Looking Back: RPES celebrated Field Day

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, Rachel Patterson Elementary School students were getting ready to hold their annual Field Day.

Field Day is a time before school lets out for the summer that students skip classes to go outside to participate in all sorts of games. The cold weather is gone and the sun is shining.

A lawsuit was filed in civil court by CSX involving an accident.

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Huxford Elementary School celebrated Field Day, too.

A van was stuck by a train bringing the total to seven in the city limits.

A Brewton man killed his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.

Tempers flared in the commission meeting over the hiring of employees for probate judge’s office.

There was an Afro-American Town Fest scheduled for May 20 at Houston Avery Park.

Representatives of the library were not put on the agenda of the Atmore City Council causing some problems over employee changes and the need to repair a leaky roof.

Mayfest was a great success. It was sponsored by the Atmore City Council at Tom Byrne Park.

A train rammed into a 18-wheeler at the track in downtown Brewton. It took out lights all over and materials fell on a car and driver who were waiting to cross the tracks. That has been a dangerous place for years. I can’t tell you how many times I have had to run to take a photograph of a wreck. I remember one time when a log truck turned over there trying to make the turn. The load shifted and tumbled out and went rolling all over the place. Ever since that day I never pull up to that crossing but what I don’t think about that accident.

The driver of a car was charged with driving under the influence and child endangerment, after she left the road and road into a ditch. The woman driver had to be extracted from the vehicle and the child was thrown out. She was charged with child endangerment for not having the child secured in a seat belt.