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POW/MIA Recognition Day

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By   19 hours ago

Everyone is asked to wear black and white Friday, September 19, in observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day to honor prisoners of war and our missing and their families.

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Taste of the South and football

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By   20 hours ago

For the sports fans, the Chamber of Commerce will have a TV on site at Taste of the South this evening for the Auburn – Kansas State game.

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Never forgotten

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By   2 days ago

The American Legion Riders from Mobile Post 76 and Fairfield Post 137 came to Atmore Post 90 Tuesday morning to raise the POW/MIA flag above the Post as a part of the State of Alabama POW/MIA Recognition Ride. The ride is a part of the week of remembrance for those service men and women who [...]

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BOE approves budget

By   2 days ago

The Escambia County Board of Education (BOE) approved its budget for the 2014-2015 school year at the regular board meeting Thursday, September 11, in Brewton at the BOE central office. Immediately prior to the board meeting, a public hearing was held to discuss the budget. Only board personnel and press attended the hearing, even though [...]

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PCI collecting hazardous waste Saturday

By   2 days ago

Poarch Creek Indians Environmental Department is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection day Saturday, September 20, 8 a.m. until noon, at Poarch Creek Indians Fire Station #1 (Jack Springs Road). This is open to all residents of the surrounding area. This is a free service. Please utilize this opportunity to keep these hazards out of [...]

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BOE gets ‘clean’ audit

By   2 days ago

The Escambia County Board of Education received a clean audit from the State of Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts. State auditor Christina Smith presented her findings to the board at the regular meeting Thursday, September 11. “We will present a report of ‘no findings,’” Smith said. “I would like to congratulate Ms. [Julie] [...]

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YMCA not there yet

By   2 days ago

The effort to keep the Atmore Area YMCA has stalled recently and YMCA board treasurer Allen Walston said that the community needs to know that the job is not complete. “Back in July we had tremendous momentum from the community to keep the YMCA open,” Walston said. “At that time we as a board told [...]

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Save the Strand celebration

By   2 days ago

On Monday, September 22, the Save the Strand committee will achieve the first step in the process of bringing the Strand Theater back to life in downtown Atmore, closing on a mortgage to take possession of the building. Bub Gideons, chairman of the committee, said that, because of the donations received from individuals, businesses and [...]

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Live ‘fire’ training

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By   2 days ago

Facing the challenges inside a burning structure can be daunting. The heat, smoke, unpredictable nature of flames and the difficulty of seeing and operating in such a hostile environment are all faced by the rescue personnel of the Atmore Fire Department (AFD) with confidence because they have been given opportunity to operate in such an [...]

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Rangers promoted at First Assembly

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By   2 days ago

By MISSIE TSCHIDA Special to Atmore News On Wednesday, September 10, a promotion ceremony was held for the Royal Rangers at Atmore First Assembly of God, as well as for the Mpact girls’ groups. Eligible Ranger Kids students received Award Patches (Arts, Church Helper, Community Helper, Crafts) as well as Certificates of Achievement for those [...]

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Habitat orientation Wednesday

By   2 days ago

Do you dream of owning your own home but don’t think you can? Are you willing to volunteer your time to help others as well as yourself? Do you have adequate credit showing a willingness to pay your debt? Are you living in substandard or temporary housing? Do you have a stable, verifiable income? If [...]

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Kemmer attends ACS CAN summit

By   2 days ago

More than 600 cancer patients, survivors, volunteers and staff from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district united in Washington, D.C., as part of the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. Advocates urged Congress to take specific steps to make cancer a national priority and help [...]

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PCI hosting financial aid workshop

By   2 days ago

The Poarch Creek Education Department is holding a Financial Aid Workshop Monday, November 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Building 300, Poarch Creek Tribal Courtroom. The workshop is presented by Dr. James Theeuwes, director of Financial Aid, Faulkner State Community College. Dr. Theeuwes will discuss applying for Federal Student Aid. He will also [...]

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RP honors first responders (with photo gallery)

By   2 days ago

  To view more photos from Heroes Day at Rachel Patterson, click here

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ACM honors first responders (with photo gallery)

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  Click here to view more photos from Heroes Day at A. C. Moore

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Ward, Roley engagement

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By   2 days ago

Rick and Kaye Ward of Cantonment, Fla. proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Nicole Ward, to Michael Wayne Roley, the son of Mary Ann Vaughn of Robertsdale, Ala. and James Roley, of Atmore, Ala. Katie graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary [...]

