Aug. 12, 1943, in The Star: Hundreds of Calhoun County farmers and their families and a number of other citizens of the county gathered at Cedar Springs today for the annual farmers picnic sponsored each year by the Farm Bureau. Sen. Lister Hill, the main speaker on the program, arrived in Anniston around 10:30 a.m. C. H. Hawkins of Alexandria is president of the Farm Bureau. Also this date: “The Navy Needs Alabama Women.” With this motto as a keynote, the WAVEs will conduct an intensive recruiting drive in Anniston tomorrow and the next day with headquarters at Anniston High School.

Aug. 12, 1993, in The Star: When Anniston public schools resume later this month, the best place to catch the new superintendent, Paul Goodwin, will be in the schools themselves. He says one of his goals for the upcoming year is to spend at least 30-40 percent of his time there. “That’s where the action takes place,” Goodwin said. “I want students to know I care what takes place in the classrooms.”