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Celebrating Rosa Parks’ legacy – Honoring those who make a difference
The 11th Annual Rosa Parks Breakfast celebrated Mrs. Parks’ legacy as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, but it was also a celebration of outstanding citizens. The event was held Saturday, February 4, at Greater Mount Triumph Missionary Baptist Church. As always, Lillie Johnson and the Atmore Family Life Center, members of Lillie’s family, and her “Breakfast Club” (the kitchen crew) were excellent hosts. James Cox, former assistant superintendent…
Businesses burglarized – Break-ins tied to Fla. luxury car theft
Atmore police are investigating a string of business burglaries and attempted burglaries that occurred here late Friday or early Saturday (January 27 or 28) and included the theft of a vehicle from a local dealership, a crime that is apparently connected to auto thefts and break-ins in two Florida cities. Police reports show that more than one suspect broke into Johnson Ford on South Main Street and Chuck Stevens Chevrolet…
Laughter, tears, music, surprises – Chamber annual meeting a true celebration
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce 71st Annual Meeting will be remembered as one of surprises. Breaking with tradition, the Chamber awarded not one but two Citizen of the Year awards. Two bank presidents and the Chamber committed to help local students get to Carnegie Hall in New York. About 250 people at the Chamber “banquet” Thursday, January 26, shared laughter and tears, heard good music, and celebrated Atmore and…
‘We Give You Jesus’
Thursday afternoon, January 26, 1 p.m., Gospel Light Church Sanctuary. The first broadcast. The National Anthem. On the air. David Gehman and his parents, the Rev. Martin and Vernie Gehman, at the microphones. And a new radio station was born – WGYJ-LP (We Give You Jesus), 93.5 FM. The Gehman family is not new to radio, having worked with Tom and Ernestine Miniard at WATM, and having their own station,…