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Perdido students win at SE and SW tech fair

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Education  /  Comments Off

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Fifty Perdido Elementary / Middle School students recently demonstrated their skills in technology at the Regional Technology Fair held at Faulkner State College. They competed in categories such as Hardware Robotics, Multi-Media, General Applications, Web Page Construction and Video Production. Students are divided into categories based on the format of their presentations, as well as […]

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Perdido MS inducts new Beta Club members

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Education  /  Comments Off

Perdido Middle School recently held their annual Beta Club initiation, in which over 25 new members were pinned, as a part of the induction ceremony. The club has been under the direction of Mrs. Mary Grabill for over 10 years. This year’s Beta Club officers presented the program and shared how seven colors combine to […]

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Lottie Community mourns passing of Calvin W. Hayles

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Community  /  Comments Off

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By ANN BIGGS-WILLIAMS Special to Atmore News Residents of the Lottie Community and surrounding communities are mourning the passing of Mr. Calvin W. “Bogie” Hayles, age 84, who passed away March 16. A native and lifelong resident of Lottie, Mr. Hayles was founder and chief of the Lottie Volunteer Fire Department where he served as […]

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Defense cuts hurting national security

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By  Congressman Bradley Byrne Across the world today, the United States faces a wide range of serious threats, ranging from Russia to Iran to China to the Islamic State. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has called this the most “diverse and complex array of crises since the end of the Second World War.” Given […]

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Welcome them home

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Featured  /  Comments Off

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By GAYLE JOHNSON Special to Atmore News The City of Atmore has proclaimed Saturday, March 28, as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. The Mayor and City Council has called upon all citizens of Atmore and surrounding communities to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 7016 will […]

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A family’s history in its housing

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson It was the first house they ever owned. 1955. They should have become homeowners years before, but they didn’t. Here is why. In 1940, he was fresh out of Auburn and newly hired to teach vocational-agriculture in the local high school. She was a secretary in an office at the […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Steve Flowers Our good doctor governor, Robert Bentley, has done a thorough physical exam on the state’s finances and his diagnosis is that the General Fund needs additional revenue. His Republican comrades in the legislature have been trying to starve the patient for the past four years. If the patient is an analogy to […]

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California student asks for Alabama info

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

To the editor: Hello my name is Evelin Castellanos. I am a fifth grader at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, California. The reason I am writing to you is that my class is doing state reports and I have chosen your magnificent state, Alabama. I would really like it if you posted my letter […]

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Girl Scouts holding special cookie sale

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  Community  /  Comments Off

Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle announces their first ever Spring Girl Scout Cookie Sale, April 6-26. Due to inclement weather, the increased demand for cookies across the country, and the Little Brownie Baker inability to meet delivery of those demands, the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandled Council has decided to host a Spring […]

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Owens serving with Flying Eagles

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off

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LEMOORE, Calif. – A 2014 Northview High School graduate and Atmore native is currently serving with the U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 122, also known as the “Flying Eagles,” stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore. Airman Willie Owens is an aviation ordnanceman with the squadron, which the Navy designates as VFA-122, and works with the […]

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