Looking back: The commission faced big expenditures
Twenty-five years ago, in 1992, according to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) the Escambia County Commission faces nearly $250,000 in unbudgeted expenditures before the fiscal year even begins.
While some people suggested using some utility money, it was noted that the utilities Board puts at least $120,000 into the city’s budget annually.
Principal Tom Leonard of Escambia County High School wanted to put televisions into the classrooms to be able to access Channel One, a news network for students. This was just the beginning of using the internet and computer to help teach students.
Escambia County High School and Pepsi Cola Bottling Company partnered to host a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. Pepsi Cola and hamburgers were served.
The Atmore Police Department was investigating a possible drive-by shooting.
It was announced that Bondurant Lumber Company was closing its doors after many years of doing business. Retail stores would remain open.
The Green Thumb Award was given t Bob and Mazie Weaver for their beautiful yard.
Winn Dixie had ground round and boneless stew meat for $1.67 a pound.
They also had Campbell Tomato Soup for two cans for $1. Does anyone besides me like tomato soup? I usually put it in a cup and drink it.
The Atmore Advance put a special section into the newspaper about Farm Safety Week.
Following a local fight a man apparently shot himself in the leg.
The area had been struck with lovebugs, causing a lot of work for those who were unfortunate to have the stuck all over the car. A cleaning business said you just have to use a lot of elbow grease to get them off the vehicles, but don’t leave them to get stuck, because it makes it more difficult to get them off.
Two members of the Atmore Masonic Lodge were presented with their 50-year membership pins. My brother is a Mason and although he is older than me, he still travels all over the United States.
A North Carolina group interested in placing a huge pig farm in this area. I don’t know what happened there. Maybe people didn’t want a pig farm nearby.
A one-vehicle wreck on Highway 97 near Walnut Hill sent seven people to the hospital with various degrees of injury.
Forty-five years ago, in 1972, there didn’t seem to be very much going on. I guess it was the time... read more