Conversation on health and wellness
News Staff Report In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded a five-year grant to Alabama Extension at Auburn University to increase access to healthier foods and safe, affordable places for physical activity. The project, ALProHealth, aims to support community coalitions in 13 Alabama counties with an adult obesity prevalence of greater than 40 percent. Escambia County falls into this category. On Thursday, January 17, Anthony Wiggins, county…
The Canoe Study Club
By PHYLLIS SHIPP Special to Atmore News The Canoe Study Club met at The Atmore Welcome Center on Tuesday, January 15. Mrs. Joan Hackman, a volunteer with the welcome center, as well as a member of the club, served as hostess. The Welcome Center, which currently shares space with the Atmore Historical Society Museum, is located in the Peavy-Webb Building found on the city block which was the former location…
Students interview for SPEC’s Youth Tour Program
Special to Atmore News On Friday, January 11, 24 local students were chosen to compete for the honor of being a 2019 Southern Pine Electric Co-op Youth Tour representative. Students were chosen by faculty members of their respective schools, based on academic achievements and extracurricular achievements. Students selected by their schools to participate in Youth Tour are Chase Bell, Escambia Academy; Jack Booker, Excel High School; Donna Jean Brewton, Hillcrest…
New arrivals at the library
Check out the new arrivals at Atmore Public Library. Patrons rate new arrivals Several patrons are sharing their opinions of the new books they’ve read. Five stars is the top rating. Herb Hackman: Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly – 5 stars Roy Gandy: Spy Masters by Brad Thor – 5 stars Herb Hackman: Sea of Greed by Clive Cussler – 5 stars Freddie Miller: Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel…
Spelling bee held
News Staff Report Escambia County public schools spelling bee was held Wednesday, January 16, in the Flomaton High School media center. Students participated in two groups – grades 3 through 5 and grades 6 through 8. The countywide school spelling bee will be held Tuesday, February 5, 9 a.m., in the Flomaton High School media center. Only the winner from each group will participate.