15 YEARS AGO
DEC. 28, 1995
“Michael Hanks killed this nice eight-point buck last Saturday morning. The unusual thing about this deer is its color. It is an albino (white) deer. The buck weighed in at 150 pounds. There have been a few of these white deer reported being killed this season.”
“Local Alfa agent Mark Robbins took a break from work last week to do a ‘little’ deer hunting. He killed this 241-pound, eight-point buck in the northern part of the county. Mark said he was stalk hunting when the big buck jumped. This is one of the larger deer to be killed in the county this season. Rumor has it that it possibly came out of Steve Dunn’s and Johnny Cook’s feed lot since it definitely resembled a small calf.”
45 YEARS AGO
DEC. 23, 1965
“Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Nall spent Saturday with the Luther Uptons at Little River and attended the deer hunt and barbecue.”
“Tickets on sale to QB Banquet; Tide coach speaks: Tickets to the Evergreen Quarterback Club’s annual football banquet honoring the 1965 Evergreen Aggies are now on sale. Tickets are $2 each and may be purchased at the following places: Ivey Chevrolet Co., Northcutt’s, Western Auto Store and The Evergreen Courant.
“Featured speaker at the banquet will be Coach Richard Williamson of Coach Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant’s staff at the University of Alabama. Williamson is from Fort Deposit and will be remembered as an All Southeastern Conference end on the 1961 national championship Tide team.
“The banquet will be held Friday night, Jan. 7, in the EHS lunchroom.”
60 YEARS AGO
DEC. 28, 1950
“Blue and Gray Bowl Game Slated Dec. 30th: Montgomery, Alabama’s own bowl game of football rivalry, the classic Blue and Gray will be played in Montgomery’s Crampton Bowl, Dec. 30.
“Unlike other bowl games, the Blue and Gray will be made up of the finest players from many schools throughout the North and South.
“A capacity crowd of 22,000 is expected for the tilt.
“One of the pleasing features about the game is that it is played on the last Saturday in December, instead of on New Year’s Day, thus giving football fans an opportunity to see other bowl games on that day.
“The Blue and Gray idea was fathered by Col. Champ Pickins. It has in the past received widespread publicity in the papers throughout the nation.
“Gov.-Elect Gordon Persons has invited all members of the newly elected Alabama legislature to be his guests at the bowl game.
“A delegation of several hundred is coming from Pennsylvania and will be accompanied by high ranking state officials, including the lieutenant governor.”