Looking Back: 35 years ago, prices were down in stores

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Thirty-five years ago, in 1983, prices were down at the grocery store, according to Atmore Advance archives.

In fact, the Farm Bureau Federation said that they dropped during the month of April.

As far as the grocery store went, Winn-Dixie offered an Identi-Child project in a statewide effort to have each child fingerprinted and issued an identification card.

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Lillie Mae Parnell and her first cousin, Dan James Hadley, were charged with murder in the death of her husband, Billy Eugene Parnell in Baldwin County. (Perdido) Little Leaguers paraded in downtown Atmore to open the season.

Donated funds for the new library surpassed expectations with a new total of $64,000.

The Atmore branch of Reid State had every reason to be proud. The first two classes of nurses had each student to pass the state board.

Swift Lumber announced that it was making some improvements in its 61st year of operation.

The forestry edition came out in The Atmore Advance. There were a lot of stories including the never-ending battle against the Pine Beetle.