DEC. 23, 2010
Evergreen weather observer Harry Ellis reported .05 inches of rain on Dec. 16 and .10 inches on Dec. 17. He also reported a high of 70 degrees on Dec. 16 and lows of 20 degrees on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14.
For the first time in over six years, the Town of Repton will soon have a full-time police chief, but the council had to increase water rates to pay for the protection.
The council approved the hiring of Daryl Knowles as the full-time chief. He has been the part-time chief for several years and works fulltime as a deputy with the Conecuh County Sheriff’s Office.
Mayor Terri Carter said the town needs more police coverage, but they don’t have the resources to cover the cost.
Carter said a $10 increase to the base water rate – an increase from $13 to $23 – should be enough to pay Knowles and handle the additional administrative costs the town will incur.
The Hillcrest High School Student Government Association recently held their 2010 Winter Beauty Pageant. Winners were Heather Smith, first alternate; Victoria Walden, Queen; and Sequoya Stallworth, second alternate.
Evergreen Elementary School Principal Tonya Bozeman, faculty, staff, students and families would like to thank 35th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tommy Chapman and his office for the donation of this beautiful live Christmas tree. The tree is proudly displayed at the entrance of the school and admired by all who enter.
34 YEARS AGO
DEC. 26, 1985
Evergreen weather observer Earl Windham reported no rain between Dec. 15 and Dec. 21. He reported highs of 55 degrees on Dec. 18 and Dec. 21 and a low of 18 degrees on Dec. 15.
Kelley Searcy of Sparta Academy has been selected state finalist to represent this area in the State Homecoming Queen Pageant, sponsored by America’s Homecoming Queen of Memphis, Tenn. Kelley is the daughter of Charles Searcy of Evergreen.
Services are held for Leon Randolph: Leon Webb Randolph, 71, retired educator of Evergreen, died Mon., Dec. 16. He was a member of a well-known Evergreen family born here on Oct. 6, 1914 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Randolph Sr. He received his education in the public schools of Conecuh County and his B.S. degree from Alabama State University, Montgomery.
He taught in the schools of this county for 45 years and retired from his teaching position at Southside Elementary School. He was a member of the Conecuh County Education Association, the Alabama Education Association and National Education Association.
Melissa Travis, mammography technician, is shown with Evergreen Hospital’s new Mamex DC unit which is being used to take mammograms for the early detection of breast cancer.
59 YEARS AGO
DEC. 22, 1960
Mayor Zell Murphy cuts the ribbon to open Evergreen’s new Piggly Wiggly supermarket. Others taking part in the Thursday morning ceremony are: C.C. Cotter, general manager of Benson Wholesale Co., Geneva; the Rev. Robert Moore, pastor First Methodist Church; C.T. Ivey, building owner; and Wilfred T. Benson, president Benson Wholesale and Evergreen Piggly Wiggly. A huge crowd turned out for the opening and the store has been jammed with customers all week.
Mrs. A.J. Potts holds the distinction of being the first customer to pass through the “check-out” stands at the new Piggly Wiggly. Mrs. Potts, lunchroom supervisor at Evergreen High School, picked up a few items, checked out and hurried back to the school. Literally thousands of customers have followed her through this and the other three “check-outs.” The checker is Marvalene Price.
Cadet Neil Hyde, a junior at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., will arrive on the 23rd to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Hyde.
Lt. John Wilson, U.S. Signal Corps, Fort Gordon, Ga., will arrive today (Thursday) to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, on Rural Street.
John M. Raines Jr. is Conecuh County’s “Outstanding Young Man of 1960.” The announcement was made today by the Evergreen Pilot Club. Raines was chosen on the basis of services rendered to the community and achievement in his business.
84 YEARS AGO
DEC. 26, 1935
One-Inch Snowfall Ushers In Yule Week: A one-inch fall of snow blanketed Conecuh County Sunday morning to usher in the Christmas week and bring a thrill to many youngsters who had never seen the beautiful white flakes ascending.
The fall Sunday was the heaviest in more than 30 years in the county, according to oldtimers, and while almost every winter sees probably an occasional light flurry of fine particles of snow, many younger citizens of the county had never seen a snow flurry before.
The last fall of snow in this section occurred in 1928 when a comparatively heavy flurry of sleet and snow caused considerable damage in breaking down trees and shrubbery. On that occasion the snow melted upon contact with the ground, however.
O.B. Robinson Dies of Pneumonia Attack: Otha B. Robinson, prominent Repton merchant, fraternal and religious leader, died Friday following an attack of pneumonia.
He was worshipful master of his Masonic lodge and, until his retirement recently, had been counsel commander of his Woodmen of the World lodge for many years.
Mr. Robinson, who was 50 years of age at his death, had been a resident of Conecuh County for about 30 years, having come to Repton with his parents from Wilcox County in the early part of the century.
Funeral services were held Sunday from the Repton Methodist Church… At the grave, Masonic rites were conducted under the leadership of R.H. Meacham of Castleberry followed by burial in Repton cemetery.