Atmore News

Obituaries, week of February 1, 2023
Sylvia J. Harrell Mrs. Sylvia J. Harrell, age 82, of Atmore, Ala., passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023.  She was born in Bratt, Fla. to Otis A. and Jessie “Catherine” Byrd Barnes.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Aubrey Ray Harrell, Sr.; her son, Donald Barnes and her siblings, Sylvester Barnes, Hollis Terry Barnes, Henry E. “Pete” Barnes, Wyvonne Barnes, Barbara Hendrix and Opal Morris.…
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By Atmore News Staff Romantic return Dean and Cindy Fournier of Atmore have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melanie Fournier, to David Dobson, son of Tyra Livingston of Atmore and Matthew Dobson of Jay, Fla. The young realtor said Melanie officially became his bride-to-be after he took her to Escambia Academy and proposed to her at the site where six years ago he had asked her…
EREC lineworkers commit to career
From left, Kyle Strickling, Ryan Campbell, Tyler Prescott Special to Atmore News Lineworkers often work non-traditional hours, outdoors in difficult conditions. While the job does not require a college degree, it does require technical skills, years of training and hands-on learning.Becoming a journeyman lineworker can take more than 7,000 hours of training because working with high-voltage equipment requires specialized skills, experience, and ongoing mental toughness. Shortcuts are not an option…
Two Escambia County teachers honored, in running for Alabama Teacher of the Year
Teacher of the Year Thomas Fischer and Superintendent Michele McClung From left, WSNES Principal Sandra Reid, Teacher of the Year Rachel Wiggins, Superintendent Michele McClung By RANDY TATANOSpecial to Atmore News Escambia County Schools has chosen its top teachers in the system and entered them in the competition to determine the best teachers in the state.W.S. Neal Elementary School second grade teacher Rachel Wiggins was honored as the county’s Elementary…