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The Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary encourages everyone to Paint Atmore Yellow with yellow bows and ribbons (available at local florists) to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day March 30. The Auxiliary is not holding a ceremony this year, but encourages the public to show their appreciation to the men and women who served in Vietnam. Saturday, March 23, Auxiliary member Jenny Hutto, left, and Auxiliary President Jackey Odom placed bows at Heritage…
ECHS Prom Promise
The driver fails a field sobriety test and is arrested A passenger “died” from his injuries By SHERRY DIGMONNews Publisher The Escambia County High School prom was held Friday, March 22. The prom began with lead-out in the school’s Hodnette Auditorium, then commenced at Wind Creek.But before the prom came Prom Promise Wednesday, March 20, an effort to make students think about their choices and the possible consequences. In order…
Felony arrests
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Kohutka Though few details were available, the Escambia County Detention Center (ECDC) website shows that an Atmore man was arrested on four felony charges March 20 by officers of a company that provides contract security services for the Alabama Department of Corrections.Jail records indicate that 36-year-old Ryan Allen Kohutka was booked into the facility by officers of Blue Knight Company. The company, made up almost…
Lack of quorum cancels Atmore council meeting
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Mayor Jim Staff and city council members Eunice Johnson (District 3) and Jerome Webster (District 2) were the only elected city officials to show up for the scheduled Monday, March 25, council meeting, forcing last-minute cancellation of the session.The lack of a quorum, which was just confirmed Monday morning, prompted Staff to declare that the meeting could not proceed, and the gathering was quickly adjourned.That…
Noon speaks at UB dinner
United Bank held the Annual Advisory Board Dinner Thursday, March 21. Guest speaker was Mark Noon who specializes in leadership development. Part of his presentation centered around generations in the workplace and the similarities and differences and motivation of each. Noon served 20 years in the U. S. Air Force, 12 years as an officer, retiring as a Major. He lives near Destin, Fla. Shown are, from left, UB Chairman…