Looking Back: 30 years ago, chamber members satisfied with Mayfest

Published 9:34 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Thirty years ago, in 1990, the members of the chamber were very satisfied with Mayfest. An estimate of 8,000 people were in attendance.
A Montgomery man was ruled competent to go on trial for the murder of of his wife, a former resident of Atmore and their three children. Lee Carter, apparently but the victims, shampooed the carpet and then cleaned up afterward. When someone came to check on the family, he denied them entrance to the home.
The murder trial of Joseph Scott Barrow, 25, who was charged with the murder of James Harold Hardin and Michelle Lynn Hardin, was set.
Dr. Sandra McLeod, President of Jefferson Davis Junior College, was all for the merger of the college with the Atmore Technical College.
Atmore Police recovered two stolen vehicles.
Mayor Howard Shell signed a proclamation declaring May to be Older Americans month.
Vanity Fair was advertising and hiring sewing machine operators.
Former Escambia County High School student, Keith Nall, was to play at Mobile College.
The Atmore Advance had lots of photographs of Mayfest.
Three Monroeville men were charged with a Church Street armed robbery. A woman driving along Church Street was flashed by the lights of a vehicle behind her. Thinking she must know the people in the car, she proceded to stop. When she realized the people in the car were strangers, she tried to drive on, but was blocked by the other car. They approached her, asked for her money and jewelry, and told her they had guns. She saw one gun. The robbers then got back in their car and left. Two of the men were apprehended, but one escaped.

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