Stomp the Yard is Saturday
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Kirk Jay, who reached the finals among singers on television’s The Voice last year, will be the featured performer for Destiny Worship Center’s 14th annual Stomp the Yard event. The annual free “gathering of gifted youth” will take place from noon until 5 p.m. this Saturday, October 5, at Atmore’s Houston Avery Park. Jay, from Bay Minette, performed with country stars Blake Shelton (whose…
Joe Hall passes away
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher Immediately, the prayers started. By the dozens, by the hundreds. Joe “Cowboy” Hall’s illness was the focus of Facebook postings for several days and nights. The prayers for healing became prayers for the family when Joe passed away Tuesday, September 24. His healing came – but not here. Cowboy was the community’s friend and helper. Most recently, he and his wife Lauri became the face…
Off the table
County opposition forces city to scrap annexation plan By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer On September 16, during an informal Atmore City Council workshop, city officials seemed excited about a proposed long-term plan to annex into the city most of the non-residential properties located between downtown Atmore and the Rivercane retail and industrial park, linking the community’s two largest commercial areas. Now, after Escambia County Commissioners expressed opposition to the…
It’s homecoming week!
News Staff Report Two area schools are celebrating homecoming this week. It’s a time for classmates to come home and rekindle old friendships and share memories. Another school holds their reunion on the same day, and classmates across the grades get together. ECHS Escambia County High School students have had homecoming activities all week, but Friday is homecoming day. The schedule Friday is as follows: Alumni Tea – 8:30 a.m.…
Shooter arrested
Atmore man charged in Jimbos Road ambush By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks announced Monday (September 30) that city police have made an arrest in the September 24 shooting death of 23-year-old Roderick Lynn “Thumper” Watkins. Brooks said APD investigators arrested 23-year-old Anthony Jerome English of Atmore on Monday at an undisclosed location in Monroeville. He is charged with murder. The police chief said around…