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The irony of righteous indignation
By Larry Lee When State Superintendent of Education Mike Sentance told the state school board Dec. 8 that the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education had determined that the state’s high school graduation rate was inaccurate, reaction was swift and true to form. Members of the legislature who consistently oppose public education were quick to tell media that there should be consequences for  deceiving the public. (Would…
Christmas in Atmore and Poarch
The Poarch Creek Indian Christmas Parade rolled Friday night, December 9, and the Atmore Christmas Parade rolled Saturday night. The theme was “Movies of Christmas.” Despite the cold weather that hit town just prior to the parades, there were plenty of folks who braved the chilly air along the routes. Winners of the Poarch parade are as follows: First place – Health Department Runner-up – Housing Brightest Lights – Public…
LA Bikers Toyz for Kidz
More than 50 families in this area will have a Merrier Christmas, thanks to LA Bikers. For months, organizers Pee Wee and Annie Powell and Jody Jeter have been identifying children and families who could use a little help from Santa this year. They’ve been buying and collecting toys and bikes especially for each child on the list. The 16th annual ride, with dozens of bikers, was held Saturday, December…
3 succumb to injuries
Three young men with strong ties to Atmore and the immediate area have succumbed to injuries they suffered recently in separate accidents. Devin Matthew “Lil Man” Morrow, 21, and 19-year-old Zachary Mark “Zach” Locklar each passed away within the past week after clinging to life for extended periods in Mobile hospitals. Nathan Allen Hawthorne, 17, died Dec. 4 from injuries he suffered that day when hit by a car in…