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PHD a double winner at Chamber’s third chili cook-off
Despite the aroma of 11 different chili pots (each containing a “secret recipe”) and a healthy preview of early Spring weather, Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s third annual chili cook-off drew only about half as many people as did last year’s event, when less than 100 paid to taste the spicy wares. According to a Chamber volunteer, “maybe 40” people made their way to Heritage Park on Saturday (February 17)…
Convict scheduled for execution Feb. 22
Alabama Department of Corrections officials announced this week that death row inmate Doyle Lee Hamm has been scheduled for execution at 6 p.m. next Thursday, Feb. 22, at William C. Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore. The Alabama Supreme Court ordered this week that the execution be carried out. Hamm, 60, was convicted in 1987 of murdering a Cullman hotel clerk during a robbery that — according to court documents —…
Breaking ground – Splash pad dream will soon become a reality
Atmore Rotary Splash Pad moved one step closer this week to becoming a reality. The first shovels of soil were turned Tuesday, February 13, for the 2,000-square feet, water-themed playground facility that will include a paved parking lot and a covered seating area for parents and guardians. The splash pad — which will be built by J.A. Dawson & Co., a Pelham-based designer and installer of playgrounds and recreational facilities…
Pot odor, FTA warrants lead to drug arrests
The odor of burnt marijuana and a failure to appear in court on prior charges led to the separate February 7 arrests by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies of an Atmore man and a Nokomis man, each of whom was taken into custody in the Nokomis area. According to a press release issued by Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, the first arrest occurred around 10:15 a.m., when Deputy Derick Lowry, on…
Kennedy running for Congress
The following announcement was submitted by the candidate. Editor’s note: While we endeavor to print a candidate’s announcement as written, we take exception to profanity. MOBILE, ALA. – February 7, 2018: Robert Kennedy, Jr., a former Naval Officer and current business professional, is running for the Democratic Nomination to become the U.S. Representative for Alabama’s First Congressional District. He is the first to qualify from the Democratic party, and he is the…