School security
The school shooting at Parkland, Florida that resulted in the death of 17 students and teachers was a terrible and painful tragedy. There were many opportunities that should have stopped Nickolas Cruz from carrying out what he did. Many people want to blame the AK15 for these deaths. Many others want to blame the FBI and the sheriff’s department for failure to follow up. many others want to blame the…
Car, school bus collide
Two Frisco City women — one of whom was later transferred by helicopter to an area trauma center — were seriously injured March 1 when the vehicle in which they were traveling was struck broadside by a loaded school bus. According to Atmore Police Department reports, the driver of a 1999 Ford Taurus, 66-year-old Maxine Smith and a passenger in the vehicle, Mary Owens, 77, were hurt in the crash,…
Hall of Fame to induct Dale Ash
Seven outstanding citizens will be inducted in the Atmore Area Hall of Fame April 28: Athletics – Willie Parker and Earl Miller; Government – Stephanie Bryan and Weldon Vickrey; Business – Dale Ash and Bill Farr; Medicine – Ima Joan Helton-Crawford The induction ceremony and dinner will be held Saturday, April 28, 6 p.m., at The Club, Highway 21, Atmore. Tickets, $25 each, are available at Atmore News. Note: Everyone…
Honoring Vietnam veterans
Atmore VFW Auxiliary #7016 is hosting the Fifth Annual Vietnam Veterans Day Saturday, March 31, 4 p.m., in the Atmore YMCA. Scheduled guest speakers include U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne, VFW State Commander Dennis Doherty, and VFW Auxiliary State President Donna Howell. All Vietnam veterans and their families are invited. The event is open to the public.