YMCA’s doors closed
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A 23-years-plus era of service came to an end last Friday, November 30, when Atmore Area YMCA’s doors were locked to the public for the final time. The embattled nonprofit had twice been on the verge of closure in the past four years, most recently six months ago, when dwindling membership and the inherent decline in revenues provided a wall too high for the…
Fatal stabbing at Holman
Special to Atmore News The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating a fatal stabbing that happened at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore on Sunday. At approximately 6:15 p.m., prison officials found Vaquerro Kinjuan Armstrong, 29, in a housing area with multiple stab wounds received in an altercation with another inmate. Armstrong was taken to the facility’s infirmary for emergency treatment but died from his injuries at around…
Greener pastures
Jackson leaving ECHS to take over Murphy program By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Just a couple of weeks ago, Rico Jackson was talking about his plans to complete a rebuild of the Escambia County High School football program and a re-establishment of the winning tradition it once enjoyed. This week the ECHS coach is still talking about rebuilding a once-proud program, but it’s at a school about 50 miles…
New ACH still a go
Healthcare officials moving forward, despite hitch in land plan By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Despite the up-in-the-air status of the land on which they want to build it, local healthcare officials announced last week that they are moving forward with plans to construct a $32 million, state-of-the-art hospital in Atmore. At the same time they reinforced their intent to build it near Interstate 65. Most of the points made…
Atmore News delivery
We join the nation in mourning President George H.W. Bush. President Trump has declared Wednesday, December 5, as a Day of Mourning, with federal offices closed that day. Since the U.S. Postal Service will be closed Wednesday, Atmore News papers that are delivered by mail will go out Thursday rather than Wednesday. Of course, our home delivery papers, which includes “atmore” magazine this week, will be delivered Tuesday night as…