PAGES FROM THE PAST
Published 3:59 pm Wednesday, September 18, 2002
By By Lindsey SHerrill, Staff Writer
A look at 50, 25 and 10 years of the Atmore Advance
50 years ago – September 18, 1952
AlaFlora Fair Hog Show Canceled On Account of Quarantine Embargo
The hog show, which has grown by leaps and bounds at the AlaFlora Fair the last several years, has been canceled for 1952, according to Fred Curtis, Fair Association president.
Every other hog show scheduled for the fall over the state has been canceled for the same reasons, Curtis added.
High School Opens With Large Enrollment
Escambia County High School opened its doors Monday with an enrollment of 565 the first day, according to announcement by Prof. R. E. Hodnette, principal.
Man Goes Berserk, Is Caught Here
A runaway car, with an alleged drunk at the wheel, was apprehended here Monday after the car had eluded officers from Sizemore Creek almost to the Florida line.
A quantity of illicit whiskey is reported to have been found in the car.
25 years ago – September 15, 1977
Council Approves Ambulance Plan
A proposal by the Atmore Ambulance Co. to leave one ambulance at the Fire Department each night for emergency use by firemen and policemen trained as emergency medical technicians was among actions approved Monday evening by the Atmore City Council.
Sandra Hall In State Pageant
Miss Sandra Gwen Hall, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hall of Atmore, has been selected to be a finalist in the 1977 Alabama United Teenager Pageant to be held at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center October 8. The pageant is the Official State-Wide Finals for the United Teenager Pageant to be held in Washington, D.C. in December.
Constitution Week Proclaimed Here
The week of September 17-23 will be observed in Atmore and throughout the United States as Constitution Week.
The first day of Constitution Week marks the 190th anniversary of the adoption of the United States Constitution by the Constitutional Convention, September 17, 1787, making it the oldest constitution still actively used in the world.
10 years ago – September 16, 1992
Voters Give Shell 4 More Years
Incumbent Howard Shell narrowly defeated opponent Eldred Prichett in Tuesday's run-off election to win four more years in the mayor's office. Shell won by 165 votes.
There are only 37 more days left until Oct. 24, the first annual Williams Station Day. Williams Station Day continues to draw publicity for Atmore. Most recently, the event was mentioned in the 1992 Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel.
Martin, Thrower Win EPA Poster Contest
Karla Martin and Rachael Thrower were winners in the Drinking Water Awareness Children's Poster Contest for the Poarch Band of Creek Indian Tribal students.
The purpose of the contest was to help children become more aware of the need for a clean environment to protect the nation's drinking water sources.