Jan. 10, 1944, in The Star: In the classified ads a home at 1509 Quintard is listed for sale at $5,500. The two-story frame dwelling has five rooms and a bath on the first floor and three rooms and a bath on the second floor. The agency selling the property is F. T. Banks. Buyers who’d rather have more land farther out should call John B. Nisbet in Jacksonville to learn more about the 120-acre Whitemore farm near Roy Webb School. It’s for sale for $1,000. Also this date: Remnants of the one-inch snowfall of early yesterday morning remained today in Anniston as the thermometer dipped to a low of 18 last night — the coldest felt by the area in several weeks.
Jan. 10, 1994, in The Star: Touch-tone phones with their advanced communication capabilities have been put to unlawful use in the street drug trade — so much in some major cities that certain telephone companies are bringing back into public use rotary dial telephones, which don’t have those capabilities. However, there’s not a perceived need for the rotary phones in Alabama, according to Anniston-based South Central Bell spokeswoman Cynthia Wingo. She also said Anniston has not needed to limit public pay phones to outgoing-only calls to thwart drug dealers.