The evergreen trees that once lined the Courthouse steps are being removed in this photo that was first published in this newspaper almost 40 years go – on June 12, 1969. The tree cutters are Warren Phillips of Addie, left, and his brother, the late Kay Phillips. The identity of the man on the steps is not known. Other changes made at that time included painting the Courthouse’s original red brick white. – Herald file photo. Originally published May 28, 2009.