Loved ones who went home in 2019
Editor’s note: Since we’ve been publishing Atmore News, it has been our custom to run a listing of the year’s obituaries. This year, rather than run one long listing, we’re running January through June in this edition and will run July through December in the January 8 edition. January Jack Darby May 1, 1943 – January 1, 2019 Willie Louis Wilbourne December 12, 1930 – January 1, 2019 Mazie Glendora…
ECHS girls claim first place in Christmas tourney
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia County High’s Lady Blue Devils received a late Christmas gift, as wins over Citronelle, 55-41, and Southern Choctaw, 40-22, on December 26-27, earned them a first-place finish in the John Traylor Christmas Tournament in Washington County. After defeating Citronelle, ECHS squared off against Southern Choctaw for the tournament championship. During the title game, C’Anna Betts scored 19 points to lead the Lady Blue Devils…
2019 in review, Part 1
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A proposal to form a municipal school system, the ongoing uncertainty over the location of a new hospital and two incidents that brought a degree of infamy to the community were among the top news stories in and around Atmore during the first six months of 2019. City schools The first public meeting on a proposal to pull Escambia County High School, Escambia County…
Destructive blaze
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A space heater that was left unattended and without a clear area around it, is being blamed for a Christmas Eve fire that gutted a Brooks Lane residence. “The presumptive call is that it was caused by a space heater left too close to the furniture,” said Atmore Fire Department Capt. Jeremy Blackmon. Firefighters from Atmore and Poarch Creek fire departments gained control of…
Federal complaint
City school system organizers ask Justice Dept. to intervene By DON FLETCHER and SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writers Organizers of an effort to have the three public schools in Atmore “secede” from the county school system and form a system of their own say they have waited long enough, and their patience has worn thin. Loumeek White, president of Atmore Citizens for Change, filed Monday, December 30, on behalf of…