Pride of AtmoreDon Fletcher

Strand demolition
$3M restoration of historic theater finally under way By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer In order to save the Strand Theatre, it is necessary to destroy the Strand Theatre. Or at least a large portion of it. To restore the Strand to its former architectural glory, crews from Daphne-based Virginia Wrecking Co. began last week the process of knocking down or ripping out the back wall, seats, ceilings and all…
Strand demolition
Members of Pride of Atmore Committee met at the Strand Theatre Monday, January 27, to mark the interior demolition of the historic building, the start of a restoration project that is the lynchpin of the downtown revitalization project. Shown, from left, Amanda Thompson, Joyce Petty, Tom Tschida, Emilee Waters, Dale Ash, Bub Gideons, Stephanie Barnes, Stephanie Rolin, Dawn Skipper, Myrna Monroe and Cindy Colville.
APCO grant will buy trees for Houston Avery Park
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The oaks and other trees planted in Atmore’s Houston Avery Park will soon have some company, thanks to the state’s largest provider of electricity and two local special-interest committees. The new flora will be paid for with funds from an $875 Alabama Power Foundation Good Roots Grant that was recently awarded to Pride of Atmore Committee. The Good Roots program is a partnership between…
GWCU donates to Pride of Atmore
Gulf Winds Credit Union presented a check for $25,000 to Pride of Atmore’s Save the Strand campaign Monday, December 9. The campaign is part of Pride’s revitalization of downtown Atmore. The check was presented by Gulf Winds personnel to members of Pride of Atmore. Shown are, from left, Emilee Waters, Tom Tschida, Myrna Monroe, Bub Gideons, Cindy Colville, Foster Kizer, Dale Johnson, Emily Dykes, LeeAnn Allen, and Frank Giammaria.