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Spice trafficking arrest

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By   7 days ago

An Atmore man was arrested Tuesday, August 5, behind the Atmore Police Department when a routine traffic stop resulted in the discovery of more than 40 grams of illegal Spice, a synthetic form of marijuana. Charleton Jones, 25, of 705 E. Ridgeley Street, and two passengers were stopped by Atmore police officers Jonathan Kelly and [...]

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Taco Bell opens Wednesday

By   7 days ago

A new Taco Bell on Highway 21 is scheduled to open for business at 7 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony and VIP “sneak peek” for Atmore City officials. Mayor Jim Staff, along with the City Council, Atmore Industrial Development Board and Chamber of Commerce, were on-site Tuesday, August 12, at noon, for [...]

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Atmore remembers Hattie Maxwell – ‘Pillar of the Community’

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By   7 days ago

By TRAY SMITH Special to the News Atmore residents gathered at First Presbyterian Church Thursday, August 7, to celebrate the life and legacy of Hattie Maxwell, a devoted historical preservationist who through a tireless work ethic and genuine Southern charm became a fixture of local civic life for more than six decades. Mrs. Maxwell died [...]

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Recognizing, honoring POWs / MIAs

By   7 days ago

At the Atmore City Council meeting Monday, August 11, Atmore Mayor Jim Staff signed a proclamation designating Friday, September 19, as POW/MIA Recognition Day in Atmore. As part of this recognition, residents are encouraged to participate in Paint Atmore Black and White Day in remembrance of prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA). The [...]

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Byrne hosts education forum

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By   7 days ago

United States Congressman Bradley Byrne, representing Alabama’s District One, hosted an educational forum for school superintendents in Bay Minette on Monday, August 11. The purpose of the gathering, according to Byrne, was to get input from the local education leaders on the role that the federal government should play in the educational process. Superintendents from [...]

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Drugs found in home – Man sought by police

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By   13 days ago

Marcus Dewayne Bayne of 472 W. Sunset Drive in Atmore is being sought by the Atmore Police Department (APD) and the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force (DTF) for drug and marijuana possession stemming from an August 1 search of his home. Investigator Scott Walden with the DTF, along with DTF officer Isaac Lopez and [...]

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City mourns Pat Eddins

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By   13 days ago

In 1991, Patricia Kirby Eddins was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The diagnosis was almost like a challenge to her, a dare. With every hair in place and armed with make-up and jewelry, she was a one-woman crusade against the ravages of the disease. Accompanied by her husband John, she made hundreds of trips to Pensacola [...]

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EA headmaster resigns

By   13 days ago

Nancy Deabler has resigned as headmaster of Escambia Academy just two weeks before the start of the new school year. A letter was issued from the EA Board to the parents, announcing the resignation July 30 and naming Coach David Walker as interim headmaster. The letter reads in part, “The Board of Directors’ search committee [...]

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Scouts camp, visit Six Flags

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By   7 days ago

In late July, local Scouts went to Georgia for a camping and fun weekend. On Friday, July 25, Atmore Boy Scout Troop 26 and their families camped at FDR State Park. On Saturday, they went to Pine Mountain and Six Flags, opening and closing the park. They returned to camp at FDR State Park Saturday [...]

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Red Cross

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By   7 days ago

American Red Cross volunteers Alex Brown and Shelia Walker, shown above, set up shop during Walmart’s grand opening celebration last week. They were on hand to distribute information regarding Disaster Readiness. Joan Hackman is the Escambia Area Branch Manager.  

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Staff speaks at Lions Club

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By   7 days ago

The Atmore Lions Club met Wednesday, August 6, in the Mayson Auditorium at Atmore Community Hospital. Lion John Brantley, president, gave the blessing and Lion Judd Coley led the Pledge of Allegiance. Nineteen members and visitor Kenny Smith were present. Lion Richard Maxwell introduced Mayor Jim Staff as the guest speaker. Staff spoke on different events happening [...]

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Karrick attends international convention

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By   7 days ago

Nancy Karrick attended The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Convention which was held July 28 – August 1, in Indianapolis Indiana. Delta Kappa Gamma is a professional honor society for women educators and has more than 81,000 members. The Society defines its mission as promoting professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in [...]

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ACH nurses earn higher degrees

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By   7 days ago

For a small hospital, it seems Atmore Community Hospital nurses are taking the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendation for higher educated nurses at the bedside as a personal challenge. The IOM study has proven the higher educated nurse at the bedside results in improved patient outcomes. For the summer semester alone, Atmore Community Hospital has [...]

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Byrne visits ACH

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By   7 days ago

United States Congressman Bradley Byrne paid a visit to Atmore Community Hospital (ACH) as part of his research tour into the effects of the new Affordable Healthcare Act on the hospitals in his congressional district. “I began this tour with the small rural hospitals because these were the ones the law was supposed to help [...]

