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Food scores released
The following Escambia County food / lodging establishment ratings were released by the Alabama Department of Public Health for December. Ratings are ranked by score, low to high. FSE = Food Service Establishment Subway #26660 – Hwy. 113, Brewton , 85, FSE Lil Angels Infants and Toddlers, Atmore, 85, daycare food service Diamond Gasoline Station #7, Hwy. 113, Brewton, 86, FSE Maw Maw’s Country Kitchen, Flomaton, 89, FSE Diamond #23,…
Bible study set at FPC
Do you want to explore the deep mysteries of the tabernacle of the Old Testament and its variety of meanings for your walk with God today? If so, you’re invited to attend the First Presbyterian Church Ladies Winter Bible Study beginning Thursday, January 26, at 9:30 a.m., and ending April 6. Childcare will be provided. Beth Moore’s updated version of A Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place dramatically illustrates God’s persistent…
WCA donates to Turtle Point, Flomaton Elementary
Wind Creek Atmore Property Manager Tim Ramer and Assistant Property Manager Terri Morris recently presented TITO checks to Flomaton Elementary School and Turtle Point Science Center, totaling more than $20,000. Both facilities have big plans for the funds they received. “The money will go towards our boardwalk renovations,” said Turtle Point Director Jackie Word. The project will cost roughly $50,000; until funds are raised the nature boardwalk will be closed…
Gaines Chapel marks Emancipation Proclamation anniversary
Although the deluge that continued across Atmore on Sunday, January 1, held down the attendance, it did little to dampen the spirit of those who attended Gaines Chapel AME Church’s celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation’s 154th anniversary. Only 31 people gathered in the local church to mark the anniversary of the document that is credited with effectively ending slavery in the United States, a fact that drew comments from two…
Popular postal clerk ends USPS career
For the first time in more than 23 years, Chuck Ferguson doesn’t have to roll out of bed, don his uniform and head to his post at the counter of the local post office. “I’m not going to miss getting up early in the morning,” laughed Ferguson, whose postal career ended last Friday, December 30, with his retirement. “That getting up at 4:30 or 5 every morning gets old after…