Sales tax holiday earlier this year – Atmore not participating
Alabama’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will, for the first time in its 12-year existence, be observed in July instead of August. The three-day tax moratorium will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 21, and continue until, midnight Sunday, July 23. The change was made during the Alabama Legislature’s 2017 regular session, when state lawmakers decided to change the date for the annual tax-free period from the first weekend in August to the…
New county tax goes into effect Saturday
Shoppers across Escambia County will begin paying an extra penny on their purchases when the county’s new sales tax goes into effect on Saturday, July 1. Officials of the cash-strapped county are projecting that the new levy will bring in “around $2.7 million” a year in new revenue. County Commission Chairman Raymond Wiggins said Tuesday that commissioners and administrators are crossing their fingers that the one-cent levy will generate at…
Gaines Chapel holding homecoming, revival
The pastor and members of Gaines Chapel AME Church invite all to come celebrate Homecoming Day and Annual Revival Services. Homecoming will be held Sunday, July 9, at 3 p.m. The special message will be brought by the Rev. Dr. Sinclair Forbes, grandson of Coach Cornell and Mavis Torrence, and the son of Dr. Marian Torrence. Revival services will be held Monday through Wednesday, July 10-12, 7 p.m., nightly, with…
Five hurt in crash
Five people were taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital Wednesday afternoon, June 21, with varying degrees of injury after a two-vehicle collision on Martin Luther King Drive. According to Atmore Police Department reports, the crash occurred around 12:58 p.m., when a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am driven by 24-year-old Mikieldra Houston of Atmore pulled onto MLK from Bragg Street and into the path of a 2001 Buick LeSabre driven by…