City shuts down business
Atmore Mayor Jim Staff said last week that he invoked his mayoral powers and ordered city codes inspectors to revoke the license of a downtown business where a man was recently shot several times. Staff said the city has closed the doors of Special Occasions, which operated at 129 South Main Street, in the former Western Auto building. According to city records, the business obtained a license to host banquets,…
ECHS Choir hosting VIP dinner, concert
As you probably know, the Escambia County High School Choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City next year. Choir members are raising money to finance the trip, and you have the opportunity to help them, enjoy a concert and have a great meal all at the same time. The choir is hosting a VIP dinner at ECHS Tuesday, December 13, at 6 p.m. Tickets…
Atmore Family Dental named Business of the Month
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce named Atmore Family Dental as the December Business of the Month. Chamber board members, Chamber Ambassadors and community leaders joined employees at the presentation Friday, December 2. Shown are, from left, front, Derik Kidd, Ariel Whatley, Makala Lee, Eli Godwin; back, Laurie Coleman, Ashley Hinote, Mandy Morris, Krystal Johnson, Courtney Ellis, Bub Gideons, Clint Toomey, Dr. T.J. Morris, Brandy Giger, Myrna Monroe, Sheryl Vickery,…
Locals urged to mine their historic gold
After an emotional ceremony during which a historical marker commemorating the contributions made by Escambia County Training School was unveiled, the ensuing black heritage program at Atmore City Hall was almost anticlimactic. The program featured a brief history of Rosenwald schools delivered by Elvin Lang, vice-chair of the Alabama Black Heritage Council, followed by the keynote address, which was presented by noted black historian, media consultant and author Dr. Richard…