Looking Back: Lions purchase building

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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Thirty years ago, in 1989, Flomaton was the site of a head-on collision between two tractor rigs. Both drivers were killed and the accident  was under investigation. The Atmore Advance stated that two large vehicles don’t stand much chance when they crash together in this fashion.

It was reported that most Alabamians supported a new ammendment to have a U.S. Flag desecration to be illegal.

How many times a day do you see a flag displayed in the wrong way? I know that it was only a few days ago that I saw a flag being taken down and it was dragging across the ground.

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I don’t know ahout today, but in 1989 one could pick his own scuppernongs at Perdido Vineyards for 50 cents a pound. That beats trying to grow your own.

The Atmore Lions Club agreed to purchase the old high school building on Pensacola Avenue to be used as a community center. The school board was not happy with the deal, but most merchants supported the plan.

Prayer and Bible readings were banned in Florida schools and although they did not want to do it, most principals said they had to follow the law guidelines. Students were disappointed at the new rules.

Sheriff’s deputies located $40,000 worth of marijana in a patch which they saw from a search plane near the Escambia-Baldwin County line.

A crop duster plane crashed near County Road 1. The pilot was taken to Greenlawn Hospital with a shoulder injury.

The Atmore Advance had a large section in the newspaper about the up-coming football season for local teams.

There was still an argument going on between school board members about the prayer law.

Former Atmore mayor, Oris Earl Davis died at home ar the age of 83.

Humorist Lewis Grizzard was at his best at story telling when he told of a police officer who shot and killed a snake, Instead of being lauded for his quick thinking, he was fired from his job. Grizzard said he didn’t understand. Just because the officer hit the snake several times and shot it five times, he shouldn’t be punished. After all, he didn’t know if the snake was poisonous.

I agree with Grizzard. I don’t like snakes, poisonous or not, and I don’t like sticks that look like snakes. Again, that is my opinon and everyone has one,