PCI Community Scholarship open for applications
Established in 2015, the Poarch Creek Indian Community Scholarship fund through The Community Foundation of South Alabama awards a minimum of one scholarship annually to a male and one scholarship annually to a female residing in Alabama or the panhandle of Florida. The Poarch Creek Indians established the scholarship with a goal of helping provide a quality education – and a better quality of life – to students across the…
Support the Canoe Civic Center
Orders are being taken for the new Canoe tee-shirts with proceeds benefitting the Canoe Civic Center. One shirt displays Canoe’s former zip code, which now belongs to Grand Bay. The other shirt displays Canoe’s GPS coordinates. Shirts are $20. You may order a shirt at the 15th Confederate Cavalry Reenactors living history Saturday, Feb. 3, beginning at 9 a.m., on Sardis Church Road, about a half mile off Highway 31.…
Honoring Atmore’s own – Chamber honors Buster’s, Torrences, Gideons
The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce was held Thursday, January 25. As at all Chamber annual meetings, the highlight was the announcement of the Citizen of the Year, the recipient(s) of the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the most recently added Business of the Year. Sarah Frances Thompson was emotional as she accepted on behalf of Buster’s. The year had been challenging for the family, and…
Downtown planner seeks input from local artists
A January 23 meeting with the man who is charged with devising a plan for revitalizing downtown Atmore started out as a forum for local and area artists and artisans to provide input on how to make the arts a major part of that plan. But even with several creative individuals taking part, the meeting — held at Main Street Gallery — morphed back and forth into a discussion of…
Rosa Parks service set
Each year, Rosa Parks’ legacy as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement is honored with a prayer breakfast on a date near her birth date. This year, Lillie Johnson and her group will host the event Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m., in the Greater Mount Triumph Missionary Baptist Church fellowship hall. Everyone age 15 and older is invited to attend. The keynote speaker for this year’s breakfast is Tuskegee…