Looking Back: 40 years ago, fish dinner planned

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Forty years ago, in 1979, the Women’s Missionary Council of First Assembly of God Church were planning to sell fish dinners as a fundraiser.

The Escambia County High School Senior Class sold a record $6,589.94 in magazine sales.

The Alabama State Troopers set up to saturate the county to try to curtail some of the deaths on the highways. They made 76 arrests and gave out 94 warning tickets. They also stopped 20 DWI’s.

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A woman in Atmore had received a kidney from her mother.

Masland Carpets was expanding.

A head-on collision on Foshee Road left two men dead.

Four consecutive days of rain caused wash outs and street closings in Atmore.

Plans were called for Fountain Correctional Center to have some construction for the work release program.

The State Line Bar was the scene of an incident that left an Atmore man in jail.

The offices of Dr. S.F. Crook and Dr. Fred Crook won the award given by the Atmore Beautification


The Atmore City Council postponed the shopping center decision.

The school board ruled that Davis School was to remain open.

John Evans, on death row, was about to be put to death for a murder charge. Just days before the execution, he told his attorney not to try to stop them from putting him to death. He said he didn’t want to die, but the chair would be a good way to die. He had no remorse for the murder of a man in a robbery, saying, “I would do it all over again.”

A young man was robbed of between $90 and $100 at the local bowling lane.

Irene Little celebrated her 80th birthday.

Bob Ingram joined the WSFA-TV staff. Do you remember Bob Ingram?

Greer’s Food Market celebrated Founder’s Day.