New businesses cropping up
Although the preliminary action plan for revitalizing downtown Atmore hasn’t been presented yet, an influx of new downtown businesses indicates that the revitalization effort is already under way. More than a dozen new businesses have already opened their doors in the city’s core section or just on its fringes since the onset of the most recent effort to bring back the days of the thriving and eclectic business district that…
Church Calendar
Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church will have the Annual Missionary Day observance Sunday, April 22 at the 11 a.m. worship hour. Atmore native, E. Ann Mason Clemons will be the guest speaker. The missionary general theme is “Invisible: Oppression A Global Awareness” and the local theme is “Enough is Enough.” Pastor, Rev. Amos Smith, the Missionary president, Theresa White, officers and members invite everyone. Mt. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will be…
Hall of Fame to induct Weldon Vickrey
Seven outstanding citizens will be inducted in the Atmore Area Hall of Fame April 28: Athletics – Willie Parker and Earl Miller; Government – Stephanie Bryan and Weldon Vickrey; Business – Dale Ash and Bill Farr; Medicine – Ima Joan Helton-Crawford The induction ceremony and dinner will be held Saturday, April 28, 6 p.m., at The Club, Highway 21, Atmore. Tickets, $25 each, are available at Atmore News and United…
Pair arrested in prison smuggling try
A man and woman, both from Montgomery, were arrested April 9 for attempting to smuggle contraband into one of the state prisons located outside Atmore. According to a DOC press release, the incident in which the pair is charged occurred around 12:30 a.m., when a prison K-9 unit spotted a “suspicious vehicle parked at the entrance gate to William C. Holman Correctional Facility.” Agents with the DOC’s Intelligence and Investigations…
Community Calendar
The City will recognize Arbor Day on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Two trees will be planted at the splash pad site across from Heritage Park on Trammell Street. The Escambia County (Ala.) Historical Society will meet Tuesday, April 24 at 3 p.m. at the McMillian Museum on the Brewton campus of Coastal Alabama Community College. Harry King will share his discovery of “Prehistoric Indian Trade Routes and the Trade…