Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Evergreen Courant's News Flashback for Nov. 8, 2016

NOV. 9, 1950

All offices at the Court House will be closed Sat., Nov. 11, in observance of Armistice Day. All persons having business to transact at the courthouse should bear this in mind. The post office and all other business houses will be open, according to the best information available.

The First Baptist Church of Evergreen will have a homecoming and dedication program Sun., Nov. 19, according to an announcement made this week by Rev. Sam Granade, pastor.
The church has just about completed a modern educational building and on this date a dedication service will be held. Dr. A. Hamilton Reid, executive secretary of the Alabama Baptist Convention, will preach at the morning service and also deliver the dedicatory address.

A grand cooking school will be held at the Pix Theatre tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock. Admission to the school is absolutely free, courtesy Canterbury Hardware, Inc., local Philco dealer.
Miss Eliza Clark, Philco’s nationally known home economist, will conduct the school.

County Finals Of Jaycee Speech Contest Friday: Conecuh County finals of the “Voice of Democracy” contest sponsored by the Evergreen Junior Chamber of Commerce will be held at Evergreen High School tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 o’clock. Winners of the contest will have his speech transcribed for entry in the state finals.

NOV. 14, 1935

County Fair Attended By Great Crowds Both Days: Eight thousand Conecuh County citizens were back home this week talking about what they had seen and heard at their first fair since 1916 and virtually all of them agreed that it was the best that had been staged in the county’s history.
The two-day festival came to an end Friday night with a square dance and a fiddlers convention. It had begun Thursday morning with a parade by the national guard, the American Legion, a Montgomery band and the floats of Evergreen merchants and others.

BOARD OPENS BIDS ON CASTLEBERRY SCHOOL TODAY: The County Board of Education will be in session today at 10 o’clock for the purpose of opening bids on the construction of the proposed school building at Castleberry. This building is to be constructed as a PWA project and is estimated to cost approximately $49,000, forty-five percent of which cost will be borne by the PWA and the remainder by the County Board of Education.
When completed the building will accommodate both the grammar and high school.

Mrs. Mary R. Brantley, 61, one of Burnt Corn’s most beloved women died suddenly Sunday morning at her home after being ill only since Friday night. She was the wife of A.O. Brantley, prominent resident of that community who himself has been seriously ill for some time.

NOV. 10, 1920

Mitchel B. Salter, one of Evergreen’s oldest and most esteemed citizens, died on Tuesday afternoon after a brief illness. Deceased was 81 years old.
He carried an empty sleeve as a visible evidence of service in the war between the states. He was an enthusiastic member of the local camp of veterans from its formation and took an active interest in its work up to the time of his death.
He had been repeatedly honored by being elected treasurer of this county and held that office up to the time it was abolished by the state legislature.
The funeral occurred Wednesday afternoon from his late home on Main Street, conducted by Dr. J.A. Peterson.

Official Vote in Conecuh: The official count of votes in the recent election made on Friday last shows the following results:
Electors for president – Democratic, 1,315; Republican, 189.
U.S. Senator – Underwood, 1,315; Reynolds, 149.
Heflin, 1592; Lunsford, 118.

The state highway commission has selected the North-South road as the state highway for Butler County.
The road leads from Greenville north, which is known as the Fort Dale road to the Lowndes County line, about 12 miles away. It leads south to Georgiana, thence to McKenzie. At McKenzie, a road will be built to the Conecuh County line, a little to the southwest, and one to the Covington County line, a little to the southeast.

NOV. 8, 1905

Circuit Clerk S.L. Tisdale spent Monday in Greenville.

The regular term of Commissioners Court convened on Monday, and Judge Dean being absent, the court adjourned without transacting any business, until Nov. 20 when Judge Dean will be at home. He is still in Hot Springs with his sick brother, who, we are glad to state, is improving.

Hon. J.J. Sullivan of Pensacola has been here several days with old friends. He and his family have been in Tennessee during the yellow fever epidemic in Pensacola, but will return home as soon as the fever has been stamped out.

Hon. C.R. Bricken was last week elected Colonel of the Second Regiment, Alabama National Guards, to succeed Col. E.H. Graves. Col. Bricken was in no sense a candidate for the position and the honor conferred upon him is all the more deserved. His many friends here and elsewhere in the state congratulate him upon this distinguished military honor.

Public Speaking! Hon. W.H. Seymour, President of the Alabama Division of the Southern Cotton Growers’ Association, will address the farmers of this county at the courthouse on Fri., Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. A large attendance is desired.

Rev. W.S. Wade preached a very able sermon in the Methodist church on Sunday night. Mr. Wade has almost entirely recovered from his recent illness, which is truly gratifying to his many friends throughout the State.

NOV. 13, 1890

The Conecuh Guards, under their efficient and popular captain, will attend the inaugural of Governor Jones.

Senator N. Stallworth and Representative R.A. Lee are at their posts, alive to the interests of their constituency.

Should any emergency arise in Conecuh County, the first thought of the people would be the Conecuh Guards. When there is no danger apprehended, we are apt not to think much about our soldier boys; but let any lawless element arise, we would very soon see the necessity of a well-disciplined company. This company has been Capt. Gantt’s especial pride and he has given his time and his money to bring it to its present efficiency, and he and those he commands should be encouraged by the people of the county. We know not when we may need them.

Joe Jackson, Rube Burrow’s right hand man, met his fate Monday at Jackson, Miss. He was confined in the penitentiary building awaiting his trial for train robbery. He had by some means got possession of a large knife; when his cell was opened in the morning, he rushed out and ascended to the third story. The officers closed in on him, rendering escape impossible. Suddenly, he leaped to the brick floor 60 feet below, his neck was broken and he was taken up dead. Rube Smith, a cousin and a partner of Burrow’s, is now on trial and was in prison with Jackson.

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