Atmore News

Obituaries, week of February 8, 2023
Wilbur L. Walton, Jr. Mr. Wilbur L. Walton, Jr., age 81, of Dothan, Ala., passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2023 after an extended illness. He was born to the late Dr. and Mrs. Wilbur L. Walton. He was a 1959 graduate of Dothan High School. He attended the University of Alabama and a member Sigma Nu Fraternity. He later became the lead vocalist in the band “The James Gang.” Their…
Park shooting
APD chief: ‘Senseless acts’ won’t be tolerated By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore police have still not reported an arrest in the shooting that took place last Wednesday night (January 25) at a municipal park, but Police Chief Chuck Brooks said his department will not let up in its investigation into the “senseless” incident.“This was a senseless act of violence that will not be tolerated,” Brooks said this week of…
‘Shear’ pleasure
Local beautician puts down scissors after 40-plus years Dannie snips away at Artie Brown’s hair for the last time. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer “In Penny Lane there’s a barber showing photographs of every head he’s had the pleasure to know…” Unlike the barber in the Beatles song, Dannie Bradley doesn’t have photographs of all the heads she’s ever washed, clipped, cut or curled. If she did, they would probably…
Got a memory of the Strand?
Share it with us ! By SHERRY DIGMONNews Publisher On February 25, the Strand Theater will officially reopen. The Pride of Atmore Board started the renovation process … well, a good while back.It’s safe to say if you grew up in Atmore, you have memories of the Strand back in the day. Maybe you worked there. Maybe you met your future spouse there. Or as one friend of ours told…
Who’s News?
By Atmore News Staff Big dayWednesday will be a big day for Escambia County High School, as more than a half-dozen senior football players are expected to formally accept scholarships or partial scholarships, grants-in-aid and other offers made by an array of colleges, universities and prep schools from around the country. Recruiters and head coaches — many from Division I schools — have visited Atmore in the past month or…