Looking back: Band festival draws thousands

Published 3:14 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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Thirty years ago, in 1990, Robbie Cotten. a native and resident of Brewton, was named the top amateur golfer in Alabama.

Anthony Redmon, a former student and football player at T;R; Miller High School was looking forward to attending Auburn University.

The city was making plans and getting ready for Octoberfest to be held with arts and crafts, entertainment and plenty of fun for all ages.

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Michael Martin and Robert English were shown in The Brewton Standard with their pumpkins getting ready for Octoberfest and Halloween.

The Dixieland Band Festival drew 3,500 spectators to see and hear the bands from all over the area.

A new video store called “The Video Hutt” opened its doors renting videos for just $1.

A Mississippi man was found just off Wolf Log Road.

With another step to settle the problem of the speed limits of the trains through town, authorities changed the speed to 30 mph.

Law enforcement officers found $1,600 worth of marijuana off Alabama 29; and 58 plants bringing the county total to 3,615 plants worth $7.27 million for the year.

Greer Endfinger, daughter of Jim and Gene Endfinger and Dan Thomas, was named homecoming queen at T.R. Miller High School.

Helen Hunt, first lady of Alabama, was to honor volunteers at Brewton Country Club.

East Brewton was facing an old problem, what to do about handicapped parking. Special handicapped parking places were being used in spite of laws to hold them for handicapped.

Dawn Lindsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Lindsey, was awarded the Presidential Leadership Scholarship at Jefferson Davis College. She was a graduate of T.R. Miller High School.

Kelly Folsom was named Rotary Club Student of the Month.

Members of the 1940 W.S. Neal High School class were to be honored at the homecoming.