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New officers elected

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

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The Veterans Memorial Monument Committee elected new officers recently – Larry Houck, chairman; Harold Madison, vice chairman; Paul Chason, secretary. The committee is made up of members from the VFW and American Legion. Representing Atmore VFW Post 7016 are Larry Houck, Danny Nall and Ronnie Albritton. Representing American Legion Post 90 are Harold Madison, Paul [...]

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FNB&T accepts challenge

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

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The ALS ice bucket challenge has been all over the Internet and TV lately. The purpose of the challenge is to raise awareness and funds for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Long-time employees with First National Bank & Trust are especially aware of the disease, having stood by their [...]

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Chamber hosts retiree members

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

The sixth Annual Retirees Reception was hosted by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, August 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Atmore Public Library. Retiree Chamber members enjoyed refreshments and fellowship. Shown are, from left, Nancy Helton, Marcelete Harris, Chamber executive director Sheryl Vickery, and Voncile Stallworth.  

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Want to be a Cub Scout?

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Community, Events  /  No Comments

Cub Scout Pack 275 is having their Fall Roundup Thursday, September 4, 6:30 p.m., at Atmore First United Methodist Church. For information, call 850-293-4709

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Red Stick War, 200 years later

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

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The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) hosted a conference marking the 200 anniversary of the Red Stick War, at Wind Creek Casino Saturday, August 23. Approximately 250 guests attended the conference, according to Gayle Johnson, PCI media specialist. They were treated to slices of living history through interviews, dance and panel discussions, as well [...]

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Youth Leadership Atmore recruiting under way

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

Packets are now available for high school juniors from Atmore Christian School, Escambia Academy, Escambia County High School, Northview High School and those home-schooled students interested in applying for the 2014-2015 Youth Leadership Atmore Program. Completed applications, signed by parents and school officials, must be turned into the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce office by [...]

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The Black And White Flag

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

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By GAYLE JOHNSON Guest Columnist We have all seen the flags pass by in parades, most of them easily recognized, the American flag, state flag, and flags representing the branches of the Armed Forces. Have you ever noticed the black and white flag, the POWMIA flag? Do you know the story behind this flag or [...]

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ECHS to host IMT program

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

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Escambia County School Superintendent John Knott has announced the creation of an Industrial Maintenance Technology program at Escambia County High School (ECHS) in conjunction with Jefferson Davis Community College (JDCC) beginning this fall. “The state had funds available for the development of career tech dual enrollment programs,” Knott said. “We had already established an industrial [...]

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Meeting the teachers at ACM

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

Parents and students were invited to A.C. Moore Elementary School Thursday, August 14, to meet their teachers for the new school year. Principal John Brantley, center, was in the lobby to greet everyone as they came in. At left, he shows brother and sister Ernie Hall and Tiffany Hall to their classrooms. Ernie is in [...]

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Band to host community concert

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

The Caleb Dennis Band will host a free Concert for the Community Friday, August 29, at the old Molino School in the auditorium at 6450 Highway 95A, next to the new Janet Holley tax collector office. “We are doing this for the community,” Dennis said. “We want people to come out, spend some time together [...]

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