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Mayor Staff announces A.C. Moore closure – Announcement made despite no such action by board of education

By   5 days ago

            A community meeting was held at the YMCA building Tuesday, July 22, to discuss ways to save the Atmore Area YMCA and Atmore Mayor Jim Staff stunned many present by announcing that A. C. Moore Elementary School would be closed and incorporated into Rachel Patterson Elementary School. “A.C. Moore [...]

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Extra Market day is Saturday

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By   6 days ago

Market in the Park will have a bonus session this Saturday, July 26, from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., in Heritage Park on Main Street. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Vickery said farmers requested another Market day. Market in the Park is open to all local growers and canners. To set up, vendors need [...]

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Stocking the shelves

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By   6 days ago

The shelves are almost full. Only a few items are not in their place. The perishables –produce, bread, milk, etc. – will be stocked the day before the grand opening in a couple of weeks. There is still much work to do, such as putting the price cards in place. Store manager Joe Ferguson, shown [...]

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Races set

By   6 days ago

Greg Albritton won over Harry D’Olive in last week’s Republican run-off to face Susan Smith in November for the Alabama Senate District 22 seat in November. Albritton won over D’Olive by more than 1,000 votes, taking 58 percent of the vote. Smith was selected by the Democratic Party leaders to fill the vacancy left when [...]

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Nokomis VFD receives new rating

By   6 days ago

On June 30, Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department Board Chairman and Assistant Fire Chief Chris McGhee received official notification from Insurance Services Office of a significant reduction in the fire rating for the Nokomis Fire District. Based on numerous factors, including water supply, equipment, number of firefighters, training, etc., the new ISO Public Protection Classification is [...]

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LifeFlight sold, services remain

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By   6 days ago

Baptist Hospital of Pensacola announced Tuesday, June 24, that they have sold their LifeFlight Air Ambulance services to Air Methods out of Colorado. The service is one of the oldest continuous air ambulance services in the United States and the first to operate in the Florida Panhandle. Founded in 1977, Baptist LifeFlight was the third [...]

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Taco Bell to open soon

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By   6 days ago

The new Taco Bell in Rivercane on Highway 21 is nearing completion and is expected to open soon. Atmore building inspector Greg Vaughn reports the company expects to open early to mid-August. Pictured is the nearly completed building with signage installed.

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Clarification

By   6 days ago

In the July 16 edition of Atmore News, the following statement was published: “Dual enrollment funds also pay for general education courses that are available at Reid State. A student planning to go to college can complete these college general course requirements while still in high school – and at no cost to the student.” [...]

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District governor visits Atmore Lions Club

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By   6 days ago

By NANCY KARRICK Special to Atmore News The Atmore Lions Club met Wednesday, July 16, in the Mayson Auditorium at Atmore Community Hospital. Lion President John Brantley called the meeting to order and gave the invocation. Lion Shane Hadley led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by Lion Robert Maxwell’s directing the singing. President Brantley then introduced District [...]

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Reading the News

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By   6 days ago

At Atmore News, we like to catch folks reading our paper. On Thursday, July 17, we caught Joe Terry reading the News at Hazel’s Curl Country. When we catch someone, we take their picture and give them $5. However, Joe didn’t take the money. Instead, he asked us to pay it forward, which we will [...]

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Legion, Auxiliary honors delegates

By   6 days ago

American Legion Post 90 and Auxiliary honored their delegates to Boys State and Girls State with a dinner Tuesday, July 15, at the Legion Hall. The delegates were Christin Simpkins, Roderick Felder and Ben Hubert, Escambia County High School; Scott Brantley and Nate Smith, Escambia Academy; Brooke Bell and Jacob Esser, Flomaton High School; Austin [...]

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ECHS offering savings cards

By   6 days ago

Want to save some money and help a school at the same time? As a fund-raiser, the Escambia County High School athletic department is selling savings cards – a win-win for the athletes and the card holders. For only $10, you get the following discounts that are good through June 15, 2015. These discounts are [...]

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Second in state

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By   6 days ago

The Atmore Cal Ripken League All-Star team 10U placed second in the State Tournament in Gadsden July 12-15. Coaches and team members are shown, from left, front, Canyon Odom, Justin Brunson, Joseph Ferguson, Parker Robinson, Caleb Davis, Joshua Mason; middle, Reece Buck, Lane Baggett, JJ Stevens, JW Jackson, Brady Howell, Chaston Helton; back, coaches Eddie [...]

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10 vying for DYW title

By   6 days ago

Ten contestants will vie for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Escambia County this weekend. The DYW program will be held Saturday July 26, 7 p.m., in the Woodfin Patterson Auditorium at Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton. Admission is $10. The young ladies are competing for college granted and cash tuition scholarships. Distinguished [...]

