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Obituaries, week of February 1, 2023
Sylvia J. Harrell Mrs. Sylvia J. Harrell, age 82, of Atmore, Ala., passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023.  She was born in Bratt, Fla. to Otis A. and Jessie “Catherine” Byrd Barnes.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Aubrey Ray Harrell, Sr.; her son, Donald Barnes and her siblings, Sylvester Barnes, Hollis Terry Barnes, Henry E. “Pete” Barnes, Wyvonne Barnes, Barbara Hendrix and Opal Morris.…
Honoring Atmore’s own
Destany Morris Dale Ash Judd Coley Rob Faircloth By SHERRY DIGMONNews Publisher Two individuals and two businesses were honored at the 77th Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Gala held Friday, January 20.The following awards were presented. Business of the YearPresented by Breiah Adams“The recipient for this year’s Business of the Year is one that has brought a little light, joy, and kindness to Atmore. Many businesses give back to the…
Who’s News?
By Atmore News Staff Romantic return Dean and Cindy Fournier of Atmore have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melanie Fournier, to David Dobson, son of Tyra Livingston of Atmore and Matthew Dobson of Jay, Fla. The young realtor said Melanie officially became his bride-to-be after he took her to Escambia Academy and proposed to her at the site where six years ago he had asked her…
PCI police chief remembered as true blue lawman
Reynolds By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Poarch Band of Creek Indians Police Chief Mike Reynolds, who died last Wednesday, January 18, at age 59 of a heart attack, was remembered by his local colleagues as a true blue lawman who cared for his department, the community he served, and his fellow human beings.Reynolds, who became the tribe’s top policeman in 2016, had reportedly undergone surgery recently and was recuperating at…
Houston Avery pool named for Vangela Franklin
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Four of five Atmore City Council members gave unanimous approval during the group’s Monday, January 23, meeting to a proclamation honoring Vangela McPherson Franklin and permanently attaching her name to the municipal swimming pool at which she has been a fixture for several years.City Clerk Becca Smith moderated the meeting, the second in a row in which she has served that role. Mayor Pro Tem…