Local Vietnam War veterans honored (With photo gallery)
Veterans of America’s longest, bloodiest and most controversial conflict, a group that was shunned by many Americans when they returned from the war-torn country in the 1960s and 1970s, were honored locally on March 31. Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary to Post 7016 hosted for the fifth straight year a program to show local veterans who fought in the Vietnam War the respect they were denied more than 40 years ago.…
Firemen fight simultaneous Easter blazes
Easter Sunday’s calm was shattered for local firemen around 2 p.m., April 1, when fires broke out almost simultaneously in a field just outside Atmore and in the rectory of a South Main Street church. An Atmore Fire Department pumper and brush truck were sent to McKenzie Drive, just off Jack Springs Road, at 1:58 p.m. to tackle a fire that began when a spark was sent flying into a…
Hall of Fame to induct Earl Miller
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 and United…
Quarker seeking reelection
The following announcement was submitted by the candidate. Commissioner David Quarker announces his candidacy for Re-election to the Escambia County Commission, District 5. Commissioner Quarker brings eight years of experience, proven leadership, dedication, honesty and integrity to the County Commissioners Association. Commissioner Quarker has worked diligently in the past eight years toward the improvement of roads conditions and infrastructure within District 5. As your present Commissioner, I am aware of…