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Fitness chain looks to expand into Alabama
Anytime Fitness is looking to expand throughout Alabama in 2019. The fitness franchise currently has 33 locations in Alabama, with more on the way. A Monroeville location is set to open this month, and three other cities - Dothan, Huntsville and Saraland - are scheduled for next year.
Officials: 2 inmates wounded in Alabama prison fight
ATMORE, Ala. - (AP) - The Alabama Department of Corrections says two inmates at an Atmore correctional facility have been wounded in a fight. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the two inmates were wounded Saturday and have since been released from a hospital. This fight comes just after a report by
Oh, how intersting the Robbins, McGowin store is
I ran across this article that was written about one of Brewton’s landmark buildings in 1956. By the way, if you are interested in history, you should check out The Alabama Room at Alabama Coastal Community College or even stop by The Brewton Standard and take a look at what can be found in our boun
Club owner: Not enough time to prepare for revocation hearing
The co-owner of an Atmore business whose license was recently revoked by the city council said Monday that she and her co-owner husband did not find out until too late about a November 13 public hearing that resulted in the revocation.
Albritton to chair GF Committee
Alabama Senator Greg Albritton, recently re-elected to the District 22 seat without opposition, has been named chairman of the state senate’s General Fund Committee, which decides where and how Alabama’s state revenues will be spent.
Tribe buys Holiday Inn Express
Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority, the economic development division of Poarch Band of Creek Indians, announced last week the recent purchase of Atmore’s 80-room Holiday Inn Express, located off Alabama 21 at Interstate 65.
DAR names Good Citizens for 2018-19
The Fort Mims Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution announces the DAR Good Citizens of three area high schools. The students were selected from the senior class of each school based on qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism to an outstanding de
Lions hear program on DHR, foster care
The Atmore Lions Club held its first meeting in December on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the Atmore Community Hospital. Lion President Candace Wooten opened the meeting. Following the invocation and Pledge to the Flag of the United States, members were treated to a lasagna lunch.
Looking Back: 50 years ago, Advance showed off building
Fifty years ago, in 1973, Debbie Davis was crowned the 1973 Homecoming Queen at Ernest Ward High School. The Atmore Police Department was following some leads on a series of robberies and burglaries. Several stores had been robbed and there had been several people to be beat up during these robberie
Toyz For Kidz Bike Ride Provides For Needy Kids (With Photo Gallery)
Santa had some very special helpers Saturday as the LA Bikers rolled through Bratt, Flomaton and Atmore making sure that dozens of needy kids had presents for Christmas this year.
City releases Christmas garbage schedule
The city of Atmore’s garbage pick up schedule for Dec. 24-25 is the following:. • Tues., Dec. 25 – no garbage pick up; garbage will be picked up Wed., Dec. 26. • Thurs., Dec. 27 – regular garbage pick up resumes.
Event at Heritage Park was one to remember
Last week, I witnessed something that will stick with me for quite a while. First, The Atmore Advance had to send its Dec. 5 edition to the press a day early because of George H.W. Bush’s funeral services. As we deliver our papers by mail, the post office was closed on Wednesday as a result.
Fire Destroys Century Mobile Home; ‘Red Bulb’ In Fire Safety Campaign
Fire destroyed a mobile home early Saturday morning in Century, a red bulb in Escambia County’s Keep The Wreath Green fire safety campaign. The occupants of the mobile home in the 9400 block of Ivey Street were able to escape without injuries.
AL prison fight sends 2 to hospital
ATMORE, AL (WSFA) - Two inmates housed at Holman Prison in Atmore have been treated at a hospital for injuries sustained in a fight, the Alabama Department of Corrections has confirmed.
$1,000 Reward Offered As Missing Woman Investigation Continues
A $1,000 reward is now being offered for information that helps law enforcement located a missing woman from Pollard, AL. Eva McBride, 74, was last seen at her home on November 23 on McBride Circle, east of Flomaton and very near the Alabama/Florida line.
Pensacola Christmas Parade Still On For Saturday; Molino Canceled; Atmore, Flomaton Rescheduled
UPDATE: The Molino Christmas Parade has been canceled due to weather. It will NOT be rescheduled. The Christmas parade in Pensacola is still on for Saturday, while the Molino Christmas Parade has been canceled. Parades in Flomaton and Atmore have been rescheduled due to weather concerns.
Flomaton welcomes the champs back home
FLOMATON, Ala. (WKRG)- Hundreds of Flomaton residents gathered at the high school and lined the streets Thursday night to welcome home the Hurricanes after they won the school's first ever state football championship.
Local teen charged in robbery
Law enforcement officials in Covington and Conecuh counties arrested four individuals Saturday – including an Andalusia teen – after an alleged robbery in the front yard of a residence on Martin Street in Evergreen.
Alabama inmate stabbed to death, others injured
ATMORE, Ala. - An Alabama inmate was stabbed to death on Sunday and several others were injured following a series of fights. According to a new release from the Alabama Department of Corrections, 29-year-old Vaquerro Kinjuan Armstrong was stabbed to death at the William C. Holman Correctional Facil
Former Brewton priest among those credibly accused of sexual misconduct
A now-deceased Catholic priest whose service included St. Maurice Parish in Brewton is among those on a list of those “who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct involving minors” released by the Archdiocese of Mobile on Thursday.