Atmore News

Local group lobbies for ‘super prison’
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A contingent of five local and area officials carried high hopes but a low degree of certainty into a January 3 meeting with Gov. Kay Ivey’s Chief of Staff Jo Bonner and other senior staff members on the possibility that one of the state’s three proposed “super prisons” would be located just outside Atmore. They left the meeting as uncertain as they had arrived,…
Obituaries, week of 10-06-19
Hazel Louise Quimby Jones Mrs. Hazel Louise Quimby Jones, 96, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at her residence. She born in Vocation, Ala. to the late Walter Samuel and Lizzie Mae Coley. She was a graduate of Auburn University, She was a school teacher in her early years and then worked as a Case Welfare Worker with the State of Alabama until retirement. She was preceded in…
Meet Cleo
She is looking for a home Beautiful Cleo is a two-year-old domestic shorthair orange tabby looking for her “furever” home. Cleo is a very sweet and loving girl who loves to snuggle up and purr, but also loves to play. If you are looking for an awesome kitty to keep your lap warm and to keep you company, Cleo is just the “furbaby” you need. She is up to date…
Knott named district superintendent of the year
Finalist for state award Special to Atmore News Montgomery, Ala. – School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) is proud announces the school superintendents who are finalists for the Alabama 2020 Superintendent of the Year. The Superintendent of the Year finalists include from District 1, John Knott, Escambia County; District 2, Dr. Avis Williams, Selma City; District 3, Dr. Rick McInturf, Ozark City; District 4, Dr. Chuck Ledbetter, Pike Road City; District…
Atmore News schedule
Working around the holidays By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer At Atmore News, we often work around holidays, but we’re in a unique situation this month with Christmas falling on a Tuesday, which is our print and delivery day. Several weeks ago, we began talking with Bo Bolton, owner of the Monroe Journal where our paper is printed. Bo is shutting down the press Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and…