26 YEARS AGO
MAY 18, 1989
Evergreen weather reporter Harry Ellis reported .13 inches of rain on May 9, .03 on May 10, .02 on May 13 and .01 on May 14. He also reported a high of 82 degrees on May 15 and lows of 44 on May 11 and May 12.
“Evergreen Mayor Lee F. Smith and City Councilman Larry Fluker cut the ribbon at the street dedication following open house Friday afternoon at the Evergreen Housing Authority’s Crestview Manor as retired Principal and Mrs. O.F. Frazier watch. The street was named Frazier Circle in honor of Mr. Frazier.”
“State Treasurer George C. Wallace Jr. was the featured speaker at the Evergreen Civitan Club’s first banquet Monday night at the Quality Inn.”
“Charlotte Deer Cassady, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lomax Cassady of Evergreen, was graduated cum laude from Tulane University School of Law on May 14, 1989. At the conclusion of the ceremony Sunday, Ms. Cassady was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor from the New Orleans university.
“Charlotte is the granddaughter of the late Abner Powell, longtime Andalusia attorney, and the sister of Max Cassady, a senior at the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Ala.”
41 YEARS AGO
MAY 16, 1974
Evergreen weather reporter Earl Windham reported 2.4 inches of rain on May 11. He reported a high of 90 on May 9 and a low of 52 on May 7.
“Mayor Henry Sessions tendered his resignation to the Evergreen City Council at a special meeting Monday afternoon. The council accepted with much regret.
“The mayor said that he was resigning due to the new Ethics Law passed by the legislature last year. He said that he just did not feel that he could involve his entire family in the financial disclosure required by law.
“Mayor Pro-Tem Clarence E. (Buddy) Evers is filling the mayor’s chair at this time.”
“The 11th Annual Conecuh County FFA-4H Barrow show was a great success. A total of 80 head of barrows were shown by FFA members from the Castleberry, Repton, Lyeffion and Evergreen chapters and the Conecuh County 4H Clubs’ members.
“The winning barrow named Grand Champion of the show was a Duroc heavy weight produced and shown by Kenny Brown of the Evergreen FFA No. 1 Chapter. The Reserve Champion barrow was fed and shown by Steve Windham of the Evergreen No. 1 chapter. Robert Ward of Evergreen was the breeder of this Hampshire barrow.”
“Conecuh County voters settled up all local and district races but three on May 7 and that figure was reduced to two Monday when veteran County Commissioner W.E. (Elmore) Godwin declined to enter the runoff for the District 2, Place 3 seat with W.J. (Dub) Reed"
56 YEARS AGO
MAY 21, 1959
“The graduating exercises (at Repton High School) will be held Friday night, May 29, at 8 p.m. Starr Smith of Montgomery will deliver the graduating address. Mr. E.H. Penny, principal, will deliver the diplomas to the members of the graduating class.”
“Diplomas (at Lyeffion High School) will be awarded by the principal, Mr. J.O. Yawn, to 28 graduates on Thursday evening, May 28, beginning at eight o’clock. Dr. L.Y. Trapp of Troy State Teachers College will address the graduating class. Betty Jane Riley, as salutatorian, will give the welcome address, and Carolyn Brown will deliver the valedictory address.”
“Million $ Contract Let On Interstate: A Jackson, Miss. firm is the low bidder for grading and drainage on the more than 17 miles of interstate highway between Evergreen and Georgiana.
“The State Highway Department, which opened offers Friday, listed the firm, Hyde Construction Co., as having submitted best bids on both the 8.667 miles between Evergreen and the Conecuh-Butler line and the 8.691 miles between the county line and Georgiana.
“The three best offers on the Conecuh project: Hyde Construction Co., $1,473,435; Hooper Construction Co., Miami, $1,546,502; and Laidlaw Construction Co., Mobile, $1,637,418.
“Best bids on the Butler project: Hyde Construction Co., $1,389,403; Hooper Construction Co., $1,452,859; Harbert Construction Co., Birmingham, $1,597,581.”
71 YEARS AGO
MAY 18, 1944
“Commencement exercises at the Evergreen High School will begin next Sunday morning at the school auditorium at 11 o’clock when Apostle Charles R. Hield of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will deliver the commencement sermon. Friday evening, May 26, will be graduation night at which time Prof. M.A. Hanks will deliver diplomas to 39 members of the graduating class. Of this number, 32 are girls and seven are boys.”
“Castleberry Commencement Begins Next Sunday: Rev. Alvin B. Higdon, pastor of the Baptist Church of Graceville, Fla., will deliver the commencement sermon for Conecuh County High School Sun., May 21, at 11 a.m. at the school auditorium. Class night and graduation exercises will be combined this year and will be held on Thurs. night, May 16, at 8 p.m. The following will receive diplomas at that time:
“Jessie Ruth Godwin, Mabel Green, Doris Davis, Lois Ward, Virginia Griffin, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Clara Evelyn Albreast, Mary Ellen Dolihite, John Josey, Joe Josey, Hairston Powell, Lamar Stapleton and Kenneth Brooks.”
“Robert L. Snowden Dies From Accidental Injuries: A telegram from military authorities at Camp Carson, Colo. was received Monday afternoon by S.M. Snowden of Skinnerton informing him that his son, Robert L. Snowden had died from accidental injuries at that camp. Young Snowden was in the infantry and had been in the service for the past 18 months. The telegram contained no detailed information as to what kind of accident caused his death.”
86 YEARS AGO
MAY 16, 1929
“Dr. J.B. Hobdy, director of vocational education, will deliver the graduating address at commencement exercises of Lyeffion High School according to announcement Tuesday by J.T. Dykes, principal. The address will come on graduation night, which will be Monday night, May 20.”
“The second annual commencement exercises of Brooklyn High School will begin Thursday night, May 16, with presentation of an expression recital, beginning at 7:30 o’clock.
“The graduating exercises will be held Friday morning, May 17, at 10 o’clock. Geo. A. Harris of Monroeville, superintendent of education of Monroe County, will deliver the graduation address.”
“Commencement Underway At Castleberry: Commencement festivities have begun (at Conecuh County High School) in Castleberry.
“Tuesday night, May 28, the commencement address will be delivered by Dr. E.C. Moore, president of Downing-Shofner Institute of Brewton.
“Mr.(G.M.) Veazey, the principal, will deliver diplomas to a class of 13, as follows:
“Anna Ree Brandon, Harvey Beard, Jessie Mae Ellis, Emma Lee Holland, Earle Howington, Ralph Howington, Lottie Lynch, Allene Miniard, Charles Price, Mary Ester Stapleton, Lillie Belle Stone, Hazel Clair Riley and Ercie Ward.”