Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Evergreen Courant's News Flashback for April 25, 2017

U.S. Senator Howell Heflin
APRIL 22, 2004

Weather observer Harry Ellis reported 1.25 inches of rain on April 12 and .03 inches on April 13. He reported a high of 83 degrees on April 18 and a low of 36 degrees on April 13.

Carter named Repton Mayor: After a month of only two council members, Repton now has a full council and a new mayor.
Terri Carter, Elizabeth Drawhorn and Linda Green were appointed by Gov. Bob Riley and took office Monday night at a special called town meeting amid Repton residents, Conecuh County officials and two security guards. The three joined existing members Connie Gibson and Denease Watkins to form an all-woman council.
Carter was chosen Monday night by her fellow council members to serve as the new mayor until the upcoming election in August.

The Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department and the Evergreen City Council held a dedication ceremony for the new fire truck during the regular meeting of the city council Tuesday night. They are pictured with the new Pierce Fire Truck that was delivered last week.

Mack Salter celebrated his 100th birthday on Sat., April 17, 2004 at his home in the Fairview Community. Mr. Salter was born on April 20, 1904.
He was honored with a special certificate from the White House and a very special pictorial personalized birthday card from his entire family.

APRIL 26, 1979

Weather observer Earl Windham reported .02 inches of rain on April 21. He reported highs of 86 degrees on April 18 and April 21 and a low of 47 on April 16.

Jonestown victim is buried here: Mrs. Millie Steans Cunningham, a native of Evergreen who died in the infamous massacre and mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, South America on Nov. 18, 1978, was buried here Friday.
Graveside services were held Friday afternoon at one o’clock at the First Mt. Zion Church Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Lee officiating and Presley Funeral Home directing.

U.S. Senator Howell Heflin was here last Thursday morning for a “Dutch treat” breakfast at the Holiday Inn (it turned out not to be “Dutch” as an anonymous donor paid for the breakfast). The senator and former Alabama Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was introduced by Circuit Judge Robert E.L. Key, who was in law school with Heflin at the University of Alabama.

The Evergreen High School FFA Chapter surprised Butch Adams, veteran photographer-reporter for The Evergreen Courant, last Thursday when Chapter President Johnny Stowers presented Adams with a handsome plaque honoring the accommodating, ever-present Butch with the “FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer Degree.” Other Chapter officers present for the presentation were David Crosby, Sentinel; Tracey Weaver, Vice President; and Ernie Edeker, Secretary.

APRIL 22, 1954

Auto Accident Takes Two Lives Here Monday: A head-on collision of two automobiles near the city limits on Brooklyn Road took the lives of two well known and prominent citizens shortly after noon Monday. S.R. Amos, age 61, postmaster at Brooklyn and member of Conecuh County Board of Education, was one of the victims and Pink W. Barlow, age 73, successful farmer of the Old Town community was the other.
It will probably never been known just what caused the accident as both men were riding alone and there were no eyewitnesses. Both men died shortly after the smash-up. Officers investigating the accident noted that the wheels of Mr. Amos’ car skidded for some distance before striking the car of Mr. Barlow.

Lt. John M. Nielsen received his orders to leave Japan on April 24. He will be joined in Evergreen by his wife and little son, John Martin.

Conecuh County Hospital Is Featured In National Hospital Magazine Item: Among the seven small general hospitals featured in an article in the March issue of “Hospitals,” the journal of the American Hospital Association was the 35-bed Conecuh County Hospital, Evergreen. None of the other six small hospitals featured were in the south.
The article was accompanied by sketches, blueprints and an architect’s drawing of the hospital.

On Friday night, April 23, at 8 p.m., the Senior Class of Evergreen High School will present “Stranger in the Night,” a comedy-mystery in three acts.

APRIL 25, 1929

WORK ON NEW SCHOOL BEGINS: First Concrete Is Poured For Foundation: Pouring of concrete for the foundation of Evergreen’s new state secondary agricultural school building was begun late Tuesday by workmen under George Terry, contractor. Bricklayers were on the ground Wednesday and the laying of brick was scheduled to start this morning.
The building will be of Evergreen-made concrete tile, faced with brick, the W.S. Carter & Co., having contracted with Terry to furnish the tile from its new plant here.
The new building will be located a little to the north of center of the tract, the south wall of the new building being placed almost in the same position as the north wall of the old building. The front of the new building will be in line with the front of the old.
The vocational building will be of wood and will be located south and to the rear of the main structure. Construction will start within a few days and it will be built along with the main building.
Both buildings are under contract to be completed by Aug. 15.

R.E.L. Key, 58, clerk of the City of Evergreen, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at his home on Pecan Street. The immediate cause of death apparently was heart trouble, though he had been in poor health for some time.
Mr. Key had been city clerk for the last three years and from 1912-16 was superintendent of education of Conecuh County.

APRIL 24, 1879

P.D. BOWLES, ATTORNEY AT LAW, And Solicitor in Chancery, EVERGREEN, ALA. Business in all courts promptly attended to. Law Office north side of the public square.

Hon. F.M. Walker, our popular Probate Judge, is rusticating for a while in Henry County.

“Jack” Jones, Evergreen’s efficient and obliging postmaster, has a new bond to the amount of $16,500. Some of the best men of our county are upon Mr. Jones’ bond.

We are requested to announce that the Historical Society of Conecuh County will meet at the courthouse in Evergreen on Saturday next at 10 o’clock.

A.W. JOHNSTON, PRACTICAL BOOT and SHOEMAKER, EVERGREEN, ALA. Offers his services to the people of Evergreen and vicinity. All work guaranteed and prices satisfactory.

NOTICE: An election for mayor and four councilmen for the Town of Evergreen, to serve for the ensuing year, will be held on the first Monday in May next.

We had the pleasure of meeting in our town last week Mr. J.H. Fox, the well known traveling agent for the house of J. Pollock & Co., Mobile. The card of this most excellent firm will be found in our advertising columns, and to which we invite the particular attention of the merchants of South Alabama. No better house can be found in Mobile. 

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