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BOE approves personnel changes

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on BOE approves personnel changes

The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the board’s regular meeting Thursday, June 23. Resignation 1. Phillip Drake, PE teacher, Escambia County Middle School, effective June 30, 2016 2. Carole Burleson, 7th grade Life Science teacher, Escambia County Middle School, effective May 31, 2016 3. Bradley […]

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FAA approves Atmore airport grant

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on FAA approves Atmore airport grant

Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne’s office announced Tuesday (June 28) that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved a $63,000 grant to help pay for the preliminary stages of improvements scheduled for Atmore Municipal Airport. According to an email from Seth Morrow, communications director for the U.S. Representative, the grant funds are designated for the “design phase […]

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‘Free State of Jones’ movie has local tie

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on ‘Free State of Jones’ movie has local tie

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Shelby Sanders might not be a big star yet, but not many 8-year-olds are able to match her acting pedigree. Shelby, granddaughter of Atmore residents Diane and James Herman Sanders, will make her big-screen debut on Friday, when “Free State of Jones” begins playing in theaters across the country. The movie, which stars Matthew McConaughey […]

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State rep: Atmore area poised for big things

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on State rep: Atmore area poised for big things

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State Representative Alan Baker said this week that he sees a brighter future for Atmore and Escambia County, based primarily upon the downtown revitalization effort, the increased commercial and industrial presence near Interstate 65 and the anticipated restructurings of the state’s prison and community college systems. “I think that Atmore is poised for some great […]

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Job fair turnout exceeds expectations

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Job fair turnout exceeds expectations

A job fair held in Monroeville June 16-17 to gather pre-applications for a proposed textile manufacturing plant in Frisco City exceeded expectations, according to economic development officials. [See Atmore News, June 1, 2016] Applications continue to be accepted at Alabama Career Centers in Monroeville, Jackson and Brewton. But initial estimates showed the total number of […]

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Council approves Rivercane resolutions

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Council approves Rivercane resolutions

The Atmore City Council approved three separate actions designed to help further pave the way for establishment of a high-tech manufacturing plant at Rivercane and enhance the possibility of more industrial concerns eventually locating within the industrial park. The action was taken at the council meeting Monday, June 13. The first of two resolutions approved […]

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Business of the Month

By   /  June 8, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Business of the Month

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The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce named Country Charms as Business of the Month for June. Shown at the presentation Friday, June 3, are from left, front, Heather Nichols, Brittney Brown, Rachel and Joe Brown, Paolo Gorme, Jordan Barnett; back, Brandy Giger, Myrna Monroe, Foster Kizer, Donna Gilman, Bub Gideons, Sheryl Vickery, Edie Jackson.

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Cutting the ribbon for a new office

By   /  June 7, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Cutting the ribbon for a new office

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The folks at the Edward Jones office in Atmore moved from Main Street to Trammell Street recently. To celebrate the move, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new office Friday, June 3. Shown at the event are, from left, Brandy Giger, Edie Jackson, Foster Kizer, Donna Gilman, Myrna Monroe, […]

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Cutting the ribbon for B and B

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Cutting the ribbon for B and B

The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting Wednesday, May 25, for B and B Cleaning Services. Several Chamber officers and board members welcomed the new company. Shown are, from left, front, Lacie Stabler, Mary Pettis, and Brandy Jones, all with B and B; Brandy Giger, Michelle Uriegas; back, Ricky Martin, Bub Gideons, […]

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Lancaster to attend Girls State

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Lancaster to attend Girls State

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Bailey Lancaster has been chosen to represent Escambia Academy at the Alabama session of the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls, held on the campus of the University of Alabama, June 5-10. For one week, she will become a citizen of an imaginary state, taking part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning […]

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