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Looking Back: Atmore officials counting on railroad stop

Thirty years ago, in 1989, officials of Atmore, were counting on the idea of having a railroad stop in Atmore. But, just in case it was to happen, they already were planning on where the depot would be located.

The Alabama Council Justice Center reported that the number of cases have increased in Atmore but decreased in the county.

The Thomas E. McMillan Museum Advisory Committee named Ida Smith of Atmore, and Caroline Liles, Hermine Downing and Ed. Leigh McMillan to the museum in Brewton.

Dan Boatwright retired from Smith Supply Co. after more than 44 years. His three sons also worked there and his brother retired from there also. He started in 1943 during World War II.

Atmore police officers were working with a new emblems designed by Officer Carney Fillmore.

New construction was underway to build a new wing onto Greenlawn Hospital.

The school board was to meet on the matter of the Lions Club trying to purchase the old high school to turn into a community center.

An inspection of the old school, turned up a dusty grand piano. Who knows what all else was found going through that old building?

Labor Day brought the damage of three police cars in separate accidents, which were not related to each other.

Dr. John Yoder joined the Physicians Association in Atmore. He and his wife Dawn, had three children, Robert, 6, Kristin, 4, and Amber, 1.

According to a newspaper from 1939, with war waging in Europe, prices were soaring back in the U.S.

George Thames of Atmore was born 106 years ago. This was during the time of the 1883 yellow fever epidemic in Brewton. So far as I know, Atmore did not suffer this plague.

Two students from Escambia County High School were nominated to go to New York to possibly play in the McDonalds All American Band as it marched in the Thanksgiving parade.

An inmate at Escambia County jail called it the Hawsey Hilton in describing conditions at the jail.

And finally, I am a sucker for the U.S. flag so I was glad to see this.

Atmore lined the streets with U.S. flags in celebration of Constitution Week.