Students attend HOBY
Sophomore students from Atmore joined 280 other sophomore students from all over the state of Alabama during the Hugh O’Brian Youth leadership seminar at Troy University May 26-28. Shown are, from left, Emma Caroline Sasser and Sara Rolin from Escambia Academy, and Pia Gorme from Alabama School of Math and Science. Not pictured is Olivia Simmons from Escambia County High School. News photo by Ditto Gorme
Annual Windham celebration is Friday
The Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum and Library is pleased to present the 2017 Kathryn Tucker Windham Annual Celebration of Memories on Friday, June 2, on the Thomasville Campus of Coastal Alabama Community College. This year’s celebration includes Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum Tour along with the following: * Kathryn Tucker Windham’s daughter, Dilcy Windham Hilley, will tell “Stories from Mother’s Kitchen” in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Windham’s first book…
Wrecked AFD pumper won’t be replaced
AFD Chief Ron Peebles and Mayor Jim Staff each confirmed that an Atmore Fire Department pumper, totaled while on its way back from a Dec. 31 structure fire, won’t be replaced. However, all its vital equipment and parts will be salvaged for application to what had served as the department’s reserve unit. “We don’t really need (a replacement),” Peebles said. “We’ve got one truck that we hardly ever use, and…
Soft shoulder
Traffic on Wayside Road was interrupted for several hours on Tuesday, May 23, when this tanker truck overturned. According to preliminary state trooper reports, the driver, James Dennis Baughn Jr. of Mobile (no age provided), pulled onto the county road’s shoulder, which had been inundated with rain over several days. The shoulder gave way, causing the tanker to slide down a gentle slope, roll over once and end up on…