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You can help drainage system
Atmore Mayor Jim Staff asks residents to help city workers maintain the drainage system by keeping grass clippings off the street and limbs out of ditches. “When folks are mowing their grass, they need to keep their clippings in the yard, not throw them into the street as they mow,” Staff said. “Clippings go right into the city drainage. It’s the same with small limbs and sticks in the gutters…
ECSO investigating rash of rural auto break-ins
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators are looking into a rash of automobile break-ins that have plagued rural residents from Canoe to Robinsonville over the past several days. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert reported Friday that the intruder (or intruders) has broken into several vehicles that have one thing in common — each was unlocked. “Over the past week, we’ve had numerous break-ins where things have been stolen out of…
Holyfield named to boxing’s Hall of Fame
One of Atmore’s own has reached the pinnacle of success in his chosen profession. Evander Holyfield, who was born in Atmore and moved to Atlanta as a child, was inducted Sunday into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. Holyfield, who earned the nickname “Real Deal” for his boxing prowess, headlined a 2017 class that also featured Marco Antonio Barrera, the late Johnny Tapia and current Showtime…
Amtrak returning? Not so fast
When embattled Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned in April, some members of the Southern Rail Commission wondered whether the change in leadership would affect the effort to restore passenger rail service to the Gulf Coast. Instead, it was another hostile takeover that actually put the plan on a sidetrack. Negotiations that had lowered the anticipated cost of the project from $2.3 billion to less than $800 million were rendered useless…