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Helping hands
Nearly two dozen volunteers helped out with various portions of the October 5 Stomp the Yard event at Houston Avery Park. Volunteers are shown, sitting, Kilpatrick Dailey; from left, front row, standing, Phyllis Abrams, Jacylnn Tucker, Amelia Owens, Jasmine Hansell; second row, John Anderson, Woodrow Johnson, Jean Melton, Sharion Sanders, Von Burrell, Jackie Williams, Helen McCreary, Doreatha Moorer, Cynthia Dailey, Renay Marshall, Michael Bowens; third row, Rodney Bright, Felicia Bishop,…
The teacher’s teacher
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher Escambia County High School band director Hayley Canterbury hosted her band teacher from Troy University Thursday, September 26. Actually, Ralph Ford is more than a band teacher. He is a renowned composer, arranger, conductor, and clinician. Thursday morning, Ford and Canterbury visited the Escambia County Middle School band, under the direction of Sebastian Dobbins. Ford spent about an hour there, and in the afternoon, spent…
Little free library
A little free library was dedicated at Houston Avery Park Friday, October 4. Artwork on the library was done by Nolin Godwin and the Atmore Public Library staff. Shown at the ribbon cutting are, from left, Emily Wilson, Ruthie Stephens, Emilee Waters, Hope Lassiter, Sandy Helton (back), Michelle Amerson, Jordan Barnett, Mandie Thompson, Phil Albritton.
GWCU opens new branch
Special to Atmore News Gulf Winds Credit Union announces the opening of a new branch in Monroeville. The Monroeville Branch marks Gulf Winds’ third branch established in Alabama, with additional locations in Brewton and Atmore. The Monroeville Branch was opened upon the completion of a merger with Monroe Education Employees Federal Credit Union. “We warmly welcome our new members from the Monroe Education Employees Federal Credit Union and look forward…
YLA learns history of Atmore
By LILLIAN BONNER Special to Atmore News On Wednesday, October 2, the 14 members of this year’s Youth Leadership Atmore sat inside Trinity Episcopal Church on Carney Street to learn all about the town in which they live. For much of the group, this was the first time that they had heard of Atmore’s unique history. Guest speakers within the community volunteered their time to speak to the group, sharing…