Looking back: A high-speed chase began in Brewton

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Twenty-five years ago, in 1992, there were plenty of news items in The Atmore Advance. In the newspaper business, every week is either “feast or famine.”

There are lots of things to report, or nothing to report.

A kidnapping of a child by its father, led to a high-speed chase from Brewton to Crestview, Fla. The vehicle was stopped, the child rescued and the father was arrested.

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A Canoe man died in an industrial accident in Mobile. He was cleaning out some pipes when the hose he was holding twisted causing a fire. He was burned over 90 percent of his body.

A transfer truck crashed through an intersection in downtown Atmore on Nashville Street. The train tried to get out of the way, but the train operator was able to slow down only a bit. There were two vehicles that were hit by train. Luckily there were no serious injuries, although the truck driver had to rescued with Jaws of Life.

These stories were all on the front page of the newspaper.

It was announced that Belgium horses were to be a part of the Atmore Christmas Parade for the second time.

Judge Joseph Brogden said he would not preside over the case of the landfill  as it was within Escambia County.

It was announced that Florida had issued special Purple Heart tag for recipients of the award.

Burglaries plagued city with several break-ins and robberies around town. The crooks were so ambitious, they emptied a vending machine of its quarters. That crook needed help I am sure. Quarters would have been a heavy load for one to carry.

A Brewton man was arrested for selling marijuana.

After several people turned in “fancy money” to the police, it was found that the money was new, not funny.

United States troops landed in Samalia to help distribute food to 250,000 in danger of starvation. Most people who were asked, agreed that it was the right thing to do.