Looking Back: 30 years ago, we had a bunch of rain

Published 10:36 am Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Thirty years ago, in 1990, things were settling in after so much rain that caused a lot of damage in the county.
After the firing in Century, Fla. of police officer, Tim Hall, the Ku Klux Klan planned to hold a meeting in Century.
Thirty-two young ladies were set for the Miss Atmore pageant sponsored by the Atmore Junior League. It was to be held at the Escambia County High School and the theme was “Moonlight and Magnolias.”
Escambia Academy students, Seth Dettling and Dan Akins were honored at the school science fair,
The Alabama Forestry Commission was still having big problems about illegal dumping in the county.
Frank Thompson assumed the posistion of the Escambia County Development Authority.
Juvenile facilities announced that the number of troubled youth was on the rise in the county.
Mayor Howard Shell signed a proclamation declaring Earth Day to be April 22.
Ami Goolsby and Clay Carrington, members of the student governmentt Jefferson Davis College, were appointed by Governor Guy Hunt to a two-year term as members of the Alabama Student Volunteer Corp.
The 99th (Golden Acorn) Infantry Division was to hold a reunion for members who served in WW I and WW II.
A Bruno, Inc. employee, Gary Speegle, was teaching some Atmore residents how to work a cash register for the new store to be located on Lindberg Avenue. Tammy Hayles and Elizabeth Peacock were training in the newspaper picture.
John “Blue” Harrison, 20, was killed when he was ejected from his car on I-65. He was a 1987 graduate of Escambia County High School, where he had played baseball.
Six men, one from Century, were charged with raping a student at Faulkner State Junior College in Bay Minette. All six men were free on $5,000 bonds each.
There was the cutest picture of Crystal Allen, who was playing right field in baseball. She was clearly bored to pieces as she was yawning with her mouth wide open.

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