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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…
Working on Christmas
By MISSIE TSCHIDA Special to Atmore News While most of us were home enjoying time with our families and celebrating Christmas, the men and women of the Atmore Police Department and Fire Department, Atmore Ambulance Service, and Atmore Community Hospital chose to come to work in order to keep our city safe and well cared for. In fact according to a USA Today Poll, 1 in 4 Americans will work…
Nokomis VFD to get new home
Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department has outgrown its headquarters, but the crowded conditions that currently exist might become a thing of the past in the near future. The all-volunteer fire suppression and emergency response group has received pre-approval for a federal grant-loan that will pay for most of the construction of a new station. “We’re passing the hat,” said local businessman Jerry Gehman, who is a captain with the department. “We…
Christmas program at ACM
A.C. Moore Elementary students in the fourth grade (teachers: Brandy Baggett, Kathy Shehan, Anna Tingle) and Pre-K (teacher: Rachel Hadley) presented the Christmas program at the PTO meeting Monday, December 12. Members of the cast were Taliyah Johnson, Tyrek Watson, Gabrielle McMurray, Zion Salter, Vyniyah Wiggins, Jamesia Hudson, Lamaria Stallworth, Arieyana Johnson, Jazmyne English, Kelan Hill, Carmelo Brown, Brandon Rhodes, Samarion Clark, Blake Jenkins, Savannah Craft, Bryson Frye, Kameryn Carter,…