Look how far Atmore's come over the past year

Published 4:28 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2005

By Staff
Our View
The time has come once again to celebrate Williams Station Day here in Atmore, and the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce has been working hard to make this the best one yet.
Arts, crafts, music, and food will be the name of the game Saturday. This year also promises to bring back some memories.
One year ago as Atmore celebrated its annual Williams Station Day, residents of this city were still crawling out of the rubble caused by Hurricane Ivan's tear through the Gulf Coast a month before.
We now stand, one year later, a city rebuilt and ready to move forward. We have also found that Ivan may not have been as bad as it seemed after seeing the difficulties of our neighbors to the west, and many in this city have stepped forward to help.
One year ago, our middle school and high school were in danger of being taken over by the state due to poor test scores.
Today, our schools are on the right track after the addition of principals Kyle Ferguson and Zickeyous Byrd.
This city has come a long way, and appears on the verge of going even farther toward being the great city it is capable of being.
The right civic and business leaders are in place to make Atmore a fabulous place to be, and these civic and business leaders need support from the community at large to make that happen.
The resources are here to make this city competitive with any other small town on the Gulf Coast, and a concerted effort from every area of this community can bring that dream to fruition.
Atmore has everything it needs to succeed. Now is the perfect time to work toward making Atmore the city many dreamed it would be when it was incorporated in 1907.
As you spend the day Saturday enjoying the Williams Station Day festivities, think of where this city was a year ago. As you think of that, think of where this city can be a year from now.
We can make this work if we all work together, and we at the Advance are committed to seeing this city reach its full potential.

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