Supporting Alabama’s number one industry
Agriculture is our country’s oldest industry. Since the beginning, America’s farmers have worked the land and sustained our communities. Today, agriculture is the top industry in rural America, and it remains the number one industry in Alabama. As our manufacturing industry continues to grow, I have made a commitment to never forget about the backbone of Alabama’s economy: our hardworking farmers who help feed America. Farming, forestry, livestock and crop…
When Alberto came calling in ’94
My mind immediately traveled back about a quarter-century when weather forecasters announced in May that the 2018 hurricane season’s first named storm, Alberto, was trying to stir up some trouble in the Gulf. I didn’t realize until recently that the names of hurricanes and tropical storms are recycled every six years (unless one is retired), so I was surprised that Alberto had returned. This season’s debut storm didn’t cause much…
Stickball!
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer To the observer, it may have looked like a free-for-all. But to those who know the rules of the game – of which there are few – it was a fierce competition with girls pitted against boys in a game of stickball. And this game is not for sissies. Monday afternoon, a group of about 30 youth from Indiana were on the Poarch Creek…
Then they were Lions
By Gordon Godwin Special to Atmore News Each season Atmore soccer begins anew as we don’t know who will sign up, [who] the players will be, how many players we will have, how many teams we will have or even what color our uniforms will be for that particular season. Even after the number of players and number of teams are decided, we don’t know the skill level of new…
Students selected for D.C. tour
Special to Atmore News Escambia County High School student Olivia Simmons is among the students who were selected to participate in a tour of the nation’s capital during June. The Washington D.C. National Rural Electric Youth Tour, sponsored by local electric cooperatives, the Alabama Rural Electric Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, is part of a grassroots program to educate high school juniors on the electric cooperative program…