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Making music – Escambia County Community Band

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Making music – Escambia County Community Band

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The Escambia County Community Band presented the first of this season’s concerts Sunday afternoon at Atmore First Baptist Church. The program surely had “something for everyone” from marches to Motown, patriotism to hymns. Selections included the Star Spangled Banner; Alamo March; In This Quiet Place; Cumberland Cross; Hands Across the Sea; West Highlands Sojourn (Stow-on-the-Wold, […]

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Pool central to summer church programs

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The city pool at Tom Byrne Park has become an essential part of the summer programs for young people at several Atmore churches. “It is vital that they use it,” pool manager Betty Warren said. “If it isn’t being used, then there is no reason to have it. It also helps them draw young people […]

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Readers recognized at Atmore Public Library

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The Atmore Public Library (APL) ended its summer reading program Friday, June 26, with a recognition time for those children who read the most books during the month of June. Ribbons were given to the first, second and third place winners in each age group. Pictured are the winners in each age group with the […]

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Retiree reunion set

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If you retired from Chemstrand / Monsanto/ Solutia / Ascend, mark your calendar for the Retirees 2015 Annual Reunion set for Saturday, August 8. The day promises to be fun and profitable with six $50 cash door prizes to be given away at 11 a.m., and a grand prize of $500 at 1 p.m. The […]

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Rogers retires from ECIDA

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The Escambia County Industrial Development Authority (ECIDA) is losing its top official as longtime Executive Director Marshall Rogers retires, beginning mid-July. Rogers, a descendant of Atmore’s founding father William Marshall Carney, was named for her famous ancestor who built a sawmill near the Florida line in 1870, setting the stage for the community that later […]

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7 vying for DYW title

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Seven young ladies are competing in this year’s Escambia County Distinguished Young Women scholarship program to be held later this month. Following are brief bios of each contestant. Kaitlyn Noelle Abbott High school: Flomaton High School Career goals: Pharmacist College choices: Auburn University or The University of Alabama Activities / Honors: President of the American […]

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Flomaton Lions Club installs new officers

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The Flomaton Lions Club held the installation of newly elected officers at the June 23 meeting. The installation was conducted by Lion Bubba Hammac, President of the Century Lions Club. The officers are, from left, Jon Crews, president; Ruth Harrell, secretary; Joe Champion, Lion Tamer; Virgil Armstrong, membership chairman; Anita Armstrong, vice-president; William Reaves, treasurer. […]

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To be an American

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When a person who is born in a foreign land comes to these shores, the government requires a certain amount of knowledge before they can become a citizen of the United States. However, a person born inside these borders can remain ignorant of the most basic facts about our country and still enjoy the benefits […]

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‘Celebration of Freedom’ (with photo gallery)

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As July 4th approaches every year, as we may think about a day off work, maybe a trip to the beach or a cookout in the backyard, the congregation of Atmore First Assembly of God is working on a program to celebrate what the day is really about – our freedom and the men and […]

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UB shares green thumb

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  Community  /  Comments Off on UB shares green thumb

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United Bank (UB) is sharing a little bit of southern summer with its customers through a few vegetable plots growing in and around its parking lots, demonstrating how beauty and function can work together in a greener business world. The program began last year as the brainchild of UB employee Susan Currie. She planted a […]

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