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AFA, Albritton hosting ‘Back the Blue’ tour

The Alabama Forestry Association is coming to Escambia County next Thurs., June 24, as a part of the ... Read more | Add your comment

Wild West Rope Show delights young readers

The Wild West Rope Show delighted young readers during the Atmore Public Library’s Summer Reading Program this morning. ... Read more | Add your comment

EMA director: Rainfall, flash flooding greatest threat from storm

The potential tropical cyclone three is continuing to move across the central Gulf of Mexico and is expected ... Read more | Add your comment

Summer Kickoff event held

The sounds of the Tip Tops echoed off of the buildings downtown Atmore Thursday night during the Summer ... 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.

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Atmore Lions announce 2021-22 officers

The Atmore Lions Club recently announced its 2021-22 officers. The officers are Taylor Helton Lee, president; Chuck Brooks, vice president; Kevin Garrett, second vice president; ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:26 pm

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Flash flood watch issued for Atmore area

A flash flood watch has been issued for the Atmore area through Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service. Beginning tomorrow, Fri., June 18, ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:19 pm

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Ivey announces weatherization grant

Gov. Kay Ivey announced today the awarding of $2.9 million to assist low-income, elderly and disabled residents to help make their homes more energy efficient. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:59 pm

Sports

Big show back at Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources The big show will be back for the 88th annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:29 am

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Alabama Power offering interactive outage app

Customers of Alabama Power Company will now have access to information concerning power outages — just in time for hurricane season. APCO officials have established ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:47 pm

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Pace, Fla. woman arrested on trafficking, paraphernalia charges

A Pace, Fla. woman was arrested June 12 on drug trafficking and paraphernalia charges, according to the Atmore Police Department. Chief Chuck Brooks said at ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:25 am

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City OKs new cameras downtown

The Atmore City Council adopted a resolution to replace existing cameras downtown with new ones during its meeting on Monday. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:25 am

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BOE approves personnel recommendations

The Escambia County School System approved personnel recommendations during its board of education meeting on June 8. The following personnel recommendation by action were approved: ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:24 am

Columnists

Inflation is killing working class

By Rep. Jerry Carl I’m old enough to remember the horrible inflation during the 1970s, and I hope we never live through something like that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:17 am

Cal Ripken Baseball

Atmore 8U All-Stars finish 1-2 at district tournament

Atmore’s 8U Cal Ripken All-Stars finished 1-2 at the District 7 Tournament last weekend in Excel. Atmore defeated Monroe County 10-7 in the first game ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:16 am

Cal Ripken Baseball

Flomaton 12Us win district

Flomaton’s 12U Cal Ripken All-Stars defeated Atmore 10-0 June 12 to claim the District 7 Championship. The three-team tournament was held over two days, and ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:15 am

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COVID: ECHA reports 16 additional cases since June 8 report

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced June 15 that 1,647 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals. The latest number is ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:10 am

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Atmore Rotary Club donates to ‘Shop with a Cop’ event

The Atmore Rotary Club recently made a donation to the Atmore Police Department’s Shop with a Cop event. The shop with a cop event allows ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Monday, June 14, 2021 10:42 am

Sports

Flomaton’s Lassiter selected to 3A All-State softball team

Flomaton junior shortstop Jalia Lassiter was selected to the first team of the Class 3A 2021 ASWA Softball All-State Team as an infielder, according to ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:01 am

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AFD, APD make donation to The Forgotten Initiative

Proceeds from the Battle of the Badges Charity Softball Game were donated June 10 to The Forgotten Initiative, a local charity. TFI helps support the ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, June 11, 2021 1:50 pm

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Come hang out at Café 251

Everybody is welcome at Atmore’s newest restaurant. Café 251 Coffee and Eatery, located on Church Street just down from the American Legion Post 90, opened ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, June 11, 2021 12:24 pm

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ACH to hold healthy living presentation

ACH Complete Care is holding a guide to healthy living presentation Thurs., July 18, in Mayson Auditorium at Atmore Community Hospital. The presentation will be ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 11:33 am

Sports

CFP committee submits playoff expansion proposal

The College Football Playoff (CFP) today announced that one of its management committees presented a proposal to change the current four-team format to a 12-team ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:40 pm

Sports

Logging Crew Protects Turkey Nest, Observes Hatch

By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Logging crews in Alabama have wildlife encounters on a regular basis as they harvest one ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:04 pm

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AASB holds input meetings in search of new superintendent

Between 35-40 Atmore-area Escambia County School System (ECSS) stakeholders shared their input June 7 during a meeting at Escambia County High School on what their ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:11 pm

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EA senior attending girls state

Escambia Academy rising senior Jamison Janes is attending the 79th annual American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State Program this week on the campus of the University ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:08 pm

Columnists

Can we get some clarification?

By Rep. Jerry Carl As our country continues to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, I am reminded of the American resilience that has guided us ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:01 pm

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Jack’s celebrates ribbon cutting, grand opening

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by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:53 pm

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GECA to present ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ beginning next week

The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts (GECA) is presenting “The Beverly Hillbillies” June 17-20 and June 24-27. Tickets, which are being sold now, are ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:10 pm

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ECHA reports 1 additional COVID case since June 4

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced June 8 that 1,631 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals. The latest number is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:14 am