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Gehman removed from SRC
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer When Jerry Gehman was appointed in 2016 as Alabama’s gubernatorial designee on the Southern Rail Commission, he couldn’t have been happier. A strong advocate for the return of passenger rail service to the Gulf Coast, the Atmore businessman and railroad enthusiast had found the perfect platform for that advocacy. When he was stripped of his SRC membership last week due to criticism of Gov.…
Deadly derecho
Thankfully, only minor damage here By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Most people not schooled in meteorology had probably never heard of a derecho when local skies began to darken last Thursday, June 28, and most probably still don’t know exactly what a derecho is. But residents of Atmore and the surrounding area got a brief glimpse that day of the power and fury such a weather phenomenon can bring.…
Atmore News will be closed July 4
News Staff Report Atmore News will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, so that our staff may enjoy the Independence Day holiday with our families. Since we usually distribute “atmore” magazine on the first Wednesday of every month, we are changing our schedule for July. We plan to distribute the July magazine to the advertisers Tuesday afternoon, July 3. Our Atmore News home delivery subscribers will get their papers Tuesday…
Obituaries for the week of June 24, 2018
Charles Keevin Wiggins Mr. Charles Keevin Wiggins, age 58, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla. He was born in Atmore, Ala. to Audeen Godwin and Leonard Kent Wiggins. He graduated from Ernest Ward High School, Walnut Hill, Fla. and Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. He worked as a realtor in Alabama and Florida for twenty plus years, spending several years with Ricky Wiggins, Builder. He…
Johnson takes helm at WBZR
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A chance meeting between one of the owners of an Atmore radio station and a college instructor who had no classes to teach during the summer has apparently provided the missing component of a plan to restore and enhance the station’s hometown flavor. Larry White, one of three principals in Tri-County Broadcasting, recounted this week how the eventual hiring of Phil Johnson, a well-known…