Looking Back: 30 years ago, PCI testing new line of products

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Thirty years ago, in 1990, the Poarch Creek Indians were testing the waters with growing a new line of product for commercial use. For the past two years, they had been growing Shiitake mushrooms for sale. I don’t know how it all turned out over time, but it seemed like a good idea 30 years ago. The mushrooms were grown on logs with small holes drilled into the logs. After incubation a crop could be grown every two months. Is this still being done? I don’t know, but it makes for a good story.
When Judge Joseph Brogden sentenced Edward Russell Dubose to death row at Holman Prison, for the murder of Stephanie King, no one thought about the fact that he was the only to be sentenced to death in his home county.
The city of Atmore and the Atmore Police Department were to begin issuing tickets for playing loud music and driving. The police could level a fine of up to $500.
Tommy Fields was to seek re-election for his seat on the county commission from District 3.
Despite rumors that Abernathy Hospital in Century, Fla. was closing its doors, the truth was that 15 beds were to be converted to nursing home patients.
Ben Fagin and Kristy Coker were named the 1989-90 Homecoming King and Queen at JDJC at the JD/Faulkner State game and the JDJC Warhawks won the game.
Betty Morris Hamilton, former resident of Atmore, was back in town to display her art at the Atmore Public Library. The showing was sponsored by the Atmore Council of the Arts and the library.
The average rainfall for the month of March was expected to be lower than usual.
Law officials were awaiting an autopsy report to see if it could be determined what the cause of death was for an East Brewton youth at a fight in Century.

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