Aug. 23, 1943, in The Star: Projects calling for construction of 157 houses that have not yet been started have been reinstated following a survey in the Anniston area to determine the need for additional housing, according to a telegram received by the Chamber of Commerce from the Federal Housing Administration. The new ruling will permit construction of dwellings in Roosevelt Heights, on McArthur Drive, on Holman Drive and at Pelham Heights.

Aug. 23, 1993, in The Star: A memorial service will be held tomorrow morning at 11 at First Presbyterian Church for Claude Kitchin III, a prominent Anniston businessman and civic leader who died yesterday at his home at age 66. Friends hail Kitchin as a visionary entrepreneur who saw that discount clothing stores could be a profitable business. They also said he was passionately devoted to his community. Fellow businessman Gerald Acker said Kitchin’s business was the first to “adopt” a local school — Weaver Elementary — when the school-support program began some years ago. He said Kitchin was also a behind-the-scenes advocate of integrating local businesses in the 1960s. Kitchin founded his clothing store in Anniston in 1951.

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