Oct. 6, 1942, in The Star: An industrial committee and a committee made up of all the coal dealers of Anniston today were added to the forces at work in the new scrap material campaign being sponsored by the American Legion. Leaders in charge of the campaign say that additional spots for depositing scrap material are needed. Coal dealers plan to establish a deposit spot at Eighth and Noble streets and will ask customers on their routes if they have any scrap material for delivery to that location.

Oct. 6, 1992, in The Star: David Dethrage was sworn in yesterday as Anniston’s new mayor. In his first official action he called for a truce in whatever ill will might exist between Anniston and Oxford and said the real fight for economic growth begins “with ourselves.” Dethrage delivered a speech with religious overtones at the swearing-in ceremony for the new City Council. The new members are James Montgomery of Ward 2 and Hans Gray of Ward 4; returning to the body are Jerre Ford of Ward 1 and Chester Weeks Jr. of Ward 3. Dethrage sees Anniston’s greatest competition as coming not from other individual cities, but from within. The growing division between rich and poor is the reason for much of the city’s decline, he said.