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YMCA kids get lesson in fire safety

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on YMCA kids get lesson in fire safety

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Several dozen participants in Atmore Area YMCA’s summer day program got a hands-on lesson in fire safety when the Atmore Fire Department brought its Smoke House to the Y on Tuesday, June 14. The youngsters got the most enjoyment from piling into the two-story Smoke House, which resembles a small residential structure, then escaping from […]

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Bushnell completes grueling marathon

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Bushnell completes grueling marathon

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Atmore native Dean Bushnell completed the Dirty Kanza 200 – the world’s premier gravel road bicycle race. The Dirty Kanza 200 is described as an extremely challenging ultra-distance bicycling marathon event winding through gravel and unimproved dirt roads throughout Kansas’ Flint Hills – an isolated region stretching from Kansas to Oklahoma with rolling hills representing […]

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Mays attends college reunion

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Mays attends college reunion

Atmore resident Robert “Bobby” Mays attended the Golden Eagles college reunion at Auburn University, May 18-20. It was Mays’ 55-year anniversary. The university celebrated the induction of the Class of 1966 and honored the classes of 1961, 1956, 1951 and 1946. The 2016 Golden Eagles Reunion weekend included presentations, Deans’ Luncheon, colleges / schools exhibits, […]

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AFD has new training center – Firefighters convert former city hall

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on AFD has new training center – Firefighters convert former city hall

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Atmore firefighters now work out of a modern facility at city hall, but it’s the building in which city hall was formerly located that plays a huge role in the readiness of those firefighters. AFD personnel now conduct their mandatory classroom and practical training in the former city hall building, part of which also once […]

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BOE approves personnel changes

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on BOE approves personnel changes

The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations at the BOE meeting Thursday, June 16. Resignation 1. Colton Hammonds, HVAC / Electrician Specialist, Brewton Maintenance Department, effective June 30, 2016 Transfer 1. Permission to transfer Laura Leigh Rambach from Federal Programs / Assessment Supervisor and negotiate a probationary principal contract, to principal […]

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First band concert is Sunday

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on First band concert is Sunday

You have three opportunities to hear the Escambia County Community Band this summer. The first is Sunday afternoon, June 26, 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Atmore. The next concert is Sunday afternoon July 3, at 3 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, Brewton. The third concert will be July 4, around 7:30 p.m., at […]

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Lee Carver has new book out

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Lee Carver has new book out

Atmore native Lee Carver (nee Leola Merriwether) has written another book – Retreat to Shelter Creek, a contemporary set in a fictional small town in Texas. Lee writes inspirational fiction; that is, fiction from the Christian world-view. She started writing novels 10 years ago at the age of 60. Following is the back cover “blurb” for […]

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Summer feeding program offered

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Summer feeding program offered

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Pastor Willie Hawthorne, Feeding Gulf Coast and the Escambia County Children’s Policy Council have teamed up to provide a summer feeding program free to youth ages 2-18. Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; lunch is served from noon until 1 p.m., at Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, 157 Carver Street, Atmore. […]

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GSUMC holding patriotic concert

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Community, Events  /  Comments Off on GSUMC holding patriotic concert

Colors presented by a US Naval Air Training Center unit will open the annual Patriotic Concert in the sanctuary of Gulf Shores United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 3 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and the public is welcome. Reserved seating is available for all concert season supporters. A free-will offering will be […]

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ECHS 50 Days of Summer under way

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Community, Events  /  Comments Off on ECHS 50 Days of Summer under way

In about a week and a half, the second annual Escambia County High School 50 Days of Summer giveaway begins. Tickets are $50 and each ticket gets you 50 chances for the 50 prizes. If you win, your ticket goes back in the pot. Drawings begin on July 4 and end August 22. Tickets are […]

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