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Obituaries, week of June 26, 2024
Ardis RolinMr. Ardis Rolin, age 87, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Friday, June 14, 2024.  He was born in Atmore to Woodrow Rolin and Estelle McGhee Rolin.  He loved his family and his church.  He was a lifelong member of New Home United Pentecostal Church and a proud member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  He was a pulpwood driver and an avid fisherman and gardener.  He was preceded…
Finally, a CSFO
BOE, Ford reach agreement; contract signed By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Although Escambia County Board of Education members tackled 16 “action items” and approved the expenditure of $388,000 for various curricular and technologic purchases during their June 13 meeting, it was the first item that created the most excitement. For the first time since February 29, the county school system has a full-time employee in the vacant Chief Schools…
My story, part 2
Digmon This is not the article I was going to write for this week’s paper. However, I decided to finish writing about my arrests rather than get into details of the charges against me.I was indicted by the grand jury on two charges – revealing grand jury secrets and ethics violations. My plans are to write later about those absurd charges in detail.Last week’s article recounted my first arrest. As…
Myrna’s Salad Luncheon
The Pride of Atmore committee and volunteers outdid themselves at Myrna’s Salad Luncheon Monday, June 17, with tables laden with all types of salads. At last count, almost 300 attended. The committee and helpers are shown, from left, front, Annie Poole, Susan Hayes, Teresa Davis, Myrna Monroe, Emilee Craft, Dawn Skipper; back, Cindy Colville, Dale Ash, Ronda Kuznieski, Pearl McBride, Valerie Spencer, Foster Kizer, Susan Tuthill. Not pictured are committee…
Small crowd celebrates Juneteenth
The crowd, huddled under the thin shade of a small tree, reacts to a statement. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A small crowd of Atmore’s black population braved the pre-summer heat last Saturday (June 15) to mark the official date on which slavery ended in the United States.“We may not be large in number, but we are here,” said Sandra Gray, who moderated the program and organized the parade that…