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…
Memorial Day schedule
The Atmore City Council meeting which would fall on Monday, May 28, Memorial Day, has been cancelled. The Escambia County Commission will meet on Tuesday, May 29, 9 a.m., in the County Commission Chambers, rather than Monday, the 28th. 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.