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Firemen fight simultaneous Easter blazes
Easter Sunday’s calm was shattered for local firemen around 2 p.m., April 1, when fires broke out almost simultaneously in a field just outside Atmore and in the rectory of a South Main Street church. An Atmore Fire Department pumper and brush truck were sent to McKenzie Drive, just off Jack Springs Road, at 1:58 p.m. to tackle a fire that began when a spark was sent flying into a…
Hall of Fame to induct Earl Miller
Seven outstanding citizens will be inducted in the Atmore Area Hall of Fame April 28: Athletics – Willie Parker and Earl Miller; Government – Stephanie Bryan and Weldon Vickrey; Business – Dale Ash and Bill Farr; Medicine – Ima Joan Helton-Crawford The induction ceremony and dinner will be held Saturday, April 28, 6 p.m., at The Club, Highway 21, Atmore. Tickets, $25 each, are available at Atmore News and United…
Quarker seeking reelection
The following announcement was submitted by the candidate. Commissioner David Quarker announces his candidacy for Re-election to the Escambia County Commission, District 5. Commissioner Quarker brings eight years of experience, proven leadership, dedication, honesty and integrity to the County Commissioners Association. Commissioner Quarker has worked diligently in the past eight years toward the improvement of roads conditions and infrastructure within District 5. As your present Commissioner, I am aware of…
Atmore Arby’s named in federal sex harassment suit
Arby’s of Atmore and its franchisee, Beavers’ Inc., are the subject of a federal lawsuit that was filed by the the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission on behalf of several teenage females who claimed they were sexually harassed by a former team leader. The suit, filed Friday in federal court in Montgomery, alleges that the Atmore fast-food establishment hired a team leader trainee in May 2016 who repeatedly pressured young female…
Ramey’s buys local Winn Dixie – Purchase brings end to WD’s lengthy Atmore presence
The chief executive officer for Ramey’s Inc. confirmed this week that the company has reached an agreement with Southeastern Grocers to purchase the assets of Atmore’s Winn Dixie store. The transaction will bring to an end Winn Dixie’s lengthy presence in Atmore, which — according to the store’s website — opened here more than 60 years ago as Kwik Chek. That store name, one of three under which the same…