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New businesses cropping up
Although the preliminary action plan for revitalizing downtown Atmore hasn’t been presented yet, an influx of new downtown businesses indicates that the revitalization effort is already under way. More than a dozen new businesses have already opened their doors in the city’s core section or just on its fringes since the onset of the most recent effort to bring back the days of the thriving and eclectic business district that…
Hall of Fame to induct Weldon Vickrey
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…
Obituaries for the week of April 11, 2018
David Brian “Brutus” Vinson Mr. David Brian “Brutus” Vinson, age 58, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Fairhope, Ala. He owned and was Captain of Brutus Yacht Co. He was born in Atmore to Vernon Burl and Betty Bryars Vinson. He graduated from Woodham High School and attended Pensacola Junior College. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Burl Vinson. Mr. Vinson is survived…
Mourning Robert Maxwell – Grandfather’s clock has stopped
Among his many “duties,” Robert Maxwell was the song leader in Atmore Lions Club for decades. The song he selected most often (as I recall) was “My Grandfather’s Clock” by Henry Clay Work. “My grandfather’s clock was too tall for the shelf So it stood ninety years on the floor … Ninety years without slumbering Tic toc tic toc His life’s seconds numbering Tic toc tic toc It stopped, short,…
GECA presenting ‘Children of Eden’
From the Garden of Eden to Noah, the ark, the flood. The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts is working on a production that tells the Bible stories with music. This is a low profile show, you may not have heard of it. But, according to director Phil Johnson, it has the potential to be life-changing. Show dates for “Children of Eden” are Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, April 21,…