MLK event

MLK memorial service
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore’s observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday ended Monday, January 20, with a memorial program that shifted between remembering King’s attempts to gain racial equality for people of color, to the slain Civil Rights icon’s dream of a “Beloved Community.” The ceremony, held at Emmanuel Faith Center, featured the standard pomp and circumstance. A cadre of cadets from Northview High School’s…
New MLK event – Flying high over the city
News Staff Report In addition to a prayer breakfast, a parade, and an after-parade program, this year’s Martin Luther King Day had yet another event – a new one for Atmore. Brandon Evans, accompanied by his wife, offered free plane rides from Atmore Municipal Airport. When the parade and program ended at Houston Avery Park, kids who wanted to fly were given a ride to the airport to board Evans’…
MLK Prayer Breakfast
Stallworth, Peterson presented awards By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer About 30 people attended this year’s Unity Prayer Breakfast, part of the local commemoration of the birthday of Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event, held January 19 at Atmore Community Hospital’s Mayson Auditorium, featured a hearty breakfast, a series of themed prayers from local and area ministers, and the presentation of two community service awards. Atmore…
MLK events
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Sandra Gray, president of Concerned Citizens of Atmore, announced during the January 14 Atmore City Council meeting the route for this year’s Martin Luther King Day parade and the scheduling of other events in honor of the iconic Civil Rights leader, who was assassinated in 1968. The memorial events will begin with the MLK Prayer Breakfast, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday,…