16 YEARS AGO
JULY 8, 1999
“The Maxwell-Johnson House, located at 120 South Main St., Evergreen, has recently been added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.”
Local weather reporter Harry Ellis reported .15 inches of rain on July 4, 1999. Total rainfall for the month of June 1999 was 10.13 inches. He reported a high of 93 on July 1, 1999 and a low of 70 on July 4, 1999.
“Funeral services held for C.T. Ivey: Charles Thaddeus Ivey, 93, of Evergreen died Sat., July 3, 1999 in an Evergreen hospital. Mr. Ivey was born Sept. 29, 1905 to William Burnett Ivey and Julia Daughdrill Ivey. He was named for his two grandfathers, Charles Ivey of Conecuh County and Thaddeus Daughdrill of Marion.
“Mr. Ivey attended the public schools in Evergreen and was a graduate of Howard College, now Samford University. Mr. Ivey was an automobile dealer and tree farmer in Evergreen most of his life. He was very active in civic affairs and was a deacon at the Evergreen Baptist Church.”
“On Saturday morning, June 19, eight members of Bower Memorial Baptist Church joined in with 63 others in the Bethlehem Association in Monroe County on a week’s mission trip to Monticello, Ky. to help build a new church for the Steubenville Baptist Church.
“The eight people who went on the mission trip to Monticello, Ky. from Bower were Warren and Lottie Johnston, Rodger and Laura Carroll, Travis Cobb, Betty Powell and Geraldine and Hughie Denton.”
31 YEARS AGO
JULY 12, 1984
Local weather reporter Earl Windham reported 1.11 inches of rain on July 7, 1984. He reported a high of 94 on July 7, 1984 and a low of 66 on July 2, 1984.
“Pat Poole romped to an easy victory in Tuesday’s voting for mayor in Evergreen. Poole had wide margins in all five council districts as he piled up 945 votes to easily defeat Mayor Lee Smith and W.B. Epperson.”
“U.S. Senator Jeremiah Denton of Mobile will hold a town meeting in Evergreen on Monday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock. The meeting will be held in the main courtroom of the County Courthouse.”
“Brooklyn O.E.S. Chapter elects officers 1984-85: Brooklyn Chapter 470 has elected officers for the 1984-1985 year. They are as follows: Worthy Matron, Marjorie Findley; Worthy Patron, Joe Findley; Associate Matron, Faye Owens; Associate Patron, Lamar Owens; Conductress, Vivian Lassiter; Associate Conductress, Wanda Andrews; Secretary, Eleanor Cary; Treasurer, Eva Walters; Organist, Adele Amos; Chaplain, Elsie Rabren; Marshal, Dudley Lassiter; Adah, Louise McLendon; Ruth, Juanita Ralls; Esther, Lillian Ramsey; Martha, Carolyn Feagin; Electa, Callie Mae Murphy; Warder, Horace Murphy; and Sentinel, Monroe Ramsey.
“There will be an installation of these officers at the Brooklyn Lodge on Sat., July 14, at 7:30 p.m. Friends are invited to come.”
46 YEARS AGO
JULY 10, 1969
“U.S. Army, Vietnam – Army Private First Class Charles L. Johnson Jr., 20, whose parents live on Rt. 1, Evergreen, was assigned June 4 to the 1st Logistical Command in Vietnam.”
“Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kendall Jr. of Evergreen, Ala., announce the marriage of their daughter, Zilda Lee to Carl Joseph Christopher, April 25, 1969 in Ankara, Turkey.
“The couple has been employed with the Overseas Dependent School of the United States Department of Defense for the past three years.”
“Highway directors, whether male or female, seem to run in the county. Miss Sandra Owens of 108 Crestline Drive, Evergreen, Ala., during recent Girls State activities, was appointed Highway Director for the one-day event, at the Alabama Highway Department. Highway Director, Bob Kendall Jr., gave the temporary director a run-down of her duties, in the presence of her two assistants, Miss Marie Hubbard, Rt. 1, Box 33, Eastaboga, Ala. and Sherry Magill of 948 Gillespie St., Prattville.”
“Pvt-1 Gregory L. Salter of Repton, Rt. E, a member of 1670th Trans Co., Alabama Army National Guard in Evergreen, will report for six-month active training at Ft. Jackson, S.C., July 14, 1969.”
“The economy of Conecuh County is strengthening at the halfway mark of 1969, judging from the semi-annual statements of condition published this week by the county’s three banks.”
61 YEARS AGO
JULY 8, 1954
“Camp Gordon, Ga. – Pvt. Gerald E. Baggett of Rt. 1, Repton, Ala. will graduate this week from the Radio Teletypewriter Repair course, one of the many courses offered at the Southeastern Signal School, Camp Gordon, Ga.”
“It was announced this week by H.G. Pate, Superintendent of Education, that Mrs. Jeretta T. Newton has been employed to replace Miss Kayron Campbell as Supervisor of Instruction in Conecuh County Schools. Miss Campbell has accepted a position in the Butler County school system in a capacity similar to her work in Conecuh County.”
“The fight to keep the Evergreen airways communication station in operation moved a step nearer success last week. A telegram from Senator Lister Hill informs The Courant that the joint Senate-House Conference Committee has approved the restoring of funds for the continued operation of the Evergreen and Anniston Communications Stations.”
“A Conecuh County father and his son lost their lives in a tragic drowning in the waters near Fort Morgan early Saturday morning. It was the only accident over the holiday weekend for this county although over the state a number of people were killed in traffic accidents and drowned.”
“THE WEATHER: No precipitation was reported during the first two days of the period, but scattered to widely scattered showers, mostly in the southern counties occurred everyday thereafter.
“Last week: Evergreen Airport, high 102, low 66. The state high, 106 (Eufaula, Greenville), low 54 (Fayette). Report by the Weather Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce.”
76 YEARS AGO
JULY 13, 1939
“Announcement is being made in this issue that Johnson Bakery will open for business Saturday with a full line of bakery delicacies. The new concern bought the equipment of the Evergreen Bakery and will operate in the same building.”
“On Fri., July 7, children and relatives of John Cunningham Sr., joined in celebrating his 90th birthday with a barbecue at the Country Club.
“Mr. Cunningham was born in Monroe County, but moved with his family to Evergreen about 50 years ago.
“A pilgrimage was made recently by his family to the old home where he was born near Tunnel Springs, Ala. Immediately after the Civil War, he went to Mobile, where he entered Spring Hill College, of which he is the oldest living alumnus.”
“Perry Hudson of McKenzie, while swimming in Pigeon Creek above Davis Dam last Friday afternoon, got too close to the dam and was carried over, striking on the rocks below the dam with such force that he was instantly killed.”
“Friends are sorry to learn that D. Blackwell had the misfortune to have his right arm broken above the wrist on Sunday when a mule kicked him.”