Aug. 30, 1943, in The Star: The senior class of Ohatchee High School met recently for the purpose of electing class officers. They will be Willie Borden Curvin, president; Frank Gilmer, vice president; P. M. Martin, secretary-treasurer; and Margaret Truitt, reporter. Also this date: McClellan Housing Corporation, an organization of local stockholders, was formed here today for the purpose of developing a subdivision in Pelham Heights to provide housing facilities for the personnel of Fort McClellan. The corporation's officers and other stockholders include some of the most prominent names in the Anniston business community. Forty houses of two or three bedrooms each will be built on property formerly known as Bonnie Castle. It’s thought that the existence of the housing will affect the final determination of the future of Fort McClellan, therefore the heavy hitters of Anniston business felt they had a stake in the matter.
Aug. 30, 1993, in The Star: Alabama public school students who regularly cut class have two new state laws working against them starting Sept. 1. One of the laws will allow school officials to have truant students’ driver’s licenses suspended, while the second will penalize their parents. Both affect students 18 and younger. Also this date: The Late Show with David Letterman begins tonight on CBS – his new home network after NBC passed over him in favor of Jay Leno to succeed Johnny Carson – but Anniston NewChannels viewers won’t be forced to make a choice. Letterman’s program begins at 10:35 on WJSU, while the Tonight Show begins at its usual time of 11:35 p.m. on WVTM-13. (The Birmingham station prefers to show viewers Cheers and Rush Limbaugh first.)