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Mental Health Awareness Walk held

A Mental Health Awareness Walk was held today. Participants walked from the old YMCA building to Tom Byrne ... Read more | Add your comment

Plane makes hard belly landing at airport, no injuries

A single-engine fixed-wing airplane made a hard belly landing late this afternoon on the runway of the Atmore ... Read more | Add your comment

ECHS holds class day

More than $8M in scholarships awarded to senior class More than $8 million of scholarships were awarded to ... Read more | Add your comment

ECHA reports 1 additional case since May 11

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced today that 1,615 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its ... Read more | Add your comment

Atmore

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.

Atmore

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.

Atmore

Atmore juvenile dies in crash Friday night

An Atmore juvenile died in a single-vehicle crash May 14 on Atmosphere Road, according to the Alabama Law Enforecement Agency. Cpl. Jeremy Burkett said in ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:45 am

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Nursing home, hospital associations still under mask requirements

A day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may go maskless in most ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 14, 2021 12:04 pm

Atmore

Fully vaccinated? Resume activities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that those who are fully vaccinated can resume activities they did prior to the pandemic. ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, May 13, 2021 3:23 pm

Atmore

Lunchroom workers, thanks

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by Andrew Garner, Thursday, May 13, 2021 3:14 pm

Escambia County High School

ECHS to play spring game Friday

Blue Devils release 2021 football schedule Escambia County’s football team is about to end spring practice tomorrow night as it takes on Chickasaw and B.C. ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:34 pm

Atmore

Vaccine eligibility expanded to those 12 and older

Gov. Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama is expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include individuals age 12 and older, effective immediately. On Monday, the U.S. ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:05 am

Atmore

City recognizes small biz week

The Atmore City Council recognized May 10-14, 2021 as Small Business Week in the city during its most-recent meeting on May 10. Mayor Jim Staff ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:34 pm

Atmore

Commission approves library appointment

The Escambia County Commission approved the appointment of a new member to the board of the Escambia County Cooperative Library System. Commissioner Karean Reynolds nominated ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:31 pm

Atmore

APL summer reading program to begin June 4

Atmore Public Library’s summer reading program will begin on June 4. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales.” The programs are held every Friday in ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:33 am

Atmore

ECHA reports 3 additional cases since May 7

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced May 11 that 1,614 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals. The latest number is ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:06 pm

Atmore

Gas stations seeing long lines as people fill up

Local gas stations had lines of cars waiting to get gas Monday afternoon, days after a cyberattack was activated on an operator of a major ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 5:28 pm

Atmore

Unemployment benefits set to change for Alabama residents

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama will end its participation in all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs effective June 19, 2021 including: Federal ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 2:19 pm

Atmore

EA holds Honor’s Day program

Escambia Academy held its Honors Day program for its middle and high schools. The Atmore Rotary Club Academic All-Stars were recognized; the Alabama Boys and ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Monday, May 10, 2021 2:10 pm

Atmore

Rotary Club holds benefit clay shoot

The Atmore Rotary Club held its annual Benefit Clay Shoot today at Bushy Creek Clays. Teams turned out on a beautiful day for the shoot. ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:11 pm

Northview

Landis’s 2-hitter helps Chief advance to regional final

Northview’s Josh Landis threw a two-hitter, striking out three in a complete game shutout to help lift the Chiefs to a 6-0 victory over Paxton, ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, May 7, 2021 10:09 pm

Atmore

Lowery named ACH administrator

Atmore Community Hospital (ACH) announced May 7 that Bradley Lowery has been named administrator of the hospital. Lowery’s position was effective May 1, 2021. In ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, May 7, 2021 5:46 pm

Atmore

ECHA reports 2 additional COVID cases from hospitals in latest report

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced today that 1,611 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals. The latest number is an ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, May 7, 2021 5:36 pm

Atmore

RPES names April Star Students

Rachel Patterson Elementary School named its Star Students for April recently. Shown in the front row from R to L: Kamden Turner, Treasure Jones, Alayna ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, May 7, 2021 1:46 pm

Escambia County High School

Candlelight vigil held in memory, honor of ECHS coach

A friend. A mentor. A son. Those were just a few words of many used to describe Escambia County basketball and assistant football coach John ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:44 pm

Sports

Lassiter, Hart selected for All-Star teams

Flomaton’s Jalia Lassiter and T.R. Miller’s Miller Hart were selected for the South All-Star Softball and Baseball team, respectively. The teams were selected for the ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:53 pm

Atmore

2021 Law Day program held

Fourteen seniors participated as jurors today in the first official jury trial since the Alabama Supreme Court suspended trials because of the pandemic more than ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:01 pm

Atmore

Day of Prayer held today

As Willonette Hammond blew the shofar, the call to prayer was answered. Several local pastors and residents participated in the National Day of Prayer service May ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:58 pm

Atmore

Comfort Care Hospice named May Business of Month

The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce named Comfort Care Hospice as the Business of the Month for May. “Comfort Care Hospice continually gives back to ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:51 pm

Columnists

Kudos to Mayfest organizers for fun festival

Kudos goes out to the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and volunteers who helped make Mayfest 2021 a success. Last Saturday, a lot of people ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:48 pm

Columnists

What has he done while in office?

By Rep. Jerry Carl When President Joe Biden ran for office, he promised to work in a bipartisan manner for the betterment of all Americans. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:48 pm