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Looking Back: Playin’ fiddles in Atmore in ‘89

Thirty years ago, in 1989, Atmore celebrated the 10th annual Fiddlers’ Convention, an event that pulled many local musicians as well as visitors to Atmore.

A Fairhope man was charged with a series of local burglaries in the Atmore area.

A kitchen fire in Century, Fla., caused the deaths of a 5-year-old boy and a 61-year-old man. They were both alive when they were pulled from the fire but died shortly thereafter. A woman was also pulled from the house and survived.

Escambia County Sheriff Tim Hawsey was inducted as president of the Alabama Sheriff’s Association.

Eight out-of-state prisoners over powered three guards who were transporting them to Oklahoma. The guards were tied up to trees and some farm equipment.

A three year-old boy was in critical shape after being struck by a car when he darted into the path of the on-coming car.

The body of a witness of the shooting of her common-law husband, was found slain in Century.

Repair of sidewalks which collapsed after recent heavy rain, were being made in Atmore.

A McCullough man was injured when his crop dusting airplane crashed near Poarch.

A new CT scanner was unveiled at Greenlawn Hospital.

Several fires around town were causing quite a few problems for the Atmore Fire Department.

A routine traffic stop resulted in the recovery of a stolen car,

Escambia County Grand Jury returned 230 indictments, with 228 for felonies and two for misdemeanors.