Obituaries, week of May 28,2020
Charlie James Boggan Mr. Charlie James Boggan, age 67, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He was born to James and Alma Boggan. He attended Escambia County High School. He was employed at International Paper Company in Bay Minette, Ala. until his health began to fail. He was a gentleman and a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father,…
Entertainment, athletic venues reopen
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Despite evidence that the spread of COVID-19 is on the decline, another five Escambia County residents have tested positive for the virus since state and local health officials issued their last update on May 22. According to Escambia County Healthcare Authority and Alabama Department of Public Health statistics, 452 samples have been collected at Atmore Community Hospital, where 401 have tested negative for the…
Chamber offers leadership programs
Special to Atmore News The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Class of 2020-21 applications for its leadership development programs – Youth Leadership Atmore, Chamber Ambassadors, and Leadership Atmore. These Chamber leadership programs prioritize creating spaces where diverse perspectives can come together to learn, grow, and push the community forward. Youth Leadership Atmore A project created by class members of Leadership Atmore 1995, it is a youth leadership…
ECHS graduation
The crowd at Escambia County High School’s graduation was a fraction of the normal size as each graduate was given four tickets for family and friends. In the bleachers, those attending sat with their group at a distance from others. Valedictorian Kayley Johnson, wearing her mask, is shown leading seniors to the stadium. Commencement was held Thursday, May 21.