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Man arrested in thefts – 2 store robberies, 1 truck
An Atmore man was arrested at an October 25 wreck site and charged with the predawn armed robberies of two local convenience stores and the theft of the truck he reportedly used as a getaway vehicle after committing the second stick-up. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported last week that James Ronald Marshall Jr., 18, was taken into custody and charged with three counts each of first-degree robbery and first-degree…
Destructive blaze
Flames and smoke pour from a Liberty Street house that was consumed by fire during the earliest hours of Wednesday, Oct. 25. Firefighters from Atmore and Poarch fought the blaze for four hours before finally taming it. The man who rents the wooden structure, from which reports show that flames danced to a height of 30 feet, was not at home when the fire started around 1 a.m. An AFD…
Splash pad plan well received
A local civic club’s plan to construct a water-themed children’s park in Atmore has apparently made a big splash with local businesses, grant agencies and others. In fact, the commitment of funds to the project has organizers thinking about expanding the scope of the idea. “Our goal was $127,000; we’ve raised $135,000, or at least have that much committed,” Atmore Rotary Club member Allen Walston said of the project, labeled…
‘Poppy Month’ proclamation issued – Council OKs resolutions for airport grant, new IDA members
Atmore City Council members approved two resolutions during their October 23 meeting — one in acceptance of the latest in an ongoing series of airport grants, the other to appoint three representatives to a joint industrial authority. Mayor Jim Staff then issued a proclamation in recognition of local veterans. Staff spoke briefly near the end of the meeting about the decision to temporarily close the city’s recycling center (see separate…
Local woman says stalked by Nodine
An Atmore woman, who last week obtained an order of protection against abuse against former Mobile County Commissioner Steve Nodine, has also sworn out a criminal complaint against him, charging that he has stalked and harassed her in her hometown. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed Friday, October 20, that Nodine and his attorney have been advised of the warrant, which was sworn by Nodine’s former girlfriend, Tina Canterbury. The…