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Vaughn attends Lions Forum

By   13 days ago

Jamey Vaughn, son of Greg and Cyndi Vaughn of Atmore, was recently honored by being invited to the Lion’s Club Alabama High School Leadership Forum (ALHSLF) in Troy, Alabama. Vaughn and the other delegates attended the forum June 20 to 22. Vaughn is an incoming senior at Escambia Academy. He hopes to major in Political [...]

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Atmore woman receives card from the President

By   13 days ago

Annie Johnson of Atmore recently received a birthday card from Michelle and Barak Obama congratulating her on the occasion of her 80th birthday. The card was arranged for her birthday by her granddaughter, Kenya Lynette Castro, a school teacher in New York. “I don’t know how she did it,” Mrs. Johnson said. “She just made [...]

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Bishops celebrate 29th anniversary

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By   13 days ago

Abe and Deborah Bishop celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 12. They are the parents of eight children, 10 grandchildren and three godchildren.  

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Hoffmans to celebrate 50th anniversary

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By   27 days ago

The children of Ronny and Charlotte Hoffman are hosting a reception on the occasion of their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. The Hoffmans were married July 3, 1964, in Range, Ala. They moved to Atmore in 1970. Friends and family are invited to attend the reception Saturday, July 5, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the [...]

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Bilbos to celebrate 50 years

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By   27 days ago

A reception will be held Sunday, July 13, in celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Dennis and Evelyn Bilbo. You’re invited to attend from 3 to 5 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church. No gifts, please.

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Brown honored

By   27 days ago

Mr. Hoover Brown was chosen as Father of the Year at Ebenezer Lutheran Church on Father’s Day. The award was given by the Progressive Civic And Recreational Club of Atmore.    

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Jackson, Cook exchange vows

By   62 days ago

Deborah Carolyn Davis Cook and Ronnie Ray Jackson exchanged wedding vows Friday, May 9, 2014 in Brewton, Ala. The bride is the daughter of Olivia and Franklin (Runt) Bryan of Atmore and the late Eubie Davis. The bridegroom is the son of Mabel Jackson of Atmore and the late Alton Jackson.      

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Walston, Sherrill wed

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By   69 days ago

Margaret Sherrill and Logan Walston exchanged wedding vows in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents Sunday, May 4, 2014. Brother Ted Bridges officiated at the seven o’clock service. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Sherrill of Walnut Hill. She is the granddaughter of Dean Graham and the [...]

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Helen Lumpkin celebrates 102

By   83 days ago

Helen Lumpkin celebrated her 102nd birthday Monday, May 5. Three close friends and fellow church members joined her to mark the occasion. Standing behind Ms. Lumpkin, seated, are, from left, Connie Protsman, Kathryn Chapman and Margaret Rogers.      

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Moye, Wilkins engagement

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By   90 days ago

Donald and Wendy Moye of Atmore, Alabama would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cierra Jenelle Moye, to Robert Brett Wilkins, the son of Andy and Renee’ Wilkins of Atmore. Cierra graduated from Escambia  County High School in 2010. She is currently enrolled in the Huntingdon College Adult Degree Completion [...]

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Second in state

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By   6 days ago

The Atmore Cal Ripken League All-Star team 10U placed second in the State Tournament in Gadsden July 12-15. Coaches and team members are shown, from left, front, Canyon Odom, Justin Brunson, Joseph Ferguson, Parker Robinson, Caleb Davis, Joshua Mason; middle, Reece Buck, Lane Baggett, JJ Stevens, JW Jackson, Brady Howell, Chaston Helton; back, coaches Eddie [...]

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ECHS, WSN host baseball camp

By   6 days ago

Escambia County High School and W.S. Neal High School hosted an open baseball camp last week. The camp for kids in grades seven through 12 was held at WSN Monday and Tuesday, July 14 and 15 and at ECHS Wednesday and Thursday, July 16 and 17. The instructors were from the University of West Florida. [...]

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Buy a sign – support the Blue Devils

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By   13 days ago

Escambia County High School head coach Royce Young is raising funds for the football program. Businesses are invited to purchase a sign for the football field fence. The sign shown here gives an idea of what’s available, however, this sign is not the exact size Coach Young is selling. The ECHS signs are 3’ x [...]

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Atmore All-Stars win district

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By   20 days ago

The Atmore Cal Ripken League All-Star team competed in the district championship held at Tom Byrne Park June 27 through 29, completing a sweep of teams from Flomaton and Tri-County to win the District Championship. The team, composed of 10-year-old all-stars chosen from the two Atmore teams and one Poarch team, dominated play, winning against [...]

