Giving back
Velma Jackson-Wilkins, Escambia County High School Class of 1972, stopped by the school Tuesday, January 3, to drop off a gift. She donated $500 toward the choir’s trip to Carnegie Hall in New York in April. Jackson-Wilkins resides in Manhattan and hopes to take the group to dinner while they’re in the Big Apple. On Wednesday, school officials and the choir’s seniors met with Jackson-Wilkins to express their appreciation. Shown…
Google buying Chromebooks for ACM
When Kellie Steele left A.C. Moore Elementary School to begin the recent Christmas break, she probably had an inkling that there might be a few nice presents in store for her. But one gift caught her almost totally by surprise, even though it was near the top of her wish list. Steele, first-year media specialist at the local elementary school, was notified two days before Christmas that internet giant Google…
Teens hurt in wreck
Three teenage women, including an Atmore resident, were taken by ambulance to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon (Dec. 5) at the junction of Carver Avenue and Pouncey Road. According to Alabama State Trooper reports, the collision happened around 12:05 p.m. when 18-year-old Tiffany Joann Hardy of Brewton was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt along Carver Avenue and failed to yield the right-of-way at the point Carver ends…
MLK events set
The birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is observed every year on the third Monday of January, although his birthday is actually January 15. This year, that day is next Monday, January 16. Several events are planned prior to and on MLK Day. * Concerned Citizens of Atmore will host its annual Unity Prayer Breakfast Saturday, January 14, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the Atmore Community…
Local VFW Auxiliary collecting art cards
Thirty-five (35) families, with 85 children ranging from newborn to 18 years old, currently reside at the National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. The Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary #7016 is collecting cards to send to the VFW National Home for Children to be used in various arts and crafts projects. The Auxiliary is accepting all types of greeting cards, birthday cards, get well cards, Christmas and other holiday…