Obituaries, week of May 16, 2021
Carolyn S. Smith Smith Mrs. Carolyn S. Smith, age 88, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  She was born in Atmore to the late Jackson Lafayette and Thelma Viola Bratcher Sharpless.  She was very talented at cross stitching and loved baking. She was a member of McRae United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bruce Smith; her siblings, Waldine Sharpless Argroves,…
Johnson elected VP of statewide association
Johnson Special to Atmore News Vince Johnson of Flomaton has been elected vice president of the Alabama Rural Electric Association Board of Directors. Johnson, president and CEO of Southern Pine Electric Cooperative, also will serve on the association’s safety and compliance committee.Johnson was elected to the two-year position at AREA’s 74th annual meeting held virtually April 8 at the AREA headquarters in Montgomery. Other officers elected were Tommie Werneth of…
Raising mental health awareness
Escambia County Middle School students and faculty held a balloon release Friday, May 7, at noon, for Mental Health Awareness. Marlo Young, M.S., Mental Health Service Coordinator, Escambia County School System, has organized the Mental Health Awareness Walk to be held this Saturday, May 15, 8 a.m., beginning at the old YMCA on Pensacola Avenue and ending at Tom Byrne Park. MHA shirts can be purchased at Allegiance Apparel &…
Remembering Mickey Cannon
Canon at ECHS ECHS 1965-66 Basketball Team Captain Mickey Cannon, fourth from right, was the heart of every team he ever played on or coached. By Dixie Hill In my eyes Coach Mickey Cannon, who was laid to rest in Atmore’s Oak Hill Cemetery on May 11, was the essence of the “All Around Best Athlete.” He excelled in football, basketball, baseball, swimming, and tennis. That was about the extent…