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ECHS athletes receive scholarships

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By   69 days ago

These three athletes from Escambia County High School have signed to play sports at the next level. DeVante Williams, left, has received a scholarship to play football at Miles College in Birmingham. Tristen Boothe, center, has received a scholarship to play softball at Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton. Desmond Williams, right, has received a [...]

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EA beats Autauga

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By   69 days ago

The Escambia Academy Cougars dominated Autauga Academy at home Thursday night, May 15, in their spring jamboree. The final score was 41-14. EA led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Cougars looked good on both sides of the ball. The team rushed for about 400 yards while throwing only a few times [...]

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Blue Devils rout McKenzie, fall to Flomaton in jamboree

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By   69 days ago

By JOEY QUIMBY News Sports Writer Escambia County High School (ECHS) Blue Devils opened their Spring Jamboree with a quick start. In their first match-up against McKenzie, the Blue Devils scored on the second play from scrimmage. Quarterback Marques Brooks hit Devante Dailey for a touchdown with 11:06 in the first quarter. After trading possessions, [...]

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Chiefs set sights on district title

By   97 days ago

By CORRY BAGGETT News Sports Writer With a 15 and 5 record, Northview High School’s Varsity Baseball Chiefs are leaving their mark this season. Under the training of Head Coach Martin Lister, the boys have their eyes set on the prize of a titled team. Which title? “We’ll start with the district,” sophomore outfielder Roman [...]

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Huxford Elementary Honors Day – May 2014

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            News photos by Ashley Trawick

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Huxford Elementary Honors Day – May 2014

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                News photos by Ashley Trawick

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A.C. Moore Elementary School Honors Day – May 22

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County students honored at Reid State

By   27 days ago

Escambia County students were honored for Spring Semester 2014 academic accomplishments during Awards Day ceremonies held June 18. President’s List requires a 4.0 GPA for a minimum of 12 semester hours of college level work. Dean’s List recognizes students with a 3.5 or above but below a 4.0 for 12 semester credit hours of college [...]

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Huxford Elementary School awards

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Atmore students on Troy honors lists

By   34 days ago

Troy University has honored students who were named to the Chancellor’s List and Provost’s List for the 2014 Spring Semester / Term 4. Tieraney Bullard of Atmore was named to the Chancellor’s List. This list honors students who have earned a 4.0 grade point average for the previous academic period. Michael Jones of Atmore was [...]

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Area students named to UM honors lists

By   34 days ago

The University of Mobile has released the honors lists for the 2014 Spring academic period. In order to make President’s List, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average while taking at least 15 semester hours. Kaysie A. Meacham, Perdido, was named to the President’s List. In order to make Dean’s List, a student [...]

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Kirkland honored at UM

By   34 days ago

The University of Mobile presented academic awards to outstanding graduates of the Class of 2014 during Honors Convocation in May. Among the students receiving the highest honors was Lauren Suzanne Kirkland of Brewton. She was presented the President’s Scholastic Award and the School of Music Academic Achievement Award. Lauren received a Bachelor of Science in [...]

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Quartet convention is this weekend

By   6 days ago

The first Alabama Quartet Convention is set for this weekend at Forrest Hill Church of God, 5508 Moffett Road, Mobile. The convention will be held Friday, July 25, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 26, from noon until 2 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. All tickets are $5 daily [...]

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Mt. Gillead to honor one of their own

By   6 days ago

The Rev. Robert Davis, officers and members of Mt. Gillead Missionary Baptist Church invite all to attend their appreciation for their very own Rev. George Sharp. The event is sponsored by the church’s Youth Ministry. Sister E. Lowe is youth director. This celebration will be held Sunday, July 27, 3 p.m., at Mt. Gillead MBC, [...]

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Jones Street in revival next week

By   34 days ago

You’re invited to join the congregation of Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church as they celebrate revival from Sunday to Sunday, June 29 to July 6. Nightly services are at 7 p.m. The schedule of speakers is as follows: * Sunday morning, June 29, 11 a.m. – Elder Leroy Knight, Sr., Assistant Pastor of Jones [...]

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Homecoming set at Crosspoint

By   40 days ago

Crosspoint Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming and the church’s 17th anniversary Sunday, June 22, 10:30 a.m., with special guest Joseph Habedank, formerly with The Perrys. Habedank is a multi award-winning and Dove Award nominated singer / songwriter. He was awarded Singing News Magazine’s Young Artist of the Year in 2009 and Songwriter of the Year [...]

