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30 years ago, top students at EA were honored by Rotary

Thirty years ago, in 1990, top students of Escambia Academy were honored by the Rotary Club.
Students from the Escambia Academy Enrichment Program were growing tomatoes from seeds that had gone into space.
Escambia County Sheriff candidates answered questions about the problems in the county.
FoodFair Grocery store opened with the cutting of the ribbon.
Edgar Nettles, a 17-year-old youth, was certified to be tried as an adult for the murder of Anthony Rice, a 16 year old.
According to Human Resources director Doug Mitchell, elderly abuse was very common in the county.
Atmore Mayor Howard Shell signed a proclamation recognizing National Nursing Home Week.
Area graduations were being planned all over the county. It is always such a fun time for both students and parents at grauation. This year was so different. Students missed out on so much. I wish there was some way for them to have all the excitement of graduation time.
Rose Chambliss, 91, had a special interest in graduation for 1990. She had three great-grandsons graduating; Chad Helton, Jason Timothy and Tony Sanks.
County officials said that there were high levels of mercury turning up in fish being caught in Escambia County, Fla. and there was no reason to believe the same was not true in Escambia County, Ala.
Law officials went to the home of Sue Doughtry, 26, and Douglas Daughtry to issue them with a warrant charging them with a negotiation a worthless negotiable instrument (bad check). When no one responded, some of the deputies stayed at the house and others returned to Brewton to obtain a search warrant. Inside the house they found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and other drug offences. They were charged and bonded out of jail.
Political signs placed along the roadside had been deemed illegal, but many were ignoring the law.