Ribs on Ridgeley set
The smell of grilled meat and the hope of downtown revitalization will fill the air along Ridgeley Street on Thursday, October 12, when Pride of Atmore hosts Ribs on Ridgeley, which last made an appearance in 2015. A series of tables will become one long dining space in the middle of the city street, from Main to Trammell streets, as ribs lovers gather to satisfy their own taste buds and…
Council approves $11.45M budget
Atmore City Council members received a token of appreciation from a local veterans auxiliary, approved a static operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, purchased five new police vehicles and gave approval to three other items on a busier-than-usual agenda during their Monday, September 25, meeting. After the invocation, Pledge of Allegiance and a silent reading and vocal approval of the minutes from the council’s last session, Gayle Johnson and…
Bettis highway dedication ceremony scheduled
State Rep. Alan Baker announced last week that most of the involved parties have been enlisted to formally dedicate a section of Alabama Highway 21 in honor of a state correctional officer who was slain by an inmate a year ago. The ceremony, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, October 16, at the Atmore campus of Coastal Alabama Community College. The Alabama Department…
Purloined parrot reappears
Atmore police have lodged misdemeanor theft and trespassing charges against a Santa Rosa County, Fla. man after he allegedly took a local nursing center’s feathery pet from its perch and kept it for several days before returning it. George Williamson, 57, of Milton has been charged in connection with the bird-napping, which took place at Atmore Nursing Center on Laurel Street. An employee of Escambia County Detention Center’s booking and…
Obituaries for the week of September 27, 2017
Vernell K. Tims Mrs. Vernell K. Tims, age 87, of Oak Grove, Fla., passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. She was a homemaker. She was born in Holland Town, Fla. to the late John P. and Carlie Garrett Kimbro. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Earl Kimbro, Howard Kimbro, Nathan Kimbro and Walter Kimbro and a sister, Elma Ezel. Mrs. Tims is survived by her…