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Lookin’ Up, Lana Langford singing Friday night

By   48 days ago

Enon Baptist Church will host a gospel singing Friday night, June 13 at 6:30 p.m., featuring Lookin’ Up Quartet, shown at left, from Pensacola. Also singing will be Lana Langford. Light refreshments will be served after the singing. Rev. C. L. Langford and congregation invite everyone to attend. Enon Baptist Church is located on Old [...]

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Prayer brunch held at Deliverance Ministry

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By   48 days ago

Members and guests of Deliverance Ministry of Jesus Christ, Inc., gathered Saturday morning, June 7, for their annual prayer brunch and service. This year, the service honored Chief Apostle Hattie Bishop, Overseer, who recently stepped down as pastor of the church. Following are excerpts from expressions presented during the service. Pastor Kelvin Williams, newly appointed [...]

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Breaking Chains Expo is Saturday

By   48 days ago

Frank Gossett is an assistant chaplain at Holman Prison through We Care Program. In order to fulfill his calling, he has to raise his own support – much like a missionary does. His family and friends are holding Breaking Chains Expo Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Grace Fellowship to raise money [...]

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Gospel Light holding homecoming, reunion

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By   54 days ago

Gospel Light Church is holding their annual homecoming together with the Len and Hattie McGhee family reunion this Sunday, June 8, 10 a.m. Sixty-year-old slide photos will be shown. Guest singers will be the Gospel Harmonaires. Lunch will follow the service. Please bring a covered dish. All are welcome.    

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Airshow puts Alabama in spotlight

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By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE Last week, I joined officials from throughout Alabama at the Farnborough International Airshow outside of London, England. I was accompanied by representatives from the city of Mobile, members of the Mobile and Baldwin county commissions, Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, Governor Bentley, and other officials from across our state. Our [...]

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Birmingham in running for Demo Convention

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By BOB MARTIN Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who leads the Democratic National Committee, says the Party has received proposals from six cities to host the 2106 Democratic National Convention. They are Birmingham; Columbus, Ohio; Cleveland; New York; Philadelphia; and Phoenix, Arizona. Wasserman Schultz told the media this week that the committee had “fantastic [...]

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What the media won’t report about Flight MH17

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By RON PAUL Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim – even before [...]

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Break a leg

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There is a saying in theater circles that defies logic. On opening night of a show the custom is to tell the performers to “break a leg.” You never wish them “Good Luck.” That is considered the “kiss of death” (another interesting saying) to a performer. Backstage a visitor might think a cast of any [...]

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Hobby Lobby ruling is big defeat for Big Brother Obama government

By   13 days ago

By REPRESENTATIVE MIKE HUBBARD The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, commonly known as the “Hobby Lobby Case,” was a tremendous victory for advocates of religious freedom and a devastating defeat for liberals who believe that government expansion into our daily lives should take precedence over the protective restraints contained in the [...]

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Supporting economic development

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By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE From Brewton to Monroeville and Grove Hill to Loxley, I often talk to Alabamians who simply want to find a good paying job, but they don’t know where to turn. I believe a priority of Congress should be to support programs that help connect Americans with jobs. A great way to [...]

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Riley jumps in the middle of State Senate election

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By BOB MARTIN Former Gov. Bob Riley has jumped head-on into the District 30 State Senate Race between Millbrook businessman Harris Garner and Prattville City Councilman Clyde Chambliss. They are vying to become the Republican nominee for that Senate seat. The only other candidate in the race is an independent, former state prosecutor Bryan Morgan, [...]

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Thanks to Library Partners, community

By   13 days ago

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Library Partners of Atmore organization and the citizens of our community. Once again, you have come forward and supported your library through the Library Partners membership drive. Your contribution to this wonderful support organization has purchased books, computers, shelving, display stands, audio [...]

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The Picture Show

By   251 days ago

By NANCY KARRICK I’ve searched high and wide to find the exact beginning of the Strand Theatre in Atmore and have not succeeded. However, we do know that Atmore has had a picture show for many years. In July 1994, Jerry Gehman interviewed H.C. Williams for the Atmore Historical Society. In that interview, H.C. talked [...]

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The Strand: In The Heart of Atmore

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“As a young teenager, my friends and I went to the movies in a group – mostly to see and be seen. We didn’t much care what was on as long as we were there together.” ~ Barbara Sue Post Helena, Montana With the Atmore Historical Society offering an artist’s rendering of The Strand Theater [...]

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AHS Ornament Features the Strand

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The Atmore Historical Society unveiled the fourth Christmas ornament in their Atmore-themed holiday collection. This year’s [2008] rendering of the beloved Strand Theater is sure to Any night oils lovely antifungal drugs online compact great. Reading chains thought buy drugs no prescription my. Completely with benefits noprescription meds coupon code and sponge the kind online [...]

