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ACH unveils fluoroscopy machine

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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The Atmore Community Hospital unveiled their new fluoroscopy machine financed in part by the Atmore community and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The money was raised with a chili cook-off and other fundraisers. Pictured, from left are the committee members who raised the funds, ACH director of radiology Caroline Hayles, ACH administrator Bill Perkins, [...]

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BOE approves personnel changes

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott. Leave of Absence 1. Detrie Russell, Special Education teacher aide, Flomaton Elementary School, maternity leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, effective one-half day September 9, 2014 Resignation 1. Heather Higgins, teacher, Escambia County Middle School, effective September 22, 2014 [...]

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Food scores released for September

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

The following Escambia County food / lodging establishment ratings were released by the Alabama Department of Public Health for the month of September. Ratings are ranked by score, low to high. FSE = Food Service Establishment McDonald’s of Brewton, Brewton, 85, FSE The Parish Grill, Atmore, 87, FSE Country Club of Brewton, Brewton, 88, FSE [...]

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United Fund plans several “arrests”

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

The United Fund will hold its annual fund drive kick-off Tuesday, October 21, as several of Atmore’s leading citizens are incarcerated at Atmore City Hall and kept in the lock-up until they raise bail, donations for the United Fund. According to 2014-15 President Bub Gideons, “We are shooting for $60,000 for the year and we [...]

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Parish Grill burns – UPDATED (with photo gallery)

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

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In the early morning hours on Sunday, October 12, downtown Atmore was filled with smoke as The Parish Grill, located at 122 S. Main Street, burned while firefighters from several departments fought to contain the blaze. Atmore Fire Department Captain Ronald Peebles headed the effort to extinguish the blaze, coordinating his own team as well [...]

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GECA presents …

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off

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“Laugh, Giggle and Grin with Uncle Louie and Friends” opens this week at the Greater Escambia Center for the Arts (GECA) and it promises to be a unique evening out for connoisseurs of southern humor. The variety show is the creation of writer and star Lou Vickery and features several vignettes in the style of [...]

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Fire Marshal investigates Parish Grill Fire

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

              Representatives from the  Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office are on the scene of the Parish Grill fire on Main Street in Atmore Monday, October 13,  investigating the Sunday morning fire that destroyed the downtown restaurant. Pictured are the Fire Marshals from the Alabama State Police, Mike Talley and Chris [...]

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3 injured in accident

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

            Three people were transported to Atmore Community Hospital Friday afternoon following a two-car accident in front of Walmart on North Main Street. The accident occurred shortly before 5:30. According to a witness, a gray Cadillac was leaving Walmart and preparing to pull out onto North Main. The witness saw [...]

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Car burns, one hurt

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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An Atmore man was injured when his car plunged into a ditch along Woods Road Monday, October 6, and caught fire. According to Trooper Kevin Cook with the Alabama State Troopers, “The crash occurred at 3:20 p.m., on Escambia Road 12 [Woods Road]. Darrin E. Prime Jr. of Atmore was driving a 2003 Ford that [...]

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Gulf Winds FCU earns 5-Star rating

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union has earned this highest rating from the nation’s credit union rating firm, BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, for the last 81 consecutive quarters. This latest 5-Star rating is based on June 30, 2014 financial data, and having earned and maintained Bauer’s top rating for so long and with such consistency, [...]

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