Arson at the park – AFD fights playground, house, industrial fires
Atmore firefighters got an eclectic mix of calls over a three-day period last week (December 28-30), when they were sent to the site of a deliberately set playground fire at a public park, a blaze that effectively destroyed a local residence, and another fire that disrupted production at a local factory. AFD personnel were sent to Houston Avery Park, just off Martin Luther King Drive, around 3 last Thursday afternoon…
AFD pumper totaled during return from fire
Two firefighters escaped serious injury Saturday when the Atmore Fire Department pumper truck they were riding in overturned. The truck was totaled when it overturned early Saturday (Dec. 31) as firefighters were returning from a three-hour-plus battle against a house fire that erupted late Friday night. According to a report filed by Alabama State Troopers, the truck was being driven eastward along Carver Street when the mishap occurred. Firefighters had…
Chamber accepting award nominations
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Citizen of the Year, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Business of the Year Award. The selection committee welcomes nominations through Tuesday, January 17, at 5 p.m. Nominations may be mailed to 137 North Main Street, Atmore, or emailed to director@atmorechamber.com. The Citizen of the Year award is designed to recognize an individual’s outstanding achievements and / or contributions…
‘Move Over, Florida!’
This month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding all motorists to Move Over for stopped law enforcement, first responders, service and utility vehicles and Road Rangers during its second annual Move Over, Florida! campaign. In 2016, there were more than 200 crashes that occurred and 5,518 citations issued for failure to move over in Florida. DHSMV and its Division of the Florida Highway Patrol…
Obituaries for the week of January 4, 2017
Ruth Arlene Mininger Mrs. Ruth Arlene Mininger, age 77, of Moundridge, Kans. and formerly of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Moundridge. She was a homemaker. She was born in Goessel, Kans. to the late George and Leah Boeckner Dyck. She was a member of the Walnut Hill Mennonite Church. Mrs. Mininger is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Mininger of Moundridge; three sons, Gary (Roberta)…