Jan. 10, 1943, in The Star: A series of community meetings for farmers of Calhoun County has been arranged for three days later this week, meetings which are a part of the national program to increase the production of feed and food to meet needs brought on by the war. Houston Cole, president of Jacksonville State Teachers College, will be principal speaker. Also this date: A well-known black businessman of Anniston has died. John Pinkard, who for 20 years or more operated a billiard parlor for Oscar Bagley on West 15th Street, died suddenly yesterday morning. Mr. Pinkard and his wife resided on Stephens Avenue near 15th Street.
Jan. 10, 1993, in The Star: A fancy new Winn-Dixie Marketplace opens in four days in Jacksonville in a 44,000-square-foot space across Pelham Road from its current location. The larger store will employ 300 although only about 105 will work full time. Johnny Goldman will continue in his post as store manager. Also this date: In a laudatory column on the award-winning journalistic qualifications and personal attributes of Anniston Star staff writer Cathi Downing, executive editor Joe Distelheim announces that she was recently named assistant metro editor in the newsroom. She’ll be a “gatekeeper,” he explained, “making decisions large and small about which of an infinite number of stories will be covered by a finite number of reporters.”