Looking Back: The news can be sad, but also bizarre

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Sometimes the news is sad, some times informative, but sometimes it is just bizarre.

One of the first articles I noticed in The Atmore Advance in 1987 was the story of C. H. Graham, who grew a turnip that weighed 8 pounds. Now, that was a meal on its own. Although we have had large vegetables brought in before, it has been a while.

The Atmore YMCA after school children provided a live nativity scene in front to the Lions Community Center.

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Residents of Kimberly Drive came together to put on a street Christmas display for the public.

United Bank held an open house, complete with Santa Claus and a Christmas concert.

Fourteen local Baptists returned from a trip to Hawaii to help rebuild in an area that was hit by a hurricane.

One person was arrested for the recent jewelry burglaries. He was charged with burglary, third degree; theft of property, first degree; and theft of property, third degree.

Forty seniors and 273 children were to receive gifts from the local Christmas Program.

Purse snatchers were sought for strong arm robbery.

Despite the rain, 1992 was a great year for the cotton crop.

The fate of AmTrak’s Gulf Breeze from Birmingham to Mobile was a topic of conversation around town.

A teen was killed in a bizarre accident when a car entered the interstate and a girl exited the car into the path of another vehicle.

Ir seems as if the year 1992 was ending on a bad note.

A Christmas tree was blamed for a house fire.

This happens and people need to be aware of how easy it is to have a fire caused by the things used in decorating for Christmas. I don’t decorate a tree anymore, but when I did, I never left the lights on the tree burning if I was going somewhere or going to bed. Things happen that you never suspect could. It is better to be safe than sorry.