Looking Back: 15 students worked at ANC

Published 3:07 pm Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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Thirty years ago in 1991, thieves and burglars were to be found all over town. Thieves broke into five businesses in the downtown area.

Sean Taylor was chosen to be the new drum major for the Escambia County High School band.

The Flower Pot was the next business to be struck by burglars for the second time in the last two weeks.

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A pedestrian died after being struck by a car on North Main Street. No charges were filed as it appeared that alcohol was involved.

A week after a huge marijuana raid in the county, another field was spotted from the air on Jay Road. This one was $2.4 million worth. Sheriff Hawsey said there were 1,180 plants in the new field and they were 8 to 10 feet tall.

Scottie Dixon, a student at Escambia County High School was signed to play summer baseball as part of the Seattle. He was off to Tempe, Ariz., where he was to play for that league.

Construction was continuing at Winn-Dixie in the Church Street Shopping Center and was expected to be finished by the fall.

A game of “playing chicken” could have been disastrous when a crop dusting airplane buzzed a CSX train flying straight toward the engine. The engineer and brakeman watched in horror before hitting the floor of the engine. They said they thought the train would leave the tracks and scatter all along the way. At the last minute, the plane pulled out of its dive and a terrible accident was avoided.

A group of 15 students were set to spend their summer working as volunteers at Atmore Nursing Center as members of the Candy Stripers program.

Pattie Stone retired after 36 years of teaching, most of them at Ernest Ward.

Winn-Dixie had leg quarters on sale for 29 cents a pound, sirloin tip roast for $1.97 a pound and Boston butt for $1.28 a pound.