Looking Back: 30 years ago, a 16 year old faced murder charges
Published 12:03 am Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Thirty years ago, in 1990, a 16-year-old juvenile was facing murder charges in the death of another l6 year old. Police Chief Glenn Carlee said they were seeking to have the youth tried as an adult. Anthony Rice Jr. died of a single stab in the heart.
A long awaited downtown revitalization project began with sidewalks being broken up. This would be the first of four projects planned.
An era ended at Southland Telephone when after 45 years, telephone operators would no longer make connections for the telephone calls.
The overcrowded prison system was a subject to be considered for those of the Alabama Department of Corrections.
Two men were injured in a one-car accident when the driver lost control on a wet highway and slammed into a utility pole on Main Street.
The Alabama Senate gave the first approval to a $36 million package in flood relief for south and central Alabama, while Gov. Guy Hunt sought more federal help for the region.
The police were searching for a black man who robbed a service station attendant at knife-point.
Ed Daw, a resident of Atmore, was seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Alabama.
The Century City Council upheld the firing of police officer Tim Hall, who was found to be a former member of the Ku Klux Klan in Texas.
Winn-Dixie had turkey breast for 99 cents a pound; ham for 88 cents a pound and boneless shoulder roast for $1.89 a pound.
Educators from the local schools and the Atmore City Council were having meetings to discuss the city school tax.
A committee made of representatives from Ernest Ward High School and Century High School had chosen two sites that might be used for the construction of the new school.