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The Atmore Advance
301 S. Main St.
Atmore, AL 36502


Phone: 251-368-2123

Publishing Information

The Atmore Advance is published Wednesday by Atmore Newspapers, Inc. Our office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Staff List

Andrew Garner : Editor

Andrew Garner


Andrew has been working for community newspapers for more than 15 years in Alabama. He grew up in Fairhope, Alabama and graduated from Troy University. Andrew is the editor of The Atmore Advance, and previously served as publisher.

Albert Grassia : Marketing Consultant

Albert Grassia

Marketing Consultant

Albert Grassia is a Marketing Consultant with the Atmore Advance. Albert is a resident of Atmore, Alabama but moved from Atlanta, Georgia in 2018. He earned his Associates Degree in Practical Ministry from BRSM in Pensacola, Florida. In his spare time you can catch him on stage at GECA or working behind a camera with Around The Reel Film Company. He has a daughter named Chaplin and is married to his wife Haley. Albert joined The Atmore Advance in 2022.

Robert Blankenship : Regional Publisher

Robert Blankenship

Regional Publisher

Robert Blankenship is a 23-year veteran in community journalism having worked at newspapers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Indiana. He grew up in Russellville, Alabama and is a graduate of the University of North Alabama. Robert became the Publisher of the Atmore Advance in 2020 and had previously served the newspaper as Managing Editor in 2000-2001.