Obituaries, week of June 28, 2020
Alice Katherine Nall Griffis Alice Katherine Nall Griffis, age 94, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020.  She was born in Freemanville, Ala. to the late William Isaac Nall and Ellen Marildia White Nall. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Griffis; three sisters; three brothers and her longtime companion, Harold (Big Jim) Lindley.  Mrs. Griffis is survived by…
2 Atmore students make TU honors list
Troy University is pleased to announce students who have been named to the Chancellor’s List for the spring semester and Term 4 of the 2019 / 2020 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0 qualify for the Chancellor’s List. Atmore students who made the Chancellor’s List are Carson Barnett and Anna Sasser. The spring…
New officers installed at Legion Post 90
Graham Mackety By PAUL CHASON Special to Atmore News American Legion Post 90 held our first on-site meeting since February of this year. On June 16, eleven members met to begin actions focused on moving the post forward for the remainder of 2020 and beyond. Yes, I must say it was a bit uncomfortable having our “high-risk” members gathered to conduct Post business. We did have masks and sanitizer available…
Residents observe Juneteenth
Dozens of area residents gathered at Houston Avery Park Friday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth (short for June Nineteenth), which marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. Above, a number of attendees are…
Lions install new officers
Brandy Giger presents Bub Gideons with a plaque of appreciation. New officers are, from left, front, Brandy Giger, Taylor Lee, Mandie Thompson, Renee Hardy; middle, Anne Hetzel, Anna Marie Gilchrist, Emily Dykes, Allison Brown; back, Yvonne Burrows, Bub Gideons, Nancy Karrick. Special to Atmore News The Atmore Lions Club held its first meeting since mid-March on June 17, at the Atmore Country Club. Lion Bub Gideons presided and welcomed guests,…