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Mayor: DOC downtown ‘not a problem’
Although officials of the local Chamber of Commerce are not happy that the Alabama Department of Corrections has begun leasing office space on North Main Street in Atmore, the city’s chief executive officer said he doesn’t see a problem with the decision. ALDOC has leased office space at 109 North Main for its Southern Region Investigations and Intelligence Division. The division’s investigators formerly worked out of Atmore Community Work Center,…
Atmore Family Dental named Business of the Month
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce named Atmore Family Dental as the December Business of the Month. Chamber board members, Chamber Ambassadors and community leaders joined employees at the presentation Friday, December 2. Shown are, from left, front, Derik Kidd, Ariel Whatley, Makala Lee, Eli Godwin; back, Laurie Coleman, Ashley Hinote, Mandy Morris, Krystal Johnson, Courtney Ellis, Bub Gideons, Clint Toomey, Dr. T.J. Morris, Brandy Giger, Myrna Monroe, Sheryl Vickery,…
Locals urged to mine their historic gold
After an emotional ceremony during which a historical marker commemorating the contributions made by Escambia County Training School was unveiled, the ensuing black heritage program at Atmore City Hall was almost anticlimactic. The program featured a brief history of Rosenwald schools delivered by Elvin Lang, vice-chair of the Alabama Black Heritage Council, followed by the keynote address, which was presented by noted black historian, media consultant and author Dr. Richard…
State, local burn bans lifted
Heavy rains that have fallen over the past several days have diminished the threat of wildfires, prompting Gov. Robert Bentley to lift the ban against outdoor burning that had been in effect statewide since mid-October. The governor issued a “No Burn Order” in response to the worsening of drought conditions across the state. Alabama Forestry Commission reports show that 3,660 wildfires have burned more than 49,000 acres in the state…