Sept. 10, 1943, in The Star: One morning next week at the Birmingham Modification Plant a B-24 Liberator Bomber will be officially titled “The Calhoun Avenger” as six citizens of Calhoun County — to be named tomorrow by the local War Finance Committee — stand by to watch the formal ceremony. The right to name the bomber and to send residents to represent the county was won when Calhoun County, the third to do so in the state, amassed $300,000, which is the cost of such a bomber, in the early stages of a War Bond sale.
Sept. 10, 1993, in The Star: A 4-mile road to Cheaha Mountain is making for bumpy relations between a few Cleburne County residents and state park officials. Civilian Conservation Corps Road, which serves as the boundary between the Talladega and Shoal Creek ranger jurisdictions of Talladega National Forest, has been closed by the forest service for environmental reasons. Needless to say, residents who have used the road for years don’t like it. “It’s an historical road that has been open to the public for 50 years,” said Woodrow Brickhouse, who owns 40 acres of property near the road. “It was built by our forefathers, and it was the first one ever built to Cheaha Mountain.”