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New year for Chamber Ambassadors
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The Chamber Ambassadors for 2018-2019 are gearing up for the year. They are Joshua D. Banks, Jr. – Escambia County High School; Logan Chavers – Northview High School; Brooke Doolittle – Northview High School; Bailey Hayles – Escambia Academy; Anna Grace Janes – Escambia Academy; Christiara A. Jones – Escambia County High School; Mary Thompson Lancaster – Escambia Academy; Sara Rollin – Escambia Academy;…
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…
Fourth person charged
2nd woman arrested in Walnut Hill slaying By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Authorities in Escambia County, Fla., arrested last week a fourth suspect — the second woman charged — in connection with the June 3 slaying of a Walnut Hill man and the near-fatal shooting of another. According to the Escambia County Jail website, Jessica Nichole Thomas, 30, who lived at the Highway 164 residence where the shootings took…