Atmore News

Obituaries for the week of June 17, 2018
Myra Virginia Turk Henry Mrs. Myra Virginia Turk Henry, age 86, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at her residence. She was retired from Vanity Fair Mill. She was born in Choctaw County, Ala. to the late Ulin B. and Effie Myles Nordan. She was a member of Pine Barren Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ivan Turk and her son,…
Offering Comfort
by BONNIE BARTEL LATINO   Former Atmore resident, the Reverend William Blackburn recently heard that I have not been well for quite some time. In early May, the Southern Baptist minister from Fort Smith, Arkansas sent me a most delightful and inspirational gift. The present is an audio CD of William reading selected Psalms with glorious background music. I find it comforting and relaxing. Having grown up in Atmore with…
Directory has sheriff’s phone numbers wrong
News Staff Report Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office officials announced two ECSO phone numbers published in the most recent phone directory contain errors. The prefixes for these two numbers are incorrect. The correct phone numbers are: main office, 251-809-0741, and Brewton office 251-867-0304. ECSO officials, who say the phone numbers will be corrected in the next publication of the phone directory, apologize for any inconvenience caused by these errors. Additionally,…
Teens of the 60s dance coming up
News Staff Report If you’d like to reconnect with classmates from your high school days … if you’d like to go back to the 60s, the decade of bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, maxi-skirts, psychedelic colors, long hair, the big afro, and jamming music, then you’ll want to attend the Teens of the 60s Dance. Sponsored by the Escambia County Training School Class of 1968, the dance is set for Friday, June 29,…
Habitat holding fundraiser
Special to Atmore News The summer fundraiser to benefit Escambia County Habitat for Humanity is a win-win for everyone, according to Lisa Tindell, executive director for the organization. “We are doing our second summer cash giveaway as our latest fundraiser,” Tindell said. “The drawing for the cash prizes will be held July 4.” Tindell said prizes for the drawing will be $500 for first prize, $250 for second prize and…