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The gifts of nature

By   2 days ago

The Atmore Garden Club met on Tuesday, September 9, at Trinity Parish Hall. Mary Ann McCabe, co-president, welcomed everyone and thanked hostesses of the day, Sandy Whitaker, Blinda Smith and Joan Hackman. Charlotte Kimsey, second vice-president, presented the beautiful new club yearbook which features the new club theme, The Gifts of Nature. There was a [...]

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Nichols, Smith to wed

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By   16 days ago

Teresa and Jay Nichols of Atmore, Alabama, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Morgan Elise Nichols, to Nathan Palle Smith. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rosemary and James Womack and Gayle Pearson, all of Atmore and J. W. Nichols of McDavid, Florida. The prospective groom is the son of Randall Smith [...]

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Bishops celebrate 29th anniversary

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By   65 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   79 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   79 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   79 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   114 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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Cougars flog Fort Dale

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By   2 days ago

By GARRETT KIRK News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars continued their winning streak last Friday night and pushed their record to 3-0 as they triumphed over Fort Dale at home. For the most part, the game was rather uneventful. EA opened the night with a kick-off return on the first play of the game [...]

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Blacksher beats Fruitdale

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By   2 days ago

By ASHLEE PHILLIPS News Sports Writer Friday night, September 12, the J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs faced off against the Fruitdale Pirates in the Bulldog’s hometown of Uriah. The win brought their record to 3-0. Blacksher defeated Fruitdale with a score of 37-20. The game began with a kick-off to Blacksher and was returned 9 yards but [...]

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ECHS plays first home game of season

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By CHRISTIN SIMPKINS News Sports Writer The Escambia County High School Blue Devils played their first home game Friday, September 12, facing B.C. Rain High School from Mobile. The excitement began as the Blue Devils took the field. ECHS captains won the coin toss and the Devils received the first kick. With hopes of getting [...]

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NHS Chiefs tame the Chipley Tigers

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By CORRY BAGGETT News Sports Writer This year’s Northview High School Chiefs raised some eyebrows Friday night, September 12, in their victory over the Chipley Tigers. The game was a 24 to 6 win on their home turf. What I saw in some of the players was true leadership, especially in running back Keondrae Lett. [...]

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Northview chains the Bulldogs

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By   9 days ago

By CORRY BAGGETT News Sports Writer Two wins down in the 1A Northview Chiefs’ record, and fans are expecting more from this group of young men. Friday night’s win over the 4A Marianna Bulldogs allowed the Chiefs a 4-point margin, with a final 24 to 20 win. Using the home field to their advantage, Keondrae [...]

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Blacksher wins over Shields

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By ASHLEE PHILLIPS News Sports Writer Last Friday night, the J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs traveled to Beatrice to take on the J.F. Shields Panthers. Blacksher dominated the game and claimed another victory with a score of 42-6. The Bulldogs began the game with a touchdown after #2 senior Desmond Dean returned the kick-off 74 yards. A [...]

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Cougars win big over Lancaster

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By   9 days ago

By GARRETT KIRK News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars added another win to their record this past Friday, September 5, as they rolled over Lancaster Academy (Tennessee). The game was almost over from the beginning with the Cougars jumping out to a 35-0 lead before a weather delay. After the break the Cougars scored [...]

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Bringing the message to the students

By   2 days ago

The DeBakey Drug Education Program visited A.C. Moore Elementary School Wednesday, September 10. The program comes to the kids in a big bus, but this is not like any other bus. This is the Mobile Infirmary Health Drug Education Vehicle. At A.C. Moore, Infirmary Health drug education coordinator Seldon Bird welcomed the students and explained [...]

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ACM announces Star Students

By   9 days ago

A.C. Moore Elementary School announced its Star Students for the month of August. They are, from left, front, Na’Asia Reynolds, D’Andre Richardson, Elizabeth Mitchell, Reniyah Brooks, Dexter Adams, Jake Smith, Janiyah McCants; back, Shontia Martin, Reevise Weaver, Maddie Moye, Dewayne Hall, Aniya Redmond and RaShelle Deese.  

