Plan B for Ribs on Ridgeley
News Staff Report Ribs on Ridgeley, a fundraiser for the downtown revitalization effort, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, November 8, after having been postponed due to inclement weather last week. With weather forecasts calling for a high probability of rain on Thursday, organizers have come up with a Plan B. If the weather is again non-conducive to the outdoor dining event, it will take place at PWC Construction,…
Help available for opioid addiction
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Note: This article is the second in a two-part series on the opioid crisis and its effect locally. This article deals with the options available for those addicted to opium-based pain medications. The term “opioids was initially used only in reference to synthetic opiates — drugs created to mirror opium, but chemically different. Now the term is used for the entire family of opiates,…
Country Place property sold
Jay group to open The Summit By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer After months of often strained negotiations, a Jay, Fla. group — owners of two assisted living facilities in that state — has finally extended its footprint into Alabama. A six-member group — two family-practice physicians, a church pastor, an optometrist, a certified public accountant and an auctioneer — closed last week on a deal to purchase the building…
Atmore man killed
News Staff Report An Atmore man, 59-year-old Craig Sullivan, was mortally injured last Tuesday (Oct. 30) when a tractor-trailer rig pulled over him as he worked beneath the trailer at a Jay, Fla. peanut mill. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, the rig was parked at Birdsong Peanuts on State Street, unloading a trailer full of the farm commodity, around 9:49 a.m. After the peanuts were unloaded, the driver of…