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Obituaries for the week of May 23, 2018
Lora Mae Findley Springer Mrs. Lora Mae Findley Springer, age 79, of Canoe, Ala., passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at her residence. She was retired from Jefferson Regional Medical Center as a cook. She was born in Rains County, Texas to the late Pat and Sybil Northcutt Foreman. She was a member of First Apostolic Church of Flomaton. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Findley,…
Memorial Day
Note: VFW Post 7016 and American Legion Post 90 will hold a Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 28, 9 a.m., at the Veterans Monument in front of Atmore City Hall. By THE LATE JOSEPH WALKER VFW Post 7016 Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It is a day of commemoration for those who have fallen in action while serving in our nation’s military service. There are many stories that…
Splash pad opens
  First weekend a busy one By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The ribbon had hardly been snipped last Friday (May 18) when more than a dozen youngsters and a few adults became the first patrons of Atmore’s newest recreational facility. Organizers of the community’s splash pad had announced that the public would be allowed to test the new water-themed playground at about 3 p.m., following the 2 p.m. ceremonial…
Sinkhole opens on Craig
No splash pad connection By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A ruptured water line that washed the dirt from beneath a sewer line and breached one of its joints created a sinkhole in the eastbound lane of West Craig Street and led to the closure of the heavily traveled city street for nearly 24 hours. Traffic began to move freely along Craig Monday afternoon (May 21). The proximity of the…
3 hurt in 4-vehicle wreck
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Three Monroe County residents, including one who had to be airlifted to an area trauma center, were hospitalized after a May 17 chain reaction that involved a tractor-trailer rig, an SUV, a van and a truck. The collision occurred around 4:45 p.m., at Alabama 21’s 10.75-mile marker, about 150-200 yards south of Holman Correctional Facility. Traffic in both directions continued to back up for…