Sept. 5, 1943, in The Star: Gutted by fire last December, Anniston City Hall will be occupied again in about two months by municipal offices and the building will have an entirely different appearance, Mayor J. F. King said yesterday. In addition to being made generally waterproof, the building will be coated in stucco. Also this date: When Anniston’s public schools open tomorrow for classroom assignments, in preparation for academic work to begin a couple of days later, around 5,000 children are expected to be on hand across 12 grades. Anniston High School’s enrollment will be about 1,100 and Cobb High School’s enrollment will exceed 400. Additionally: Three hundred Calhoun County farmers are raising sweet potatoes on a commercial scale as their part in the feeding of our boys in service and in helping the food situation at home. On a larger scale than ever before many of these farmers are raising sweet potatoes for the first time.

Sept. 5, 1993, in The Star: Work continues on a new center for Piedmont’s senior citizens who lost their Dailey Street facility in a fire last December. The lobby and office area of the former Piedmont Hospital is being remodeled into space for people to gather for social occasions and meals. Also this date: Ground was broken last week on a patch of land at 1309 Quintard Avenue for a two-story hair styling salon. Longtime business partners Annell Petroff and Kathy Henegar own the $500,000 venture, to be called Salon Chateau. Its architectural style is intended to complement other recent office structures erected on that stretch of Quintard.

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