LA Bikers, Santa deliver toys to 41 children
In one sense, this year’s Toyz for Kidz project — an annual part of the local Christmas season for 17 years — was just an ordinary outing for members of LA Bikers Motorcycle Club. In another sense, this year’s ride made history. “I guess you could say this was a historic ride, because this is the first year we’ve ever had snow on the day of the ride,” said Annie…
Everyday heroes
Ice-slick roads in the Mobile-Pensacola area prevented a group of costumed comic book heroes and heroines from showing up to help, but Atmore firefighters braved the cold and worked in shifts outside Walmart Saturday (Dec. 9) to conduct their annual toy drive. The cold and the absence of the costumed characters resulted in donations of “a little more than half” of what the group collected last year for a local…
Rodgers joins Sun Belt staff
NEW ORLEANS – Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson announced Monday the appointment of Atmore native Scottie Rodgers as the conference’s Associate Commissioner for Strategic Communications. In his role with the league office, Rodgers will provide a critical role in advancing the Sun Belt Conference’s message through multiple channels. He will work with the Sun Belt communications staff to lead campaigns that shape how the conference is viewed externally, while also…
Fire safety tips – AFD gearing for busiest time of year
City firefighters are getting ready for a busy Christmas season, preparing for the spike in fire calls that traditionally accompanies the holiday period. “This time of the year is usually our busiest,” said Atmore Fire Chief Ron Peebles. “When the weather turns off cold for any length of time, that’s when we start getting calls. Plus, with the holidays there are a lot of extra things that could happen, with…
Council addressing recycling
Mayor Jim Staff promised during the Monday, December 11, meeting of the city’s governing body that an “open, town hall-type” meeting set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, would help alleviate at least some of the concerns over the future of Atmore’s idle recycling program. “We’ve toured the Rolling Hills facility down at Beulah (Fla.), and they’ve got a nice recycling program,” said Staff. “The man from there is coming…