Sherry Digmon

Library Partners drive under way
The annual Library Partners (formerly Friends of the Library) membership drive kicks off this month. Watch for your letter in the mail to join LP or renew your membership. In 2016, your contribution greatly helped the Atmore Public Library by providing activity stations and shelving for the children’s department, reading material for the adult / youth department and programming and reading material for senior citizens and the summer reading program.…
Atmore Community Fund
I sat next to Edie Jackson at a meeting recently. She said something that really made me and the other folks at the meeting pause to give thought to her comment. I don’t remember exactly how she said it, but the gist of it was that the Poarch Creeks do everything with the thought of sustaining (or benefitting) the next seven generations. That’s a mind-boggling thought. And, at the meeting,…
Principals spotlight their schools
The Escambia County Board of Education meeting Thursday, February 23, provided an opportunity for four principals to spotlight their schools. Superintendent John Knott and the BOE set aside a portion of each meeting for Spotlighting Success which is often a time to recognize student achievement. However, this meeting, four principals were in the spotlight. As is the BOE’s custom, they invite principals whose contract renewals are pending to make a…
Atmore ranked among safest cities
Mayor Jim Staff recently received notification that Atmore has been designated as one of the safest cities in Alabama. The designation came from the National Council for Home Safety and Security, an organization made up of companies and individuals in the home safety and security industries. According to Robyn Avery, Media Relations Manager, “Our goal is to further education and public knowledge about Home Security, Home Safety, Child Safety, and…
NDOP Committee begins work
The local National Day of Prayer Committee held their first meeting Thursday, February 16, in preparation for this year’s event on May 4. Plans include more activities for children who may attend with their parents. Adults will be in the Escambia County High School Cornell Torrence Gymnasium for the prayer service and Bible reading. Shown are, from left, JoAnn Martin, Dale Ash, Thelma Powers, Edna Powers, Linda Godwin, Mary Stanley.…