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Parker book signing Friday
Dr. Max Parker, Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, is bringing his memoir, The Real Education of Sweet Papa T, to his hometown at a book signing Friday, April 13. First National Bank & Trust is hosting the event from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dr. Parker’s book consists of a series of short stories about a young Black boy who worked his way out of poverty to a…
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,…
Former airport manager honored for 44 years of service
After Atmore City Council members quickly disposed of the two business items on their April 9 meeting agenda, they took a brief moment to honor an individual who had been a fixture at the local airport for more than four decades. Freddie McCall Jr., who now manages the local aerodrome, presented a plaque of appreciation to Mickey Parker, who began his acquaintance with the local flight facility in 1973 and…
Hall of Fame to induct Willie Parker
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…
Vance running for chief justice
The following announcement was submitted through the Alabama Press Association. Judge Bob Vance announced his campaign for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court this afternoon. The election will take place in November 2018. Judge Vance has been a Circuit Judge in Jefferson County for 15 years. This is his second run for Chief Justice. In 2012, he narrowly lost to former Chief Justice Roy Moore. “Earlier today,” said Judge Vance,…