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Looking Back… 50 years

By Staff
January 12, 1956
Racing through the galvanized and frame structure, fire destroyed the Jackson Lumber Harvester Co. building Monday afternoon. Loss was estimated at $100,000.
General pay raises for all city employees are under consideration by the City Council.
More police protection will be given at fires in the future, according to Mayor C. C. Fountain. At the same time, a sharp warning against driving cars or trucks over fire hoses was issued.
Agreement has been reached and work has officially started on a mail-box road program, totaling $171,125 in state money. The program agreed to Monday by members of the Board of Revenue includes 29 miles of paving work.
On an &#8220if” basis, the city of Brewton has agreed to look into putting itself in the pie-line business.
Transfer of $127, 513.13 in 20 county accounts has been completed from the Citizens-Farmers &Merchants Bank of Brewton to the Escambia County Bank of Flomaton.