Look Back ... to low attendance for a good team, 1998

Oct. 26—Oct. 26, 1948, in The Star: The Anniston Real Estate Board was presented with a charter by the National Association of Real Estate Boards at a convention of Alabama real estate agents in Mobile last week. Accepting the charter on behalf of the Anniston agents community were Horace C. Holland of Anniston Realty Company and Hugh Scully, a local real estate agent. Also this date: Annie Lee Green, president of the Williams 4-H Club and last year's winner of the Sears Roebuck Garden Contest, has won the same award again this year. Miss Green raised 20 different kinds of recommended vegetables. She spent $13.90 on her garden and the seeds she bought herself, she canned 250 quarts from the garden's yield, and she sold $15 worth, although most were consumed by her family.

Oct. 26, 1998, in The Star: Jacksonville State University's football team is in contention for a championship in a league that's arguably the toughest in Division 1-AA. You might think that distinction would translate to a packed house at football games, but it wasn't the case at 15,000-seat Paul Snow stadium this past Saturday. The Gamecocks (6-2) played Sam Houston State in front of the smallest home crowd of the season two days ago, possibly the smallest sunny-day home crowd since they moved into this division. The figure that appeared on the scoring summary was 5,237, but even that seemed a bit inflated. "I'm disappointed, and I'm gonna leave it at that," said head coach Mike Williams, in reaction.