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Council awards sewer bid

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

At Monday’s meeting, the Atmore City Council awarded a sewer rehabilitation project bid to Beasley & Company General Contractors for $475,042.50. Of that, $450,000 will be paid through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), with the remainder paid by the West Escambia Utilities. The project will include all or portions of Ashley Street, Jones Street, [...]

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Projects progressing for BOE

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

The Escambia County Board of Education (BOE) had an opportunity to see the progress on the new W. S. Neal High School and receive reports on other capital projects at the BOE meeting Thursday, July 24. Several board members met for a walk-through at W. S. Neal at 3 p.m., prior to the regularly scheduled [...]

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BOE approves personnel changes

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

The following recommendations by Escambia County Superintendent of Education John Knott were approved by the Board of Education at the regular meeting Thursday, July 24. Resignation 1. Angela Boutwell, 6-hour lunchroom worker, Flomaton High School, effective June 25, 2014 2. Delisa Dean, 11th grade English teacher, Escambia County High School, effective July 22, 2014 3. [...]

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County Humane Society closing shelter

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

The Humane Society of Escambia County Alabama will be closing its doors as a shelter and stopping field service to the county at the end of August, and the reasons for the closure seem to be less clear than the Society is releasing. The following statement was released on the Humane Society’s Facebook page: “It [...]

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Mon La Vie now open

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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A ribbon cutting was held at Mon La Vie at 105 E. Church Street Friday, July 18. Mon La Vie means “My life” and stands for the range of beauty services provided by Mon La Vie. Members of the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce were on hand to help the ladies of Mon La Vie [...]

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Meet Tribal Chair Bryan

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Stephanie Bryan was sworn in as the new Tribal Chair of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Thursday, June 19, and as the first woman to hold this position, there are many who would like to know more about her and what brought her to this position of national prominence. Bryan has served as vice-chair [...]

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Help for parents of school kids

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

The Escambia Baptist Association is once again offering help for parents of elementary school age children by Supplying Students for Success, a program designed to provide students with the items needed for a good education. On July 17, 19 and 28, from 10 a.m. until noon, parents can come to Brooks Memorial Baptist Church, 904 [...]

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Requests come to council

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

The Frye family was at the Atmore City Council meeting Monday, July 14, in an effort to get their business license approved – again. John Frye asked the council to consider his business license for Assembly Place on Carver Avenue. The Fryes had submitted their application prior to Monday’s meeting. Mayor Jim Staff called for [...]

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Little hero, big heart – Girl saves 2 sisters in fire

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

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Saturday, July 12 will always be remembered as the day of the house fire for one local family, but because of the actions of their 11-year-old daughter, it will be a day of celebration for the hero who saved their family and not the day of tragedy it could have been. The day was a [...]

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Questions remain about YMCA

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

“The area is losing a quality of life issue, especially for the kids and senior adults,” Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce director Sheryl Vickery said. “I wish there was something we could do.” That is a sentiment heard all over town this week following last week’s announcement that the Atmore Area YMCA would be closing. [...]

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