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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…
Popular postal clerk ends USPS career
For the first time in more than 23 years, Chuck Ferguson doesn’t have to roll out of bed, don his uniform and head to his post at the counter of the local post office. “I’m not going to miss getting up early in the morning,” laughed Ferguson, whose postal career ended last Friday, December 30, with his retirement. “That getting up at 4:30 or 5 every morning gets old after…
A glance back at 2016 – New high-tech factory, possible return of rail service among year’s top stories
A flurry of economic development announcements, including the impending construction of a high-tech manufacturing plant that is expected to generate 100 new jobs and the return of passenger rail service, were among the biggest news stories of 2016 in Atmore and the surrounding communities. The year’s biggest news events of 2016 also included a bevy of high-profile crime stories, including one that drew national attention, as well as several destructive…
Little River State Park closes
The closing was quiet, without fanfare. Friday afternoon, December 30, when the gate closed at Little River State Park, it closed indefinitely. A short message on the Alabama Forestry Commission website apparently was the only notice issued: “Little River State Forest and Park near Atmore, Alabama will close at 5:00 pm December 30, 2016 until further notice. The Alabama Forestry Commission’s operating partner Iron Men Outdoor Ministries has decided they…
Dodd, Currie to wed
Mr. Leon Dodd and Mrs. Donna Dodd of Haleyville, Alabama are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Deonna Dodd to Frederick (Ankoo) Currie, son of Mr. Fritz Currie and Mrs. Susan (Kathy) Currie of Atmore, Alabama. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Garlin and Claris Dodd of Brilliant, Alabama and the late Hayward and Amy Burleson of Haleyville. The prospective groom is the…