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Hall of Fame induction ceremony coming up

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off

Five people will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame on May 9. They are Floyd Adams, the late Dickie Dickinson, the late Mary Joyner Grissett, the Rev. Albert Kennington and the late Eldred Pritchett. Tickets are still available at the Atmore News office, First National Bank & Trust, United Bank, or from […]

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Work rewarded

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Escambia County High School Principal Dennis Fuqua recruited about 20 school employees and parents to help with the Wind Creek barbecue and throw down on March 28. For their work, Roger Kuehn, left, Wind Creek Executive Director Hotel Operations, presented Fuqua with a check for more than $1,300, a portion of the proceeds from the […]

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GWFCU rated 5-Stars

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off

Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union has earned BauerFinancial’s 5-Star Superior rating for strength and security. A 5-Star Superior rating indicates that Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union is one of the strongest in the nation, excelling in areas of capital, loan quality, profitability and more. Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union has earned this highest rating for […]

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ACH transition on track

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Monthly GoldenCare meetings have been a big part of Baptist Health Care’s relationship with Atmore Community Hospital. The meetings have been informational, covering all types of health issues of importance to senior citizens, as well as offering benefits for members. GoldenCare held last Thursday, April 16, was a little bittersweet. It was the last Baptist […]

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‘Godspell’ opens Thursday

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off

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There are very few plays written that can be called a life-changing experience, but ‘Godspell’ is one that fits that description. ‘Godspell’ isn’t a retelling of the Gospel of Jesus. It is a musical that asks the question, “How would people respond today if they could walk for just a little while with the Savior […]

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Troopers cracking down on texting

By   /  April 8, 2015  /  Community, News  /  Comments Off

MONTGOMERY – From April 10 to 15, law enforcement personnel will use a combination of traditional and innovative strategies to crack down on motorists who text while driving. This effort is part of a national campaign called U Drive. U Text. U Pay. A high-visibility enforcement initiative, it blends intense enforcement of anti-texting laws with […]

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Just 4 Kids named BOM

By   /  April 8, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Just 4 Kids was named the April Business of the Month by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce. The plaque was presented to Just 4 Kids staff members Monday morning, April 6, at their business at 300 S. Presley Street. Pictured from left are store manager Janice “Granny” Peterson, Chamber board member Bill Perkins, PR […]

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Food scores released

By   /  April 8, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off

The following Escambia County food / lodging establishment ratings were released by the Alabama Department of Public Health for March. Ratings are ranked by score, low to high. FSE = Food Service Establishment Bakies Bake Shop, LLC, East Brewton, 85, FSE J-n-J, Atmore, 85, FSE Bracken’s Drive-In, Inc., Brewton, 88, FSE Golds BBQ, Atmore, 88, […]

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9 vehicle accident on I-65

By   /  April 2, 2015  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

        An accident involving 3 tractor-trailer trucks and six passenger cars in the northbound lane of I-65, near the Flomaton-Wallace exit, Thursday afternoon resulted in at least one fatality and several injuries. Traffic was disrupted for hours in downtown Atmore as cars were detoured from I-65 to Hwy 31 to avoid the […]

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All flash, thankfully no substance

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off

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First responders were on scene Monday, March 30, at around 11:30 a.m. when a call was received about an explosion at the West Florida Gin Company on Meadows Drive in Davisville, Fla. According to gin manager Robert Godwin, a very brief flash fire occurred when a crew moving a gas line had some of the […]

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