|USS Hancock (CVA-19)|
23 YEARS AGO
NOV. 16, 1995
Evergreen weather observer Harry Ellis reported 0.03 inches of rain on Oct. 30, 0.35 on Oct. 31, 0.17 on Nov. 1, 1.70 inches on Nov. 2, 0.30 inches on Nov. 3, 0.40 inches on Nov. 6, 0.75 inches on Nov. 7, 1.01 inches on Nov. 10 and 0.05 inches on Nov. 11. He reported a high temperature of 75 degrees on Nov. 7 and lows of 30 on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.
Cindy Sims, daughter of Lomax and Elaine Sims, was named Conecuh County Junior Miss for 1996 at the local program held last Friday night at Reid State College. Cindy will represent Conecuh County in the state Junior Miss program to be held in 1996. She is a senior at Hillcrest High School.
Sgt. Major Bill Adams was the guest speaker at the Veterans Day Program held at Evergreen Junior High School last Thursday morning. Sgt. Major Adams is currently serving as a JROTC instructor at Hillcrest High School. He is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War.
A ribbon-cutting and grand opening was held last Thursday at Joy’s, Evergreen’s newest business located at 104 Court St. On hand for the ribbon-cutting were Chamber President Mabry Cook, Joy Wilson owner, Mayor Lomax Cassady and Conecuh County Economic Executive Director Jim Clifton. A large crowd was on hand for the event.
Several local former U.S. Marines were on hand last Thursday to celebrate the 220th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps at the Veterans Affairs Office on Liberty Street.
48 YEARS AGO
NOV. 19, 1970
Construction of the Evergreen Holiday Inn is imminent, according to Mayor Henry Sessions. Sale of the bonds has been completed with many buyers not being able to make purchases. Construction is to get underway immediately, probably the first of December.
Mayor Sessions said that in addition to the Holiday Inn, a Gulf Station will also be constructed at the site on Highway 83 at the I-65 interchange on the Richard Tolbert property adjoining Ed E. Reid State Trade School.
Biggest auction ever at stockyard Saturday: The Conecuh Stockyard in Evergreen will be the scene of a giant auction on Sat., Nov. 21.
The auction is sponsored by the Petticoat Service League of Sparta Academy, a private school located in Evergreen.
A highlight of the event will be the drawing for a 1971 Datsun 1200 sports coupe. Musical entertainment will be provided by “Judy and the Country Brand,” a country and western group.
Burt commended for Vietnam service: Michael Burt, airman in the U.S. Navy, has been commended by his commanding officer Capt. N.P. Foss for “outstanding performance of duty while attached to and serving in USS Hancock (CVA-19) as Ground Support Equipment Petty Officer from 1 September 1969 to 26 March 1970 during combat operations against the enemy.”
The Lyeffion High School graduate is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Burt Jr. of Route 2, Evergreen.
72 YEARS AGO
NOV. 21, 1946
Pvt. L.C. Worrell Jr. left Monday for New Jersey to be shipped overseas soon.
Expenditures to Conecuh County’s unemployed last month and in the preceding month were as follows: To veterans in October, $6,700; to veterans in September, $10,862; to civilians in October, $2,286; to civilians in September, $1,874.
Carmon L. Padgett, farmer living in the Mt. Union community, enjoys the distinction of being the first farmer in the county to pay for his farm under the tenant purchase plan of the Farm Security Administration with profits from his farming operations, and the very remarkable thing is he paid for his farm, together with many improvements in the short period of six and one half years.
Alabama’s cotton crop was estimated at 780,000 bales by the Alabama Cooperative Crop Reporting Service as of Nov. 1. This is 16 percent less than 1945 production and 23 percent below the 10-year, 1935-44, average.
There were 3,526 bales of cotton, counting round as half bales, ginned in Conecuh County, from the crop of 1946 prior to Nov. 1, 1946 as compared with 5,558 bales ginned to Nov. 1, 1945.
87 YEARS AGO
NOV. 19, 1931
The gin report for Conecuh County continues to run far below the one for last year the same date. There were 11,763 bales ginned prior to Nov. 1, as compared to 14,889 bales to the same date in 1930.
For the fourth consecutive year, a club boy from Conecuh County has won the $100 prize trip to the National Club Congress which is offered to club boys in this section by the Chilean Nitrate Co. This year, Edwin Owens, age 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Owens of Bermuda community has been awarded this prize and will make the trip to attend the National Club Congress which is to be held in Chicago the first week in December.
Fire Truck Located At Power Plant: Arrangements have been made to store the fire truck in a shed at the power plant, thus enabling the fire department to answer calls more quickly and at the same time the city will save quite an item in rent. A shed has been constructed on the north side of the power plant building which will take care of the truck. Heretofore, it has been stored in the building to the rear of O.C. McGehee’s Service Station.
Fire Destroys Garage Monday Afternoon: Garage belonging to G.O. Dickey was practically destroyed by a fire of unknown origin late Monday afternoon. The fire department answered the call promptly and extinguished the blaze before the building was entirely destroyed and prevented its spreading to the dwelling nearby.