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Pepsi, Nall celebrate 50 years
On August 18, 1967, Webb Nall started work at Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company. Just three weeks prior to that date, the Matthews family bought the business. Dale Matthews (Ash) was eight years old. Cindy Matthews (Colville) was five. Hooper Matthews III was two. Last Friday, August, 18, 2017, the Matthews hosted a luncheon for anyone who wished to come help them celebrate the family’s 50th year in business and Nall’s 50th…
Clouds block totality, but eclipse still a spectacle
Although thick clouds moved in to block the final moments of Monday’s solar eclipse, Atmore residents were more than content to have witnessed the majority of the celestial event. Monday’s solar shadowing made it the first solar eclipse visible in the United States since 1979, and millions went outside to view the astronomical aberration that occurs when the Earth’s orbit intersects the path of the moon, and the moon’s shadow…
Byrne to hold Atmore meeting
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will hold a town hall meeting in Atmore Tuesday, August 29, 3 p.m., at Atmore City Hall. Already this month, Congressman Byrne has held town hall meetings in Fairhope and Gulf Shores. After the town hall meetings this month, Byrne will have held 94 in-person town hall meetings since being elected to Congress. All of the meetings are open to the public.  
BOE addresses crowdfunding
You may have seen the appeals for funds through GoFundMe or Donors Choose. The practice, known as online crowdfunding, has become a popular practice to raise money for schools or individual classrooms. Teachers may appeal for funds to purchase particular items, such as iPads, when funds through the school system are not available. Since teachers or other school employees often use the name of the school system in these types…
Murder suspects arrested – Three charged in deaths of Donta Russell, Danny Fox
An Escambia County grand jury has handed up capital murder indictments against two Atmore men in the April shooting death of Donta Demorris Russell, as well as an indictment against a Huntsville man who is charged with the November 2016 slaying of Danny Fox. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday that Darrell Brown, 29, of an MLK Drive address, and Yeldon Devonta Rostchild, 23,…