Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Evergreen Courant's News Flashback for March 14, 2017

MARCH 19, 2015

Evergreen weather observer Betty Ellis reported .01 inches of rain on March 9, .01 inches on March 10, .01 inches on March 11 and .13 inches on March 13. She reported a high of 79 degrees on March 15 and a low of 52 on March 15.

City passes first social media policy: During a special called meeting Wednesday night of last week at Evergreen City Hall, the Evergreen City Council voted to pass the city’s first ever social media policy, which sets down the rules for how city employees can use popular social media policy, which sets down the rules for how city employees can use popular social media programs like Facebook and Twitter.
Discussion about a proposed social media policy first reared its head in December when the council unanimously agreed that the city need to have a social media policy in place. During a meeting on Dec. 16, the council voted unanimously to have a social media policy for all city employees drafted immediately.

Coleton Padgett won the Reserve Champion Heifer Award during the 70th Annual Conecuh County Steer & Heifer Show Feb. 23 at Breaking Ridge Farms in Evergreen.

The members of the “Biggest Losers in Conecuh County” celebrated their six-year anniversary Monday morning at Carver Recreation Center in Evergreen.

MARCH 15, 1990

Tracy Covin exhibited the Grand Champion of the 45th annual Conecuh County 4-H and FFA Steer Show on March 5. Farmers Cooperative Market of Frisco City bought the steer for $1.25 per pound.

Tommy Burt had the Reserve Champion of the 45th annual Conecuh County 4-H and FFA Steer Show. Owassa Woodyard represented by Joe Nichols paid $1.26 per pound for the steer.

Evergreen City Clerk Mrs. Laurice A. Baggett has received a diploma from the Alabama Judicial College certifying that she has successfully completed the Municipal Court Seminar for Court and Police Officials during the period March 8-9, 1990. The Judicial College is at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
As City Clerk, Mrs. Baggett serves as clerk of the Evergreen Municipal Court which is presided over by Municipal Judge Joe B. Nix Jr.

Evergreen weather observer Harry Ellis reported no rain between March 5 and March 11. He reported a high of 83 degrees on March 11 and a low of 37 on March 11.

Attorney General Don Siegelman brought his campaign for governor to town Tuesday afternoon of last week and had a little time to do some politicking in the Courthouse area before holding a public meeting at 2:30 in the courtroom. He asked Shelby Waters and Tracy Chandler for their support while visiting Conecuh-Monroe Counties Gas District.

MARCH 18, 1965

The 1965 Miss Evergreen will be crowned next Friday night, March 26, at the Evergreen City School. There are 44 lovely young ladies from Evergreen High School who are competing for the title this year. Out-of-town judges will select the winner.

Ronnie Shaver and this fine fat calf are a reminder that the annual Conecuh County 4-H and FFA Fat Calf Show will soon be here. The show will be held at Conecuh Cooperative Stockyard’s show arena next month. Ronnie and his calf, which took Reserve Champion honors in last year’s show are featured on the current calendar of the Evergreen FFA Chapter. Ronnie is an outstanding member of the chapter which has Dave Fleming as advisor.

Mr. and Mrs. D.T. Stuart attended the graduation of Miss Nell Stuart from Auburn University at its Winter Quarter exercises Wed., March 17, at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Watkins Batt Castleberry, 68, native of Conecuh County and a resident of Birmingham for many years died March 11, 1965. He was a graduate of Auburn’s School of Veterinary Medicine and gave more than 40 years of devoted service to the profession. He was a member of the Exchange Club and a Mason.

Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Donovan joined Mr. and Mrs. Troy Cox of New Orleans at Natchez, Miss., and toured the antebellum homes there.

MARCH 21, 1940

Following a long illness, Dennis Percy Moore, 52, former citizen of Evergreen, died at a veterans hospital in San Ferdinand, Calif., Thurs., March 14. His remains were brought to his home in Andalusia Monday afternoon and funeral services were held at Mason cemetery at Dixie Tuesday morning at 10:30 with Masonic rites.
He was a World War veteran and was gassed while in the service overseas, an injury which is believed to have brought on the diseases that resulted in his death.

Wednesday’s Fire Damages Residence of James J. Lee: Fire which is believed to have originated from the kitchen flue about three o’clock Wednesday afternoon, did slight damage to the residence of James J. Lee, Tax Assessor of Conecuh County, before it could be extinguished. The fire broke out in the shingle roof over the dining room and burned a hole about four or five feet square. The interior was damaged to some extend by water.

Kelly & Hagood Form Law Partnership Here: J. Lamar Kelly, local attorney who is present in Montgomery serving as District Supervisor of the census, and Travis L. Hagood Jr., have formed a partnership, to practice under the firm name of Kelly & Hagood.
Mr. Hagood graduated in Law at the University of Alabama in the class of 1939. He was very active in class and school activities, and is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is the son of Travis L. Hagood Sr., a native of this county who is now actively engaged in the drug business in Brewton.

Luke Bragg, a student of Repton High School, Repton, will represent this county in the congressional district finals of The Birmingham News-Age Herald oratorical contest to be held at McKenzie Friday night, April 5.

MARCH 17, 1915

R.F. Croom will make his new brick building two stories instead of one as at first designed. The second will be used as Knights of Pythias and Woodmen Hall. This will be a beautiful place for a meeting hall for these two fraternal orders.

Gov. Glenn Coming: Ex.-Gov. Glenn of North Carolina will address the citizens of Evergreen and Conecuh County at the courthouse on Wed., March 24, 1915 at two o’clock p.m. Gov. Glenn is one of the leading and most brilliant orators in behalf of the prohibition cause in the South and his coming will be a matter of considerable interest throughout the county.

Bob Simmons of Flat Rock has an automobile which he gets more benefit out of than hundreds of other car owners. He uses it to thrash velvet beans and peas, husk corn and grind feed, and when he wants to come to town or go anywhere, he hops into his car and is soon at his destination.

Robt. H. Jones and Henry D. Moorer were among the successful applicants before the Supreme Court recently for license to practice law. Both are most excellent young men, energetic and deserving, and The Courant wishes for each of them the fullest measure of success in their chosen profession.

Henry B. Vincent, head of the organ department of Chatauqua Institution, will given an organ recital on the night of March 19th or 20th, under the auspices of the Ladies Aid Society at the Methodist Church.

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