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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,…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following recommendation by Superintendent John Knott at the regular meeting Thursday, January 19, at Escambia County Middle School. Resignation 1. Royce Young, teacher, head football coach and athletic director, Escambia County High School, effective May 26, 2017 2. Doug Hoehn, teacher, head football coach and athletic director, W.S. Neal High School, effective January 31, 2017 3. Kyle Cinereski, bus driver, Brewton Bus…
Scams a’plenty in area, across state
Residents of Atmore and Escambia County have reported on Facebook the possibility of a scam involving an alleged housecleaning company, Alabama law enforcement officials have reported a ruse involving gift cards, and the state’s top lawyer has warned that calls from his office demanding money are also part of a racket. A person who lives in the Robinsonville area recently posted on Facebook that “this lady knocked on my door…
Fla. ‘Arrive Alive’ initiative under way
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), is currently conducting Arrive Alive, a data-driven statewide initiative seeking to reduce fatalities and serious bodily injury crashes on Florida’s roadways. Arrive Alive is a partnership between various highway safety, law enforcement and engineering entities including the Florida Sheriffs’ Association, Florida Police Chiefs’ Association, Florida Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety…