Jan. 21, 1943, in The Star: A front-page analysis and preview article compares the court injunction against further construction on the Quintard Avenue widening project to a sort of Maginot Line “erected by property owners at Twenty-second [street].” That street, of course, marks the southernmost point that earth-digging machines have been able to reach before hitting the figurative buzz saw of 18th-22nd Street residents who are upset by the seemingly imminent loss of sidewalk trees to the needs of the military. A long hearing on the injunction is expected in a courtroom tomorrow before Circuit Judge R. B. Carr. The construction work is carving an all-new route between the northern terminus of Quintard and Fort McClellan.
Jan. 21, 1993, in The Star: Peggy Hunter, parent of an Anniston Middle School student, last night attended a school-sponsored seminar about gang activity, where she proposed forming a community organization to fight the gangs. More than 30 from the audience signed up and Mrs. Hunter said she’ll call a meeting of the fledgling group soon. The seminar follows a crackdown by Principal Jacky Sparks on gang-related behavior at the school. Also this date: Fairfield Mayor Larry Langford and Jefferson County School Superintendent Dr. Bruce Wright count themselves as admirers of Dr. Paul R. Goodwin, 52, superintendent of the Fairfield school system and a candidate under consideration to be Anniston’s next superintendent. Both Langford and Wright believe the Fairfield school board has interfered with how Goodwin is supposed to do his job, so they regretfully figure that if the New Orleans native gets an offer from Anniston, he’s gone. He has accomplished much for Fairfield in less than three years, they say.