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Bicentennial Committee attends training session
Special to Atmore News Members of the Escambia County 200 Alabama Bicentennial joined other committees from 15 counties in the state Jan. 10 for a Making Alabama a Bicentennial Travel Exhibit training session at the Old Depot Museum in Selma. The Alabama Humanities Foundation sponsored the session, which included each committee getting a feel of how to assemble the traveling exhibit. The AHF supports public programming that promotes the understanding…
YLA learns importance of first impressions
By ANNA RUTH SMITH Special to Atmore News The 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Atmore class met on January 9 for their monthly session at the United Bank Incubator. The title of this meeting was “My Best First Impression,” involving mock interviews where each student was required to bring in a resume. There were several notable speakers such as Bob Jones, the CEO of United Bank; Atmore Mayor Jim Staff; Anne Hetzel…
Get the show on the road
It is time for the Democrat leaders in Washington to stop posturing when it comes to border security and end the government shutdown. The old expression “get the show on the road” is very apt in this situation. But, truth be told, the show is already on. There is no better way to describe the Democrat strategy right now than as a show, playing to their audience. The Democrats have…
Through the looking glass: What’s ahead in 2019
With 2018 behind us, it is time to start looking at what you can expect from Washington in 2019. Under Republican leadership, we in Congress aimed to make America better off, and thanks to our many victories through conservative policies, we accomplished that goal. Under Democrat control, there is no telling what craziness will come out of the House of Representatives. We have already seen this past week the extent…
McCoy to direct TKAM play
By MIKE QUALLS Special to Atmore News Participants in this year’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird will work with a familiar face. Officials of The Mockingbird Company announced earlier this week that Kathy McCoy, former executive director of the Monroe County Heritage Museum, will direct the play this year. She served as the play’s director for many years before accepting the position of executive director and artistic director of…