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Rosa Parks Breakfast planned
Every year, a group of area citizens gather to honor the memory of Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005), considered to be the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. They meet for breakfast and a program on a Saturday near her birthday. Selma Mayor Darrio Melton is the guest speaker for this year’s Rosa Parks breakfast to be held Saturday, February 4, at 9 a.m., in…
Wind Creek named Business of the Month
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce named Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Business of the Month for January. Chamber board members and Chamber Ambassadors joined Wind Creek Atmore personnel at the presentation Wednesday, January 11. Shown are, from left, front, David Dobson, Bailey Lancaster, Eli Godwin, Ariel Whatley, Jessica Franco, Stephen Gehman; back, Myrna Monroe, Mallorie Beachy, Michelle Uriegas, Jordan Barnett, Brandy Giger, Holly Shipp, Terri Morris, Samantha Miller, Evelyn…
A family affair
More than 100 people turned out Saturday, January 14, for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Alabama Archery Academy, which is now doing business on North Main Street. The new business is a family affair, owned by Todd and Kris White and managed by their son, Cade White. Their daughter, Blakelee Hendrix, provides archery lessons, and their son-in-law, Will Hendrix, plays a key role in business operations. Saturday’s crowd…
McCullough church fire probe still active
Although leaders of McCullough First Baptist Church and the first firefighter on the scene believe that faulty wiring led to the December 16 fire that reduced the church to charred brick walls and heat-warped roofing, the federal investigation into the fire remains active. First Baptist Church, which has a mostly black congregation of “about 50,” was the McCullough community’s oldest house of worship. McCullough VFD Chief Eddie Kirby said on…
3 shot, home invaded – ECSO investigating 2 incidents
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into two out-of-the-ordinary incidents that happened on the fringes of Atmore over the weekend, one a triple shooting and the other a home invasion. Three local men were shot, allegedly by two unknown males who tried to rob them, and another local man claimed that three people, including a child, forced their way into his home, assaulted him and left him bound and…