Feb. 12, 1943, in The Star: Construction of a new hospital for Anniston was a step nearer reality today, the War Production Board having been granted a certificate of priority with a high rating. The project had ben approved and a federal appropriation was made several months ago. Lack of a certificate of priority was given as the reason for the project not being under construction already. Birmingham architect Charles H. McCauley is now busy with the working plans of the building. The hospital will be a one-story building, housing 110 beds, and made of concrete and brick with a minimum of critical materials. It will be constructed so that a second floor can be added if future needs demand it. Also this date: The Junior II class at Ohatchee High School recently held its “Who’s Who” election and some of the designations are these: Billy Scoggins, most handsome; Betty Tyson, most stylish; Alton Bryant, best boy athlete; Louise Mintz, best girl athlete; Lenis Dover, most studious; Nadeen Gregg, most popular.
Feb. 12, 1993, in The Star: Renowned civil rights leader Coretta Scott King will speak at the Women’s Day service at Mt. Olive Baptist Church on South Christine Avenue in Anniston day after tomorrow at 3 p.m.