Looking Back: ‘On Deadly Ground’ was at Strand

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, March 27, 2019

In 1994, 25 years ago, it was election time again. Danny Joyner was running for the District 22 senate seat.

Devon Wiggins was running for his second term as probate judge.

Max Bell was running for state representative for Alabama District 66.

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Pete Diurno was running for Escambia County Circuit Clerk.

Sen. Howell Heflin was in town to speak to the civic leaders in Atmore.

Dr. James Dobson had a column in The Atmore Advance about giving children too much. According to him, parents cheat their children when they give too much. This meant too many material things.

I must say that I agree with Dr. Dobson on this. I am 78 years old and my one and only son is in prison. We did not raise him to disobey the law, but he got caught up in drugs. He’s not a bad person, but he will follow anyone else into trouble. When he was little, his dad and I gave him everything. We had waited for a long time to have him in our lives and, of course, we wanted him to have the things he wanted.

Looking back on it, I know we gave him plenty of love, but I believe that we gave him too much (material things). If you have to wait for something, or you have to earn it, you will be a lot more appreciative of it. That is just my opinion, and as they say, everybody has one.

A man was killed when he was struck by a train at the crossing at Second Avenue.

Reports of child abuse was on the increase in Escambia County.

The Poarch Creek Recreation Committee gave a weight bench to the inmates at the prison.

Police Chief, Glenn Carlee warned the public of paving scams in the area. He said one should always ask for a city business license if someone tries to sell you some paving or call the police immediately.

Harris Wilson was given life in prison after being convicted for the murder of his mother, Patricia Ann Knotts, and his stepfather, James Knotts Jr.

Petty Helton went before the city council to ask for some help with flooding issues on some of her property.

Members of the city council worked the drive-up window as part of McDonald’s 39th anniversary.

There was a picture of three kids in The Atmore Advance, that were living the dream splashing and playing in the mud left from a rainstorm.

The Strand Theater was showing “On Deadly Ground,” with Steven Segal.

Architects recommended changes in the county jail to make it safer.

Angelica Angeles was crowned Miss Atmore.

A Beautiful Baby Contest was to be part of the upcoming MayFest. First National Bank and United Bank were to give prizes.