We remember …
By MICKEY POWELL Special to Atmore News SP5 James Rayford Gohagin US Army from Atmore, killed in action May 13, 1969, 48 years ago, at only 21 years of age. He served his country and C Btry. 2nd Bn. 319th Artillery 101st Abn. Div. USARV. He was in Vietnam 11 months and 23 days. Resting in peace at McCullough Community Cemetery, McCullough Alabama. His name is on the Vietnam Memorial…
Former school employee arrested
A former employee with the Escambia County Board of Education has been arrested and charged with having sexual contact with a student under 19 years of age. On Friday, May 26, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jason Paul Blaney, 38, address 4884 Highway 4 in Florida. At the time of the reported incident, Blaney was an employee of the Escambia County Board of Education. He resigned in April from…
PCI offering summer food program
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all SFSP activities are the same for all regardless of race, color national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning Thursday,…
Mayor supports Guard, Reserve
Charlotte Boyle, volunteer with Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), spends much of her time talking with civic and community leaders about the importance of support for the National Guard and Reserve and she asks them to sign a statement of support. Shown, Atmore Mayor Jim Staff signs a statement showing the city’s support for the Guard and Reserve.
New restaurant coming – ‘Upscale’ eatery expected to open in September
Diners in and around Atmore will soon be able to gather in the city’s downtown area for a meal that surpasses the standard fare of meat-and-three, sandwiches and fast food. A new upscale restaurant called “Gather” will open in early September in the building formerly occupied by Jus’ Because, a boutique that operated for years at the corner of Trammell and West Nashville streets. Crews are working to double the…