Sept. 13, 1942, in The Star: There’s a big difference in morale at Calhoun County High School this year, a difference that’s likely to be reflected in the Yellow Jackets’ 1942 football record. Coach Burnham’s charges likely will take full advantage of all the enthusiastic backing they are being given. On the practical side, the Yellow Jackets will be a bit heavier this year than in 1941 and non-lettermen are looking about as good in practice as some of the veterans. Standout ends are expected to be Jack Kirby and Asa Carter, who gained lots of experience last year. Also this date: Opening today at both the Calhoun and the Ritz theaters is a story of high courage, democratic spirit and abiding devotion during wartime, Mrs. Miniver, starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. After today, and for four days only, the acclaimed film will play at the Calhoun. There’ll be four shows today and five shows each day during the four-day run.
Sept. 13, 1992, in The Star: The Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers store at 5430 Pelham Road will reopen sometime around Nov. 1, according to Victor Nixon, district manager for the restaurants in Anniston and Birmingham. The Pelham Road Wendy’s has been closed since July 6, when a fire caused by an electrical short in the menu board caused much damage inside. Also this date: Two out of three Americans believe the United States is in a serious long-term decline — economic, moral and spiritual — according to a new national Gallup poll and lengthy conversations with representative groups of citizens across the land.