Look Back ... to generosity shown for a beleaguered family, 1948

Oct. 27—Oct. 27, 1948, in The Star: Mrs. Mildred Buice and her two young daughters, Barbara Sue, 6, and Sara Nell, 13, who were severely burned in their Oxford, Rt. 2, home about two weeks ago, almost rejoiced at Anniston Memorial Hospital this morning. Reason for the much-needed interlude of happiness was the gift of $1,300 presented to them by residents of Calhoun County to help them cover expenses. Ever since the tragedy occurred, a collection plate has been passed throughout the city and county. Churches, foundries, clubs and individuals have contributed. Mrs. Buice is a member of Second Baptist Church of Oxford, Rev. Louis P. Bowen, pastor.

Oct. 27, 1998, in The Star: The city of Lineville has a new top man in blue, and the new man says he wants a new image for his department. Monty Giddens, age 33, became Lineville's third police chief in just the past two years when the City Council voted unanimously to hire the 13-year law enforcement veteran two weeks ago. He grew up in Ashland.