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City animal ordinance under review
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members are considering an amendment to the city’s animal ordinance that would, for lack of a better term, put more teeth into the municipal statute and put a leash on habitual violators. Brandon James, who serves as director of the City of Atmore / Poarch Creek Indians Animal Shelter just off Cindebran Road, told the city council during their February 11…
GECA auditions are Sunday
News Staff Report The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts’ next show is The Odd Couple. Auditions are set for this Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. Show dates are May 2 through 5. Odd Couple director Ellen Johnson, gave the following information concerning auditions: I’m looking for six men, ages 20s to 50s, and two women, mid-20s to early 40s. Must be comfortable portraying gambling, drinking, and smoking. (Of…
Car hits gas line
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore woman escaped serious injury Tuesday, March 5, when her car inexplicably ran off Swift Mill Road and hit a natural gas line before skidding to a stop in a shallow ditch. Details were sketchy by Tuesday’s press deadline, but a witness said the driver of the BMW 323Ci apparently was either distracted or driving too fast when the vehicle went into the…
Opinion issued
Walker, Staff cleared to vote on hospital land donation By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The Alabama Ethics Commission has removed the final hurdle that has prevented Atmore City Council members from making a final decision on whether or not to donate municipal land for a new hospital. City Clerk Becca Smith confirmed Monday, March 4, that City Attorney Larry Wettermark had received an informal opinion from state ethics officials,…
Million-dollar bond set for 2
Six arrested by APD, ECSO News Staff Report Numerous details regarding the six people arrested February 22 and 23 during a special detail carried out jointly by officers of the Atmore Police Department and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office were not available by last week’s press deadline. Following is a more detailed look at the suspects: •Joshua Hall, 29, of a Harris Street address in Atmore; charged with trafficking in…