Looking Back: 30 years ago, company leased Atmore building

Published 3:57 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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Thirty years ago, in 1990, Escambia County School System Superintendent Archie Trawick said some teachers might lose their jobs because of a $750,000 shortfall in revenue.
A popular businessman, James Howard “Bully” Brooks, 59, lost his life in a two-car vehicle accident on Jack Springs Road. He was a former butcher and grocer. His 1976 pickup truck flipped over several times before landing upside down.
Escambia County was to implement a new personell system.
Students at Rachel Patterson Elementary School were given the opportunity to go through the “house on fire” furnished by the Naval Air Station Fire Department.
Mickey Cannon coached his last Atmore baseball game against Choctaw County before leaving to go to his new job at Jefferson Davis Junior College.
There was a very good article in The Atmore Advance by Peggy Bracken about the upcoming Blueberry Festival.
A Fortune 500 company from New York had leased a building in Atmore for a division of Sequa Inc. for 13 years.
Mayor Howard Shell took exception to remarks made by school superintendent Archie Trawick.
Efforts to merge Jefferson Davis Junior College and Atmore State Technical College were tabled for the time being by the Alabama State Board of Education.
Plans were being made for Mayfest to be held at Tom Byrne Park. It will be sponsored by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce.
Although 221 drug stores were sold by Revco, the one in Atmore was not sold and would not be closing.
Escambia County school administrators issued a ban on Spandex clothing as it was a way to conceal drugs.
Two people were killed and another in critical condition after a head-on collision on county road 14, bringing the death toll to eight.
Dr. Wayne Teague, state superintendent of education, said that Escambia County was not doing as much as it could for the school system.

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