Obituaries, week of March 28, 2021
Frances Drew Smith Smith Mrs. Frances Drew Smith, age 90, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021. She was born in Monroe County, Ala., to the late Issac and Maggie Marshall Ardis. She dedicated sixty one years of her life to nursing. She was a member of Brooks Memorial Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Charles Drew; her second husband, Walter…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
News Staff Report The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the board meeting Thursday, March 18. Leave of absence 1. Eva Rowland, school bookkeeper, Escambia County High School, leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, effective January 4, 2021 through January 15, 2021 2. Geneva Chavers, 6-hour lunchroom worker, Escambia County High School, medical leave of absence, effective January…
Block party Saturday for local kids
Special to Atmore News AD’s Heartbeat, formed to help make life better for everyone in the Atmore community, will host a block party this Saturday, March 27, at West Park (also known as Conoco Park). The party, which will get under way at 3 p.m. and last “until,” is an alternative to Spring Break for local youngsters, according to Adonis Williams, who founded AD’s Heartbeat. The afternoon of fun will…
Grant-In-Aid available for future teachers
The Gamma Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, whose purpose is to promote professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education and to lead women educators to impact education nationwide, announces the Annie Ruth Whitten Grant-In-Aid for high school senior girls who have chosen to go into the field of education. This grant-in-aid will be at least $150. Interested future teachers should complete an application,…