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EA holding gun raffle

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on EA holding gun raffle

By CINDY LEE Special to Atmore News The “30 Guns in 30 Days Raffle” was a great fundraiser for Escambia Academy in 2015. We were able to use the funds to meet financial obligations as well as begin work on several projects. What was so interesting about the winners is that most were from outside […]

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WCA donates to schools

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Thanks to the support of their guests, Wind Creek Atmore’s (WCA) Ticket in Ticket out (TITO) program is continuing to give back to the community with donations to local schools. For those who do not know what the TITO program is, WCA guests turn in unwanted cash out tickets, and at the end of each […]

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Perdido kindergarten celebrates 100 Days of School

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Education  /  Comments Off on Perdido kindergarten celebrates 100 Days of School

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Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kambi Gohagin, Mrs. Geri Peacock and Mrs. Brooke Drinkard’s classes celebrated the first “100 Days of School,” on January 29. Even first graders enjoyed unique activities to celebrate the day. Preparation for the special day began over a week ago, as students created their own “100” project at home. Everything from Cheerios and […]

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Trinity Episcopal invites the community to pancake supper

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Trinity Episcopal invites the community to pancake supper

By BONNIE BARTEL LATINO Special to Atmore News The Men of Trinity Episcopal Church invite the community to their annual community-wide Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. In addition to hot pancakes with syrup, sausage, and coffee, juice will be served. The cost at the door will be […]

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GSUMC presents concerts

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Community, Events  /  Comments Off on GSUMC presents concerts

In February, Gulf Shores United Methodist Church is presenting a variety of concerts. Elvis in the person of Shane Tucker Memorable tunes by the ever-popular Elvis will be featured in a live interactive performance on Thursday, February 4, at 7 p.m., in the GSUMC South Campus auditorium, 1720 Gulf Shores Parkway. Tickets are $10 per […]

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Join the Arbor Day Foundation, receive 10 free redbud trees

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Join the Arbor Day Foundation, receive 10 free redbud trees

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Alabama who joins the Foundation in February 2016 will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. “Redbuds […]

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A proud history in SW Alabama

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on A proud history in SW Alabama

By Congressman Bradley Byrne The U.S. Coast Guard has long been a staple right here on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, but do you know how that came to be? Before we get to the Coast Guard’s impact on Southwest Alabama, let’s look briefly at the history of the Coast Guard. On January 28, 1915, President Woodrow […]

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Purged history is bad history

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Purged history is bad history

By Harvey H. (Hardy) Jackson You may have read about “The Great Renaming Craze of 2015.” All over this land of ours people are demanding that the names of flawed public figures be removed from the buildings and streets and such, places that were named by people who didn’t know the honoree was flawed, or […]

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Inside the Statehouse

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By Steve Flowers There are a good many stories about elections of the 1940s and 50s where votes were bought and elections stolen. The most brazen and blatant stealing of an election occurred in the 1948 race for the U.S. Senate in Texas. The players were Coke Stevenson versus Lyndon B. Johnson. Therefore, it can […]

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I don’t know you, but thank you

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on I don’t know you, but thank you

To the editor: This letter of thank you goes to a young woman I do not know. The night of the Christmas parade, my sister lost her wallet. It was understandable, she has a thousand things on her mind. My father was on hospice and she was primary caregiver. She is the single parent of […]

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