Nov. 22, 1943, in The Star: Sgt. George W. Prater of Oxford, now with a Fifth Infantry unit, has been commended for exceptionally meritorious conduct during a battle in Italy. Sgt. Prater, accompanied by four other men, repaired communications that enabled his unit to place artillery fire accurately upon eight enemy tanks and break up the attack near his headquarters command post. Also this date: The two-story brick building at 900 Noble Street has been bought by the Anniston Land Company from Hillyer Robinson and other heirs of the Robinson Estate. The building had a value of approximately $20,000. It currently contains active business firms.
Nov. 22, 1993, in The Star: About 600 members of 87 Protestant, Catholic and Jewish congregations gathered yesterday afternoon at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Anniston for the annual Interfaith Community Thanksgiving service. The ecumenical service featured clergy from 11 area churches and a mass choir of members from participating churches. The service raised nearly $1,300 for the mission of Interfaith Ministries.