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Looking Back: ‘Christmas Vacation’ to be shown at Strand

Thirty years ago, in 1989, Escambia County received a grant for $34,381 to supplement emergency food and shelter projects in the area.
Kenneth Weekely, a senior at Escambia Coounty High School, was chosen to receive the DAR Good Citizen Award.
Timothy Kirkpsatrick was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of a 17-month-old child he was watching for his girlfriend. The child was beaten to death in Flomaton. His sentence had been put on hold twice before this latest appearance.
A county man was killed in a shotgun slaying in Pineview.
The Christmas Parade was expected to draw thousands of people.
The Escambia County School Board was expecting to discuss the fate of James Robert Mooney, the teacher facing sodomy charges.
The Strand Theatre was showing “Prancer.” Coming up on Dec. 15 was to be “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase. Adult prices were $4 and children prices were $2. Tuesdays were Bargan Days.
People were getting ready for the Christmas Parade, which was to be held on Dec. 9.
A apecial meeting was to be held to decide the fate of James Robert Mooney who was charged with sodomy. He was suspended with pay until a decision was made.
Leon Hartley was appointed principal of W.S. Neal Elementary School in East Brewton. Haley Lanier took his place at North Brewton Elementary School.
A former associate pastor was indicted on allegations of sexual abuse.
Former chief of police of Castleberry, Wayne Lucas, was found guilty of pot charges in a federal court in Mobile.