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The Evergreen Courant's News Flashback for March 15, 2016

George C. Wallace
MARCH 19, 1992

Local weather observer Harry Ellis reported .65 inches of rain on March 9 and .35 inches on March 10. He reported a high of 81 degrees on March 9 and lows of 29 on March 10 and March 11.

The 47th Annual Conecuh County 4-H and FFA Steer Show will be held Mon., March 23, 1992 at the Evergreen Cooperative Stockyard Livestock Arena.
The exhibitors of steers will be Michael Lambert, Vanessa Stuart, Courtney Cook, Jeff Myers, Jonathan Jernigan, Shannon Pugh, Will Cook, Wendy Stacey, Shannon Ballard, Chip Stacey, Britt Ward, Amy Ballard and Jennifer Pettis.

Kellie Coker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Coker of Evergreen, was named Junior Miss Alpha 1992 at the annual Miss Alpha Pageant held March 5 at Sparta Academy. Kellie is the granddaughter of Mrs. Sarah Coker of Evergreen and is in the seventh grade.

Journalism professor Ed Williams, Conecuh County native, has been named Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts.
Williams was recognized at the Student Government Association’s annual Honors Day Banquet recently.
A 1971 graduate of Evergreen High School, Williams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edsel Williams of Owassa. He attended Jefferson Davis State Junior College inn Brewton from 1971-72 and received his B.S. and M.A. degrees at the University of Alabama.

MARCH 17, 1977

Local weather observer Earl Windham reported .20 inches of rain on March 9, .82 inches on March 10, .09 inches on March 11 and 1.98 inches on March 12. He reported a high of 80 on March 13 and a low of 28 on March 8.

This metal storage building on Salter Street, next to Evergreen Gin, is going up rapidly. It is being constructed for South American Lumber Imports, a new local enterprise headed by veteran lumberman L.W. “Sonny” Price Jr. SALI will specialize in quality Bolivian mahogany and first quality Southern Pine for the furniture industries.

Council votes to rescind action on Wallace Drive: At its meeting Tuesday night, the Evergreen City Council voted to rescind its action changing the name of that portion of Highway 83 North from the I-65 interchange to Rural Street to George C. Wallace Drive. The matter will be open for discussion at the next meeting on Tues., April 5.
The council had voted at its last meeting on March 1 to designate that portion of the street as Wallace Drive. It is currently named Liberty Hill Drive. Residents of Liberty Hill Drive had protested the change and some of them were present at the meeting Tuesday night to present a petition against the change.
One councilman, Lomax Cassady, has researched the matter and found that Liberty Hill Drive actually ends at Chapman Street and the remainder of the stretch is known as Skinnerton Road or Highway 83 North. He plans to suggest that the stretch from Chapman Street to the I-65 interchange be designated George C. Wallace Drive, he told The Courant.

MARCH 15, 1962

Flames Destroy Small Plane Here: A single engine private plane was destroyed by fire Tuesday at Middleton Field shortly after its pilot landed to check a sputtering engine.
Alabama Highway Patrol Cpl. B.J. Gatlin said pilot of the plane was Carl T. (Shorty) Carden, 44-year-old employee of Wright Contracting Co., Columbus, Ga.
Carden, a Brewton resident, was burned on the hands when he attempted to check the engine on a taxi strip of the main landing lane.
Cpl. Gatlin said Carden told him he had been flying over a section of pavement under construction on new Interstate Highway between Georgiana and Greenville.
Carden said the motor was sounding funny and when he got out to check it after landing, the engine caught fire.

A widely-known Alabama weekly newspaper publisher, civic worker and humorist will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will be held Thursday night, March 22, at 7:30 at the Evergreen Recreation Center, according to Chamber President W.T. (Jack) Wild.
Herve Charest Jr., publisher of The Tallassee Tribune, will bring the members and guests a bit of everything, including laughs, when he speaks on “THEMLYINGNEWSPAPERS.”

MARCH 20, 1947

Fat Calf Show – Stock Yards – Evergreen, Ala. – Mon., March 31, 1947 – TIME: 9:30 A.M. – 4-H Club Boys & Girls, F.F.A. Chapter, F.H.A. Chapter - $250 Prizes To Be Awarded – GUEST SPEAKER: GOV. “BIG JIM” FOLSOM – Formal Dedication of Conecuh Producer’s Cooperative – Music By Maxwell Field Band – Sponsored by Evergreen Junior Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Extension Service and Vocational Ag. Dept.

WE ARE SORRY: We are sorry that due to the illness of our Linotype operator, E.B. James, The Courant is coming to you a day later than usual. Mr. James was taken ill Monday and was not able to return to work until Thursday P.M. We were also forced to omit numerous news items and quite a number of ads. These will appear in next issue, though later than intended.

Brooklyn Sergeant Serves In Japan: With the Eighth Army in Tokyo, Japan – Staff Sgt. William H. Alexander, Brooklyn, Ala., serves with the 8th Engineer Squadron attached to the famous 1st Cavalry Division in the occupation of the Japanese capitol.
Alexander, now communications chief for the 8th Engineers, has served in the army since June 26, 1941. Sgt. Alexander was an instructor in the states until June 7, 1944, when he sailed to the Pacific Theatre of Operations and took part in the Philippine and Okinawa campaigns.
Sgt. Alexander arrived in the 8th Engineers Feb. 18, 1947. Staff Sgt. Alexander is the son of Mr. A.L. Alexander of Brooklyn, Ala.

MARCH 17, 1932

OLD PISTOL NEARLY FATAL TO BOY: An old cap and ball pistol which had been used for a plaything for more than a year, and which in all probability was 100 years old, almost proved to be a fatal instrument last week for Henry Mac Stallworth, 11-year-old boy living a few miles from Evergreen.
The boy, according to a statement from his father, Henry Stallworth, found the old pistol about a year ago and had been playing with it at various times since. Last Tuesday was hog-killing day at the man’s house and a large fire had been built in the yard to be used in connection with the work.
For some reason the boy decided to throw the old pistol in the fire, not thinking it loaded or capable of doing any damage. Soon after he had done so, a loud explosion occurred and cry from the boy was heard. Upon examination it was found that the ball from the pistol had hit the boy in the forehead, striking the skull and ranging upward. He was carried to Dr. G.G. Newton, who removed the bullet from under the skin near the top of his head. The wound was not serious, but might easily have been had the bullet entered the skull.
The pistol was of the cap and ball style and it is believed that the load was left in it years and years ago when it was discarded, the powder being protected from deterioration by having been sealed in the cylinder.

FIDDLER’S CONVENTION: Remember the “Fiddler’s Convention” to be given by the O.E.S. at the City School auditorium on April 1 at 8:00. Admission 10 cents and 25 cents. Come and play your fiddle, for you may win the $25 violin given for first prize. Enroll with Miss Verna McCreary in this contest.

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