July 11, 1943, in The Star: Randolph County schools will open for their 1943-44 session on Monday, July 19, according to Superintendent B. F. Simms. The schools will operate for two months then break for one month so that children may help harvest crops. Also this date: An Anniston man, Stanton Ingram, has bought the building at 1028 Noble St. for a sale price of $33,500. The building had been owned by the trustees of the University of Alabama and occupied by Held Brothers.

July 11, 1993, in The Star: Motoring along Choccolocco Road east of Anniston will be a smoother experience after a widening and resurfacing project is completed in the next few weeks. An 11-mile stretch from Anniston city limits eastward to Alabama 9 will receive the improvement, paid for mostly with federal and state money. Also this date: Clay County High School doesn’t change principals often, but that time has come once again. Garey Reynolds, a 30-year-old graduate of CCHS (Class of ’81) takes over the post Aug. 2, succeeding Paul Dick, who became principal in 1974. Dick succeeded Kermit Taylor, who had been on the job since 1955. Reynolds’ degrees are from Auburn and Jacksonville State.

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