July 23, 1943, in The Star: The post office at Ohatchee has advanced to third class status through increased postal receipts, meaning the office is now entitled to a postmaster chosen by civil service examination. Applications by those wishing to take the exam should be on file with the U.S. Civil Service Commission by Aug. 13. For several years the postmaster at Ohatchee has been A. P. Parton, a widely known Ohatchee merchant. He’ll have civil service application blanks on hand for anyone who’s interested in the job.

July 23, 1993, in The Star: Starting today, residents of Calhoun County who live outside South Central Bell’s Anniston calling area can have caller ID. It’s a service available for a monthly fee — $7.50 for homes, $10 for businesses — and with the purchase of special equipment. (Anniston customers will have to wait until Nov. 1 due to an equipment upgrade situation.) Caller ID is one of seven new features the phone company is offering, including call-back to the last number, call-blocking, and call forwarding.

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