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Shell named to Hall of Fame
Five area residents will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame in April. Billy Conn Madison, chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, released the names of this year’s inductees: William America, Earl Etheridge, Dr. William T. Hall, Howard Shell, and Eddie Staff. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m., at The Club. Tickets for the ceremony and the meal are $25 each. Tickets…
4 arrested on drug charges – Arrests made at affordable housing complex
Four people, apparently living undetected in an elderly relative’s Point Escambia apartment, were arrested last Tuesday (March 7) after a neighbor reported the odor of methamphetamine coming from the one-bedroom living quarters. Point Escambia is a federally subsidized housing complex for senior citizens and disabled individuals. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed Friday afternoon that the arrests came after the tenant, who was not involved in the criminal activity, allowed…
Trailer fires ‘suspicious’
Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office have been asked to look into two fires that destroyed two unoccupied trailers here, almost exactly four days apart. Atmore Fire Department Capt. Daniel Love said this week that AFD officials asked for the state examination due to several suspicious aspects of the fires, each of which occurred on Old Ship Circle. One happened early Thursday morning, while the other took place early…
Council approves contract, honors minister
With Mayor Jim Staff out of town on business, and one councilman and the city clerk absent due to illness, the Atmore City Council approved during its Monday, March 13, meeting a request to raze a nuisance structure, gave the green light to a contract for engineering on the industrial access road at Rivercane Industrial Park, and paid tribute to a local minister. City Codes Officer Chris Black told council…
Info on Samaritan’s Purse
It’s Christmas year-round as far as Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child are concerned. Collecting items for children is an ongoing process. If you’d like to learn more, you’re invited to drop by The Coffee House, 112 W. Ridgeley Street, Thursday, March 16, and talk with Director Mary Jane Schrock. She will be there from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is a come-and-go for those interested in learning more.