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Returning to ‘home sweet home’

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

Barbara Poole Harris recently returned to Greenville, Ala., for homecoming at her former church Poplar Spring AME Zion Church. Not only did she attend the church when she was growing up, she also attended the church school there. This was Barbara’s second visit to the church since moving to Atmore. Traveling with her were Ella [...]

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New arrivals at APL

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

Check out the new arrivals at Atmore Public Library. Also, this month, several patron share their opinions of the new books they’ve read. Five stars is the top rating. Patrons rate new arrivals Jo Ann McCullough: “UnPHILtered” by Phil Robertson – 5 Stars Sarah Hall: “Mean Streak” by Sandra Brown – 4 Stars Anne Petty: [...]

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Leadership needed to address Ebola

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By Congressman Bradley Byrne People in Southwest Alabama and across the country are worried about the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. According to a recent survey by the Washington Post, nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about a widespread Ebola epidemic. I can’t blame them. The Obama administration has failed to put forward a [...]

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‘Drugs Erase Dreams’ is Thursday – to be held in the new gym at ECHS

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Featured  /  No Comments

By RUTH HARRELL Special to Atmore News In preparing to write this article I was reminded of the words of an old song “ It only takes a spark to get a fire going “ … and I truly believe that the “spark” was ignited on the evening of March 19, 2013, at Flomaton High [...]

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It’s time to back a different team

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By Rick Jensen Arrogance doesn’t sit well with most Americans for very long. Only when it’s accompanied with overwhelming success, like the Pittsburgh Steelers, do we say, “Well, they’ve earned it, haven’t they?” As soon as they start losing, the arrogance of players like quarterback Ben Roethlisberger becomes the fans’ first criticism. Quarterback Barak Obama’s [...]

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AEA’s Dr. Paul Hubbert succumbs

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By BOB MARTIN Paul Hubbert spent his career trying to improve education in Alabama and has often been called in political circles the “real governor of Alabama,” but one of the two times he ran for that office he was defeated by someone who didn’t attend a day of college. Dr. Hubbert, who had led [...]

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Thanks for auction success

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

To the editor: On behalf of the L.A. Bikers, we would like to thank the many people who made our annual Toyz for Kidz Auction a success. Many fine folks donated items, attended the auction, purchased items and worked the event. As you know, all the proceeds from the auction go to make sure needy [...]

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What matters most in SW Alabama

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By U.S. CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE There are some big issues facing our country: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), illegal immigration, Ebola, Obamacare, the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the list goes on and on. As your Member of Congress, I have stayed engaged on these and other issues [...]

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SEC reigns in college football

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN Five of the teams in the Associated Press and USA Today College Football Poll Top Ten rankings this week are members of the Southeastern Conference. I could be wrong, but I do not think I have ever seen this happen before in my long years of following football. Mississippi State is now [...]

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Thanks for help with conference

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

To the editor: What an awesome week of enlightenment, deliverance, rebirth, anointed transformation of the Word of God delivered by all the speakers on faith in the women of God, during our First Pentecostal Holiness Church Women Conference 2014, September 22-28. Thank you to the following businesses in and around Atmore: Atmore Florist, Anointed Printing [...]

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