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Looking Back: Jordache backpacks were $6.44

Thirty years ago, in 1989, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department was searching for a man who fell off Parker Bridge near Brewton.
A Franklin (near Monroeville) man was shot and killed in a robbery on U.S. 41 north of Monroeville. The victim was only 27 years old. The case was under investigation.
A mobile home fire on Smith Dairy Road was under investigation. A woman was in the mobile home at the time of the fire.
R.A. Green was suing the Escambia County Commission after members failed to grant him the right to establish a new cemetery at Pineview.
Kiley Godwin, a senior at Ernest Ward High School, was named finalist in the tryout competition to select prospects for Escambia County on the Star Academic Team.
Jimmy Crook, Rusty Luttrell and Brownie Woodall were all named officers of the Atmore Chamber of Commerce.
One man was shot and killed and another injured in a shootout when an argument led to a hail of gun fire.
Delester Lee of Flomaton was arrested and charged with capital murder in the shotgun shooting of a grocer near Monroeville during a holdup.
B.C. Moore’s was having a 37 hour Christmas sale with men’s flannel shirts for $5.97 and ladies’ long coats for 20 percent off. Jordache backpacks were $6.44.
I guess flannel was big thirty years ago. It has gone from being popular for the outdoorsmen to not being used at all. This year it has made a comeback and is being worn by everybody. I tell you that I remember flannel shirts being very warm and cozy and I am glad to see it back on the shelves.
The fourth grade of Rachel Patterson Elementary School presented a play, “The Birth of Christ.” Times are really changing. Back then one could talk about the real reason of Christmas and could even have a play to tell it. Now-a-days it has become taboo to even discuss it in school. Christmas has become “the holidays.” As for me and my house, we will remember the Lord’s birthday.
United Bank held an open house with refreshments and a visit from Santa.
The Christmas parade was a big success in downtown Atmore.
A man a life-without parole as his sentence. One of the reasons for the long sentence was his record for being an habitual offender.