National Doughnut Day
By Nancy Karrick Columnist Hip, hip hooray. June 1 is National Doughnut Day! Wonder just how many of you knew this little known holiday was celebrated the first Friday in June each year? The first Doughnut Day was organized by the Salvation Army in 1938, to raise awareness about World War I, to honor their members who served doughnuts to the soldiers, and to raise funds for the Salvation Army’s…
Obituaries for the week of May 27, 2018
Vivian Louise Patten Ms. Vivian Louise Patten, age 83, of Port St. Joe, Fla., formerly of Atmore, Ala. passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in Port St. Joe. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by Turner Funeral Home, LLC. James Earl Waters Mr. James Earl Waters, age 68, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla. He was born in…
We remember the fallen
As Americans, we know all too well that freedom is not free. Each time we bow our heads to pray or speak up for what we believe in, we exercise rights that many across the world do not have. These are just some of the unique freedoms that the brave men and women of the United States military have fought and died to protect. We are reminded of their patriotic…
Congressman visits ACH to address rural hospital challenges
Also visits local pharmacy By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer With over-regulation, soaring operational costs and a federal reimbursement index that works against them, rural hospitals are fast becoming an endangered species. U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne was in Atmore Tuesday, May 29, where he discussed some of the challenges facing small-town medical centers during a private briefing with state hospital officials and local leaders at Atmore Community Hospital. The update…
‘Never any doubt’ about Tiger-Sul’s reopening
Editor’s note: In last week’s edition of Atmore News (May 23), we published a picture taken during Tiger-Sul’s re-opening. Due to deadline constraints, we were not able to publish an in-depth article about the facility’s re-opening and the importance of Tiger-Sul to Atmore and beyond. The article follows here. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer When a July 2017 fire heavily damaged the production facility and destroyed most of the…