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FNB&T says ‘Thank You’

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By   7 days ago

First National Bank and Trust of Atmore hosted Customer Appreciation Day Friday, August 8, passing out burgers and hotdogs to the customers who drove by. Shown are FNB&T president Glen Davis, left, and Excel branch manager Jason Booth grilling for the customers.

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Concerned Citizens host ‘Bash’

By   7 days ago

The Concerned Citizens of Atmore (CCOA) hosted their annual Back to School Bash at Houston Avery Park Saturday, August 9, complete with hotdogs, chips and school uniforms. City Councilwoman Susan Smith spoke to the crowd of about 50 on the topic of bullying; school board member Coleman Wallace spoke on resources available to parents; and [...]

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Bishops celebrate 29th anniversary

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By   35 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   49 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   49 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   49 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   84 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   91 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   105 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   112 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   28 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

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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   35 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   42 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   91 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   91 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   91 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

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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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DAR Good Citizens program

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  The Fort Mims Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution wishes to announce and congratulate the DAR Good Citizens from three area high schools. The students were elected from each senior class based on qualities dependability, service, leadership and patriotism to an outstanding degree. The area DAR Good Citizens for 2013-14 are [...]

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Huxford Elementary Honors Day – May 2014

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(continued from previous edition)       News photos by Ashley Trawick

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A.C. Moore Elementary School DIBELS Benchmark Awards May 2014 (continued from July 30)

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DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) measures student skills in each of the key basic early literacy and early reading skills from kindergarten through sixth grade.                        

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Moorer receives AUM scholarship

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By   13 days ago

  Alexis Moorer of Atmore has received an Academic Recognition Scholarship to attend Auburn University at Montgomery as a freshman this fall. Moorer is a 2014 graduate of Escambia County High School.

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Meet the Teacher at ACM

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The administration and faculty of A.C. Moore Elementary School invite parents, guardians and students to come Meet the Teacher Thursday, August 14, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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A.C. Moore Elementary School DIBELS Benchmark Awards – May 2014

By   21 days ago

DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) measures student skills in each of the key basic early literacy and early reading skills from kindergarten through sixth grade.           More A. C. Moore awards will be published online and in Atmore News in the upcoming weeks

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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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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

By   28 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   28 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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Prayer brunch held at Deliverance Ministry

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By   70 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   70 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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Veterans deserve better options

By   7 days ago

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Earlier this year, our eyes were opened to an alarming crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We were shocked to learn that veterans were being placed on secret waiting lists and thousands of veterans were experiencing wait times of more than 90 days for medical care. Even worse, many [...]

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Military downsizing defies logic – Abandons our military men and women

By   7 days ago

Decisions from Washington often seem to have little or no reasoning behind them. The people who hand them down are often those who have never held a real job and never had to live in the real world of mortgages and hospital bills. These men and women pass legislation knowing that the laws are flawed [...]

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U.S. district judge arrested, jailed

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By BOB MARTIN Writing this column was interrupted this past Sunday afternoon by the breaking news from Atlanta that United States District Judge Mark Fuller of Montgomery had been arrested and jailed for assaulting his wife at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in downtown Atlanta earlier Sunday. Fuller was taken to the Fulton County Jail and charged [...]

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District work period is all about you

By   13 days ago

By Congressman Bradley Byrne I know many of you have probably heard that Congress is in “recess” for the month of August. Now to some of you, that may bring up images of a bunch of kids hanging out on the playground, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. This August, I will spend [...]

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Thoughts on marriage and other subjects

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My wife and I just celebrated 30 years together as husband and wife. According to the United States Census Bureau, that makes us somewhat unique, since less than 50 percent of marriages begun after 1970 make it to the 30-year mark. How have we done it? My wife knows my weaknesses and I know hers [...]

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The next front in the battle over Obamacare

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By BOB MARTIN Political Action Committees controlled by Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, and former Gov. Bob Riley, are lacking in significant funding as they head into the November election according to both vocal and written whispers in Montgomery. And the numbers seem to back that up. The Riley political action committees, according [...]

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The next front in the battle over Obamacare

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By Matt Mackowiak You may be seeing a concerted attempt by liberals and their media allies to convince you that Obamacare is 1) succeeding; 2) losing political impact for the midterms; and 3) being emphasized less frequently by Republicans on the campaign trail. In fact, all three of these are false. In the past few [...]

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Economic development in SW Alabama

By   21 days ago

By Congressman Bradley Byrne As you have probably heard me say before, I believe one of the most important parts of my job is to help make Southwest Alabama a better place for businesses to locate. My family has called this area home for over two centuries, and seeing our area grow and prosper is [...]

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The Picture Show

By   273 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   350 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   434 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   441 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   476 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   560 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 August 20, 2014

By   6 days ago

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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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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