Splash pad opens Friday
By DON FLETCHER The anticipated opening of Atmore’s splash pad — a 2,000-square feet, water-themed playground for children — is just a few days away, and children and parents throughout the area are chomping at the bit to make use of the new kiddie attraction. The official opening of the water-spouting, water-dumping, water-spraying fun zone will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, following the ceremonial ribbon cutting, which is set…
Honoring excellence
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer For the 33rd year, the Atmore Rotary Club honored students from Atmore Christian School, Escambia Academy, Escambia County High School and Northview High School for academic achievement. The Rotary Academic All-Star program was held Thursday, May 10, in ECHS Hodnette Auditorium. One hundred thirty-eight students were recognized. Eight of them are four-year Academic All-Stars: Anna Bell Barberree, Northview High School; Lazarrian Boykin, Escambia County…
Home! Local guardsmen return from Kuwait
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer There weren’t a hundred yellow ribbons decorating local oak trees, and no community band struck up patriotic tunes as he arrived. But the welcome-home surprise an Atmore soldier received last week likely went beyond what he expected. When Alabama Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jacob Maholovich arrived in Atmore on May 9, he was greeted by a welcome-home message on the marquee of the…