Santa in the Park a huge success
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A crowd estimated at nearly 500, most of them wide-eyed youngsters, flocked to Heritage Park on Saturday, December 7, to enjoy Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Santa in the Park event. A line that kept growing extended from the front of Atmore Welcome Center to the park’s lighted tunnel as eager children and their parents waited for a photo with Santa, who arrived…
Armed robbery
Police seek suspect in Circle K holdup  By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore police continued this week their search for a young black man who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint early Saturday, December 7. According to a press release issued Monday by Police Chief Chuck Brooks, police were called to the Kangaroo Express (Circle K) store at 901 West Nashville Avenue, where a clerk reported that a…
Local Lions mark 92nd year with Charter Night Dinner
Special to Atmore News The Atmore Lions Club held its 92nd Charter Night Dinner at First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, December 3. Charter Night is a birthday celebration honoring the club and its members for their service to the community and the general history of the Atmore Lions Club, one of Alabama’s longest-serving Lions Clubs. The dinner meeting started with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to a different type…
Substitute training set
The Escambia County Board of Education is hosting a FREE substitute personnel training session Friday, December 13, 9 a.m., Atmore Central Office, 501 S. Pensacola Avenue, Atmore. If you are currently on the substitute list for the school district and/or wish to become a substitute teacher, teacher assistant, secretary, cafeteria worker, bus driver or custodian, you must attend this training before you can begin subbing for the 2019-2020 school year.…