Two die in weekend head-on collision on Alabama interstate
A Texas man and a Georgia man died in an early morning head-on collision Saturday. The two-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 65 near the 51-mile marker 12 miles south of Atmore, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Sgt. Jeremy Burkett said in a release...
Gulf Breeze, Fla. man arrested on drug charges
A Gulf Breeze, Fla. man was arrested Nov. 23 on drug charges, according to the Atmore Police Department. Public Information officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that William Fite, 55, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. McMann said at approximately 10:10 a.m. on the […] The post Gulf Breeze, Fla. man arrested on drug charges appeared first on The Atmore Advance.
Gainestown Schoolhouse: Preserving Alabama's Educational and Architectural Legacy
In the heart of Clarke County, Alabama, the historic town of Gainestown stands as a guardian of the past, with the Gainestown Schoolhouse as its crown jewel. Constructed in 1919 and later expanded in 1930, this schoolhouse is not just a building but a symbol of the town's long-standing commitment to education. Recognized by the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, the Gainestown Schoolhouse is a pristine example of early 20th-century educational architecture, boasting original weatherboards, windows, and an interior stage.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Puppies Of brewton, AL Need You!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of brewton..
Unraveling the Enigma of East Brewton's May Creek Indian Mound
In the quaint town of East Brewton, Alabama, lies a relic steeped in history and mystery—the May Creek Indian Mound. This ancient mound, believed to have been crafted by the ingenious Mississippian culture, stands as a silent testament to the architectural prowess and complex societal structures that flourished between 1000 and 1700 A.D. Often serving as ceremonial platforms or elite dwellings, these mounds embody the Mississippians' deep spiritual connections and agricultural mastery.
Former Flomaton police officer sentenced for trafficking meth
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — A former Alabama police officer is going to prison in Florida for trafficking methamphetamine. Isaac Lopez, a former officer with the Flomaton Police Department, pleaded no contest to the charges of trafficking methamphetamine and unlawful use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony, according to court documents. An Escambia […]
Citywide burn ban lifted
Atmore fire officials announced today the citywide burn ban has been lifted. Chief Ronald Peebles said Monday morning that the ban has been lifted, and residents still have to go by city ordinances when burning. Peebles said only natural wood or vegetation can be burned 100 feet from any structure. He said residents need to […] The post Citywide burn ban lifted appeared first on The Atmore Advance.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.95 and $3.21 in Atmore as of 2023-11-27. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.250, a week ago the price is $3.308 , according to AAA.
Poarch Band of Creek Indians celebrate 51st annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow
ATMORE, Ala. (WALA) - The Poarch Band of Creek Indians celebrated their 51st annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow. The two-day event began Thanksgiving morning, and thousands made the trip to the reservation to celebrate. “I’ve been living in Mobile for over 20 years, and I always wanted to come. This is...
Unraveling the Sweet Enigma of Brewton's Blueberry Festival
As the summer sun begins its warm embrace over Alabama, the city of Brewton prepares for a beloved tradition, the Alabama Blueberry Festival, slated for June 17th, 2023. This enchanting event transforms Jennings Park into a lively celebration of the region's blueberry bounty and farming heritage. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., locals and visitors alike will indulge in blueberry treats and revel in the festival's irresistible charm. The 43rd iteration of this free public gathering promises a myriad of sensory delights, including live music and an eclectic mix of arts and crafts.
Atmore man arrested on multiple drug charges
An Atmore man was arrested Nov. 17 on multiple drug charges, according to officials. Atmore Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Mahkail Reynolds, 36, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (powder cocaine and MDMA, or molly/ecstasy), possession with intent to distribute […] The post Atmore man arrested on multiple drug charges appeared first on The Atmore Advance.
Fears linger for doctor one week after closure of one more Alabama delivery room
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Last Thursday, Dr. Angela Adams-Powell struggled to keep her composure, as Monroe County Hospital permanently closed the doors to its delivery room. "I've had several patients who have delivered in other hospitals,” SAYS Dr. Powell, “and a couple of their newborns were in the office today which is a great joy to see they have delivered and done well."
Alma's Celebration of Flavor and Community: The Annual BBQ Festival
Every autumn, the charming town of Alma is abuzz with excitement as it plays host to the Alma Annual BBQ Festival, a vibrant homage to southern culinary arts and community spirit. The festival, envisioned by Joe Sink, Jr. in 1984, has grown from a modest gathering to an event that drew a record-breaking 200,000 visitors in 2014. A blend of tradition and communal joy, the festival offers live music, games, and a showcase for artists and craftsmen, all centered around the tantalizing Lexington Style BBQ that has become its signature.
Thankful for life’s blessings
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Thanksgiving is a special day when we get to come together to give thanks for all the good things in our lives. It’s a time to appreciate our families, friends, and the values that make our country great. For me, I’m thankful to live in a...
Grand Jury hands down report of information of impeachment on county BOE board member
An Escambia County Grand Jury handed down a report of information of impeachment and prayer of removal involving an Escambia County Schools board member during its October session, according to court records. District 6 Board Member Sherry Digmon is charged with willful neglect of office, corruption of office and committing a crime of moral turpitude. […] The post Grand Jury hands down report of information of impeachment on county BOE board member appeared first on The Atmore Advance.
Drier, cooler air follows the rain
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Rainfall amounts in the NBC 15 area were as high as several inches in Washington, Clarke and northern Monroe Counties. The rest of southwest Alabama into southeastern Mississippi got a couple inches of rain, while locations in Northwest Florida averaged closer to an inch. Now we get cooler, with nights in the 40s, all the way through the weekend. Highs will be in the lower 60s on a quiet Wednesday that will feature afternoon sunshine.
A slew of shoeboxes
Seven members of Robinsonville Baptist Church surprised local Operation Christmas Child volunteers November 17 with three carloads of shoeboxes to donate to the holiday initiative. The church, which has a ‘regular attendance’ of about 40 people, delivered 194 of the gift-filled boxes. The local collections ended November 20. Shown from left with the first load, Beverly White, Paige Jordan, Geneva Wearren (in foreground), Randa Peacock (behind Geneva), Rena Graham, Beth Smith, Julia Strack, Martha Smith, Louise Swilley, Carolyn Woods.
Kappas make season bright for shoppers
On November 18, members of the Atmore (Ala.) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, chartered March 28, 1969, gathered at three local Walmarts for the second year in a row to surprise guests with free groceries. The fraternity members, commonly referred to as “Kappas,” wanted to not only make someone’s day but also ensure that their families had enough food to enjoy the upcoming holiday.
Conecuh River Depot Military Museum: Castleberry's Gateway to Military Legacy
Nestled in the tranquil town of Castleberry, Alabama, the Conecuh River Depot Military Museum offers history enthusiasts a unique journey through America's combative past. As a former Confederate naval storehouse, this site was once the lifeblood of the Confederate Army, providing crucial supplies during the Civil War. Today, the museum stands as a beacon of history, with its extensive collection of war artifacts, including Civil War uniforms, weapons, and the personal effects of soldiers, drawing visitors into the rich tapestry of the nation's military heritage.
Music on Main
The Atmore Chamber of Commerce held Music on Main Thursday, November 16, with a number of businesses open after hours for shoppers. Some of the businesses had musicians playing and singing during the evening. Shown, Shawn Williams performs at Atmore Flower Shop on South Main.