United Fund hopes to raise $39K for 9 local agencies
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore’s United Fund officials announced a lofty goal during the organization’s annual campaign kickoff, held Wednesday, October 15, at Atmore Public Library. The local “umbrella” funding agency hopes to raise more than $39,000 to help fund nine separate agencies. “We’re excited about this coming fundraising year; we always look forward to it,” said Andrew Garner, who serves as president and vice-president of the local…
United Bank invests in children’s safety
Special to Atmore News Pledging to “Go Orange” on Unity Day is a way for leaders, neighbors, parents, and students to visibly show solidarity to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world. No student should ever be afraid to go to school, connect with their friends online or feel that their torment is so bad that they consider suicide as a way to end their…
ATS hosting Halloween event for special needs children
Special to Atmore News Atmore Community Hospital Therapy Services has announced a Halloween event designed specifically for children with special needs and their families. The event, called “Sensory Innovations” designed and coordinated by the Therapy Services Clinic will be held Monday, October 28 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. “Sometimes children with special needs are unable to participate in the ‘traditional’ trick-or-treat experience due to the unpredictability of Halloween,” said…
Bulldogs fall to Bears again, now 0-13 against Leroy
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter The Bulldogs of J.U. Blacksher suffered their second loss of the season, falling to AHSAA Class 2A Region 1 leader Leroy High by a 27-7 margin last Friday, October 18, in Leroy. The game marked the thirteenth meeting between the two schools. LHS has defeated the Bulldogs all thirteen times. JUB quarterback K.D. Rabb completed 13 of 15 pass attempts for 102 yards and a…
Final playoff spot up for grabs
Top-ranked Bulldogs roll past Blue Devils, 31-8 By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter The Escambia County Blue Devils continue to search for answers after falling to the state’s number-one ranked Class 4A team, UMS-Wright’s Bulldogs, who also clinched another region championship with a 31-8 win. With the loss, the Blue Devils own a season record of 4-4, while UMS-Wright’s undefeated record extends to 8-0. Since the rivals’ first meeting in 1929,…