Looking Back: 30 years ago, areas were under a blackout

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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Thirty years ago, in 1990, several areas were plunged into a blackout lasting five hours, when a transformer was struck by something that could have been a gunshot or a golf ball.
Laurie Strawberry was crowned Miss Atmore 1990. Her sister, Anna Lisa Strawbridge, was the winner of the same title last year for 1989. It was the first time sisters have won the same title and back to back. They are both the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Strawbridge of Atmore.
Atmore was getting ready for Mayfest 1990. It was announced that there would be a Beautiful Baby Contest on May 5, at the Tom Byrne Park.
Another featured highlight of Mayfest was to be a pet parade and show.
Others, besides the mayor, also thought Trawick made remarks that were cruel and untrue.
Fifth graders from Escambia Academy took the AmTrak train to Birmingham to tour the city.
Century, Fla., was also celebrating with its annual Sawmill Day on May 5.
An accident on Highway 97 blocked traffic for three hours when two tankers of ammonia was overturned
A man selling jewelry was robbed by two men resulting in his being charged with not having a license to sell.
Students from the area high schools were in court, not because they were in trouble, but to see how the court system works.
Kindergarten registration was to be held May 7.
There was a grand opening to be held for the opening of FoodFair in the new shopping center at Lindburgh and Presley Streets. This hit a little bit home for me. My husband worked at that store for a while as manager. I hated to see it go.
An Atmore woman and her son were injured in a fatal.accident in Wilcox County.

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