Atmore receives FAA grant
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) reported last week that Atmore Municipal Airport was among the 23 local facilities throughout the state that will share more than $13.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants. The grants range from $2.64 million for the Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field Airport to $72,000 for the local landing strip. They are funded through the Airport and Airway Trust Fund…
Hi5 Friday schedule set
Go ahead…make a kid’s day News Staff Report So what’s a Hi5 Friday? And why does it matter? The Atmore Chamber of Commerce kicked off Hi5 Friday last school year as a way to start a students’ and teachers’ day with positivity and energy. According to Chamber Executive Director Emily Harp, the goal is to create a “magical moment in the day, which kicks off the weekend and celebrates a…
Raising awareness
WOD cancer walk set News Staff Report Each year, the Women of Distinction host and organize a walk to raise cancer awareness in the community. Dozens of walkers gather at Atmore City Hall and walk en masse to Houston Avery Park on MLK Avenue. Most walk in honor or in memory of someone who has battled or is battling cancer. Some walk for themselves. This year’s Annual Cancer Awareness Walk…
Wounded warrior addresses Lions Club
By NANCY KARRICK Special to Atmore News The Atmore Lions Club held its first meeting of August on August 1, in the Mayson Auditorium of Atmore Community Hospital. Lion Candace Wooten presided and recognized visitors Pat Hoffman, Mandie Thompson, Carla Dyess, John Drinkard, and Gus. The Diamond Centennial Membership award was presented to Stephen Van Pelt and the Gold Centennial Membership awards were given to Jordan Barnett and Candace Wooten. Anna…
Meet and greet held at ECMS
Escambia County Middle School administration and faculty held a meet and greet Friday, August 3. Students and parents were given information and invited to visit their classrooms, meet their teacher and drop off their school supplies. At right, mom Katrice Tucker, left, and her daughter Tynekia Harris (seventh grade) get information from Ciara Crenshaw (eighth grade) seated left, and school employee Rhecy Currie. Above is the Penner family, from left,…