Looking back: Christmas’ approach was fast, swift here

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas was fast approaching and some people tried to get some gifts by stealing them.

Burglars were very bold when they smashed the glass in a couple of jewelry shops. Both Wingards and White House Jewelry stores were broken into and items were grabbed through the window. The stores had alarm systems but by the time the police came, the burglars were gone.

A mobile home fire was suspected to have been a case of arson. There were gifts that were stolen from underneath the Christmas tree that were missing and a kerosene can had been moved from where the owner kept it for his heater.

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Students from Escambia County High School and Poarch Head Start visited  residents of the Atmore Nursing Home to share the Christmas spirit.

Escambia County Student Council went on a shipping trip to K-Mart to buy presents for those children of the Christmas 1992 Program.

Nominations were being sought for the new citizen of the year, which will be announced at the annual dinner in January at Lions Community Center.

Atmore was mourning the death of a beloved teacher, Olive Pate and Linda Duffold, a retired banker. They were killed in an accident in Pensacola, Fla. They had been Christmas shopping at Sam’s when the accident occurred.

Two juveniles were charged with burglaries at Thompsons.

A group of people were fighting to save Abernethy Hospital in Flomaton. The hospital had already stopped taking patients.

This was a hot topic of conversation with valid viewpoints from both sides.

The Atmore City Council approved a resolution to bring operating funds if needed for the schools.