Atmore News

Ribbon cutting
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Jay’s Fitness Wednesday, July 1. Chamber board members, friends and family joined the owners and employees for the occasion. Shown are, from left, Erin Hankins, Karean Reynolds (back), Chamekia Jackson, Eddie Jackson, Natasha Grissett, Justin Brown, Yashetta Mckenzie, Asia Brown, Malaysia Ollison, Lameka Abner, Kaeondre Grissett, Darrin Prime, Dorothy Ollison, Taeneisha Ollison, Ruthie Stephens, Brandy Giger, Emilee Waters.
Rodgers takes new position
Rodgers Special to Atmore News The Cotton Bowl Athletic Association announced July 2 the hiring of Scottie Rodgers to become the Director of Communications for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. No stranger to the Cotton Bowl, Rodgers has been a part of the media operations volunteer staff for the last 21 games, serving as a team media liaison for the previous 17 Classics. Rodgers assumes the communications responsibilities held by…
Police warn of vehicle break-ins
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks announced this week that his department has over the past two weeks received “numerous complaints” of suspects breaking and entering automobiles throughout the city. Brooks said burglary reports have been taken from Old Bratt Road, Woodlawn Avenue, Forrest Hill Drive, South Carney Street, Whippoorwill Drive, Tatum Avenue, Smith Diary Road and Woods Road. Individuals are “rummaging through unlocked vehicles during the early morning hours and…
Obituaries, week of July 5, 2020
Barry Edward Autrey Autrey Barry Edward Autrey, age 67, current resident and native of Atmore, Ala., passed away suddenly Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Ascension Sacred heart Covenant Care in Pensacola, Fla. He was a US NAVY Veteran. A Homegoing Celebration will be held Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel’s Faith Center Church, 710 E. Ridgeley Street Atmore. Public viewing 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Funeral Service…
How Atmore became a designated community
Pride of Atmore Executive Director Foster Kizer, right, chats with Anne Marie Bryan, left, Monroeville Main Street Executive Director, and Main Street Alabama President and State Coordinator Mary Helmer, center. Special to Atmore News On Tuesday, June 23, Atmore’s Main Street Alabama new program launch was held for the public and media as Atmore joined 27 other Alabama communities with this designation. Atmore became affiliated with the Main Street Alabama…