39 YEARS AGO
NOV. 25, 1976
Evergreen weather reporter Earl Windham reported .25 inches of rain on Nov. 16, .12 inches on Nov. 17, .04 inches on Nov. 19, .43 inches on Nov. 20 and .05 inches on Nov. 21. He reported a high temperature of 68 degrees on No. 18 and a low of 30 on Nov. 19.
The Evergreen Rotary Club will hold its annual Charity Ball on Saturday evening, Dec. 11, at Ft. Dave Lewis National Guard Armory from 8:30 to 12:30. The Lucky Boreland Orchestra of Montgomery will play for the dance. Dress will be semi-formal.
A man has been arrested and charged for the attempted robbery of a service station in Castleberry and the shooting of the station owner.
Rochelle Walker Jr. was arrested by Conecuh County Sheriff’s Investigator Leroy Ferrell on Nov. 20. Walker is alleged to have attempted to rob Arthur Wilson’s Service Station. During the attempt, Wilson was shot twice, in the shoulder and elbow, but neither wound was serious.
Sheriff Edwin Booker said that Wilson identified Walker as the man who shot him and attempted the robbery. Walker was also charged with forgery.
The sheriff said that after a preliminary hearing Monday, bond was set at $9,000, pending action by the grand jury.
54 YEARS AGO
NOV. 23, 1961
Picket Is Struck, Booker Charged: Ivey T. Booker, Chairman of Conecuh County Board of Directors, is charged with assault and battery in a warrant signed by Clinton Brown.
Booker allegedly attacked Brown with a battery cable while Brown was on the picket line at Southern Coach and Body Co., Inc. Thursday morning, Nov. 16. The incident occurred after Booker found a quantity of nails in the drive at his residence early that same day.
A spokesman for Brown said his injuries were severe on the back and head.
$1,300 AWARDS OFFERED: Sheriff James Brock said today that the award money leading to information on recent violence has climbed to $900 on the bombing and $400 on the paint remover throwing.
The $900 will go to any person who will release information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the bombing of Ivey Chevrolet Co. on Oct. 23. Any person releasing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or person responsible for the throwing of paint removing substances on automobiles recently will be awarded $400.
SERVES ON ANTIETAM: William C. Braxton Jr., chief storekeeper, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Braxton Sr. of Rt. 1, Owassa, is serving aboard the anti-submarine warfare support aircraft carrier USS Antietam, operating out of Pensacola, Fla.
He reenlisted for six years Oct. 13. Before entering the Navy in November 1945, Braxton attended Evergreen High School in Evergreen.
Plans are complete for what bids to be the “best yet” annual Conecuh County Christmas Carnival here next Wednesday, according to general chairman, Lawton Kamplain of the sponsoring Evergreen Chamber of Commerce.
Several thousand people from over the area are expected to be in Evergreen at 3:30 to witness the parade and welcome Santa Claus. Featured in the parade, in addition to Santa, will be the eight lovely young ladies who are competing to be Queen Joy and Princess Merry and reign over the carnival and holiday season.
69 YEARS AGO
NOV. 28, 1946
Attending the John Rountree funeral last week was a cousin, Jim Atwell of Panama City, Fla., who had last seen the Rountree family October 1891, when he and his brother John Atwell walked over 100 miles from Houston County to Mt. Union in 3-1/2 days.
William Stanley Howell Sr.: W.S. Howell passed away at his home, 10:30 p.m., Nov. 20, following a long illness. He was born in Patsburg, Ala., Oct. 18, 1893, and there he spent his earliest years. After returning home from service in World War I, he moved from Andalusia to his permanent home near Castleberry.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Castleberry and at the time of his death he held the highest office in the lodge.
Masonic services were held at the grave. Interment was made in Hamden Ridge cemetery with Cope Funeral Home in charge.
Pall bearers were all members of the Masonic Lodge and included R.A. Henderson, B.F. Barlow, C.S. Stacey, W.C. Booker, Wilbur Pierce and Ernest Brewton.
Mrs. S.P. Shoemaker attended a banquet on Nov. 19 at the Blue Moon Inn in Montgomery, honoring the Grand Officers of the Grand Chapter, O.E.S., State of Alabama. After the banquet, they were entertained at a party at the Jefferson Davis Hotel.
Ceylon P. Strong was elected chairman of the board of directors of the recently organized Hospital Association of Conecuh County at a meeting of the directors representing the several beats of the county, which was held at the S.S. building of the M.E. Church Friday night, Nov. 22.
84 YEARS AGO
NOV. 26, 1931
City Celebrates Thanksgiving Day: All business places in Evergreen are closed today in observance of Thanksgiving Day, as is the custom here each year. Both schools are closed today and tomorrow, giving pupils and teachers two holidays. Most of the teachers who live elsewhere are taking advantage of the holidays to visit their homes for the weekend. All schools of the county are observing the two days as holidays also.
Union Thanksgiving services were held at the Baptist Church at 6:30 this morning, the sermon being delivered by Dr. J.G. Dickinson.
Conecuh Co. Teacher Dies At Ft. Deposit: Miss Marie Barganier, a teacher in Conecuh, died Nov. 20 at her home in Fort Deposit. She had taught very successfully for three years in this county and began the term at Green Street for this year, but was forced to resign because of ill health.
Camden, Ala., Nov. 23 – Soil which he trod in his boyhood days, youth and business career, tonight shrouds the body of Judge Patrick McArthur Dannelly, 60, who died in a Montgomery hospital Sunday night of injuries suffered in an automobile accident about 10 miles out from the Capital City on the Mobile Road Thursday night.
Since early Sunday night, the town of Camden has been wearing an aspect of mourning. Every man, woman and child in the town knew and admired their probate judge and his sudden death came as a distinct shock not only to Camden, but to every town and hamlet in Wilcox County.