Obituaries, week of 9-29-19
Roderick Lynn “Thumper” Watkins, Jr.  Mr. Roderick Lynn “Thumper” Watkins, Jr., age 23, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019 as a result of a homicide at his residence. He was a native of Atmore and affectionately known as “Thumper” to his family and friends. He was a 2015 graduate of Escambia County High School. He had recently been employed with Swift Lumber Co. as a machine operator.…
Lions honored for fight against blindness
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher Three members of the Atmore Lions Club were honored during the September 18 meeting. President Bub Gideons presented the Helen Keller Legacy Award to Patty Davis, Shane Hadley and Richard Maxwell. The plaque read “for your dedication and commitment to the fight against blindness.” In 1925, when Lions International was only seven years old, Helen Keller spoke to Lions members at their annual convention and…
Meet Jack and Jill
Adorable Jack is a 1-year-old male terrier mix. He’s good with kids and other animals and he loves to play outside. If you are looking for an awesome friend to play with in the yard, Jack is your man! He is up to date on vaccinations and available for adoption with a $100 adoption fee, which includes neuter. Beautiful, photogenic Jill is a 3-month-old female hound mix. She is the…
Substitute training set
The Escambia County Board of Education is hosting a FREE substitute personnel training session. This session will be held Friday, September 27, Flomaton High School Auditorium. If you are currently on the substitute list for the school district and/or wish to become a substitute teacher, teacher assistant, secretary, cafeteria worker, bus driver or custodian, you must attend this training before you can begin subbing for the 2019-2020 school year. No…
Ribbon cutting
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Atmore Tire & Alignment Center Friday, September 20. Chamber board members, friends and family joined the owners and employees for the occasion. Shown are, from left, Emilee Waters, Emily Wilson, Vanessa Testone, Gilbert Gorum (back), Mike Ganiat, Evan Chick, Raymond Jerkins, Beth Chick, Chuck Chick, Jessie Risher, Danny Gorum, Linda Gorum, Brett Gorum, Amber Melton, Bryant Melton, Ansley Risher,…