WeatherA look at Calhoun County's weather forecast
We'll have another cloudy day here in Calhoun County. Temperatures will decrease again with a high of 65 predicted for the area. The sunshine and low 80s temperatures should return later in the week.
MeetingsMeetings taking place today in our area
The Anniston City Council will meet today at 2 p.m. The Star will live blog the meeting from beginning to end. Mayor Robinson's tax increase plan is on the agenda again. You can read the formal and informal agendas on the city of Anniston website.
The Oxford City Council will also meet today at 6:30 p.m. We won't have live coverage of this meeting, but the full story will be available in Wednesday's Star.
Sports spotlightSporting events taking place today
America's pastime will be well represented by Jacksonville State University this evening. The Gamecock baseball team will host the UAB Blazers today at 6:30 p.m. The softball team will head to Auburn to take on the Tigers.
Today in historyThe Star's Bill Edwards takes a look back at this date in history. April 27, 1935, in The Star
During the time First Christian Church is being redecorated, the congregation is meeting at Anniston High School auditorium. The Rev. T.O. Slaughter, 41, is pastor. Also this date: This morning preliminaries for the annual junior high school track and field meet began at Alexandria High School. There will be two weight classes in the competition: up to and including 125 pounds (Class A) and above (Class B).
April 27, 1985, in The Star
Anniston Star features writer and columnist Dennis Love has penned his final column for the newspaper. In today’s piece he informs his readers and fans that he’s going to work next as assistant campaign manager in the gubernatorial bid of former Lt. Gov. George McMillan. Love says that when he gets old, he wants to live with all his friends in a nursing home where they can play Springsteen records real loud and watch Letterman tapes on VCRs. Love’s days at The Star date back to an internship in 1975. Also this date: Oxford’s Lakeview Baptist Church is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The congregation started out in August 1934 as a Sunday school class meeting in a building that overlooked Oxford Lake — hence the name. Its members only later decided to become a formal church. Their first vote was to decide which denomination they would affiliate themselves with, and because more of the members were Baptist by birth, that denomination won out. The new church organized May 16, 1935.
On this day in ... 1521 Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines.
1805 During the First Barbary War, an American-led force of Marines and mercenaries captured the city of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.
1967 Expo ’67 was officially opened in Montreal by Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson.
Tuesday's celebrity birthdays
Actor Jack Klugman is 88. Announcer Casey Kasem is 78. Actress Judy Carne is 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer Cuba Gooding is 66. Pop singer Sheena Easton is 51. Actress Maura West is 38. Actress Sally Hawkins is 34. Rock singer-musician Travis Meeks (Days of the New) is 31. Actress Ari Graynor is 27. Rock singer-musician Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) is 26. Actor William Moseley is 23. Singer Allison Iraheta is 18.