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Chamber banquet coming up
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce 71st Annual Meeting is set for Thursday, January 26, at The Club. Social hour and silent auction will be at 5:30, with dinner at 6:30. This year, the Chamber is sponsoring a split-the-pot drawing with 100 tickets being sold for $100 each. Note that only 100 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held the night of the banquet. The deadline is fast…
Inmates recaptured One released with bogus papers
Bobby Junior Campbell, a former inmate at G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility who was released in November from Barbour County Jail after presentation of a fake court document, was recaptured last Thursday (Dec. 5) in Montgomery. According to Alabama Department of Corrections officials, Campbell was classified last week as an escapee when the paper that authorized his release was determined to be bogus. Based on that document, he was transferred from…
Arson at the park – AFD fights playground, house, industrial fires
Atmore firefighters got an eclectic mix of calls over a three-day period last week (December 28-30), when they were sent to the site of a deliberately set playground fire at a public park, a blaze that effectively destroyed a local residence, and another fire that disrupted production at a local factory. AFD personnel were sent to Houston Avery Park, just off Martin Luther King Drive, around 3 last Thursday afternoon…
AFD pumper totaled during return from fire
Two firefighters escaped serious injury Saturday when the Atmore Fire Department pumper truck they were riding in overturned. The truck was totaled when it overturned early Saturday (Dec. 31) as firefighters were returning from a three-hour-plus battle against a house fire that erupted late Friday night. According to a report filed by Alabama State Troopers, the truck was being driven eastward along Carver Street when the mishap occurred. Firefighters had…