Looking back: The price of natural gas rose through the roof

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 18, 2015

It was announced in The Atmore Advance that the price of natural gas was about to skyrocket according to the Energy Department.

I am sure that this was very bad news for some. There are many who use natural gas, but thank goodness I was electric although this probably was bad news for the electric company, too.

Rosa Parks was honored at Turner Funeral Home. She had recently passed away at the age of 92 on Oct. 24.

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Rosa Parks will be remembered for her work in the civil rights movement, when she refused to vacate her seat on a Montgomery bus.

Area schools celebrated Red Ribbon Week to encourage the students to stay away from drugs. The article in the paper was accompanied by several photographs.

I believe that Red Ribbon Week is still acknowledged, although it has been a while since I actually covered an event.

Masland Carpet, a local employer, laid off 60 employees.

This was not a good sign of the times. Anytime jobs are lost, it affects everyone else around.

One sign of the future was the groundbreaking ceremony for the PCI conference center. On hand to participate with the golden shovels were Daniel McGhee, Buford Rolin, Helen Hallman, Patricia Hodges, Fred L. McGhee and Arthur Mothershed.

Just think, it was only 20 years ago when the PCI began their vision of what is located there today.

Another sign of the times was the announcement that a meeting was held to discuss the lighting of Tim Byrne Park, Houston Avery Park and Heritage Park.

It seems such a long time ago when lighting for local parks was proposed.

In an effort to prepare for future disasters, the city procured a new generator system to help in the case of the loss of power.

I remember the time when hurricanes weren’t even named and now we have the capacity to operate our own power system in emergencies. Things surely do change.

Bethel United Methodist Church celebrated its 70th anniversary.

You could tell it was getting closer to Christmas as Southern Pine Electric Coop began its relay station for the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Ministry.

It is that time again and those little shoe boxes really do put smiles on the faces of little children, so give.

The Atmore YMCA was having infestation problems and had to close the gym down while they got rid of termites. The public that used the Y were not too happy about it.

Escambia Academy lost the first football game in the playoffs, 49-12.

It was November and the Chamber of Commerce was getting ready for the annual Christmas Parade.

Now when the Christmas parade is announced, you know that the big day is just around the corner.