EIGHT YEARS AGO
FEB. 4, 2010
Weather observer Harry Ellis reported 2.20 inches of rain in Evergreen on Jan. 29. He reported a high of 64 degrees on Jan. 29 and a low of 28 on Jan. 31. He reported 10.49 inches of total rainfall for the month of January.
Monica Hanks was selected by her co-workers as the Billy G. McKenzie Employee of the Year for Evergreen Medical Center in 2009. Hanks is a registered nurse in EMC’s Medical Surgical Department. She is an experienced nurse, who is dedicated to the field of nursing and truly cares for her patients.
The AISA District Spelling Bee was held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 at Reid State Technical College in Evergreen. Winners were, eighth grade, Rachel Riley, Sparta Academy; fifth grade, Grace Terry, Escambia Academy; seventh grade, Taylor Chavers, Sparta Academy; fourth grade, Austin Phillips, Fort Dale Academy; and sixth grade, Rachel Jackson Fort Dale Academy. District organizer was Heather West. Spelling Bee pronouncer was Zebbie Nix, and judges were Ann Sage and Susan Cook.
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) plans to be in Evergreen on Saturday for a town-hall style meeting with local citizens.
The meeting will begin Saturday at noon and will be held at the Beacon Restaurant at 316 Perryman St., near the Four Points intersection, in Evergreen.
34 YEARS AGO
FEB. 7, 1985
Weather observer Earl Windham reported 1.92 inches of rain in Evergreen on Feb. 1. He reported a high of 77 on Feb. 1 and a low of 21 on Jan. 27.
Evergreen Mayor Pat Poole presents a copy of his book, recently published, “Sparta, Alabama, 1821-1866” to Mrs. Lucy Warren, head of the Heritage Section of the Evergreen-Conecuh County Public Library. Copies of the book sell for $5 each and may be purchased at the library, Sleepy’s Big T, Evergreen Movie Rental and the Kiwanis Club. Proceeds from the book will be donated to charity, according to Mayor Poole.
The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce held a highly successful promotion banquet Friday night at the Holiday Inn. A total of 127 business and professional people heard a dynamic talk by Don Collins, president of Collins Industries of Hutchinson, Kansas, owner of Transi-Corp. of Evergreen.
Collins was introduced by Keith Holcombe, manager of Transi-Corp., who also gave a report on the local plant. Commission Chairman David Burt spoke for the county, and Mayor Pat Poole for the City of Evergreen.
Mrs. Willene Whatley, president, reported on a most successful year for the Chamber of Commerce. Highlight of the year was Evergreen’s being named a Prepared City by the Alabama Development Office.
Mrs. Whatley was re-elected president. Also re-elected were Jimmy Bell, vice-president, and Mrs. Mamie Jo Lambert, treasurer. Mrs. Dorothy Sargeant was re-appointed secretary.
59 YEARS AGO
FEB. 4, 1960
R.G. Bozeman Sr. Appears In History of ‘Bama Press Ass’n: Forty-nine newspapers have furnished presidents of the Alabama Press Association since it was organized in 1871.
R.G. Bozeman Sr., publisher emeritus of The Evergreen Courant, served a two-year term as president of the association.
These and other facts are found in the History of the Alabama Press Association, a copy of which will be presented to each member attending the Association’s annual meeting in Montgomery, Feb. 4-6. The history was written by L.O. Brackeen, Director of Public Information, Auburn University.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Johnson (Phylis Cunningham) announce the birth of a daughter, Sharon Lynn, on Jan. 30th at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Montgomery.
Repton Man Serves On USS Coral Sea: BREMERTON, Wash. – Murrice G. Miniard, airman apprentice, U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nobel Miniard of Repton, Ala., is serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea which was recommissioned Jan. 25, after three years of modernization at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.
Castleberry Resident Serves In Germany With 4th Division: FURTH, Germany – William T. Sessions, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Sessions, Rt. 2, Castleberry, Ala., recently was promoted to specialist five in Germany, where he is a member of the 4th Armored Division.
84 YEARS AGO
FEB. 7, 1935
MR. JACK ROBINSON ACCEPTS POSITION WITH I. LONG & SONS: Mr. Jack Robinson of Baltimore, Md., arrived Monday to assume a position with the firm of I. Long and Sons. Mr. Robinson is a nephew of Messrs. Robert and Haimon Long, his mother being a twin sister of Mr. Robert Long.
Mr. Robinson was born and reared in Baltimore and this is his first trip south. He is making his home with the Longs on Belleville Street.
Former Conecuh Citizen Appointed Prison Warden: Gov. Bibb Graves the past week announced the appointment of Mr. Chas. S. Kelly of Atmore as warden of Atmore Prison, otherwise known as Moffat Farm.
The appointment of Mr. Kelly to this post is a source of delight to his numerous friends in Conecuh County. He is a native of Repton and made his home there until a few years ago, when he moved to Atmore to accept a position at the prison farm.
Mr. Kelly is the brother of Dr. E.L. Kelly, County Health Officer, Mr. J.E. Kelly, former representative from Conecuh and president of Union Bank of Repton, and is the father of Senator J.L. Kelly of this city.
He is well qualified by training and experience for this place and will no doubt fill the position in a highly satisfactory manner.
Mrs. G.O. Dickey spent the weekend in Montgomery with her sister, Mrs. A.S. Rhodes.
109 YEARS AGO
FEB. 2, 1910
Genuine Small Pox in Monroe - The Monroe Journal says: Dr. W.H. Sanders, State Health Officer, came down from Montgomery Saturday to investigate the contagious disease, which has been prevailing in this and other communities of the county. Dr. Sanders unhesitatingly pronounced the disease small pox and directed that stringent regulations be enforced for the suppression of the disease.
Evergreen is soon to have a soda water bottling plant. It will be conducted by Messrs. Dunn and Dees of Greenville. They have leased the corner store of the Sewell Hotel building and we learn will be ready for business in a few days. We welcome new enterprises and wish these gentlemen success.
J.E. Miller of Herbert on Monday presented the editor with two of the largest turnips we have ever seen. The weight of the two was about 14 pounds.
Work on the First National Bank building is progressing satisfactorily. The brick work will be completed this week. The plumbing and steam heating apparatus is being put in. The finishing work will necessarily be slow and tedious. It is hoped that it will be ready to move into early in March. The building will be a very handsome one and is already the object of admiration of everybody. Work has been suspended on the Peoples Bank on account of the failure of material to arrive.
W.W. Pridgen is in St. Louis this week buying more mules and horses. This firm has sold more stock this season than ever before.