Community

Market in the Park
If you heard rain early Saturday morning, June 24, you may have thought Market in the Park would be a washout. But you would have been wrong. Gardeners and vendors turned out with loads of fresh produce and vegetables, canned goods and green plants. The market was not quite as spread out as it is sometimes. They set up shop around the center part of the park, away from the…
Youngsters celebrate end of swim lessons with treasure dive
About three dozen young swimmers enjoyed an end-of-lessons “free swim” last Friday, June 23, where their aquatic frolicking was not monitored or judged by adults. Throw in the almost-daily rains that have fallen recently and the chance to dive for sunken treasure, and you have the makings of a party. The youngsters, who spent the last three weeks learning to swim, splashed as they pleased in the municipal pool at…
Water, water everywhere – Farmers virtually helpless as crops drown, rot in soggy fields
One of the most active storm systems spawned last week by Tropical Storm Cindy dumped buckets of rain on an already water-logged city and county but otherwise passed quietly over Atmore and through Escambia County last Wednesday, June 21. The series of thunderstorm cells, including the one that followed on Thursday, left relatively little structural damage in their wake as they moved through. But their cumulative effect was devastating to…
Grab a good read at APL
Check out the new arrivals at the Atmore Public Library Patrons rate new arrivals Several patrons are sharing their opinions of the new books they’ve read. Five stars is the top rating. Linda Ellison: Fast and Loose by Stuart Woods 5 stars Linda Ellison: All By Myself by Mary Higgins Clark 5 stars Sue Stuckey: Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson 5 stars Sue Stuckey: Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston…
AFD at APL
These Atmore firefighters visited the Atmore Public Library Summer Reading Program Friday, June 23. Topics they went over with the kids included Stop, Drop, Cover (your fact), and Roll, and having a meeting place outside with family members in case of a fire. The program ended at the two fire trucks in the library parking lot. Shown, from left, firefighters, Eugene Edwards, Brandon Barber, Ethan Smith, and Jake Lambert.