Medal of Honor dedication ceremony is this Saturday
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7016 in Atmore will hold dedication and unveiling of “The MOH Recipients” road signs in honor of William Seay and Sidney Manning, Escambia County’s two Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, Saturday, December 5, 10 a.m., in the Atmore City Hall auditorium. Social distancing and masks are required.
Obituaries, week of December 6, 2020
Myrtle Dolores Combs Combs Mrs. Myrtle Dolores Combs, age 82, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 in Jackson, Miss. She was a native of Macon, Ga., former resident of Brooksville, Fla. and Atmore, Ala. and had resided in Brandon, Miss. for the past two years. She was a Chaplain with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Alabama Chapter and member of the Red Hat Society. She was a retired CNA,…
Sending Christmas to the world
Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are on their way from Atmore. Collection was held last week at Grace Fellowship. Janet Armstrong, a volunteer with OCC logistics, reports that in the tri-county area – Escambia, Monroe and Conecuh – they collected 4,981 shoeboxes. Janet Armstrong, left, and Linda Nyce are shown with a portion of the boxes packed and ready to go. Volunteers who loaded the truck included Escambia County High School…
Food distribution
Shantel Sanders, left, brings more bags of food items to the distribution point as Alphonso McMillian, center, and Shawn Lassiter, right, prepare to hand them out during the Women of Vision’s November 21 food distribution at Rachel Patterson Elementary School. The organization reportedly handed out more than 100 bags and boxes of groceries during the pre-Thanksgiving event.
Jury term cancelled
Special to Atmore News The following press release was issued by the Office of John Robert Fountain, Escambia County Circuit Clerk: Please be advised that the December 14, 2020 jury term has been cancelled due to the recent increase in positive COVID 19 tests in Escambia County. If you received a jury summons to the December 14 jury term, please disregard that notice. The Escambia County court system is pursuing…