Atmore News

In memory
For many area residents, lighting a candle is a tradition. Each year, the staffs of Johnson Quimby Funeral Home and Atmore Memorial Chapel hold a Candlelight Memorial Service during which the public is invited to come by Johnson Quimby and light a candle in memory of someone who passed away this year or in a previous year. This year’s service was held Tuesday, December 13 on a stormy night. Shown,…
Perdido E/M students prepare for Christmas
Students in all grades at Perdido School have been busily preparing for Christmas through a variety of activities including art, creative writing, music, helping others and live performances. From third-graders collecting canned goods for the Prodisee Pantry, to Beta Club members shopping for their “adopted” family everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. Seventh- and eighth-grade Beta Club members enjoyed the live performance of “A Christmas Carol” at the Shakespeare…
It’s Girl Scout Cookie time
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) introduces a new cookie to its lineup, starting December 26, when it will join classics like Thin Mints®, Caramel deLites, and Shortbread. The new cookie will offer a s’mores-inspired crispy graham cookie double-dipped in a crème icing and enrobed in a chocolaty coating. This clever take on the time-honored campfire treat was developed in response to popular consumer trends. It is vegan and free…
Fire destroys McCullough church
Despite the combined effort of three fire departments, flames raged virtually unchecked through the McCullough community’s oldest church early Friday, December 16, leaving only the brick walls and a mass of fire-warped tin that had been the church’s roof. “It’s pretty far gone,” said James McNeil, a deacon of First Baptist Church, a historically black house of worship that had stood for more than 90 years and has “probably 50-something”…
That’s entertainment!
The Escambia County High School Choir sang several selections at a VIP dinner and concert Tuesday, December 13. This was a fund-raising event for the choir’s New York trip – they’ve been invited to be part of a mass choir for a performance at Carnegie Hall next spring. They recently performed at the Alabama Association of School Boards winter conference in Birmingham and brought the house down. While the choir…