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WOD Walk raises funds, awareness – Walk also celebrates and inspires

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The Women of Distinction’s Seventh Annual Cancer Awareness Walk was held Saturday, October 11, at Tom Byrne Park. The purpose of the walk was three-fold: to raise money to buy gas cards for local cancer victims going back and forth to doctors’ appointments and treatments, to raise awareness, and to honor the fighters, survivors and [...]

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Showing their colors

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The staff of Atmore Nursing Center held a tailgate party Friday, October 10. The colors of the day were red and white with a little blue and orange. Shown are, from left, front, Faye Kyles, Jackie Simmons, Robyn Byrd, Marla Rutherford, Jessica Nelson, Dana Bell; back, Deborah Bishop, Suzzette Barron, Darlene Murphy, Dot McAroy, administrator [...]

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Giving back

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Taste of the South always benefits the Chamber of Commerce, but it helps when those serving food give back their proceeds too. This year’s Taste was held September 18, and on Thursday, October 9, three vendors donated their proceeds to the Chamber. Shown at the presentation are, from left, Chamber Board member Bub Gideons accepting [...]

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We Care Thrift Store celebrating 25 years – Customer appreciation event planned

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The We Care Thrift Store in downtown Atmore invites everyone to attend their 25th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Celebration on Friday, October 17. There will be special discounts, free hot dogs and drinks and fun for all. We Care Thrift Stores sell new and gently used clothing, furniture, household items and more at deeply discounted prices. [...]

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ECHS band scores big

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The Escambia County High School (ECHS) Marching Band scored straight Superiors at the A-Town Marching Band Festival Saturday, October 5, in Andalusia. The band received its second straight Superior in band competitions this season. In addition to the Superior received by the band as a whole, the color guard, majorettes, drum line and drum major [...]

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Steadham publishes new book

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Annette Hodge Steadham, formerly of Atmore, has a new book on the market – “Angel of Rainbow’s End,” an adolescent fantasy book. “My book helps adolescents want to discover new worlds and exercise their imaginations while being entertained,” Steadham said. “The book is about a little alien who is born on earth who discovers she [...]

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J.U. Blacksher 2014 Homecoming Court

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The Homecoming King and Queen were crowned Friday night, October 10, at J.U. Blacksher High School. Shown are,from left, ninth grade attendants Charlie Gantt and Brianna Jackson, tenth grade attendants Charlie Scruggs and Mikayla Royster, senior attendants Corry Jonas and Gabby Bohannon, Queen Latasha Hill, King Amaru Royster, eleventh grade attendants April Reid and Destin [...]

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YLA attends retreat

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The Youth Leadership Atmore Class of 2015 kicked off their year with a retreat at Camp Beckwith October 7 and 8. Students in the class are from Atmore Christian School, Escambia Academy and Escambia County High School. This year’s members are, from left, first row, Timberly Deese, Jessica Sandspree, Torri Scott, Shardae Austin; second row, [...]

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Deadline for voter registration approaching

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Secretary of State Jim Bennett reminds Alabama residents that October 20 is the deadline to register to vote for the November 4 General Election. Eligible non-voters may download a registration form online at www.alabamavotes.gov to mail to their local boards of registrars’ office or visit the registrars’ office in person during their office hours. “Alabama [...]

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Toyz for Kidz auction set

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Community, Events  /  Comments Off

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Make plans to attend the Toyz for Kidz auction Thursday, October 16, 6 p.m., at PWC. The annual event, sponsored by LA Bikers, raises money to buy presents for kids at Christmas. The auction features hand-crafted items such as chairs, swings, gazebos, grill tables, and more indoor and outdoor items. PWC is located at 106 [...]

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