17 graduate YLA
Future leaders encouraged to ‘be bold, bring down barriers’ By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer Seventeen area high school juniors finished Youth Leadership Atmore with a graduation ceremony and reception Sunday, April 29. Graduates are Joshua Banks, Logan Chavers; Bailey Hayles, president; Anna Grace Janes, treasurer; Christiara Jones; Sam Martin; Jasmine Rivers; Johnika Roberts, vice president; Sara Rolin; Mar’Daizah Salter; Emma Caroline Sasser; Valen Shelly; Arianna Silar; Olivia Simmons, secretary;…
Two injured in bizarre accident on Jack Springs Road
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Statistically, most traffic accidents occur within 25 miles of a person’s home or job. But a two-car collision that happened April 24 just off Jack Springs Road provided a Freemanville man and an Atmore woman with living proof that wrecks sometimes occur a lot closer than that. Kenneth R. Staples, 30, and Margaret Lymon, 60, each were taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital…
A veteran remembers
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The American Legion Auxiliary Post 90 hosted a service to honor Korean War veterans Saturday, April 28, at Heritage Park. Following the reading of a proclamation by Mayor Jim Staff, Judge Jeff White spoke. He began his remarks by reading a list of names: Ples F. Booth, Vivian D. Bryant, James E. Carter, Joseph D. Chancery, Willie D. Daw, Fred Fuqua, Aubrey Godwin, Paul…
Hall of Fame grows to 70 members (with photo gallery)
By Don Fletcher News Staff Writer A sizable crowd of between 150 and 175 people, more than 140 of whom paid for the privilege, packed into The Club last Saturday, April 28, to watch the list of most-notable locals grow to 70. Seven individuals — business people, former athletes, retired educators and a nurse — became the newest members of the Atmore Area Hall of Fame during the 2018 induction…
It’s a plan – revitalizing Atmore
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The crowd exceeded expectations for the unveiling of the revitalization plan for Atmore as presented by Principal Community Planner Zack Mannheimer of McClure Engineering, who was hired to formulate the downtown rehabilitation plan. Looking at the crowd of 115, Mannheimer said, “This is the reason why this plan is going to work … [This is] the catalyst that makes this work.” He presented the…