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‘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…
Fatal crashes – Separate mishaps claim Uriah man, Atmore man, Fla. woman
Three people lost their lives and a fourth was seriously injured in separate single-vehicle crashes that occurred less than 16 hours apart as the week began. Clinton Cole Gregson, 20, of Uriah, was pronounced dead at the scene of a Monday, October 16, mishap that happened on Butler Street, about 14 miles north of Atmore, around 5:50 a.m. According to reports filed by Alabama State Troopers, the 2012 GMC Sierra…
Bettis Memorial Highway dedicated
A crowd of more than 100, including family and friends of Kenneth L. Bettis, several state officials and more than two dozen correctional officers, gathered at Coastal Alabama Community College’s Atmore campus Monday (October 16) for the dedication of a portion of Alabama Highway 21 in honor of the former correctional officer, who died exactly 13 months prior to the ceremony. Bettis, who worked for seven years as a CO…