Atmore News

Obituaries for the week of April 26, 2017
Mary Barbara Ricketts Jay Mrs. Mary Barbara Ricketts Jay, 75 years old, passed away Monday, April, 17, 2017, after a brief illness in Pensacola, Fla. She was born in Morganfield, Ky. to the late Williams and Margaret Ricketts. She joined the United States Navy in April 1964. She served with the United States Navy at the Surgical Clinic Navy Hospital until her honorable discharge in April 1967. She was very…
Band concerts coming up
The Escambia County High School Band Spring Concert will be held Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m., in the old gym at the school. Band director Hayley Cockrell announced that world famous composer Stephen Melillo is coming to Escambia County to work with band students. Mr. Melillo has been nominated numerous times for the Pulitzer Prize in music and has won three Telly and Ava awards for his visualized concerts. Hayley…
Pride of Atmore begins new initiative – Yard of the Month to be recognized
The Board of Directors of Pride of Atmore announces the creation of the Yard of the Month award program to show their appreciation and to recognize those homeowners who demonstrate superior effort in maintaining their property, and who, as a result, positively contribute to the overall appearance of Atmore. The program will award it first winner on May 1. The program will award monthly winners during the months of April…
ACH Auxiliary offers scholarship
Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary is offering scholarships to individuals pursuing studies in a medical-related field. Students must be currently enrolled in a healthcare program and must have completed at least one year at an accredited school. Graduate students will also be considered. Previous applicants may reapply. Students must live in the Atmore, Walnut Hill, Flomaton area. Applications may be picked up at Atmore Community Hospital Gift Shop or may be…
EA state track champs … again
The Escambia Academy Track Team continues their winning ways with their latest competition. The team won the AISA (Alabama Independent School Association) State Track Championship the third time in a row. The meet was held at the Gulf Shores Sports Complex Wednesday and Thursday, April 12 and 13. In addition to the overall team championship, there were other standouts among team members. Kris Brown was named the meet MVP for…