Pages from the past

Published 1:45 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2002

By By Caitlin Channell, Staff Writer
50 Years Ago, June 26, 1952:
Cooperative To Hold "Electric Fair"
Pres. W.A. Brown of the Escambia River Electric Cooperative has announced that final plans for another big annual meeting and "Electric Fair" have been completed.
Chief Strickland Resigns; To take Job With Highway Patrol
In a letter Wednesday to the Mayor and Council, and citizens of Atmore, Chief of Police W. E. (Bill) Strickland tendered his resignation as chief effective July 15, 1952.
J.O. Lumpkin Elected Head of School Board
J.O. Lumpkin, local business man, was elected as chairman of the Atmore City School Board for the coming year at the board's regular meeting Friday, June 20.
Flomaton Social
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Broomes and Mr. and Mrs. Dillard Mayson attended the Ice Vogues in Mobile Tuesday night.
Rotary To Install Newly Elected Officers
The goal of the Atmore Rotary Club to record a 100 per cent attendance of its members for the month of June, 1952, in honor of its retiring president, John H. Sherrill, Jr., is nearing successful culmination.
25 Years Ago, June 30, 1977:
New High School Building To Be Powered By The Sun
There's been a lot of concern lately about decreasing energy resources and skyrocketing power bills, but one of the best solutions to these problems has been staring at us all along: The sun.
Indian Activist
Daisy Rolin, an Atmore social worker and a member of the Council of the Creek Indian Nation, will be donning the traditional costume of her ancestors for the Alabama Celebration of International Women's Year in Montgomery on July 9.
Celebrating her 102nd Birthday
Mrs. Pearlie Cohen was born on June 20, 1875, in Stockton, Ala., and last Sunday some of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends gathered at her home in Nokomis to help her celebrate her 102nd birthday.
Atmore Wins Doubleheader
Atmore's Advanced Babe Ruth team won both games of a double header here Sunday, downing Brewton 8-6 and 6-0.
Homemakers See Fire Safety Demonstration
The Enon Homemakers had a double treat for their June meeting. Charles Hendrix, postmaster of Cantonment and Treasurer of Molino Fire Department gave the ladies a guided tour of the two-year old Post Office, which also serves five rural route and a Star Route.
10 Years Ago, June 24, 1992:
Gov. James: Landfill won't be offensive
At a public hearing Monday for the proposed subtitle D landfill in this county, one family expressed concerns about the facility which would be located near its property.
Council discusses animal control
The Atmore City Council Monday agreed to have Mayor Howard Shell negotiate with local veterinarians to work out a plan for keeping stray animals picked up by the city's animal control officer.
American Legion hosted Spring Conference
The American Legion Post 90 and Auxiliary hosted the 34th District Spring Conference here in Atmore at the Post, Sunday, April 12, 1992, at 2:30 p.m.
Local churches sponsor 'Crusade for Christ, 1992' starts Friday
Twenty-three local pastors and churches are sponsoring the Atmore Crusade for Christ, 1992. Meetings will be held at the Escambia County High School auditorium, Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27.

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