Unity Festival draws ‘nearly 1,000’ kids, parents
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Last year, it was morning thunderstorms that caused a slight drop in attendance for the Unity in the Community Festival at Grace Fellowship Church. This year, it was just the opposite that kept that number from rising. A few more children and parents than came last year braved a blistering July 28 summer sun, the effects of which were minimized only rarely by passing…
Scholarships awarded
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary awarded two $1,000 scholarships Wednesday, July 25. This year’s recipients were Kate Smith and Blake Presley. Kate is in her fourth year at UAB. When you ask about her major, she says materials engineering, with a specialty in biomaterials (tissue) engineering. If you’re like most folks you have to wait for her to explain what that is. What she…
Making ice cream at the library
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer What better way to end the summer STEM program at the Atmore Public Library than by making homemade ice cream. That’s what the group did Friday, July 27, for the last STEM session. This process was a little unusual in that there was not an ice cream freezer involved. There was, however, science. Here’s how it works. For a single serving, you need 1/2…
ECHA, ACHB release joint statement on new hospital
Initial process begins for new facility News Staff Report Note: The following release was issued last week by Atmore and Escambia County healthcare officials: “The Escambia County Healthcare Authority and the Atmore Community Hospital Board is pleased to announce that after much input from community leaders, consultants and others, a decision has been made to begin the initial process for pursuing a new healthcare facility for the Atmore Community. “Atmore…
Lancaster named DYW
Faulk is 1st alternate By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer In a field of 15, Mary Thompson Lancaster of Atmore was named Escambia County’s 2019 Distinguished Young Woman Saturday, July 28. Mary Thompson attends Escambia Academy. She’s the daughter of Steve and Mary Beth Lancaster. In receiving this honor, Mary Thompson carries on a family tradition – her great-aunt, Ann Floyd Green, was the 1964 Junior Miss and her mother,…