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A glance back at 2016 – New high-tech factory, possible return of rail service among year’s top stories
A flurry of economic development announcements, including the impending construction of a high-tech manufacturing plant that is expected to generate 100 new jobs and the return of passenger rail service, were among the biggest news stories of 2016 in Atmore and the surrounding communities. The year’s biggest news events of 2016 also included a bevy of high-profile crime stories, including one that drew national attention, as well as several destructive…
Top Alabama ag stories in 2016
The following article is provided by the Alabama Farmers Federation. Drought hurts Alabama farms Lack of rain in 2016 was the biggest story for Alabama farmers. From April to early December, many areas of the state received an inch of rain or less, leading farmers to sell cattle earlier than usual while searching for hay to feed their remaining herds through winter. To help farmers, the Alabama Department of Agriculture…
Christmas meals
The congregation of Grace Fellowship cooked, assembled and delivered 205 meals to mostly homebound folks for Christmas dinner. Shown at one of the deliveries at Point Escambia is the Smoker family who made the day a family event, from left, Dexter holding Tiersha, Jacob, James (dad), Mary Mattson (resident), Ava, Garrett, Charmaine (mom), and Isaiah.
Working on Christmas
By MISSIE TSCHIDA Special to Atmore News While most of us were home enjoying time with our families and celebrating Christmas, the men and women of the Atmore Police Department and Fire Department, Atmore Ambulance Service, and Atmore Community Hospital chose to come to work in order to keep our city safe and well cared for. In fact according to a USA Today Poll, 1 in 4 Americans will work…
Raulerson honored
Dr. Marsha Raulerson of Brewton was recently awarded the Escambia County Children’s Policy Council’s (CPC) Lifetime Achievement award. Serving as a pediatrician for more than three decades, she has touched the lives of countless youth in Escambia County. She has served as an advocate for youth, fighting for their health coverage in Montgomery and Washington D.C. She sponsors early learning programs through her book program and healthcare through her I…