Atmore will participate in sales tax holiday
News Staff Report There will be something different about Alabama’s 13th annual back-to-school sales tax holiday, which will take place later this month. The list of items for which sales taxes will be waived is basically the same, but this year’s tax holiday will include stores in Atmore. Mayor Jim Staff announced Atmore’s participation Tuesday morning. “Our merchants want to participate and we want them to have that opportunity,” the…
New year for Chamber Ambassadors
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The Chamber Ambassadors for 2018-2019 are gearing up for the year. They are Joshua D. Banks, Jr. – Escambia County High School; Logan Chavers – Northview High School; Brooke Doolittle – Northview High School; Bailey Hayles – Escambia Academy; Anna Grace Janes – Escambia Academy; Christiara A. Jones – Escambia County High School; Mary Thompson Lancaster – Escambia Academy; Sara Rollin – Escambia Academy;…
Gehman removed from SRC
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer When Jerry Gehman was appointed in 2016 as Alabama’s gubernatorial designee on the Southern Rail Commission, he couldn’t have been happier. A strong advocate for the return of passenger rail service to the Gulf Coast, the Atmore businessman and railroad enthusiast had found the perfect platform for that advocacy. When he was stripped of his SRC membership last week due to criticism of Gov.…
Deadly derecho
Thankfully, only minor damage here By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Most people not schooled in meteorology had probably never heard of a derecho when local skies began to darken last Thursday, June 28, and most probably still don’t know exactly what a derecho is. But residents of Atmore and the surrounding area got a brief glimpse that day of the power and fury such a weather phenomenon can bring.…