FEB. 24, 1966
C of C meeting is tonight at 7: Every seat is expected to be taken tonight at seven when the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce holds its annual banquet meeting. Site of the affair is the Evergreen High School lunchroom.
Main pulling power for the meeting is the guest speaker, MacDonald Gallion of Montgomery. The former Alabama Attorney General is a popular figure in the state and generally recognized as one of the finest office-holders ever to serve the state.
Plans for the opening of an office in Evergreen are announced today by Southern Pine Electric Cooperative. The office is to open Tues., March 1, in the new building on Desplouse Street directly across from the Evergreen Methodist Church.
President Hugh Brown of Brownville and Manager Tom Perry of Brewton made the announcement.
Beverly Sue Griffin of Evergreen represented Conecuh County in the Alabama Junior Miss Pageant in Birmingham recently. Sue was sponsored by the Evergreen Jaycees who stage the Conecuh Junior Miss Pageant.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The son of a Repton woman has been decorated for B-52 Strato Fortress bombing missions in South Vietnam.
Capt. Jerry E. Ikner, son of Mrs. Lottie B. Ikner of Rt. 1, received the U.S. Air Force Air Medal at Carswell AFB, Texas, where he is permanently assigned. The electronics warfare officer was cited for outstanding airmanship on bombing runs against Viet Cong targets.
65 YEARS AGO
FEB. 22, 1951
Chances are good that construction of the proposed Conecuh County hospital under the Hill-Burton Act may get underway this year or early in 1952. This statement was made this week by Clay H. Dean, Director of the hospital planning division of the State Department of Public Health in a letter to the Conecuh County Hospital Association.
Alma Martin Post No. 50 of the American Legion is being reorganized following a meeting at the courthouse Tuesday night. A number of interested veterans were at the meeting Tuesday night. Wallace Ward and Ed James were appointed as a membership committee and are now accepting dues and issuing membership cards.
The spring term of Conecuh County Circuit Court convened here Monday morning with Judge F.W. Hare presiding. The grand jury was organized with Hugh M. Brown as foreman and after an able charge by Judge Hare promptly began its investigations with the assistance of Circuit Solicitor A.H. Elliott and County Solicitor E.C. Page Jr.
Effective Mon., Feb. 19, J.R. Daughtry became local manager of the Piggly Wiggly, succeeding Mack Everage who had been here since this store was purchased by Euclid Cook of Andalusia last year. Mr. Everage has been transferred back to Andalusia as manager of the Piggly Wiggly store there.
80 YEARS AGO
FEB. 27, 1936
Actual work was begun Monday on the Standard Oil Co. service station to be constructed at the intersection of West Front and Cooper streets, following completion of negotiations and survey of the site.
Mr. T.L. Brantley’s car was hit (in Repton) by Passenger Train No. 4 Saturday p.m. Mr. Brantley was the only occupant of the car and received some severe cuts and bruises and several broken ribs. He was given first aid treatment at Dr. Carter’s office after which he was carried to Carter’s Hospital. The car was completely demolished.
Evergreen Theatre – “The Home of Good Pictures” – SUNDAY AND MONDAY, MARCH 1-2 – “Mutiny on the Bounty” – starring Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone – Liberty Gave It 4 Stars – Matinee Sunday 2 p.m. continuous to 6 p.m. – Sunday Night 8:15 – Bargain Matinee Monday 3:15 p.m., Special Matinee Tues., 3:15. 2 Adults 35 cents, Regular Admission 10-25 cents.
Tables Turned When Injured Man Convicted: The man who got shot was convicted of a charge of assault and battery with a weapon in County Court Monday when Isadore Nunley was convicted and fined $25 and costs.
Tried on a warrant sworn out by Harvey Reid, who shot Nunley during an affray at Repton sometime ago, testimony showed that Nunley advanced on Reid with an axe, whereupon Nunley was shot in the leg. Reid was not injured.
95 YEARS AGO
FEB. 23, 1921
First ripe strawberries of the season were exhibited here on the 16th by E.C. Lee taken from his Castleberry farm. This is the earliest on record. Mr. Lee stated that if weather conditions continued favorable berries will be moving in car lots from Castleberry in a short while.
Castleberry, Feb. 20 – J.D. Clark, 15-year-old son of W.A. Clark, well known farmer residing about six miles east of Castleberry, was instantly killed late Saturday when the shotgun, it is thought he was attempting to clean, was discharged and the load of shot entered the boy’s breast and stomach.
E.H. Morgan, an aged and highly esteemed citizen of Mantl, in the northern part of this county, died suddenly and unexpectedly on the night of the 15th, aged 79 years.
He was born, reared and spent his entire life in that community, and had the full confidence and esteem of all who knew him.
Dr. H.H. Kendrick is in Atlanta taking a special course in certain important work in dentistry and will be absent several days.
STRAWBERRY YIELD PROBABLY BUMPER: Castleberry, Feb. 17 – 175 to 200 cars is the estimate local growers and shippers are placing on the size of this year’s strawberry crop. While this total, if reached, will not exceed the average for the past five years.
110 YEARS AGO
FEB. 28, 1906
The Evergreen Bottling Co. have opened a supply depot next door to McNutt’s barber shop, and will be prepared to supply dealers with bottled soda water, ginger ale, etc. on short notice.
A short time ago The Courant made mention of a monster turnip grown by J.J. Pearce of Bowles, which weighed 7-3/4 pounds. Our townsman, Frank Simmons, goes him one better bringing us one the other day which tipped the scales at 9-1/2 pounds. Next!
Mrs. J.A. Murphey (at Mt. Union) happened to have the sad misfortune to lose her smoke house and all her meat by fire last Thursday.
The Daughters of the Confederacy will make a donation to the Soldiers’ Home at Mountain Creek at an early date and earnestly desire the cooperation of every Confederate veteran. As this is the first donation to the Home from the local chapter U.D.C. it is hoped our citizens will respond liberally. All contributions may be left at the McCreary Drug Store. – Mrs. M. McCreary, Pres. U.D.C. and Mrs. Edwin C. Page, Cor. Secretary.
Miss Lucille Bizzelle of Monroeville will give a recital in the circuit courtroom on the evening of March 8 for the benefit of the new Methodist church. Miss Bizzelle has studied under prominent teachers at Wheatcroft Dramatic School and Lawrence School of New York City, Morgan School of Chicago, and has only returned from Boston where she took a special course in Emerson College. She has given recitals in New York City and in a number of towns and cities in this State and has been given the most flattering press notices of her splendid ability to entertain.