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Cafe 251 holds ribbon cutting

The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting of Cafe 251 this afternoon. The new restaurant ... Read more | Add your comment

Yellow Hats Society celebrates ribbon cutting

The Yellow Hats Society (YHS) celebrated its ribbon cutting on July 28 at the mural beside the Atmore ... Read more | Add your comment

ALEA to participate in Operation SafeDRIVE

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) announced Aug. 2 it will join forces with other state law enforcement ... Read more | Add your comment

ECSS to participate in CEP

Program provides breakfast, lunch to enrolled students at no charge Escambia County School System officials announced recently its ... Read more | Add your comment

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Showers, T-storms to develop across coastal areas today, tonight

Showers and thunderstorms are forecasted to develop across coastal areas this afternoon and early evening, according to the National Weather Service. “These storms will spread ... Read more | Add your comment

by Andrew Garner.

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City council approves grass, weed cost reports

The Atmore City Counci approved cost reports for grass and weed nuisances during its March 22 meeting. Last November, the city council adopted resolution 2020-30, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Andrew Garner.

Escambia Academy

EA, Flomaton ranked in preseason ASWA poll

Two Escambia County high school football teams were ranked in the Alabama Sports Writers Association preseason rankings, which were released today. Escambia Academy is ranked ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Sunday, August 1, 2021 5:00 am

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McClung named next ECSS superintendent

Michele M. McClung was tapped as the new superintendent of education for the Escambia County School System this afternoon during a special-called meeting of the ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Friday, July 30, 2021 4:03 pm

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Heat index to reach 109 degrees today

The heat index is slated to be 109 degrees today for the Atmore area, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS has issued a ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, July 30, 2021 11:49 am

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‘Goonies’ to play tonight at SMM

“The Goonies” will be tonight’s feature film at the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Movie Madness (SMM) event at Heritage Park. The film will ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, July 30, 2021 10:39 am

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Candidates interview for ECSS superintendent seat

Six candidates held interviews for the Escambia County School System superintendent’s position at Flomaton High School July 26-27 and 29. Each day, the candidates toured ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, July 30, 2021 10:22 am

News

Louisiana juveniles arrested for receiving stolen property, marijuana possession

Two Louisiana juveniles were charged with receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana after a felony traffic stop on July 29, according to the Baldwin ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:30 am

Escambia County High School

Coastal Media Days

4 local teams participate in annual gathering of 15 football teams Local high school coaches and players gave their thoughts on the upcoming 2021 football ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:39 am

Columnists

Vaccination is important then, now

My best friend Kendra Majors, sent me a reminder of a quote I said some nine years ago. The reminder said the following: Favorite quote ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:32 am

Columnists

Standing with Cuban people in fight for freedom

By Rep. Jerry Carl For the past few weeks, the world has watched as thousands of Cuban citizens have taken to the streets to protest ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:32 am

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ADPH warns of heat-related illness

With heat indices rising into triple digits, the Alabama Department of Public Health advises the public to be alert to the warning signs of heat ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:57 pm

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Reader’s choice voting round starts Aug. 2

With over 1,200 nominations, the Atmore Advance’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards is ready to enter a new and exciting stage — the voting round. After ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:40 pm

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Cottrell: Vaccine best defense against virus

In a matter of just three weeks, Alabama’s number of positive cases of COVID-19 jumped to 12 times the number of cases reported as of ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:38 pm

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McDavid, Fla. woman uninjured in wreck

A McDavid, Fla. woman was uninjured in a single-vehicle wreck on South Main Street on July 20, according to the Atmore Police Department. Chief Chuck ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:36 pm

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Fountain correctional officer assaulted by inmate

A Fountain correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate on July 26, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections. Deputy to the Chief of Staff ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 1:14 pm

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Dykes promoted to assistant VP of mortgage ops at Gulf Winds

Emily Dykes has been promoted to the position of assistant vice president of mortgage operations at Gulf Winds, according to a release. Dykes has served ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:23 am

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Vaccines available from county health department

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority (ECHCA) announced today that the county health department is giving out vaccines for COVID-19 as confirmed cases rise in the ... Read more

by shelbybark, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 5:19 pm

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ECHCA: 54 new COVID cases reported since July 20

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced July 27 that 1,744 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals. The latest number is ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1:19 pm

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Back to School Boost drive-thru helps many

A volunteer inched a little closer to a vehicle and began to pray. That’s one thing that took place at the Back to School Boost ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Saturday, July 24, 2021 4:07 pm

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Community Fun Day held

The heat didn’t deter residents to come out to the Atmore Community Fun Day on Saturday in the Patterson Street Community. The fun day, sponsored ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Saturday, July 24, 2021 4:04 pm

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ECHCA announces new ambulance service contracts

The Escambia County Health Care Authority (ECHCA) today announced it has reached agreement with Medstar to provide comprehensive 24/7 ground ambulance coverage for the greater ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 1:05 pm

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ECSS board irons out interview plan for next week

Members of the Escambia County School Board met on Thursday to put a plan in place to interview candidates for the superintendent position. Following advice ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Friday, July 23, 2021 9:03 am

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Flomaton students attend Boys State

Two Flomaton High School rising seniors attended the 84th annual American Legion Alabama Boys State at the University of Alabama. American Legion Alabama Boys State ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:11 pm

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Free college classes available for fall at CACC

Coastal Alabama Community College is dedicating $8 million in CARES Act funds to help students continue their education through the Coastal Cares Grant program. All ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:29 pm

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Treasured Cosmetics LLC celebrates ribbon cutting

Treasured Cosmetics LLC celebrated its ribbon cutting this morning. The new cosmetics shop is located at 100 N. Main St. in the Liles Building. Shown ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:06 pm

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ECSS: Staggered start slated for school year

Escambia County School System officials announced recently that schools will have staggered starts for the upcoming year. Students with last names beginning with letters A-M ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10:18 am