Looking Back… 25 years
East Brewton City Councilmen appointed seven people to an Industrial Development Board, including Jack Hall, Jack Peevy, Thomas Lowrey, L.J. Ellis, Jasper Davis, W.H. Horton and Mayor Lovelace Parker.
From the cover of the 1981 Progress edition: “We cannot guarantee tht our young people will all return here and find a place in the economy of the area. Their backgrounds should fit them for varied professions thatwill sometimes take them elsewhere. What we can do, what we must do, is to provide youth in this area a basis in educational and cultural advantages that will measure up wherever they go. Such advantages will not only enrich the future life of the infividual who received his training here. They will be passed on and on … to enrich the lives of people of other generations, other locales.”
Mr. and Mrs. George Lundy were honored on their silver wedding anniversary.
Steve Nelson Sr. promoted the spring Murder Creek Run with a detailed plan for training to run a 10K (6.2 mile) race. The run was held in conjunction with the Brewton Invitational Art Show in April.
An Evergreen Avenue dwelling owned by G.S. Byrne Jr. was completely destroyed by fire.
The Lions Club prepared to host their annual Pancake Supper. Tickets were $2 per person.