From atmore magazine

Inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame, April 2019
Dr. Wil Baker Atmore native Wilmer E. Baker, PhD, is a 1953 graduate of Escambia County High School. He has served as Associate Dean of Clinical Resources for Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) in Dothan. Dr. Baker received his Ed.D. in Research and Psychology from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1973. He also holds an Ed.S. Specialist in Education from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1971), an…
Two Ships Passing in the Night
by DON FLETCHER   When Alex Jones and Turner Brooks parted company a year ago after working out together for the last time at Atmore Area YMCA, neither had any idea when their paths might cross again. The local servicemen certainly didn’t expect to bump into each other at a remote, multi-national military outpost more than 8,000 miles from home. But, as Alex (U.S. Navy CDR Alexander L. Jones) prepared…
Christmas in the Trenches    
By Nancy Karrick Published in “atmore” magazine, December 2018 I had the opportunity to meet folk singer John McCutcheon in the late 1980s while we were living in Atlanta. I was attending a children’s literature class at Oglethorpe University and our speaker for the day was Carmen Deedy. On that particular day, Carmen had brought along her husband, John McCutcheon, to help load and unload her boxes of children’s  books…
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…