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Top PCI athletes named – Bama greats attend event

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By CORRY BAGGETT News Sports Writer It’s not every day that a man gets to meet THE radio voice for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team and a former superstar Bama football player who later played with the Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions; however, I got to […]

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In memory

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The staffs of Johnson Quimby Funeral Home and Atmore Memorial Chapel held their annual Candlelight Memorial Service Tuesday, December 9. The public was invited to come by Johnson Quimby and light a candle in memory of someone who passed away this year or in previous year. Shown, Faye Metsch, left, and Kathy Keel light candles […]

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Partners provides iPads, books for APL

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The Atmore Public Library was recently awarded a Library Services and Technology Act grant through the Alabama Public Library Service. Funding was used to purchase books and four iPads for youth in the community. For the past two years the library has provided after-school literacy classes for students, and the iPads and books will be […]

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Stroll kicks off Strand fund-raiser

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Local merchants participated in the Chamber of Commerce Jingle Bell Stroll Saturday, December 13. During the Stroll, the Atmore Historical Society and Pride of Atmore Committee kicked off a new fund-raiser in the Save the Strand effort. White Sands Candles company is offering the Strand Theatre series candles. These 100 percent all natural, cotton wick, […]

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Santa visits Atmore – arrives by train

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Pictured is the Christmas Express driven by Tom Tschida, bringing Santa Claus and his elves to Heritage Park Tuesday, December 9, to visit with the children and hear Christmas wishes. Many chose to have their picture made with the Santa at the event, sponsored by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce.

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A’caroling

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Huxford Elementary School fifth graders presented their second annual Christmas Caroling Monday evening, December 15. Carolers are, from left, first row, Mallory Sizemore, Micah McNairn, Grace Richardson, Alyssa McMillan, Braylee Alverson, Thomas Banda, Audreanna McMillan; second row, Sarah Lord, Kaiden McGhee, Chase Bishop, Destinee Rolin, Jasmine Rolin, Landon Helton, Noah Weaver, Rowan Adams, Lauren Jordan; […]

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Woodmen presents new flag to ECHS

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On Wednesday, December 10, Woodmen of the World Lodge 1892 President Dr. Hugh D. Long presented a new United States flag to be flown at Escambia County High School.. Always promoting patriotism, Woodmen also sponsors a History Award at the school. Shown at the flag presentation are, from left, Assistant Principal Sarah Watkins, junior La’Darien […]

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Training school alumni visit ANC

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Members of the Escambia County Training School Alumni Association visited the residents of Atmore Nursing Center (ANC) to share carols and gifts Monday, December 15. Pictured holding the blankets given to the residents are, from left, seated, residents Elena Patacsil, Ann McIntyre, Marvin Wilson; standing; ANC Activities Director Darlene Murphy, Ann Montgomery, Rosie Jones, ECTS […]

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LA Bikers bring Christmas cheer

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LA Bikers took their 14th annual Toyz for Kidz ride Saturday, December 13, delivering Christmas cheer to children and families in Atmore and Flomaton. The bikers began this year’s ride as in years past at David’s Catfish in Atmore. More than 80 riders gathered at the restaurant Saturday morning at 10 a.m. to make the […]

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Christmas parades (with photo galleries)

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The Poarch Creek Indian Christmas parade was held Friday, December 12, and the Atmore parade was held Saturday, December 13. As is the custom, the top PCI floats were part of the Atmore parade. The theme for both parades was Toys of Christmas. The top PCI floats were Creek Indian Enterprises, first place; Tribal Gaming […]

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