Sherry Digmon

Brewton ministry receives grant
News Staff Report New Beginnings Ministries in Brewton changes lives – not only through the services and outreach at the worship center, but also through the drug rehab programs which include an inpatient rehab facility. All are under the leadership of Pastor Bo Bell. Recently, Atmore attorney Charles Godwin nominated the organization for a grant and encouraged Bell to submit a grant application to the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, whose…
Raises come early for school employees
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher In last week’s edition [July 3, 2019], Atmore News reported the Alabama legislature passed the largest state education budget in history with salary increases and more funds for pre-K and lower grades. How does this budget affect the Escambia County public school system? Chief School Financial Officer Julie Madden supplied information to specific questions posed by Atmore News. In a special meeting June 27, the…
Oldest tribal member passes
McGhee also oldest local WWII veteran By SHERRY DIGMON AND DON FLETCHER With the passing of Carl “Buster” McGhee on July 2, the community lost the oldest World War II veteran and oldest Poarch Creek tribal member. In fact, some think he may have been the oldest WWII veteran in the state. Mr. McGhee was 102. As he was getting ready to celebrate his 100th birthday, he was featured in…
First Assembly hosts ‘Celebration of Freedom’
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher The congregation of Atmore First Assembly hosted their 30th annual patriotic presentation “Celebration of Freedom” Sunday, June 30. The program is always held the Sunday before July 4th, and it’s an excellent way to usher in America’s birthday. Each year, veterans are honored in general and a few are selected for individual recognition. This year seven veterans were honored. This year was unique in that…
Raise for public school employees
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher The Escambia County Board of Education met in special session Thursday, June 27, with one of the agenda items being the approval of the 2019-2020 salary schedule. While the salary schedule is usually a routine item, this year it included a 4 percent increase in public school employees’ pay. In fact, this year’s state education budget is the largest in history with salary increases and…