|The Wendy's restaurant construction site in 2015.|
THREE YEARS AGO
JUNE 18, 2015
Evergreen weather observer Betty Ellis reported .01 inches of rain on June 9, .35 inches on June 11 and .14 inches on June 12. She reported highs of 93 degrees on June 13 and June 14 and a low of 68 degrees on June 12.
Construction of Wendy’s to start: Evergreen city officials learned earlier this week that Monday will be another landmark day at the growing Liberty Hill Development in Evergreen.
During an Evergreen City Council meeting Tuesday evening at Evergreen City Hall, City Economic Development Director Bobby Skipper told the council that construction work at the cooperative district, which is located just off Interstate Highway 65’s Exit 96 in Evergreen, was a week ahead of schedule and should wrap up by the end of the month.
Skipper also noted that work at the cooperative district has progressed to the point that the construction of the new Wendy’s restaurant is scheduled to begin on Monday. Not long thereafter, construction is due to begin on the new Zaxby’s and Shoney’s restaurants, which will be located in the cooperative district near Wendy’s.
The Auto Insurance Center (AIC) recently released the results of a study that showed that Conecuh County was the third-most deadly county in the state for drivers.
Based on the number of fatal accidents over the past 20 years and the county’s population, Conecuh County was ranked third on the list of 10 deadliest counties in Alabama behind No. 1 Greene County and No. 2 Lowndes County.
28 YEARS AGO
JUNE 21, 1990
Richard Melton, president of the Student Government Association at Hillcrest High School, is congratulated by Dr. Bill Robbins, principal of Hillcrest, for the excellent job the SGA did in erecting the Hillcrest High School monument at the entrance of Jaguar Road. Wayne Hammonds, sponsor, and Alex Johnson, vice principal of Hillcrest, were very instrumental in the erection of the monument.
Conecuh County voters will face a much shorter ballot when they return to the polls Tuesday to vote in the Democratic and Republican Primary Run-off Election. Polls will open at eight o’clock Tuesday morning and close at 6 p.m.
On the Democratic ballot there is only one county race, the run-off for tax assessor. Sherry Atkins and Terry Sullivan are in the runoff for the Democratic nomination. Atkins led the county on June 5 with 1,452 votes to 1,173 for Sullivan.
The runoff for State Representative, District 64 (Conecuh and Monroe counties), is grabbing a lot of attention. Veteran State Rep. J.E. (Jimmy) Warren and Wayne Thames are in the runoff. Warren, first elected in 1970, led 1,921 to 1,765 in Conecuh in the June 5 voting, and also led by a slim margin in Monroe County.
Evergreen Mayor Lee F. Smith has been elected to serve on the Alabama League of Municipalities Executive Committee for the year 1990-91.
53 YEARS AGO
JUNE 17, 1965
The first cotton bloom of the 1965 crop to be brought to The Courant was turned in on June 5 by Les Crosby, good farmer of the Fairview community.
Crosby is a well known and highly respected farmer who has been doing a good job in agriculture for a number of years. In years past, he has often had the honor of bringing in the first bloom, first open boll and first bale of the year.
The Evergreen Rotary Club’s sixth annual Conecuh County 4-H Club Fish and Wildlife Camp got underway yesterday morning and will end this afternoon at five o’clock. Some 50 boys had registered to participate in the two days and a night camp.
The county camp is the largest and best of its type in the state and has produced numerous award winners since its inception. It is held each year at D.T. Stuart’s Pond near Belleville.
Sen. Sparkman visits here Friday: Plans are complete for U.S. Senator John Sparkman’s visit to Conecuh County tomorrow, according to Wheeler Foshee Jr. of Red Level, who is coordinating plans for the visit in Conecuh, Covington and Butler counties. Sparkman will be in the area June 18 through June 21.
Two meetings are scheduled in Evergreen during the senator’s visit to this county. The senator will be the honored guest at the countywide tea at the Evergreen Recreation Center from three to five o’clock p.m. Friday afternoon. Mrs. J.T. Ward is general chairman of the event.
Tomorrow night, the senator will deliver the principal address at a barbecue supper at the Recreation Center.
78 YEARS AGO
JUNE 20, 1940
FIRST COTTON BLOOM EXHIBITED HERE FRIDAY: L.E. (Eugene) Salter of Evergreen brought to The Courant office last Friday the first cotton bloom seen at this at this office so far this year. Mr. Salter states that he has 40 acres in the field from which this bloom came, and that there are a few blooms scattered over the entire field. Mr. Salter’s cotton withstood the late freeze in fine shape but the recent rains have caused considerable damage.
GREENING LODGE NO. 53 ELECTS OFFICERS FOR YEAR: At a regular meeting of Greening Lodge No. 53 A.F.&A.M. held June, 14, 1940, the following officers were elected to serve the ensuing year: T.J. Mills, worshipful master; C.C. Hagood, senior warden; T.P. Whitten, junior warden; W.S. Dreaden, treasurer; W.G. Jones, secretary; A.D. Hansen, senior deacon; S.H. Ridgeway, junior deacon; and John Stamps, tyler.
The Repton Masonic Lodge No. 575 A.F.&A.M. met Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Masonic Hall. A feature of the meeting was the election of officers for the ensuing year which are: Worshipful Master, Dr. E.L. Kelly; Senior Warden, E.M. Musgrove; Junior Warden, J.S. Nall; Treasurer, W.W. Kelly; Secretary, J.C. Brown; Senior Deacon, W.J. Nall; Junior Deacon, H.H. Richerson; Tyler, A.R. Brantley; Chaplain, A.B. Owens; J.E. Nettles and W.J. Nall, auditors.
128 YEARS AGO
JUNE 19, 1890
We have learned that it is likely that Mr. Shields, who will succeed Mr. T.J. Ansley on the L&N road, will occupy the Methodist parsonage.
Col. P.D. Bowles and Mr. C.P. Deming were among the Evergreen visitors to Mobile on “Governor’s Day” last Friday.
Mrs. Austill, wife of Jere Austill, one of the pioneers of Conecuh County, and noted as an Indian fighter during the first settlement of the country, died in Mobile last week at an advanced age.
WANTED: Old United and Confederate States Postage Stamps, Highest cash price paid for same, also Confederate Music Bonds, and War Relics. – H.H. Fosdick, Mobile, Ala.
An Ordinance: That after June 20, 1890, it shall be unlawful for any hog to run at large on the streets of Evergreen, and any hog found so running at large shall be taken in custody by the marshal and impounded and kept by said marshal for a period of five days, after which such animal will be sold to pay expenses and marshal’s fee. That the fee of the marshal for impounding shall be one dollar for each animal. W.D. ATKINSON, Mayor; W.E. LIVERMAN, Clerk.
We learn that there has been some violation of the prohibition law recently at Castleberry, but we are sure the law-abiding people of that place will not suffer this state of things to continue long if they can prevent it.