Oct. 13, 1943, in The Star: The Anniston City Commission yesterday adopted a budget that anticipates an income of $621,000 during the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. The new budget calls for increase appropriations in police, fire, sanitation and street departments, the increases being mainly for salary hikes. Also this date: In a few days the Anniston Warehousing Corporation will take over operation of Anniston Ordnance Depot, in accordance with announcements made several weeks ago. That means the employees there will be on the warehouse company’s payroll rather than a government payroll. A colonel in the Army will remain as commander of the depot.
Oct. 13, 1993, in The Star: The Oxford City Council last night passed an $8 million budget that increased funding for most departments and still managed to tuck away almost a million dollars to save for a rainy day. “It’s good to have extra money in your pocket,” said Mayor Leon Smith, “in case you want a hot dog.” Also this date: After an often emotional two-hour public meeting last night, the Anniston City Council voted 3-2 to rezone north Leighton Avenue to allow institutional and professional businesses to locate in the residential area between 19th and 22nd streets. Mayor David Dethrage supported the idea, as did a property owner who produced a petition with 36 signatures of people in that neighborhood supporting the rezoning.