YLA holds Day of Service
By OLIVIA SIMMONS Special to Atmore News On December 7, Youth Leadership Atmore held their Day of Service session and made a few stops throughout Atmore. To start the day, the class delivered coffee and donuts to first responders at the Atmore Police Department and Atmore Fire Station. This was a small token of appreciation for protecting and serving our city. On that chilly day, the warm coffee was much…
ECMS family holiday night
A scheduled meeting turned into a family holiday fun night recently at Escambia County Middle School. Students in the A-STEM program were treated to an ECMS Eagles basketball game. The Eagles are undefeated this year. Then students and parents had another surprise – decorating Christmas cookies together. Sandra Reid, Escambia County Schools Elementary Education Supervisor, stopped in to visit with students and parents. Shown are, from left, first row, Ce’Azia…
Christmas trivia and superstitions
By Nina Keenam Did you know that: Popular cowboy singing star of the 1940s through the 1960s, Gene Autry wrote and recorded “Here Comes Santa Claus,” his first Christmas release. He followed it with recordings of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman.” The lyrics of the Christmas carol, “I heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” are from a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as an expression of…