Category: News

Atmore Author Lou Vickery Releases New Book

First founded in the 1860s, the City of Atmore has become a home for successful, creative individuals. One individual who has worked hard, and is making us proud, is Lou Vickery. He’s an Atmore native, former president of the Atmore Rotary Club, and retired Chairman of the Atmore Area Hall of Fame. About Lou Vickery… Read more

ECSS New Superintendent: Escambia County Update

On July 30, a special-called meeting of the Escambia County School System board was held in the main courtroom at the Escambia County Courthouse to vote for the successor of John Knott in the position of ECSS superintendent. Knott is retiring after seven years as chief administrator of county schools. The final candidates for consideration… Read more

World Tourism Day Is September 27!

Traveling is probably the best thing you can do in your spare time. It is a truly rewarding experience–you get to explore new places, learn about different cultures, experiment with unique food and drink, and discover a myriad of interesting stories from around the world. September 27 is World Tourism Day! It was first celebrated… Read more

Escambia County Seniors Participate in Annual Law Day

Over a year ago, the Alabama Supreme Court suspended all jury trials because of COVID-19. However, as the world reopens and goes back to normal, these trials have resumed. Fourteen Escambia County seniors were sworn in as jurors as part of the 2021 Law Day program as part of the first jury trial since courts… Read more

Job Opportunities in Atmore

Attention all Atmore job-seekers! Several local businesses are looking to grow their teams. Keep reading to learn more about these exciting employment opportunities and how accepting a local Atmore job can help grow our local economy. Economic Growth Leading to More Jobs In Atmore We are so thankful that local economic development in our area… Read more

Four Escambia County High School Students Receive Scholarships for Music

Every day, our local youth prove that they are going places in the world—just like these four Escambia County High School students. After working hard toward their goal, they are making the best of their opportunities.  Meet the Remarkable Students of Escambia County High School For his talent with his trumpet, Jahiem Bowens earned a… Read more

New Coastal Growers Facility in Atmore Industrial Park

It’s official. Atmore, Alabama is ready and set to grow its economy, and it’s all thanks to the mighty peanut and an $87 million investment.  The new Coastal Growers shelling facility recently broke ground in Atmore Industrial Park and is on the way to employ 150 full-time workers to serve as an epicenter for peanut… Read more

Atmore’s Historic Strand Theatre Receives Joint RCD $150K Grant

It was one century ago that the historic Strand Theatre came to life in downtown Atmore, living its glory days to draw film enthusiasts out for movie night from Atmore and the North Escambia area of Florida and Alabama counties. Residents recall fond memories of seeing their favorite blockbusters like Jaws, Valley of the Dolls,… Read more

Statewide Mask Order Extended

With COVID-19 having reached its one-year mark in its pandemic status, vaccination distribution is well under way. Many states have already lifted their mandated mask order for their residents and guests. Alabama is not one of them—yet. Governor Kay Ivey recently extended the Safer at Home Order, which includes a statewide mask requirement, until April… Read more