SEPT. 19, 2013
Local weather reporter Betty Ellis reported no rainfall between Sept. 9 and Sept. 15, 2013. She reported a high temperature of 92 degrees on Sept. 9 and a low of 63 degrees on Sept. 14.
“Thirteen-month-old Kinsley Brewton and her 22-month-old brother Aaron Brewton show off the gigantic watermelon grown by their parents, Joey and Ava Brewton of Lyeffion. The Brewtons harvested this monster melon on Sunday, and it tipped the scales at 206.4 pounds, just four pounds shy of the state record. Joey Brewton brought the melon by The Courant on Monday and said he was on the way to Evergreen Nursing Home, where residents planned to chow down on the melon tomorrow.”
“Bubba’s to be featured on TV: An Evergreen restaurant will be featured on a Montgomery television station tomorrow evening.
“Bubba’s BBQ, located at 281 State Highway 83 in Evergreen, just off I-65’s Exit 96, will be featured on WSFA’s ‘County Road 12’ segment Friday at 6 p.m. TV news anchor Judd Davis and cameraman Jeff Harrison visited Evergreen on Tuesday and interviewed Bubba’s BBQ owner Pat Poole for two hours and also took the time to enjoy plates of BBQ ribs, pork and brisket.
“Davis told Poole that someone who’d eaten at Bubba’s mailed WSFA a brochure from the restaurant, which prompted the station to consider featuring the restaurant on ‘County Road 12.’
17 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 17, 1998
Local weather reporter Harry Ellis reported .10 inches of rain on Sept. 11 and .25 inches on Sept. 12. He reported a high of 96 degrees on Sept. 8 and a low of 66 on Sept. 13.
“New office supply store welcomed recently: Representatives from the Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce and the City of Evergreen welcomed Office Connection recently with a ribbon cutting. The new office supply store is located in the old Dress For Less building next door to Regions Bank on East Front Street. The store is co-owned by Pat Dannelly and Jasper Davis.”
“The Evergreen City Council held its second meeting of the month at the Evergreen City Hall Tuesday night.
“While the agenda was full, the council made short work of the items listed.
“(The council) approved payment to Duncan Builders in the amount of $37,102.22 for work on the depot.
“(The council) appointed Pete Wolff III, David Taylor and James East to another term on the Evergreen Industrial Development Board.”
“Mrs. Jodie Garrett was recently honored during the morning worship services at the Evergreen Baptist Church. Mrs. Garrett retired after 35 years of working with pre-school age children. She was presented a plaque in recognition of her dedicated service to her Lord, her children and her church. Pictured with Mrs. Garrett is Tom Nielsen, Sunday School Director, and Rev. Phil Weaver.”
32 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 15, 1983
Local weather reporter Earl Windham reported .17 inches of rain on Sept. 4, .25 inches on Sept. 5, .54 inches on Sept. 6, and .42 inches on Sept. 7. He reported a high of 93 degrees on Sept. 10 and a low of 65 on Sept. 8.
“Junior Miss competition here Oct. 8: Several standout members of the area high schools’ class of 1984 are among the entries in the Conecuh County Junior Miss competition.
“The local program will be held on Sat., Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Evergreen City School under the sponsorship of the Pilot Club of Evergreen, franchise fees paid by the First Alabama Bank of Conecuh County.”
“Work is underway to add courtroom: Work is underway on a renovation of the second floor of the addition to the Conecuh County Courthouse that will provide another courtroom. The Grand Jury Room and the Auditorium are involved in the renovation.
“When completed, the project will provide a courtroom (much smaller than the present one), jury room and witness rooms and bathrooms to provide facilities for female and male jurors and witnesses.”
“Sgt. Robert Taylor of the Evergreen Police Department finished in the top of his class of over 200 officers receiving two weeks advanced police training with the 8830th MP BDE at Fort Meade, Maryland recently. Sgt. Taylor is holding the trophy he was awarded for shooting a perfect score at the firearms range.”
47 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 19, 1968
“PIX THEATRE – Fri., Sat., Sun. – Truman Capote’s IN COLD BLOOD is ‘Excellent! Sends Shivers Down The Spine! The Film is Electrifying! It Leaves One Chilled!’ – Bosley Crowther, New York Times – Positively No One Under 16 Admitted Unless Accompanied by Parents or Guardian.”
“Fall term of court opens here Monday: Trial of criminal cases in the Fall Term of Circuit Court, Conecuh County, will begin here Monday morning with Circuit Judge Robert E.L. Key presiding. Prosecuting for the State will be District Attorney Ralph L. Jones of Monroeville and County Solicitor Henry J. Kinzer of Evergreen. There are 16 cases on the docket, according to Circuit Clerk Leon A. Salter.”
“Council grants building permits: Two building permits were granted by the Evergreen City Council at its meeting Tuesday night. Judge Robert Key received a permit for an addition to his residence on Monte Sano. Poole Truck Line received a permit for construction of its new terminal on the access road between Highway 83 and Loree Road parallel to Interstate 65. The terminal includes three buildings.
“The remainder of the meeting was consumed in discussions with no other business transacted.
“The two new councilmen-elect, Clarence E. (Buddy) Evers and Robert H. Moorer, attended the meeting. It was the final regular meeting for two councilmen, W.T. (Jack) Wild, who did not seek a third term, and Bob Bozeman, who was defeated in a bid for a second term.”
62 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 17, 1953
“Castleberry Carrier Served Nearly 40 Years: R.H. Meacham of Castleberry recently retired after almost 40 years service with the U.S. Postal Department as a rural mail carrier.
“Mr. Meacham began carrying the mail in the horse and buggy days. His first route was 26 miles long and had grown to 70 miles at the time of his retirement. When he began, the route served 75 mail boxes and today is serves 266. During his years of service, Mr. Meacham served under six different postmasters and was acting postmaster of the Castleberry Post Office for 10 months at one time.”
“Widow Is Brutally Attacked And Raped; Attacker Is Jailed: A 59-year-old widow was reported in fair condition at the Conecuh County Hospital in Evergreen after being brutally beaten, choked and attacked by an assailant at her rural home in this county Sunday night.
“Conecuh County Sheriff John H. Brock said he has jailed Willie Miles, 36, a Kilby Prison parolee, on charges of rape. The sheriff said Miles who was living in the Skinnerton community about 20 miles north of here had signed a statement admitting the attack.
“Sheriff Brock said the assault took place about 7:30 o’clock Sunday night when the man broke into the rural house where the woman lived alone. After brutally beating and choking the woman and attacking her, the assailant warned the woman not to call the authorities. She was afraid to leave her house until Monday morning when she walked to her brother’s home a mile away.”