What are they teaching these kids?
Chickens. My neighbors have chickens. They had eight. Now they have just six. You wouldn’t expect to see chickens in the middle of town, but there they are. They belong to the Sanders family. More specifically to Isabella Sanders. She’s had them for a while. Isabella raised these chickens for the 4-H Chick Chain (see article online). She sold a couple at the Chick Chain Show and Sale in October.…
No need for nay-sayers
To the editor: In his recent article “New Downtown” [Atmore News, October 25, 2017], Don Fletcher was correct when he stated that there is a lot of excitement in the air these days regarding the fact that with a bit of help downtown Atmore can be restored to its past glory. There are many volunteers who represent multiple organizations who donate time and effort to improve Atmore. We realize that…
Working to combat opioid addiction
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost their lives in recent years due to drug abuse, and the problem only seems to be getting worse. In 2016, more than two million Americans had an addiction to prescription or illicit opioids. An opioid is a type of narcotic derived from the opium poppy, which includes drugs such as morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone. While the drugs are…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers With all the changes and uncertainty surrounding Alabama government in recent months, including political appointments, high level resignations, special elections, runoff elections and a host of new candidates tossing their names into the 2018 election circus, Alabamians might be relieved to know one thing remains steady and solid and many may never have heard of it – Alabama’s Silver Haired Legislature is one of Alabama’s crown jewels.…
Williams Station Day … Brrrrrrr (With photo gallery added)
It’s the same Saturday every year. The date is set. The weather is not. So, we take what comes when Atmore becomes Williams Station for the fourth Saturday every October. This year we had rain and cold and wind – not the best scenario for Williams Station Day, but a celebration of our heritage nonetheless. Opening ceremonies were held in a light rain with temps in the 40s. The rain…