Atmore woman injured in crash
A two-vehicle collision that occurred December 29 at a rural intersection sent an Atmore woman to a local hospital. The crash, between a Nissan Maxima and a Honda Accord, happened around 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of Jack Springs Road and Woods Road. According to reports filed by Alabama State Troopers, Makenna J. Woods of Uriah, 16, was driving a 2003 Honda Accord eastward on Woods Road. Deviney B. Smith…
A win at the buzzer
Escambia Academy hosted the New Year Classic Basketball Tournament December 29 and 30. EA won over Walton High School (Florida) 80-79 when EA’s Fred Flavors made a buzzer-beater 3-point basket. The girls team lost to Walton. Sparta Academy also participated in the tournament. Shown, Fred Flavors makes the winning shot News photo by Ditto Gorme
Smoke alarm saves life
As Atmore’s top fire official, Ron Peebles has for years preached the importance of smoke alarms in minimizing the devastating effects of house fires and helping to save lives. A Union Street resident is now a firm believer. The unidentified woman was awakened during the predawn hours of December 29 by the screeching of the battery-powered device and was able to escape without harm when fire broke out in her…
Grants open for nonprofits
By AYLA ODEN Special to Atmore News The Advisory Committee of the Atmore Community Foundation will host an information meeting regarding a grant opportunity for local organizations. The meeting will take place January 5, at noon in the Atmore Chamber of Commerce located at 137 North Main St. Earlier this month, the Atmore Community Foundation announced its first competitive grant cycle for local nonprofits. Nonprofits who submit a request will…
A look back at 2017
By Congressman Bradley Byrne As we head into 2018, I want to take a minute to look back at some of the highlights from a very busy and productive 2017. 2017 marked the start of a new era in Washington, D.C. as President Donald Trump was sworn in. With the House and the Senate both in Republican hands, this led to the rare occurrence of a totally unified federal government.…