Leadership Atmore’s archery on target
News Staff Report Leadership Atmore’s archery shoot, held Saturday, March 30, in the vacant field adjacent to Escambia County High School, was right on target. The fundraiser drew about four dozen archers of all ages and raised “around $500” for the community service projects conducted by LA’s 2019 class. Participants paid $5 per scorecard to aim at several 3D wild game targets during the fun-filled morning. The top performers among…
Dash4Cash block party a success
News Staff Report Atmore’s Dash4Cash block party, held Friday, March 29, along West Ridgeley Street, brought local and area citizens into the city’s downtown, where they laughed, cheered and danced the evening away. The street party received rave reviews by many of the attendees, said Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Emily Wilson. “The feedback has been phenomenal,” Wilson said. “People want to do it quarterly instead of once…
APL hosting ‘Alabama Cotton and Bemis Bags’
Special to Atmore News The Atmore Public Library will host Alabama native Sarah Bliss Wright Wednesday, April 10, as she presents Alabama Cotton and Bemis Bags, Pieced into Quilt History. The program will begin at 11 a.m. Ms. Wright spent 30 years in performing arts before quilts captured her attention. Though she grew up surrounded by quilts, it was not until 2006 that the idea of turning her talents to…
Powell is Miss. district’s Teacher of Year
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer As a teacher of intellectually gifted second-graders, Susan Powell knows she has to bring her “A-game” to work every day in order to keep her students challenged. She has apparently succeeded in doing that. Powell, daughter of Murray and Jean Johnson, was recently named Teacher of the Year for Mississippi’s largest school district. She teaches at Pleasant Hill Elementary School in Hernando, part of…
Johnson to speak at UT commencement
News Staff Report When graduates of the University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering receive their degrees at commencement May 9, they will hear a speaker who will no doubt inspire them on to bigger things, who will celebrate their achievements … and who is from Atmore. Jerry L. Johnson is the commencement for the college which was established in 1838 and has a tradition of commitment to excellence in…