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APL summer reading program
The theme for this year’s Atmore Public Library summer reading program is “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” each Friday in June at 10 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Children ages 5-12 will be able to participate in the reading contest.The schedule is as follows:June 7: Poodle ShowJune 14: Wild West Rope ShowJune 21: Animal TalesJune 28: Awards Day / Petting Zoo
NAM’s Miss Alabama
Atmore resident Sara Milliken (center), winner of the Miss Alabama title in the recent National American Miss pageant, posed with city officials during the June 1 ribbon cutting for Atmore’s Arts & Entertainment District. It was a case of “third time lucky” for the 23-year-old local woman, daughter of Lisa Milliken and the late Larry Milliken. She had twice before entered the pageant without placing. Shown from left, City Councilwoman…
BOE votes on CSFO, new principals
News Staff Report The Escambia County Board of Education is keeping its collective fingers crossed that the county school system will soon have a new chief accountant to look after its finances. Board members voted during a special called meeting held Monday, June 3, at the Brewton Central Office to offer the job to Avery Ford, currently the Chief Schools Financial Officer (CSFO) for Conecuh County. Ford was chosen by…
Mule leads city police on low-speed chase across town
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Police Department reports show that APD patrol cruisers, with blue lights flashing and an occasional blip from a siren, followed a runaway horse from South Presley Street to Brown Street last Sunday (May 26), trying to recapture the stubborn animal, which some witnesses identified as a mule, not a horse. The low-speed chase began when emergency dispatchers relayed reports of a horse trotting…