Christmas in the Trenches    
By Nancy Karrick Published in “atmore” magazine, December 2018 I had the opportunity to meet folk singer John McCutcheon in the late 1980s while we were living in Atlanta. I was attending a children’s literature class at Oglethorpe University and our speaker for the day was Carmen Deedy. On that particular day, Carmen had brought along her husband, John McCutcheon, to help load and unload her boxes of children’s  books…
Grand opening
Gloria’s Creations officially opened for business Saturday, Dec. 15. Owner Gloria Kyles has a new bakery on South Main Street in the building that housed Sherry’s Flowers. Shown at the opening are, from left, Nicholas Brown, Gloria’s son; Debra Leslie, sister; Shemekia Jackson, business administrator; Gloria Kyles and husband Jimmy Kyles.
Hundreds enjoy 3rd annual Christmas in the Park
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Hundreds of children of all ages ignored the soggy turf of Houston Avery Park and the chilly winds that blew across the municipal greenspace on Saturday, December 15, and attended Atmore Youth League’s third annual Christmas in the Park event. Organizer Don Taylor said the weather didn’t seem to faze those who donned coats, scarves and other warm-weather clothing to come out for mass…
Summit holds open house
Owners of The Summit, Atmore’s newest assisted living facility, held an open house Sunday afternoon, December 16. The event seemed more like a reunion than an open house with old friends exchanging hugs and greetings. Shown are, from left, Myrna Monroe, Santa (Phillip Mack), Betty Raley, Sang Hayles, Mrs. Claus (Arelene Mack). News photo by Susan Smith
Ribbon cutting
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Astound Physical Therapy on 5th Avenue, Friday, December 14. Chamber board members and Ambassadors, friends and family joined the owners and employees for the occasion. Shown holding the scissors is owner and physical therapist Lena Hardy. At her left is her husband Robert Hardy. They were joined by their children Livia, Lilian, and Lyla.