Looking back … to a new industry in post-war Piedmont, 1946 | Characteristics
September 19, 1946, in The Star: Lawtex, Inc., of Dalton, Georgia, signed a contract with the Piedmont Development Company, Inc., to operate a factory in Piedmont employing 200 workers for a weekly payroll of approximately $ 8,000, a Kenneth Roberts announced today. , president of the development company. The Lawtex factory, which will manufacture tufted bedspreads and other textiles, will be Piedmont’s first post-war industry. The plant will be located on the Radford Morris property at the corner of Front Street and Fifth Avenue. The development company will construct the building and the equipment will be installed by Lawtex. Also this date: The City of Anniston Commission yesterday approved an order authorizing the construction of curbs and gutters at Argyle Place, a residential development project south of the intersection of Fifth Street and Knox Avenue.
September 19, 1996, in The Star: Anniston City Council appears poised to pass a measure that would require rental property owners to purchase an annual business license (for a fee of $ 10 on the first $ 10,000 of annual gross income) and pay a small percentage of their profits to the city. . While the real estate industry has voiced objections, in practice the tax won’t cost much – of course, it won’t pay much either. For example, a landlord with a total gross income of $ 120,000 from a rental property would have to pay the city $ 560 in fees each year, according to city revenue officials. Also this date: According to a news report, the Clinton administration, as part of a revised policy on space exploration, is abandoning its predecessor’s goal of sending one person to Mars by 2019, an official said last night. administration. The man on Mars objective was established by the Bush administration in 1990.