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ACM holds parental involvement night

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By   9 days ago

A.C. Moore Elementary School hosted parents, grandparents and guardians during Parental Involvement Night Thursday, September 4. Adults were invited to visit their child’s classroom, meet with their teachers and ask questions about the coursework. Shown, parents Paulette Boben, seated left, and Kulua Byrd, seated right, listen to a presentation by teacher Mandy Strawbridge. In back [...]

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ACM hosts Title I meeting

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By   9 days ago

Estelle Mason, center, was one of the parents and grandparents who attended the Title I meeting at A.C. Moore Elementary School Thursday, September 4. The purpose of the meeting was to inform parents and guardians on the Title I designation, the parental involvement plan, and the school-parent compact, among several other topics. Shown, ACM principal [...]

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EA holds elementary book fair

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By   9 days ago

  What’s better than holding a book fair for elementary students? Holding a book fair and inviting grandparents! The Escambia Academy auditorium was filled Thursday, September 4, as grandparents and students picked out new books. Several grandparents also bought books for their student’s classroom. Click here to view more photos from the book fair at [...]

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Grandparents visit RP

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By   9 days ago

Rachel Patterson Elementary School welcomed grandparents and great-grandparents to the school Friday, September 5. They were invited to visit their children’s classrooms and meet their teachers. This was done as a part of National Grandparents’ Day, which is celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day each year. Shown, Ariyana Young, center, is visited by both [...]

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HES to hold Title I parents meeting

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Huxford Elementary School will host the annual meeting of Title I parents Tuesday, September 16, 6 p.m., in the school auditorium. According to principal Greg Shehan, the following topics will be discussed: * What it means to be a Title I School * The 1% Set Aside * The CIP * The School Parental Involvement [...]

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First week happenings for Perdido E/M students

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By   24 days ago

Third-graders in Mrs. Laurie Myer’s class learned about communication and team building with a ball of yarn. This activity is useful for teaching a team the importance of leadership, communication and working together. The students stood in a circle, with one student beginning the process by holding on to the end of the yarn. They [...]

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Church Calendar

By   9 days ago

Note:  Please send church calendar notices directly to myrna@atmorenews.com NOKOMIS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2383 Hwy. 31, , will be teaching a six week study at 10 a.m. every Sunday morning on “CHRIST AND THE CHURCH” that is aimed at helping Christians grow in their faithfulness to the institution that Jesus loved so dearly.  Following the Bible Study, [...]

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FPC hosting ladies Bible study

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By   30 days ago

First Presbyterian Church is hosting a ladies’ Beth Moore fall Bible study, “Children of the Day,” beginning Wednesday, September 10. The morning class begins at 9:30 a.m. with child care, and the afternoon class starts at 3:30 p.m. Participants will walk the shores of Thessalonica with Beth Moore in this verse-by-verse Bible study of 1 [...]

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Church Calendar

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Note:  Please send church calendar notices directly to myrna@atmorenews.com NOKOMIS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2383 Highway 31, Atmore, will be studying a four week series on Describing Faith at 10 a.m. every Sunday morning from July 27 – August 17.  This series is designed to help Christians stand strong in the midst of suffering. A traditional worship service [...]

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Quartet convention is this weekend

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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   58 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

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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

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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

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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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Lessons from my trip to the Middle East

By   9 days ago

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Some may wonder why what happens thousands of miles away in the Middle East has any impact on us right here in Southwest Alabama. The answer is simple: the safety and the security of the Middle East is critical to controlling the spread of terrorism, which in turns helps protect our [...]

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Obama targets Alabama’s economy for political reasons

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By Mike Hubbard Speaker of the House The Burger King Corporation’s recent decision to relocate its headquarters to Canada, where tax rates for large companies are substantially lower, offers us chilling proof that the dangerous and destructive anti-business policies implemented by President Barack Obama and D.C. Democrats are harming the U.S. economy. Rather than calling [...]

