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‘Collard Man’ blessed with ‘greens’ thumb
It was a little over 25 years ago that Edward Adams got a bit of advice that eventually led to the development of a hobby that quickly grew into a second career. And local vegetable lovers, especially the health-conscious ones, are as happy as he is that he heeded that advice. In 1990, three years before he retired from his career as a delivery driver for Monsanto Company, Adams expressed…
Santa stops at FBC
Santa and Mrs. Claus visited First Baptist Childcare Center on Friday, December 16. Each child at the daycare sat on Santa’s lap and gave him their Christmas wishes. Santa checked his Naughty or Nice book when visiting with the children and no names were found on the “Naughty” side. Pictured above are Mrs. Pam and Mrs. Tammy’s 3-year-old classes with Santa and Mrs. Claus, from left, row one, Klaire, Dillan,…
Fire destroys McCullough church
Despite the combined effort of three fire departments, flames raged virtually unchecked through the McCullough community’s oldest church early Friday, December 16, leaving only the brick walls and a mass of fire-warped tin that had been the church’s roof. “It’s pretty far gone,” said James McNeil, a deacon of First Baptist Church, a historically black house of worship that had stood for more than 90 years and has “probably 50-something”…
5 hurt in crash
Five people were taken to Atmore Community Hospital by ambulance after a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Alabama Highway 21. Sketchy details from witnesses and emergency personnel at the scene indicate that the driver of a Ford Fusion that was traveling along the western portion of Sunset Drive apparently pulled into the path of a Chevy Uplander van…
Accident at Main and Craig … again
An Atmore man was taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 15, after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Craig and Main streets. According to Atmore Police Department reports, both vehicles were traveling along Main Street in opposite directions, shortly after 8 a.m. Marshall Harmon, 74, attempted to turn his 1995 Ford pickup left onto Craig Street and pulled into the path of a 2012 Mazda…