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Offering Comfort
by BONNIE BARTEL LATINO   Former Atmore resident, the Reverend William Blackburn recently heard that I have not been well for quite some time. In early May, the Southern Baptist minister from Fort Smith, Arkansas sent me a most delightful and inspirational gift. The present is an audio CD of William reading selected Psalms with glorious background music. I find it comforting and relaxing. Having grown up in Atmore with…
Obituaries for the week of June 3, 2018
James Earl Waters  Mr. James Earl Waters, age 68, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla. He was born in Ruskin, Fla. and has resided in Flomaton, Ala. for most of his life. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving in the United States Marine Corp. He was an avid coon hunter and was a member of the Northwest Florida Coon Hunters Association. He was preceded…
National Doughnut Day
By Nancy Karrick Columnist Hip, hip hooray. June 1 is National Doughnut Day! Wonder just how many of you knew this little known holiday was celebrated the first Friday in June each year? The first Doughnut Day was organized by the Salvation Army in 1938, to raise awareness about World War I, to honor their members who served doughnuts to the soldiers, and to raise funds for the Salvation Army’s…
Obituaries for the week of May 27, 2018
Vivian Louise Patten Ms. Vivian Louise Patten, age 83, of Port St. Joe, Fla., formerly of Atmore, Ala. passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in Port St. Joe. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by Turner Funeral Home, LLC. James Earl Waters Mr. James Earl Waters, age 68, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla. He was born in…
Congressman visits ACH to address rural hospital challenges
Also visits local pharmacy By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer With over-regulation, soaring operational costs and a federal reimbursement index that works against them, rural hospitals are fast becoming an endangered species. U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne was in Atmore Tuesday, May 29, where he discussed some of the challenges facing small-town medical centers during a private briefing with state hospital officials and local leaders at Atmore Community Hospital. The update…