Public salutes healthcare workers
The scream of police, fire and other sirens, as well as the blaring of about three dozen vehicle horns, could be heard across southeast Atmore Sunday evening (March 29) as locals came together to salute the healthcare workers at Atmore Community Hospital. The public response was impressive, as the show of appreciation was not organized until 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Vehicles, their lights on and emergency flashers blinking, filled the hospital’s…
Public asked to show support for ACH staff tonight
Citizens of Atmore and the surrounding area are urged to join the Atmore Police Department, Atmore Fire Department and fellow citizens in a show of support for Atmore Community Hospital staff and other healthcare workers.   The convergence is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m., at ACH.   Those who wish to take part are reminded to STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE and to have flashers/hazard lights turned on.  …
Summonses instead of arrests for minor crimes
Atmore City Council, sitting one member short, adopted Saturday morning (March 28) a resolution authorizing city police to issue a summons instead of making a physical arrest for most minor crimes. Suspects will still be jailed for any crime involving violence or the threat of violence, as well as any crime involving alcohol or controlled substances, if in the opinion of the investigating officer the the suspect poses a risk…
Vietnam vets event postponed
The Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary to Post 7016 was planning to host its annual Vietnam Veterans Day event on Saturday, March 28. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event has been postponed. Auxiliary president Gayle Johnson said the date will be announced later. For more info., call 251-359-0768 or email atmorevfwaux@gmail.com.
Obituaries, week of March 29,2020
Edna “Skippy” Miller Mrs. Edna “Skippy” Miller, age 73, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at her home in McDavid, Fla. She was a native and life-long resident of McDavid. She was a loving mother and Nanny (Nananut). She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mattie Johnson; husband, Charles Miller; daughter, Marsha Cook; step-son, Gerald Miller; grandson, Christopher Miller; brother, Charles “Choppy” Johnson; two sisters, Carol Griffis…