling the Alexandria Cubs, 32 to 9, in a surprising exhibition. Also this date: A representative of the U.S. Naval Reserve is in Anniston today to work with the civilian aviation committee and the Navy recruiting office in enlisting 17-year-old high school seniors and graduates for Naval Aviation Cadet training. The Navy now accepts 17-year-olds and permits them to complete their education before going to active training duty. Flight training doesn’t begin until after they’re 18, however.

Feb. 16, 1993, in The Star: Anniston City Councilman James Montgomery has asked for a legal opinion on whether his civil rights were violated last week when the City Council killed his proposal to relax the city’s guidelines on out-of-town travel and reimbursement. During the previous meeting, the council refused his request for $92.81 in reimbursement for his trip to Brundidge for an Alabama Black Caucus meeting. Instead the council approved a policy formalizing the status quo: Reimbursement is allowed for three particular annual conferences, each of them put on by different organizations concerned with the interests and advancement of cities as a whole.