Looking Back… 50 years

Published 4:46 pm Monday, February 7, 2005

By Staff
The slogan for the 1955 Red Cross Fund drive was "Let's get the goats out of town." The goal for the drive was $4, 555.
Rep. Malcolm Edwards votes for gas tax increase. The proposed program would build roads to put rural residents on a level with city folks, and get the farmers out of the mud and save lives.
D.E. Read of the U.S. Department of Agriculture discovered sweet potato weevils near Brewton. As a result, sweet potatoes could not be planted within a one-mile zone of known infestation.
Old Groundhog saw his shadow meaning six more weeks of winter.