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Help for parents of school kids

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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

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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

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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

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“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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RSTC + ECHS = Student advantage

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Escambia County High School seniors have a new option this year that could give them a head start on a career. Reid State Technical College is offering Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as a dual enrollment course. When a senior finishes this course, he/she will be ready to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical [...]

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Grassroots effort springs up for Y

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A grassroots movement to save the Atmore Area YMCA was born at the Atmore City Council meeting Monday, July 14. Leigh Ann Jones brought up the Y’s closing [see Atmore News, July 9, 2014, page 1A] in August and asked if anyone was trying to save the Y. “The Y provides a lot of central [...]

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Food scores released for June

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The following Escambia County food / lodging establishment ratings were released by the Alabama Department of Public Health for the month of June. Ratings are ranked by score, low to high. FSE = Food Service Establishment Huddle House #278, Brewton, 82, FSE Gold’s BBQ, Atmore, 85, FSE Burger King (B), Brewton, 86, FSE Kangaroo Express [...]

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Oliver! opens next week

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off

The stage is set, the orchestra is ready, jolly old London is taking shape and the cast of “Oliver! The Musical” is in the final days of preparation at the Greater Escambia Center for the Arts (GECA). Oliver is based the classic Charles Dickens tale, “Oliver Twist,” about an orphan boy who finds his family [...]

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Chamber honors Tot Shop

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce honored The Tot Shop as the July Business of the Month. Several Chamber members and personnel attended the presentation Monday, June 30, from left, Sheryl Vickery, Anne Hetzel, owner Carl Anderson, Sara Brown who works with Carl, Candace Wooten; back, Bub Gideons, Ricky Martin, Chris Singleton.

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Jordan appointed to circuit court bench

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Judge Dave Jordan has been appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley as judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit, replacing Judge Bradley Byrne who retired at the end of June. “An event such as this happens only once in a while as a judge retires,” Judge Jordan said. “In Escambia County, we’re fortunate to have stability and [...]

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