Dr. Dixon passes away
Patients and friends of Dr. James “Jimmy” Dixon were saddened at the news of his death Thursday, April 19, at his home in Brewton. Though he lived in Brewton, Dr. Dixon had a successful family medicine practice in Atmore for more than 20 years. He received his medical degree from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993. Law enforcement officials reportedly believe the death was from natural…
Downtown plan to be announced
The public is invited and strongly encouraged to attend a meeting Wednesday, April 25, at the Strand, at noon. Lunch will be served. The Downtown Revitalization Final Draft will be presented at this time. Principal Community Planner Zack Mannheimer of McClure Engineering, who was hired to formulate the downtown rehabilitation plan, will present the plan he and the Steering Committee have been working on for months. Mannheimer’s services were secured…
Chamber, city police establish safe zone for e-commerce
As more and more local and area residents conduct transactions through Atmore Yard Sale, Facebook, Craigslist, LetGo and Etsy, the need has grown for a safe location at which the transactions may be conducted. The vast majority of online exchanges are legitimate, but some criminals have used online exchange websites and mobile apps to victimize buyers or sellers. To help eliminate or at least significantly decrease the chance of such…
Honoring Korean War veterans
The Korean War (Conflict) has been called the “Forgotten War.” The conflict happened so soon after World War II and before Vietnam that the impact on the United States was far less than that of the other two wars. In fact, the Korean Conflict never technically ended. The Korean War generation deserves to have its story told. To honor the veterans who served during the conflict, American Legion Auxiliary Unit…
City observes Arbor Day
The City of Atmore recognized Arbor Day Monday, April 23, with the planting of two trees at the site of the splash pad, under construction across from Heritage Park. Shown, Mayor Jim Staff, at right, reads a proclamation designating Arbor Day observance. At left, is Thomas Davis with the Alabama Forestry Commission. News photo by Ditto Gorme