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YMCA powerlifting competition upcoming
Local men, women and children will soon have a chance to show off their strength and physical abilities in order to help Atmore Area YMCA strengthen its physical structure. A powerlifting competition will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the YMCA’s 501 South Pensacola Avenue headquarters. The event, proceeds from which will support the ongoing renovation of the organization’s facility, will actually consist of several separate competitions. Men and…
Appreciating first responders
It was a first for Carney Lodge #549 in Atmore … but rest assured it won’t be the last. On Friday, December 9, the Lodge served lunch to members of the all uniformed Escambia County first responders – police departments, fire departments, ambulance services, and the sheriff’s department – who wanted to stop by between 11 and 2 and get a bite to eat. Lodge member Robert Skipper said this…
Hawt Mess ribbon cutting
A ribbon cutting was held for Hawt Mess Thursday, December 1, at Heritage Park. Shown are, from left, Mallorie Beachy, David Weber, Eli Godwin, Derik Kidd, Lisa Wilson holding Amya Smith, Ariel Whatley, Michelle Uriegas, Paul Uriegas, Bub Gideons, Braxton Smith, Chris Singleton (back), Myles Smith in front of Sara Smith, Foster Kizer, Jordan Barnett, Brandy Giger, Kyle Lee, Makala Lee, Donna Lee, Jessica Franco, Sheryl Vickery, Anna Marie Johnson.…
Firefighters, superheroes join forces
If you went to the local Walmart Saturday, December 3, you probably noticed the two fire trucks sitting over on the side of the parking lot. You might have noticed a red trailer parked near the front door. But what would really have caught your attention were the Atmore firefighters and their friends, a group of superheroes. AFD Lt. Daniel White knows Batman and asked him about coming to Atmore…