June 15, 1943, in The Star: The Boy Scouts of Troop 105 of Grace Episcopal Church were the first troop of Anniston to make application for summer camp at Camp Zinn this year. They will attend both periods of camp beginning July 12 and July 19 under the leadership of Scoutmaster W. S. Stoney. The Choccolocco Council is conducting its second year of camping under canvas with Scouts cooking their own food. Also this date: Offered for sale in the classifieds is a 10-acre tract of land “in [the] best residential section inside city limits and facing Anniston Country Club Golf course.” The tract features 600 feet of paving on Fifth Street that’s already paid for, and hookups to the city sanitary sewer are free. “Ideal for subdivision.”

June 15, 1993, in The Star: The Piedmont City Council last night approved $49,000 to help develop the Ladiga Rails to Trails route. Both Calhoun County and Piedmont are getting $392,000 from the state to develop the trail, which will run between Jacksonville and the Calhoun-Cleburne county line. Workers first will have to pull up the old railroad line before the trail conversion process can begin. Also this date: The Anniston Housing Authority yesterday was awarded a grant of $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help make the city’s housing projects safer. “We hope to rid the projects of the crime and drug problem and provide more security so families can live in a more peaceful environment,” said authority housing manager Nathan Frederick. The grant is to be divided among the authority, the Anniston police department, the Boys and Girls Club and a substance abuse prevention agency.

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