Rite Aid closing next week
Officials of Walgreens, which recently purchased more than 1,900 Rite Aid stores across the nation, will begin next week the process of closing the Rite Aid in Atmore. According to a press release from Walgreens officials, Atmore’s Rite Aid pharmacy will close on June 6. The remainder of the store, located at 506 East Church Street, will stay open only about two weeks longer than that. Walgreens officials and company…
Walmart cutting hours
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore’s Walmart, which has operated 24 hours a day since it opened here in June of 2014, will no longer be an all-day, all-night shopping option, starting this Saturday, June 2. According to signs posted at the local retail giant’s entrance and exit, Walmart-Atmore will close at 1 a.m. Saturday morning and will remain closed until 6 a.m., when shoppers will be allowed back…
Teen’s bond revoked, aunt also arrested
News Staff Report An Atmore teen who fired several shots into a crowd of his Escambia County High School classmates – not on the school campus – and left one paralyzed in February, is back behind bars after he repeatedly violated one of the major provisions of his bond. According to court documents and published reports, on May 10 Escambia County Circuit Court Judge Bert Rice revoked the $100,000 bond…
Honoring the fallen
VFW seeks to honor Medal of Honor winners By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Although the threat of bad weather probably played some part, Atmore’s 2018 Memorial Day observance seemed to follow a national trend — it was attended by only about 50 people, many of whom still haven’t grasped the difference between the national holiday and other holidays aimed at military veterans. “All the veterans’ holidays are equally important:…
Obituaries for the week of May 23, 2018
Lora Mae Findley Springer Mrs. Lora Mae Findley Springer, age 79, of Canoe, Ala., passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at her residence. She was retired from Jefferson Regional Medical Center as a cook. She was born in Rains County, Texas to the late Pat and Sybil Northcutt Foreman. She was a member of First Apostolic Church of Flomaton. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Findley,…