Let us give thanks
On October 3rd, 1863, President Lincoln issued a Proclamation on Thanksgiving establishing the fourth Thursday of November as a national holiday, encouraging every American – at home and abroad – to give pause and give thanks. Thanksgiving had existed before in America. There was the First Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and Native Americans in Massachusetts in 1621, of course, and Presidents George Washington, John Adams, and James Madison also…
Fla. troopers urge motorists to buckle up
Special to Atmore News The Florida Highway Patrol will be out in force over the Thanksgiving holiday, helping to ensure that all motorists safely arrive at their destinations by reminding them to buckle up before they hit the road. Law enforcement agencies across the state worked 10,659 crashes during the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday period, including those in which 105 people — 19 of whom were not wearing seatbelts — lost…
Atmore participates in Small Business Saturday
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer Saturday, November 24, has been designated Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities, according to the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA). Consumers are encouraged to support their local small business by shopping at a small business. Mayor Jim Staff issued the following proclaiming designating Small Business Saturday in Atmore: Whereas, the government of…
ACF brings nonprofits together
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer Nonprofit organizations fill a number of needs in the Atmore area and throughout the county. If there is a need, chances are there’s a nonprofit with people trying to fill a void, to aid, to come alongside. However, funding is often a challenge for these organizations. And while nonprofits depend on many sources to operate, they may not be aware of every asset available.…
Destiny’s senior appreciation day program a success
News Staff Report Destiny Worship Center hosted its 12th annual Senior Citizens Community Appreciation Banquet on November 17 to honor and show appreciation to all senior citizens of our community. The seniors were entertained with musical selections from Joshua Banks Jr., games, cake walk and door prizes. Each of the attendees was awarded a gift and enjoyed a dinner served by volunteers and members of Destiny Worship Center’s outreach team.…