30 year scope: Brewton as it was

Published 4:34 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Thirty years ago, in 1990, members of the Brewton Nutrition Center made old-fashioned bonnets to sell at the Blueberry Festival.
Peggy Bracken was photographed with the 1990 Blueberry Cookbook.
A Brewton man, Joseph Scott Barrow, was found not guilty of murder. A Bay Minette judge found him not guilty.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Department destroyed 250 marijuana plants north of I-65. Authorities said they had a street worth of $500,000 and $2,000 for each plant.
The bridge of Alabama 41 over the Conecuh River was under construction.
The local Brewton Revco was one of 10 to be closed down.
A photograph in The Brewton Standard showed children and adults swimming in the “old swimming hole” at Burnt Corn Creek to cool off in some hot weather.
Ron Jackson was named as the new basketball coach at T.R. Miller High School.
Dana Lee Steele was installed. into the Honor Society of the Phi Kappa Phi at Auburn University. She was a 1976 graduate of T.R. Miller High School.
Dr. Victor Inge was named managing elder for The Brewton Standard. He had previously been with the newspaper for two years as the staff writer and photographer.
Bernice Sims was named co-ordinator of the Tri-County Crisis Shelter and Outreach Program in Brewton. Could this possibly be the same Bernice Sims who, in later life, would become a very good painter?
A.C. “Bo” Brantley was contesting the recent election in which he lost by four votes to his opponent, Tommy Fields in the commission run-off. A decision was made when a recount revealed that Fields actually won by only two votes.
People were getting ready for the 4th of July.The festivities were to be smaller because of flooding and damages to Fort Crawford in heavy March rains.