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Looking Back: St. Robert’s celebrated Mardi Gras

Twenty years ago, in 1999, St. Roberts Catholic Church had a Mardi Gras celebration with beads, noise makers, candy and other prizes.

Peggy Petty was selected February 1999, Employee of the Month at Atmore Community Hospital.

There was a meeting held with parents, teachers and police personnel at Escambia County High School to discuss violence in the school. It was brought up that there were gangs in the school.

What was reported to be a chimney fire leveled a house in Freemanville. The fire department said it was a total loss.

There was a story about Bobby and Amyrillis Davis and their 44th Valentine Day they had spent together.

Irene C. Little celebrated her 100th birthday and was honored by First National Bank.

Escambia County Middle School held a career fair to let the students see the variety of careers that await them when they are grown.

A fugitive was caught hiding in the trunk of his mother’s car. Not only did the police get the man back and charged him with additional offenses, charges were also made against the mother and the man’s girlfriend for trying to help him escape.

A new industry was coming to Atmore. Diamond Cut Technologies was a new business in the industrial park.

A robber was discovered in a drainage ditch with a woman and two children. He was charged with robbery, first degree and escape, first degree for trying to escape from the county jail.

A police dog which helped with the capture of a man in East Brewton was hurt. The dog was going to recover, but was injured too much to go on with his police work.

The Atmore Police warned the public of a local paving scam going on in the city. They were preying on the elderly.

Poarch Creek Tribal Chairman Eddie L. Tullis was informed that he was the target of a recall petition.

Heartbreak came to Escambia Academy when the Cougars came up short in the Final Four.

There was a big section of The Atmore Advance that was devoted to showing students’ creativity.

The yearly special edition “Horizon’s” was printed.