Atmore News

Obituaries, week of August 9, 2020
Franklin “Red” D. Cotton Mr. Franklin “Red” D. Cotton, age 83, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Monday, August 3, 2020. He was born to the late J. D. and Ada E. Brown Cotton. He owned and operated The T&W Flea Market and numerous furniture stores in Pensacola, Fla for many years. He moved to Atmore and opened The Atmore Flea Market, Cotton’s Furniture Store and Cotton’s Mini Storage. He was a…
ECMS open house
Parents and students are invited to attend Escambia County Middle School’s drive through open house Thursday, August 6, from noon until 2 p.m. Everyone will simply drive around the school and see grade-level instructors welcoming the students for this upcoming school year. Bins will be provided marked by grades for supply drop-off. For those who cannot attend, a virtual open house will be scheduled.
Bubba Cruz III
Lottie Road Kustoms members and guests stopped for lunch Friday, July 17, at David’s Catfish House after parading their custom-built Rat Rods and a few classic cars through Perdido and Atmore as part of Bubba Cruz 2020. The two-day event — which included a car show, music, food vendors and a burnout contest — was held for the third year in memory of Ewing Darrell “Bubba” Ardis, a member of…
EA 6th in AISA preseason poll
The Alabama Sports Writers Association has released its first poll of the 2020 football season. The ASWA’s preseason rankings have Escambia Academy as the AISA’s (Alabama Independent School Association) No. 6 team, with Monroe Academy at No. 8. Autauga Academy is ranked at the top of the poll. In AHSAA (Alabama High School Athletic Association) rankings, both T.R. Miller and Flomaton High earned Top 10 status among Class 3A teams.…
BOE adopts emergency bid code
News Staff Report At a special meeting Friday, July 31, via video conference, the Escambia County Board of Education declared an emergency “regarding public health, safety or convenience pursuant to Section 16-13B-3 of the Code of Alabama for any and all items necessary for the needs of our schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (To include, but not limited to, supplies and equipment related to technology and remote / virtual learning, sanitizing supplies, PPE…