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Railroad station grants awarded – Atmore did not apply
Atmore was not included among a list of cities that were awarded federal grants for construction of or enhancement to railroad station facilities, but there’s a good reason for that. The city never applied for the grants. Mayor Jim Staff said this week that city officials decided to take a “wait-and-see” attitude toward preparations for the anticipated restoration of passenger rail service to the Gulf Coast. “We’ve got to have…
5 hurt in crash
Five people were taken to Atmore Community Hospital by ambulance after a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Alabama Highway 21. Sketchy details from witnesses and emergency personnel at the scene indicate that the driver of a Ford Fusion that was traveling along the western portion of Sunset Drive apparently pulled into the path of a Chevy Uplander van…
BOE awards ECHS auditorium bid
At the regular meeting Thursday, December 15, the Escambia County Board of Education was apprised of bid submissions for the renovation of Hodnette Auditorium at Escambia County High School. The board had previously voted to engage Lathan Associates as the architect firm on the project. Bids from four construction companies were opened last week, but not awarded since the bids had to be certified by Lathan. A special board meeting…
3 succumb to injuries
Three young men with strong ties to Atmore and the immediate area have succumbed to injuries they suffered recently in separate accidents. Devin Matthew “Lil Man” Morrow, 21, and 19-year-old Zachary Mark “Zach” Locklar each passed away within the past week after clinging to life for extended periods in Mobile hospitals. Nathan Allen Hawthorne, 17, died Dec. 4 from injuries he suffered that day when hit by a car in…
Christmas events set
Several events have taken place, but there are plenty more to make your holiday merry and bright. * Gospel Light Church will host The Stetler Trio in a Christmas concert, Once Upon a Holy Night, Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 501 N. Trammell Street, Atmore. * You’re invited to a Journey to Bethlehem from 4 until 8 p.m., Saturday, December 17, at First Baptist Church…