Atmore News

Legion returning to business
Special to Atmore News American Legion Billy Glenn Rushing Post 90 is hosting a “Return to Business” social, Friday, April 30, beginning at 4:30 p.m.“It’s been over twelve months since the Post conducted general membership meetings and shared valuable social time with our membership,” Adjutant Paul Chason said. “To ‘kick-off’ a return to a more ‘normal’ year, our desire is to host all current, past, and potential members to our…
Band members receive scholarships
Escambia County High School band director Hayley Canterbury is always proud of her students, but she’s also proud for them when they receive college scholarships in music. Shown are four band members who were recently offered scholarships, from left, Jaelon Wilson, Alabama A&M; Tristan Ford, Huntingdon; Shakur Simmons, Alabama A&M; Jahier Bowens, Coastal Alabama Community College.
Volleyball star signs in N.C.
Jackson News Staff Report Atmore residents Sam and Betty Holly are proud grandparents these days. Their son, Atmore native Gerry Jackson and his wife Teresa are proud parents. The family is excited about Daija Jackson’s decision to commit to the University of North Carolina Greensboro.Daija has been a standout on the West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, N.C., as the senior middle hitter on the volleyball team. For Daija, playing in…
Griffin to retire, Booth named CEO
Griffin Booth Special to Atmore News The Escambia County Health Care Authority (ECHCA) Wednesday, April 7, the planned retirement of CEO Chris Griffin on June 30, 2021. Griffin joined the ECHCA in 2003 as the chief financial officer for D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital and subsequently served as the hospital’s chief operating officer prior to being named as McMillan’s hospital administrator in July of 2008. Griffin served as McMillan’s hospital administrator…
Atmore’s Coastal Growers named in governor’s report
Statewide, $4.8 billion in new investment in 2020 MONTGOMERY – Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, economic development activity across Alabama in 2020 generated close to $5 billion in new capital investment and almost 10,000 job commitments, Governor Kay Ivey announced last week.With significant growth projects recorded in key strategic industrial sectors, Governor Ivey said the activity will strengthen the foundations of Alabama’s economy and help accelerate the…