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Passenger rail service here by December? Local SRC member optimistic that timetable will be met
If things continue as planned, and if legislators in all the involved states loosen their purse strings and provide the needed funding, passenger rail service will return to Atmore and other areas of the Gulf Coast as early as December. Jerry Gehman of Atmore, a member of the Southern Rail Commission who served for about two years as the city’s liaison to the commission before joining it, reported this week…
New business welcomed
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials and Ambassadors joined family and friends at Patrick Plumbing’s East Church Street location last Friday, February 24, to cut the ribbon and officially welcome the plumbing company to the Atmore business community. Shown are, from left, kneeling, are Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Makala Lee, Jessica Franco, David Dobson, Stephen Gehman, Derik Kidd; back, Mallorie Beachy, Brandy Giger, Bub Gideons, Anthony Patrick, Dustin…
State bicentennial main topic of council meeting
During their Monday, February 27, meeting, Atmore City Council members took care of some housekeeping issues related to the new industrial access road at Rivercane Industrial Park, heard plans for the local celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial and approved the use of a public park for a May fundraiser. City governors spent just over two minutes on three items related to Rivercane, while the two future events took up the remainder…
DRA awards $200K for Rivercane access road
Delta Regional Authority announced Thursday, February 23, that the city of Atmore had been awarded a $200,000 grant to help develop the Rivercane Industrial Park, a project that includes the expansion of Huntsville-based Brown Precision to the Atmore area. The DRA grant is in addition to approximately $1.9 million in EDA grant funds the city received in 2016 for the project. The city also received approximately $1.6 million from the…
UB announces officer transitions
United Bank’s President and CEO Robert R. Jones, III, recently announced the transition of two bank officers. The officers and their new positions are * Lisa Hastings, Vice President, Atmore Branch Manager * Kellie Odom, Vice President, Consumer Small Business Credit Officer Lisa Hastings, Atmore Branch Manager, joined the bank in February of 2012 and is responsible for management of both the Atmore Main Branch and Southside Branch. Hastings earned…