Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Evergreen Courant's News Flashback for March 28, 2017

Congressman Terry Everett
MARCH 27, 2003

Evergreen weather observer Harry Ellis reported .56 inches of rain on March 17 and .07 inches on March 18. He reported a high of 84 degrees on March 19 and a low of 44 on March 23.

Kiwanis Club President Patricia Flower welcomed Johnny Mack Grace to this past Tuesday’s club meeting. Grace was the guest speaker and is a Vietnam veteran. He told the club about his time in Vietnam and how he was injured.

More than 200 Alabama farmers attended the annual Washington, D.C. Legislative Trip March 17-18 sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation. While in Washington, Federation members met with Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman as well as congressman and senators from Alabama. Pictured are Congressman Terry Everett, Melinda Dunn and Federation Secretary/Treasurer Steve Dunn of Conecuh County.

Sgt. Oranda Fair deployed to Kuwait: Sgt. Oranda “Bear” Fair, Headquarters 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD), Ft. McPherson, Ga., has been deployed to Kuwait to an undisclosed location.
He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1993 and joined the United States Army. He is the son of Diane and Willie J. Fair, both of Evergreen.

Lori Ellis placed a yellow ribbon on the fence downtown to honor her son, Spec. Justin Ellis, who is currently awaiting deployment at Fort Benning, Ga. to go fight in the Gulf War. Her husband, Mike, served in the first Gulf War in 1991.

MARCH 30, 1978

Evergreen weather observer Earl Windham reported .03 inches of rain on March 22. He also reported a high of 80 degrees on March 24 and lows of 36 on March 20 and March 26.

Nine criminal cases are set Spring Docket: There are nine cases set on the Criminal Docket for the Spring Term of Circuit Court of Conecuh County, according to Circuit Clerk Jean Ralls. All of the cases are set for Monday.
History is probably being made as no jurors are being called for duty for the term of criminal court. Attorneys for all of the defendants have indicated that all of their clients will enter pleas of guilty Monday.

Albert Daryl Harper of Evergreen has been named to the Dean’s List at Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, Ga., for the winter quarter.

March of Dimes Super Walk ’78 set Saturday: Several hundred Conecuh Countians, mostly students in county schools, will take part in Super Walk 78 this Saturday to raise funds for the March of Dimes. These funds will be used in the National Foundation’s fight against birth defects.
The walkers are to meet at Fort Dave Lewis National Guard Armory at eight o’clock Saturday morning. After final instructions are given, the walkers are to get underway as near nine o’clock as possible.
The walk begins and ends at the Armory and covers 12 miles. Lunch will be served at the Armory at the conclusion of the walk. Awards and prizes will also be given to the walkers at that time.

MARCH 26, 1953

Evergreen City Clerk John Hunter Thornley has tendered his resignation to the City Council and Mayor Vernon B. Millsap and the resignation has been accepted. Mr. Thornley will serve on in the post of city clerk until sometime in April in order that the city officials may have adequate time to employ his successor.
Mr. Thornley became city clerk in September of 1945 and has served continuously in that post since then.

L&N Discontinues Trains No. 7 and 8: As of today (Thurs., March 26), Louisville and Nashville Railroad Co. will discontinue Montgomery and New Orleans trains 7 and 8. Both of these trains were “locals” and have been handling the mail service for all the local stops between Montgomery and New Orleans. Discontinuance of these trains will greatly affect and handicap the local mail service especially the incoming southbound mail.

ARRIVES IN GERMANY: With the 43rd Infantry Division in Germany – Sgt. First Class James W. Tolbert, whose wife, Charlotte, lives on Route 2, McKenzie, Ala., recently arrived in Germany and is serving with the 43rd Infantry Division.
The 43rd, now stationed in southern Germany, is undergoing constant field training as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Army.
SFC Tolbert is serving with Co. B of the 143rd Tank Battalion. Before reentering the Army in March 1949, Tolbert was a farmer. His father, James A. Tolbert, lives on Route 1, McKenzie.

MARCH 29, 1928

Mr. T.S. Hagood, widely known and greatly beloved citizen of this county, died at his home five miles east of Evergreen Tuesday afternoon at the ripe old age of 81 years.
At an early age, he was called into service in the Confederate army, where he served faithfully during the war. For a period, he was held as a prisoner in Chicago.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church at three o’clock Wednesday afternoon, with a large concourse of relatives and friends present. Dr. J.G. Dickinson, his pastor, assisted by Dr. W.M. Cox, pastor of the Methodist church, conducted the services, after which interment was made in the old cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Booker, who live near Herbert, are the proud parents of a set of triplets which were born to them March 12. The babies are all girls and weighed when born 2-1/2, 2-3/4 and three pounds respectively. This is such an unusual occurrence in this vicinity that it has attracted considerable attention. Not a few people have made visits to the home to see the triplets. This is perhaps the first set of white triplets on record in Conecuh County.

Miss Ethel Raye, Principal of the Burnt Corn School, left for her home in Garland last Thursday afternoon. She will return in a few weeks when the measles epidemic is over, to finish out the school term.

MARCH 25, 1903

Butler County is to have a new courthouse. The Greenville Advocate says that the contract has been let and the old building is now being torn down.

The annual reunion of Confederate veterans will be held in New Orleans May 19-21.

W.S. Oliver, a prominent merchant, and also Mayor of Repton, was here Monday on business.

W.D. Goodson shipped the first strawberries of the season yesterday. They went to Nashville.

Luman Savage Jr. will leave about April 1 for Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he will take a course in bookkeeping. He will go by ocean steamship from Savannah. He will be absent several months.

Pettus Day returned last week from Nashville, where he has been attending medical lectures in Vanderbilt University. He will spend the vacation at home.

Poles are being put up for a telephone line from Mt. Union and Herbert to Evergreen and these two little towns will in a short while have telephone connection with the outside world.
The new line will be connected with the local exchange here. It is to be hoped that the citizens of Brooklyn will at once build a line from that place to Evergreen. This done, nearly all the principal communities in the county will be connected by telephone or telegraph with Evergreen.

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