Atmore News

Obituaries, week of May 23, 2021
Jessie L. Wiggins        Ms. Jessie L. Wiggins, age 90, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away Monday, May 17, 2021 in Pensacola, Fla. She was born in Bratt, Fla. to the late Robert and Addie Cooper Wiggins.  She was a graduate of Ernest Ward High School. She was a secretary at Bratt Elementary School for many years then continued her career with Escambia County School District Office in Pensacola where she retired from the…
‘Tails & Tales’ at the library
The Atmore Public Library’s summer reading program kicks off Friday, June 4. This year’s theme is Tails & Tales.Programs will be held every Friday in June at 10 a.m., and all will be held outside.June 4 – Portable Petting ZooJune 11 – Poodle ShowJune 18 – Wild West Rope ShowJune 25 – Juggle Class (must pre-register) and awards program
Yellow Hats meet
Members of the Yellow Hat Society met for their monthly luncheon recently. The event was even more special because “a spiritual lady” in the community donated new shirts to the group to show her appreciation for the Society’s kindness and goodwill. Shown are, from left, Teresa Dees, Vasaroy Johnson, Janice Reynolds, Vonda Bynum, Lillie Johnson, Ruthie Adams and Ann Lawrence. Not pictured are Shelia Johnson-Williams, Paulette Johnson, Bub Gideons, Tonyaneka…
2 from Atmore graduate UWA
The University of West Alabama held spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 8, in Tiger Stadium, with President Ken Tucker conferring degrees. The nearly 700 students in the graduating class represent some 25 states across the U.S. and abroad.Among the graduates are two from Atmore:*Sharon Murphy Bachelor of Science, Psychology Andrew Sasser, Bachelor of Science, Integrated Marketing Communications
Walkers raise awareness
Participants in the Walk. Organizer Marlo Young is at front right. Rev. Donzell Young is to her right. By SHERRY DIGMONNews Publisher “Stop the stigma!” was the chant as participants in the Mental Health Awareness Walk held Saturday in Atmore left the former YMCA building and made their way to Tom Byrne Park.The walk was organized by Marlo Young, M.S., Mental Health Service Coordinator, Escambia County School System, to raise…