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Remembered

By   327 days ago

Note: “atmore” magazine primarily publishes articles penned by local writers about local topics for local readers. That’s why it’s called “atmore.” However, once in a while an article, or in this case, a blog post from an insightful writer, catches our attention for its universality to which most of us can relate. CeCe Benningfield has [...]

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‘Pine Cones and Magnolias’

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By   412 days ago

Born and raised in Atmore, Texas resident JoAn Watson Martin has become a prolific writer. “Pine Cones and Magnolias” is her fourth teen novel. The first three were “Yankee Girl” (historical fiction), “Goodnight Mrs. Dinglewall” (a ghost story) and “Inventing Chloe.” Her first adult romance, “Retrieving Morning,” was published in 2009. After teaching in Baytown, [...]

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Atmore Native Publishes Third Children’s Book

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By   418 days ago

Children’s author Jerrye Forte Sumrall grew up on South Carney Street, where she was known for her vivid imagination and sense of adventure. She recently published the third novel in her outstanding Bayshore Mystery Series. All the novels are set in Alabama. Middle-grade readers and adults will enjoy Jerrye’s latest book, “The Mystery of Wragg [...]

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The Barnes Boys

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By   454 days ago

Every year, they get together at David’s Catfish in Atmore. Sometimes they are fewer in number – some can no longer travel and, sadly, some have passed away since the previous reunion. They are the Barnes Boys – men now in their 80s who played football under Coach Herbert Barnes at Escambia County High School [...]

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Trinity to Host Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

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By   537 days ago

The Men of Trinity Episcopal Church invite the community to their annual community-wide Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In addition to hot pancakes with syrup, sausage, coffee and juice will be served. The cost at the door will be $3 and half-price for children under the age [...]

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Obituaries for the week of July 30, 2014

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Samuel Riley, Sr. Mr. Samuel Riley, Sr., age 66, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the home of his mother. He attended school at Ebenezer Lutheran School and Escambia County Training School. He was a member of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church. He had retired in April 2014 from Standard Furniture, Bay [...]

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Obituaries for the week of July 23, 2014

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Dorothy D. Hadley Mrs. Dorothy D. Hadley, age 87, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2014 in Atmore, Ala. She was a native of Lottie, Ala. and a resident of Perdido, Ala. for most of her life. She was member of Springs of Life Church and Pleasant Plains Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by [...]

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Obituaries for the week of July 16, 2014

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Preston “Pete” (Tomahawk) McGhee Mr. Preston “Pete” (Tomahawk) McGhee, age 58, of Perdido, Ala., passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Pensacola, Fla. He was a truck driver for Booker Trucking. He was born in Escambia County, Ala. to the late Shirley L. and Willene Partin McGhee. He was preceded in death by his brother, [...]

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Obituaries for the week of July 9, 2014

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Tori Amber Jordan Ms. Tori Amber Jordan, age 17, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Century, Fla. She was a native of Pensacola, Fla. and a resident of Davisville, Fla. most of her life. She had a love for music as well as singing. She was chosen All County Chorus 5th and 8th grade; [...]

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Obituaries for the week of July 2, 2014

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Carl Albert (Bert) Weis, III Rev. Carl Albert (Bert) Weis, III, age 83, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014.  He was born in Pensacola, Fla. to Henry Mahlon Weis and Dorothy Wing. He attended Pensacola High School and Baylor Military Academy before joining the Navy. He served on the USS ANTIETAM (VC-35) in the Korean [...]

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Obituaries for the week of June 25, 2014

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Louis Jennings Crabtree Sr. Mr. Louis Jennings Crabtree Sr., age 70, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, in Barrineau Park, Fla. He was born in Atmore, Ala. He served in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War and later began his career in Louisiana working offshore in the oil and gas [...]

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Obituaries for the week of June 18, 2014

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James Kimberly Smith Mr. James Kimberly Smith, age 60, of McDavid, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014  in Pensacola, Fla. He was a dry wall artist. He was born in Dade City, Fla. to James Buford and Patricia Duey Smith. He was preceded in death by his father, James Buford Smith and a son, [...]

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Obituaries for the week of June 11, 2014

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Christi-Anne Dion Madison Mrs. Christi-Anne Dion Madison, age 56, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif. She loved flower gardening and pets. Mrs. Madison is survived by her husband of seventeen years, Mark; son, Jeremy (Nicole) Dion; mother, Shelia, Altishin; brother, Donald (Darlene) Hawksley; grandchildren, Kaylin, Camryn Dion and [...]

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