Jan. 22, 1943, in The Star: The value of Quintard trees and the homes for which they provide shade was the subject of testimony and questions during the morning portion of a court hearing concerning an injunction against cutting the trees down to make way for a 60-foot-wide roadway from 18th to 22nd streets. Meanwhile, a Mrs. Jimmie E. Frady states in a letter to the editor that the house she lives in on 28th Street will be moved to allow construction of the highway north of 22nd Street. She doesn’t have much patience for the homeowners who are fighting the widening of the portion of Quintard where their own houses front. “Personally, I am ashamed that some people will let the beauty of one street stand in the way of a great need of our country. The satisfaction of knowing that you had done every thing you could to help, not hinder, would be much greater than the beauty of a street.”
Jan. 22, 1993, in The Star: The Anniston Board of Education last night had high praise for the Bulldogs’ head football coach, Rodney Bivens, and his one-loss-only 1992 team. The official resolution honoring the team noted that the boys excelled both on the field and in academics. Bivens noted the seven of the team’s players have been offered scholarships. “We put a lot of trust in you and you have met and exceed that trust,” school board member Barbara Childs said. Students on the team, she added, will “remember you the rest of their lives.” Also this date: The Anniston Police Department and a small number of residents are teaming up to revive the Neighborhood Watch program, which makes those who live in a neighborhood partially responsible for keeping it secure. “We’re gonna try to get you to be our eyes and ears in the community,” police Chief Wayne Chandler said, explaining that the department’s 83 officers can’t be all places and respond to the thousands of calls they get each year. A watch program was last started in 1982-83.