YLA visits South Alabama
By MELISSA WILSON Special to Atmore News On February 1, 2017, Youth Leadership Atmore travelled to Mobile to visit the University of South Alabama. We (Youth Leadership of Atmore) toured different buildings on the university’s campus such as Shelby Hall for engineering, the student center for Arts & Science, and the health science building for College of Nursing. Each one of these places showed us different varieties for each degree…
Grindle honored
United States Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Chris Fleming, at right, presents Atmore resident and U.S. Air Force veteran Mike Grindle with a certificate of appreciation in tribute to Grindle’s “military service to America and (for) advancing the universal hope of freedom and liberty for all,” as the local minister’s wife Barbara looks on. Grindle, who is now under the care of Homestead Hospice, was also presented with a lapel pin…
Honoring the fallen
Mickey Powell of Flomaton wants to make sure our fallen servicemen and -women are not forgotten. Occasionally, he sends us a notice of a sad anniversary. We haven’t been running these in the paper – but we need to. Lest we forget … WO Johnson M. Milligan, US Army, from Atmore We are remembering you on this very sad day, January 25 1967, 50 long years ago. You have served…
ECMS students embrace A-Stem
A-STEM is the new after school enrichment program focusing on science, technology, engineering, math and the arts at Escambia County Middle School. Students are exploring the world around them in the science lab, building model airplanes and rockets, learning the dynamics involved with archery, as well as creating a digital storybook, getting physically fit and receiving math intervention. ECMS currently has 140 students enrolled in the A-STEM program.  
Celebrating 100 days
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kambi Gohagin, Mrs. Geri Peacock and Mrs. Brooke Drinkard’s classes celebrated the first “100 Days of School,” on February 3rd. First graders also enjoyed unique activities to celebrate the day! Preparation for the special day began over a week ago, as students created their individual “100” project at home. Everything from Cheerios and sequins, to stickers, seeds, Legos and paperclips, were used to create their unique…