Atmore News

Destructive blaze
Flames and smoke pour from a Liberty Street house that was consumed by fire during the earliest hours of Wednesday, Oct. 25. Firefighters from Atmore and Poarch fought the blaze for four hours before finally taming it. The man who rents the wooden structure, from which reports show that flames danced to a height of 30 feet, was not at home when the fire started around 1 a.m. An AFD…
Obituaries for the week of October 25, 2017
Timmy Joe Sprinkle Mr. Timmy Joe Sprinkle, age 32, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native and life-long resident of Bay Minette, Ala. He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Sue Morrow and sister, Donna Joe Cooley. Mr. Sprinkle is survived by his father, Emmette Philyaw of Bay Minette; three brothers, Richard Sprinkle, Shane Philyaw and Matthew Sprinkle, all of Bay Minette;…
Godspell lead has Atmore ties
Monica Garcia, a junior at the University of West Georgia, was selected for the leading role of Jesus Christ in Godspell, a musical written by Stephen Schwartz. The musical is composed of various biblical parables which tells the story of Jesus according to the Gospel of Matthews and his crucifixion. Monica is a theatre major from Dacula, Georgia, and has appeared in Intimate Apparel and Spring Awakening at UWG. She…
Mason crowned rodeo queen
Leila Ann Mason, 11, was crowned the 2017-2018 Alabama Junior Rodeo Queen and will represent Atmore and the community with good horsemanship, sportsmanship and a Godly attitude. Leila currently competes in the Alabama Junior Rodeo in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying and Breakaway Roping. Leila is in the sixth grade at Ernest Ward Middle School. She’s the daughter of Morgan and Leilani Mason.