Feb. 18, 1943, in The Star: The Anniston National Bank, in dire need of space to properly carry on its expanding business at the northeast corner of 11th and Noble, will be remodeled soon and occupy nearly all of the ground floor of the building. The Gem Beauty Parlor and the Anniston Typewriter Company have moved from the building and the location of the Eleventh Street Barber Shop will also be changed. S. L. Galbraith, president of the bank, said not all desired renovations will be possible due to government restrictions on materials, but some will be. For example, existing fixtures will be removed and new ones, available from existing dealer stock, will be installed. A new book vault and a new safety deposit vault will also be installed. Not allowed by government restrictions: changing the entrance and getting rid of the revolving door. That’s considered a structural change forbidden by regulations. Also this date: The vacant space just west of the Health Department building at Eleventh and Gurnee is now leveled off and available as a parking lot, the Calhoun County Commission announced today. Commissioners would like to erect a welfare department building on that lot, but until that happens, the land is fine for cars.

Feb. 18, 1993, in The Star: Before the Calhoun County landfill closes this fall, Anniston City Councilman Hans Gray wants to start a curbside recycling program. The idea, one on which he campaigned for election, is drawing serious thought by his fellow City Council members.