25 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 27, 1990
National Guard to leave Saturday: Members of Monroeville’s Army National Guard unit must report to Fort Short Millsap today for active duty and prepare to leave for Fort Rucker near Dothan by 10 a.m. Saturday, said Sgt. James C. Rowell.
A total of 112 local people will be going, Rowell said. The operation is in support of Operation Desert Shield in the Middle East.
Excel dominates Linden to get third straight win: Excel High School played a game of “keep away” Friday in Linden when the Panthers routed Linden High School, 34-14, in a clash of ranked 2A football teams.
Top-ranked Excel ran off 81 offensive plays, while holding the tenth-ranked Patriots to just 19 snaps.
(Standout Excel players in that game included Chris McCall, Bryan Luker, Tony Maye, Gerald Millender and Mack Ross. Bo Bishop was Excel’s head coach.)
Court calls for hearing in McMillian’s appeal: A state appeals court Friday called for a hearing in Walter “Johnny D.” McMillian’s appeal of his capital murder conviction in the death of Ronda Morrison.
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has questions about whether a deal was worked out with one of the witnesses against McMillian without his knowledge. The appeals court ordered the Baldwin County Circuit Court, where the case was tried, to conduct an evidentiary hearing.
50 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 23, 1965
Junior College Classes To Open Thursday; Registration Monday: The Patrick Henry Junior College at Monroeville will open next Monday morning with registration of students and then classes will begin Thursday.
B.E. Lee, president, said an assembly for the students will be held at the fellowship hall of the Methodist Church at 8 a.m. Monday.
Giving welcome addresses at the general assembly program Monday morning will be Rev. A.F. Howington, Rev. L. Reed Polk and Judge David Nettles.
MCHS Downs Evergreen 28-0 For Second Win This Season: Scoring once in each quarter, two via pass interceptions, the Monroe County High Tigers downed the Evergreen Aggies 28-0 last Friday night.
The MCHS defense, led by John Sawyer, Curt Wideman and Frank McCreary, played an important role in the game, holding Evergreen to only three first downs, 41 yards rushing and 37 yards passing.
(Other standout MCHS players in that game included Roger Brown, Randy McDonald, John McKnight, Tommy McMillon and Mike Segers.)
Burnt Corn Store, PO Are Robbed: The post office and Sam Lowery’s Store at Burnt Corn were burglarized Sunday night, according to state and postal investigators.
B.R. Wilson, postal inspector out of the Mobile office, and J.F. Gardner, state investigator of Evergreen, said about $75 was missing from the post office safe and an undetermined amount of money was missing from Sam Lowery’s Store.
75 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 26, 1940
Mattress Program For Monroe County: Over 4,000 cotton mattresses have been made by farm families of Monroe County in the cotton mattress demonstration program, under which low income families have been supplied with cotton and ticking. The program has been designed to make part of the cotton surplus available to low income families.
Text Of Registration Proclamation By President Roosevelt: The text of President Roosevelt’s proclamation calling upon all men 21 through 35 to register Wed., Oct. 16, for compulsory military service follows…
Preaching At Old Scotland Sunday: Sun., Sept. 29, being a fifth Sunday there will be the regular quarterly preaching services at Old Scotland Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. As usual, there will be dinner on the ground. In view of the services at Old Scotland, there will be no preaching services at the Monroeville Presbyterian Church.
BEATRICE: Mr. Jimmie McMillan left for Atlanta last Monday to take the examination for entrance to the Naval Air Corps in Pensacola, Fla.
PETERMAN: Mr. Walter Buford of Montgomery, Mrs. C.L. Murphy and Mrs. M.A. Stanton motored to Repton Thursday to visit relatives.
100 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 23, 1915
A mass meeting of citizens of various sections of the county was held at the courthouse on Wednesday of last week for the purpose of recommending persons for appointment as members of the new board of revenue recently created by the legislature for Monroe County.
The number present was variously estimated at 250 to 500, and many of those present did not participate in the proceedings, 134 being the highest number of votes registered for any candidate placed in nomination.
The following gentlemen were recommended to the governor for appointment as members of the new board: First district, W.S. Bowden; second district, T.E. Dennis Sr.; third district, G.A. Fountain; fourth district, W.L. Shannon.
D.L. Neville has been appointed game warden for Monroe County. He announces that he will endeavor to see that the game laws are strictly observed.
Mr. C.R. Crooks will take charge of the Wiggins Hotel on Oct. 1
Mr. J.W. Rikard of Gulfport, Miss. spent a few days last week with relatives here. Mr. Rikard is just recovering from an attack of typhoid fever.
Get your Lyceum tickets now and save money. Reserved seats are being rapidly taken. Our first attraction, “The Musical Entertainers,” will appear Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. Secure your seats now. Write or see J.O. SIMMONS, Monroeville, Ala.