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District governor visits Atmore Lions Club

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

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By NANCY KARRICK Special to Atmore News The Atmore Lions Club met Wednesday, July 16, in the Mayson Auditorium at Atmore Community Hospital. Lion President John Brantley called the meeting to order and gave the invocation. Lion Shane Hadley led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by Lion Robert Maxwell’s directing the singing. President Brantley then introduced District [...]

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Reading the News

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

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At Atmore News, we like to catch folks reading our paper. On Thursday, July 17, we caught Joe Terry reading the News at Hazel’s Curl Country. When we catch someone, we take their picture and give them $5. However, Joe didn’t take the money. Instead, he asked us to pay it forward, which we will [...]

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Legion, Auxiliary honors delegates

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

American Legion Post 90 and Auxiliary honored their delegates to Boys State and Girls State with a dinner Tuesday, July 15, at the Legion Hall. The delegates were Christin Simpkins, Roderick Felder and Ben Hubert, Escambia County High School; Scott Brantley and Nate Smith, Escambia Academy; Brooke Bell and Jacob Esser, Flomaton High School; Austin [...]

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ECHS offering savings cards

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

Want to save some money and help a school at the same time? As a fund-raiser, the Escambia County High School athletic department is selling savings cards – a win-win for the athletes and the card holders. For only $10, you get the following discounts that are good through June 15, 2015. These discounts are [...]

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Second in state

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Community, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Atmore Cal Ripken League All-Star team 10U placed second in the State Tournament in Gadsden July 12-15. Coaches and team members are shown, from left, front, Canyon Odom, Justin Brunson, Joseph Ferguson, Parker Robinson, Caleb Davis, Joshua Mason; middle, Reece Buck, Lane Baggett, JJ Stevens, JW Jackson, Brady Howell, Chaston Helton; back, coaches Eddie [...]

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10 vying for DYW title

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

Ten contestants will vie for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Escambia County this weekend. The DYW program will be held Saturday July 26, 7 p.m., in the Woodfin Patterson Auditorium at Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton. Admission is $10. The young ladies are competing for college granted and cash tuition scholarships. Distinguished [...]

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Vaughn attends Lions Forum

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

Jamey Vaughn, son of Greg and Cyndi Vaughn of Atmore, was recently honored by being invited to the Lion’s Club Alabama High School Leadership Forum (ALHSLF) in Troy, Alabama. Vaughn and the other delegates attended the forum June 20 to 22. Vaughn is an incoming senior at Escambia Academy. He hopes to major in Political [...]

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Atmore woman receives card from the President

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Annie Johnson of Atmore recently received a birthday card from Michelle and Barak Obama congratulating her on the occasion of her 80th birthday. The card was arranged for her birthday by her granddaughter, Kenya Lynette Castro, a school teacher in New York. “I don’t know how she did it,” Mrs. Johnson said. “She just made [...]

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Latino to speak at NBLC luncheon

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Bonnie Bartel Latino will be the speaker for the North Baldwin Literacy Council’s annual luncheon fundraiser Thursday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the salad luncheon, Bonnie will also sign copies of her novel, “Your Gift to Me,” co-written with Bob Vale. Cost of the luncheon is $6 per person, which includes [...]

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Boatwright fundraiser a success

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

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Tom Boatwright’s friends and family held a benefit to raise money for medical expenses Saturday, July 12, at the Matthews Hunting Camp. Boatwright is battling a brain tumor. He’s being treated at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and the family is bearing a steep financial burden for treatment and travel, so several people came [...]

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