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Obituaries for the week of May 31, 2017
Margaret Ann Mayo Bryan Mrs. Margaret Ann Mayo Bryan, age 87, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Jay, Fla. She was a native of Century, Fla. and has resided in Poplar Dell, Fla. for the past sixty-eight years. She was a member of the Poplar Dell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her a son, Fred Bryan. Mrs. Bryan is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years,…
Memorial Day program planned
VFW Post 7016 and American Legion Post 90 will present a Memorial Day program Monday, May 29, 9 a.m., at the Veterans Monument in front of Atmore City Hall. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the military. This year’s program is as follows: Opening Remarks by VFW Commander Billy Gates and Legion Commander Guy Milstid Invocation by Glenn Wardrop, VFW Chaplain Welcome…
New wireless carrier coming to Atmore
Officials of a Georgia-based internet service provider announced last week that the company had entered into an agreement that will provide within the next several weeks an alternative outlet for local and area users of electronic data. “We are excited to announce that we have entered into an agreement with West Escambia Utilities for access to their towers so we can provide high-speed internet service to the residents of Atmore,”…
ECHS shatters record – Seniors receive $4.3 million in scholarships
Escambia County High School a failing school? Don’t tell this senior class. Apparently they didn’t get the word. This class of 110 seniors shattered the old school record for scholarships with a whopping $4.3 million in scholarship offers. When Principal Dennis Fuqua came to ECHS four and a half years ago, seniors struggled to reach $1 million in scholarships. The climb has been steady since then, and last year topped…
Rotary Club honors excellence
It’s one thing for a keynote speaker to tell an audience “It doesn’t matter where you’re from” and “You can be whatever you want to be” and “Ask God for guidance.” It’s one thing when the speaker says that – it’s another thing when the speaker is living proof of her words. Alabama Supreme Court Justice Lyn Lufkin Stuart was the keynote speaker at Thursday evening’s Atmore Rotary Club Academic…