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ALEA INCREASES PATROLS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

[Montgomery, Ala.] The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is increasing patrols to help protect the lives and promote the safety of motorists in Alabama this holiday season. “ALEA is utilizing all available resources during this peak travel period. We want all motorists to arrive at their destination safely,” said Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier. […]

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ECMS hosts retired staff luncheon

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

Eleven retired teachers and staff were the special guests of Escambia County Middle School (ECMS) for a Christmas luncheon Tuesday, December 16. According to ECMS Principal Dr. Anthony Morris, the luncheon began about eight years ago as an opportunity to fellowship with those who have served ECMS. Pictured from left are Annie McNeal, Yvonne Grissett-Archie, […]

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Forget something?

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Atmore Police Officer Arthur Odom directs traffic around a cotton bale that fell from a gin truck as it crossed the tracks on Trammell Street Tuesday, December 9. The gin dispatched a truck to collect the errant bale as quickly as possible while Odom kept traffic away from the unexpected road block.

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Food scores released for November

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

The following Escambia County food / lodging establishment ratings were released by the Alabama Department of Public Health for the month of November. Ratings are ranked by score, low to high. FSE = Food Service Establishment Quality Inn of Brewton, 79, hotel / motel Brewton Inn (Ramada), 83, hotel / motel Diamond Gasoline Station #7, […]

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Girl Scout Cookies go digital

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

This Girl Scout Cookie season, which starts on December 22, hungry shoppers will be able to purchase cookies in a way they never could before – digitally! Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is participating in Digital Cookie, a revolutionary, new national digital platform that lets girls take cookie orders from customers online, through a unique […]

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Pizza Hut fire (updated)

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

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A fire inside a wall at the Atmore Pizza Hut on South Main Street in Atmore Monday, December 15, sent customers and employees fleeing the premises as smoke poured from the ceiling of the restaurant. Units from the Atmore Fire Department (AFD) and Poarch Fire Department (PFD) responded to the call for assistance at 3:15 […]

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Congressman in town tomorrow

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

Congressman Bradley Byrne will be in Atmore Wednesday morning at 8 a.m., for coffee at Escambia Drug Store. The Congressman is visiting to celebrate the store’s long history and recognize Ken Barnett. Lou Vickery will be broadcasting live on 105.1 FM. Everyone is invited to drop by.

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Atmore Insurance named Business of the Month

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce named Atmore Insurance the Business of the Month for December. Members of the Chamber Board of Directors and Chamber Ambassadors presented the staff of Atmore Insurance the plaque at a ceremony Friday, December 5. Pictured from left, front, Sheryl Vickery, Alexis Clark, Ellis Beachy, Joe Brown, Amanda Moye, Lee […]

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Donut Delite celebrates grand opening

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Donut Delite hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening at its new Atmore location on Highway 21, Friday, December 5. Pictured are the members of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Chamber Ambassadors, and Donut Delite customers who joined with the staff to celebrate the opening, from left, front, Sheryl Vickery, Alexis Clark, Joshua […]

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AISA to merge with AAIS

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

The Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) and the Alabama Association of Independent Schools (AAIS) have announced plans to merge the two associations under the umbrella of the AISA. According to the AISA governing board, “AISA Executive Director Randy Skipper will remain as leader of the merged organization, with members of the previous AAIS Headmasters’ Association […]

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