Nov. 6, 1944, in The Star: Dean Edwards, Calhoun County Farm Bureau president, was chosen recently to represent Calhoun County at the 26th annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Chicago Dec. 12-14. The Farm Bureau is an organization devoted specifically to farmers’ needs and interests and has no connection with any county, state or national agency. It depends entirely on voluntary memberships of the farmers for its existence. Current membership statewide exceeds 51,000. Calhoun County contributes 773 members to the group, Cleburne’s membership totals 221, and Talladega has 1,084.
Also this date: Due to a state constitutional amendment the Georgia Legislature adopted last year, 18-year-olds in that state will be allowed to vote in the presidential election tomorrow. The amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
Additionally: Someone on Halloween night stole the garbage cans from Col. Ayers’ residence on Glenwood Terrace in Anniston, and according to a large-type classified ad in his newspaper, a reward is being offered to get them back.
Nov. 6, 1994, in The Star: Three years ago, Hospice of East Alabama had 10 employees and served 15 families. Today it has more than 30 staffers, dozens of volunteers and the current census of clients is nearing 50. The jump in clients and staff forced hospice to give up its previous office space on Leighton Avenue and occupy new digs in the former Anniston Orthopedic building across from Tyler Park, on Keith Avenue.
Also this date: Intense work continues in Cleburne County to build a manufacturing plant that in a couple of years will churn out Southwire’s medium-voltage cable product. Right now, crews from Taylor Corporation work two 10-hour shifts each day, from 7 a.m. all the way around to 3 a.m., as they clear and level the land where the massive plant will be built. High output portable lights allow the men to work after nightfall.