Candyland Christmas Party
More than 100 children, adults enjoy free food, fun, toys By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer While free food and entertainment for everyone and free toys for the youngsters were the top attractions for many attendees, the woman who organized the 12th annual Candyland Christmas Party said the event’s success provided proof of the real reason for the Christmas season. “It was marvelous in His sight; to God be the…
Cost of hospital services to be posted online
News Staff Report A new federal law that goes into effect January 1 will require hospitals to post prices for most procedures on their websites. Atmore Community Hospital Administrator Doug Tanner was out of town on December 31 and unavailable for comment. A hospital spokesman said no discussion has been held related to when the local facility’s pricing site would be available to the public, but that it would “probably…
Smoke-fire detectors save lives in most home blazes
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The arrival of 2019 will also mark the onset of the three-month period during which Lower Alabama usually experiences its coldest weather. And the arrival of cold weather increases the odds of a devastating or fatal fire inside the home. Although surveys indicate that most Americans believe otherwise, fire experts agree that in most cases individuals have as little as two minutes to escape…
Food scores released
The following Escambia County food / lodging establishment ratings were released by the Alabama Department of Public Health for November. Ratings are ranked by score, low to high. FSE = Food Service Establishment Chen’s Chinese Buffet, Atmore, 80, food service establishment Pic N Save #618 – Deli, 2135 Douglas Ave., Brewton, 85, food service establishment Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, Atmore, 88, food service establishment Mark’s, Brewton, 89, food service establishment Country…
AFD fights building fire – twice
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer City firefighters were called twice on December 27 to battle separate blazes that destroyed a Cruit Drive storage barn and threatened several mobile homes in close proximity to the barn. AFD units were dispatched around 1:15 a.m. to the site, just off Jack Springs Road and a few yards from the Escambia County School System Bus Shop, then were recalled shortly after 6 a.m.…