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Busted … by United Fund (with photo gallery)

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

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The United Fund held its annual fund drive kick-off Tuesday, October 21, as several of Atmore’s leading citizens are incarcerated at Atmore City Hall and kept in the lock-up until they raised bail (donations for United Fund). According to 2014-15 UF President Bub Gideons, “We are shooting for $60,000 for the year and we would [...]

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Economy Shop turns 25

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

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The We Care Ministries Economy Shop turned 25 last Friday, October 17, and to celebrate, the staff provided hotdogs, hamburgers and Pepsi products for their patrons. Pictured in front of the banner posted to mark the occasion are the staff and management of the Economy Shop, from left, manager Stan Schrock, Lois Salter, Donna Godwin, [...]

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Post Office raises awareness

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

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The Atmore Post Office hosted a reception Friday, October 17, to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to Postmaster Lester Cogollo, this event began a few years ago among the employees to help raise awareness and promote the Breast Cancer Awareness Stamps. Minnie and Mickey Mouse were the special guests brought in to [...]

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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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Baker serving on new college affordability commission

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

Rep. Alan Baker (R-Brewton) joined leaders from across the South last week at the first meeting of the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) Commission on College Affordability in Atlanta. Baker, a teacher and coach for over 27-years, is joined on the Commission by Gregory Fitch, Executive Director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. The [...]

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BMX team thrills at RPE

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

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Creative Action Sports, a bike demonstration team, joined the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) at Rachel Patterson Elementary School (RPE) Monday morning to help kick-off Red Ribbon Week in Escambia County. The team, co-sponsored by the ECSO, the Escambia County Board of Education (BOE) and the Escambia County District Attorney’s office, uses bicycle tricks and [...]

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County schools celebrate Red Ribbon Week

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

Escambia County Superintendent of Education John J. Knott announced recently that county public schools will join Alabamians and others across the nation to raise awareness about drugs and encourage healthy choices as they celebrate Red Ribbon Week, October 20-24. This year’s Red Ribbon theme, “Love Yourself, Be Drug Free,” helps create awareness of the drug [...]

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St. Robert fall festival set

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Community, Events  /  No Comments

It’s the time of year for smoked Boston butts – and St. Robert Catholic Church is the place to get them and barbecue sandwiches as well. The congregation is continuing the more than 35-year tradition in Atmore by celebrating their fall festival Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are some changes [...]

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Businesses at risk

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

United Bank sponsored a cyber security workshop at Wind Creek Hotel Thursday, October 16, as a part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Leaders from several areas of the community – education, banking, government, retail, manufacturing and finance – were on hand to hear two FBI specialists in cyber security present Being Safe in a [...]

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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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