Urgent care construction to begin
Special to Atmore News The following press release was issued to Atmore News Wednesday, December 9: Escambia County (Ala.) – The Escambia County Health Care Authority (ECHCA) and Atmore Community Hospital (ACH) announced this week that construction of their new Urgent Care Clinic will begin in the first quarter of 2021. The new Urgent Care Clinic is planned to open in the 4th quarter of 2021 and will be conveniently…
Council OKs APD vehicle purchase
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members gave the green light during their Monday, December 14, meeting to the purchase of two used vehicles for the city police department. The council also took two matters under advisement and heard a request from District 3 Councilwoman Eunice Johnson for measures to enhance the public safety in her district. The only business item settled during the meeting was a…
Atmore’s Christmas parade
Santa arrives! Katelyn Barron accompanied Santa on the FNB&T float. By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher With an eye to the sky, organizers and participants moved ahead with the Chamber’s Annual Twilight Christmas Parade Saturday night, December 12. About an hour before parade start time, the rain came down. Then it let up. Then it drizzled a little more. But the parade rolled on time – much to everyone’s delight and…
Santa visiting Atmore next week
News Staff Report Apparently arriving in Atmore on his sleigh during the Christmas parade Saturday night, December 12, was not enough for Santa. He’s planning another trip to Atmore next week. Seems that Santa got in touch with the city of Atmore, the fire department, and the police department that he will travel the neighborhoods of Atmore next week before heading back to the North Pole to jump on his…
COVID closure
Contact tracing forces ECHS into virtual format By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writes Round 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic, a surge anticipated by health officials to evolve from Thanksgiving holiday gatherings, has forced Escambia County, Ala., school officials to implement, at least for the final week of pre-Christmas classes, a virtual-only format for Escambia County High School students. A message posted Sunday afternoon, December 13, to the school’s Facebook page…