Looking Back: 30 years ago, pot plants found

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Thirty years ago, in 1989, drugs were already making an ugly mark on the country. Each week more and more of it was either being brought into the area, or in many cases grown right in our own neighborhoods.

In July of 1989, the sheriff’s office discovered 154 pot plants on Bell Fork Road with a street value of $308,000.

In other news, an investigation was on going of a stabbing at the Fountain Correctional Center. One man died and another was treated at Greenlawn Hospital.

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I don’t have the statistics about the deaths on the Alabama Department of Public Safety predicted that six people would die in automobile accidents on the highways of Alabama.

A Brewton man was charged with murder after a man and his 9 year old daughter were killed in an auto accident. The arrest was made after law enforcement officers found that the driver of the other vehicle was speeding.

Jay, Florida residents were wondering who bought one of four winning lottery tickets in the recent draw, One of  the wnning numbers was bought there and the lucky person would split more than $480,000.

Three men were arrested for spraying tear gas in a local shopping center and fourteen people were treated at Greenlawn Hospsital.  Felony charges were later made.

A Beatrice youth drowned in the Claude D. Kelley State Park, The 13 year old was diving into the water and never came back up.

The 10th Annual Fiddlers’ Convention was advertised as coming soon. It was sponsored by the Rotary Club.

Margie Kaye won the yard of the month for July for her yard at Craig Street in Atmore.

Four people were arrested and charged with various drug charges.

Three people were injured in a three car collision.

Bill Brown’s family was in commercials for Japan advertisements.