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Memorial Day program planned
VFW Post 7016 and American Legion Post 90 will present a Memorial Day program Monday, May 29, 9 a.m., at the Veterans Monument in front of Atmore City Hall. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the military. This year’s program is as follows: Opening Remarks by VFW Commander Billy Gates and Legion Commander Guy Milstid Invocation by Glenn Wardrop, VFW Chaplain Welcome…
New wireless carrier coming to Atmore
Officials of a Georgia-based internet service provider announced last week that the company had entered into an agreement that will provide within the next several weeks an alternative outlet for local and area users of electronic data. “We are excited to announce that we have entered into an agreement with West Escambia Utilities for access to their towers so we can provide high-speed internet service to the residents of Atmore,”…
Summer at Tom Byrne Park pool
If school is almost out and summer is fast approaching, it’s time to think about swimming lessons at the Tom Byrne Park pool. Registration for the first session of swimming lessons will be Tuesday, May 30, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Small group lessons will be offered Monday through Friday with each class being 1 hour each day at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Session I will…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations at the regular meeting Thursday, May 18. Recommendations were made to the board by Superintendent John Knott. Resignation 1. Teresa Armstrong, board secretary, Brewton Central Office, effective June 30, 2017 2. Joanna Varner, third grade teacher, Flomaton Elementary School, effective May 26, 2017 3. Daniel Akins, assistant band director, Escambia County Middle School, effective May 26, 2017 4. Sharon…
Leadership Atmore class graduates
The 2017 Leadership Atmore class graduated Monday evening, May 15. Members celebrated new friendships and a new appreciation for the town they call home – some for a long time, some for only a short time. Program director Cindy Lee began the program with a welcome and the invocation, praying that these graduates had found their place in the community. Each member was given the opportunity to comment on their…