Obituaries, week of January 24, 2021
Patricia Ann Garrett Ms. Patricia Ann Garrett, age 77, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021.  She was born in Georgiana, Ala. to Obie Leon and Eva Lucille Jernigan Cobb and was a seamstress most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, James Leon Pettie.  Ms. Garrett is survived by her sons, William R. Pettie and Thomas Wilton Pettie of Brewton, Ala.; her…
2020: Year of the coronavirus
Top stories July through December July The county’s COVID count topped 500, with 13 deaths; Mayfest and A Taste of the South were canceled; and Unity in the Community was held in a drive-through fashion. A national coin shortage was also blamed on the virus. Former resident Scottie Rodgers was named Director of Communications for the Cotton Bowl Classic football game, while Woody McCorvey, also a former resident, was selected…
Financial, economic summit set
The Fair Housing Agency of Alabama, in partnership with the Allstate Foundation, will sponsor a community Financial Literacy / Economic Empowerment Summit on Friday, January 22, at Houston Avery Park, 200 Park Drive in Atmore, beginning at noon. This event will provide the information, resources and technologies that will help improve the financial and economic viability of individuals and families by enabling attendees to increase personal assets and financial options,…
Chili cookoff is back
Get ready to cook, taste Special to Atmore News After taking a brief hiatus in 2019 and again in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the Chili Cookoff is back. With a little bit of restructuring and a few safety precautions, the Chamber is ready to find Atmore’s best chili recipes Saturday, February 20, at Heritage Park. Entry into the event…
RP Star Students
The Rachel Patterson Elementary School Star Students for January are, from left, first row, Zariyah Oakley, Sebastian Holmes, Jordan Rogers, McKynlie Hayden, Tyler Brown, Ta’heria Peoples, Zaiden Rogers; second row, Serenity Tucker, Noah Rice, Layla Williams, Cordarius Blackmon, Serenity King, Myan Tolbert, Wyatt Conway; third row, Tihanna Nickson, Syaria Hudson, Cynai Redfearn, MaKenzie George, My’Zia Walker, Adriel Lewis, Taylen Shamberger.