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Put Judge Fuller ‘off’ the bench

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By BOB MARTIN United States District Judge Mark Fuller of Montgomery was sentenced to pre-trial diversion programs in an Atlanta courtroom last Friday for battering his wife in their room at the city’s downtown Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Fuller was appointed to the federal bench by George W. Bush in 2002. If he completes the programs, the [...]

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Success stories at ECHS

By   9 days ago

To the editor: First please let me apologize that this letter is about 7 ½ years late and also apologize for sharing a misconception that many of our citizens have of our public high school. I am now beginning my eighth year as a science teacher for Escambia County High School, and during this time [...]

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Improving our higher education system

By   16 days ago

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE As college football season rolls around, people are starting to show their school pride. From the Crimson Tide to the Auburn Tigers to our newest team, the South Alabama Jaguars, there is a lot of excitement over football season. But is there the same level of excitement for what is happening [...]

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Accessing mankind

By   16 days ago

While standing on the beach at Gulf Islands National Seashore Labor Day, I observed three gulls standing side by side, looking out into the waves and watching a group of people play in the water. They were standing just a few feet from my wife Shea, my father Robert and me, also looking out into [...]

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Only in America

By   16 days ago

By BOB MARTIN Sometimes you read a sentence and you think to yourself: only here, only us. Here’s one such sentence I read recently in the New York Times this past week: “A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi submachine gun while he stood to her left [...]

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‘The least of these’

By   16 days ago

To the editor: Let your readers compare: “It’s happening” written by your news staff writer, Mr. Johnson, and “The least of these” by Bob Martin. I will be brief: Mr. Johnson states the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is causing job cuts and reducing wages. Also, he says it is increasing premiums of health care participants. [...]

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Unclaimed Baggage Center

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By   11 days ago

Following is an excerpt from an article in the September issue of “atmore” magazine. Unclaimed Baggage Center is located in Scottsboro, Alabama. Well, it’s hard to know where to start about UBC. I’m sure many of you know about it. The “store” covers a city block, and is packed with items people had in their [...]

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The Picture Show

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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   380 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   464 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   471 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   506 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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Obituaries for the week of September 17, 2014

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Laura R. Moore Mrs. Laura R. Moore, age 85, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 in Foley, Ala.  She was retired from Vanity Fair Mills as a supervisor. She was born in Atmore to the late W.D. and Annie Lou Sims Ross. She was a member of Judson Baptist Church. She was [...]

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Obituaries for the week of September 10, 2014

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Mattie Louise McCracken Mrs. Mattie Louise McCracken, age 75, resident of Atmore, Ala., passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014. She was born to Reuben and Celia Riley McReynolds in Pineapple, Ala. She was a faithful member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Celia Riley McReynolds; husband, [...]

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Obituaries for the week of September 3, 2014

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Sonya Dyess Fillingim Mrs. Sonya Dyess Fillingim, age 51, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 in Flomaton, Ala. She had been a resident of Flomaton since 1995. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Fillingim. Mrs. Fillingim is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dyess, of Jay, Fla.; son, Cameron (Sheena) [...]

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Obituaries for the week of August 27, 2014

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Robert Andrew (Andy) Amerson Mr. Robert Andrew (Andy) Amerson, age 52, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He was a native of Bratt, Fla. He was a 1979 graduate of Ernest Ward High School. He served in the United States Air Force twenty years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He continued working as an aircraft [...]

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Obituaries for the week of August 20, 2014

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Margaret Terry Strawbridge Smith Mrs. Margaret Terry Strawbridge Smith, age 85, was born in Atmore, Ala., passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 in Atmore Community Hospital. She was a lover of Alabama football and the Atlanta Braves. She retired from The First National Bank of Atmore (now First National Bank & Trust) as vice- president [...]

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Obituaries for the week of August 13, 2014

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Kimberly Wall Lofton Kimberly Wall Lofton, age 40, Mobile, Ala., passed away Friday, August 1, 2014, in Mobile. She was the proud mother of two children,of which her world revolved around. She was also a loving wife, daughter, sister and friend to all who knew her.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church. [...]

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Obituaries for the week of August 6, 2014

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Herman Black Mr. Herman Black, age 86, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Pensacola, Fla. He was a native of Canoe, Ala. and resident of Atmore, Ala. for most of his life. He was a member of the Atmore VFW post. He attended Canoe Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, [...]

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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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