Special to Atmore News The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Class of 2020-21 applications for its leadership development programs – Youth Leadership Atmore, Chamber Ambassadors, and Leadership Atmore. These Chamber leadership programs prioritize creating spaces where diverse perspectives can come together to learn, grow, and push the community forward. Youth Leadership Atmore A project created by class members of Leadership Atmore 1995, it is a youth leadership…
The crowd at Escambia County High School’s graduation was a fraction of the normal size as each graduate was given four tickets for family and friends. In the bleachers, those attending sat with their group at a distance from others. Valedictorian Kayley Johnson, wearing her mask, is shown leading seniors to the stadium. Commencement was held Thursday, May 21.
Rather than gather in the bleachers to watch Escambia Academy’s graduation this year, families sat with their graduates in tents on the football field. Tents were arranged to maintain social distancing guidelines. Commencement was held Thursday, May 21.
Several members of American Legion Post 90 spent Friday morning, May 22 putting flags out around town for Memorial Day. Shown in front of Atmore News on Main Street are, from left, Harold Madison, Billy Elder, Paul Chason, Dave Graham, and Joel Mackety. Not pictured is Maggie Graham who drove one of the trucks to help get the flags out.
Well wishers participated in a drive-by birthday celebration Thursday, May 21, for Bishop Willie L. Williams, founder and pastor of Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church in Atmore. Word has it that Bishop Williams is the oldest active African American pastor in Atmore – age 82 – and the pastor who has filled a pulpit the longest.