Looking Back: Deputy spots pot plants from air

Published 9:56 am Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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Thirty years ago in 1991, there was a story in The Atmore Advance about Bertia Donald, a Nokomis resident, and her love for flowers, including one special one from Hawaii. The plant only bloomed at night and only had one bloom, which was spectacular.

Maria Huber, a former graduate of Atmore Christian School, was nominated as outstanding student at Reid State Technical College.

One man was treated and released from Atmore Community Hospital after being shot at Chick-a-Dee Social Club.

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There was a story in The Atmore Advance about Bessie Booker who, at age 80, was able to look after herself and still pursue her love of making ceramics.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office confiscated $1 million worth of marijuana from a field off Travis Road. The plants were spotted from the air by Officer Chuck McMullen near Riverview.

It was reported that Escambia County crops might be eligible for disaster relief due to heavy rains.

In 1941 The Atmore Advance reported that the Little River State Park was opened to the public,

Atmore adopted “Daylight Savings Time” to conserve energy for defense. (1941).

The Escambia County School Board voted to close North Brewton School but to keep Huxford Elementary School for K-6. Although Huxford was to remain open, it suffered a lot of cuts. There was a discussion about the decision.

Long lines formed at the Florida border to buy Lotto tickets as the payout reached $24 million. Who couldn’t use a little extra money?

Alex Hixon signed a scholarship to play tennis at Mobile College.

A new funeral home, Atmore Memorial Home, was to open on U.S. 31 near Greenlawn Motel.

A record crowd gathered for the 12th Annual Fiddlers’ Convention.

Davisville Super Food had five pounds of sugar for 97 cents, ground of ground beef for $1.17 a pound and a five pound bag of Martha White flour for 47 cents.