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Contract awarded for water project
A Citronelle contractor’s bid for major upgrades to the Freemanville water system was accepted last week by the Escambia County Commission. The project, funded primarily through a Community Development Block Grant, will provide improved sewer service, water flow and fire protection for residents of the community through the replacement of antiquated water lines, placement of new service lines and the addition of seven new fire hydrants. The commission accepted the $286,175 bid submitted by…
Muskogee Inn closes after 30-plus years
Muskogee Inn, a fixture on the local business scene for more than 30 years, ceased operations on September 30. The inn, first purchased by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in 1986 under the name of Best Western of Atmore, was one of the few area hotels at that time. “When we took over the Best Western, the Tribe had just secured federal recognition the year before, and the gaming…
First bale
Father and son Larry and Justin House brought in the first bale of cotton this year at Frank Currie Gin in McCullough. Gin Manager Ron Bailey, right, continued his tradition of presenting a check to the farmer who brings in the first bale. The check was presented Wednesday, October 11 for the bale that was brought in October 2. Justin House accepted the check.
Fatal crashes – Separate mishaps claim Uriah man, Atmore man, Fla. woman
Three people lost their lives and a fourth was seriously injured in separate single-vehicle crashes that occurred less than 16 hours apart as the week began. Clinton Cole Gregson, 20, of Uriah, was pronounced dead at the scene of a Monday, October 16, mishap that happened on Butler Street, about 14 miles north of Atmore, around 5:50 a.m. According to reports filed by Alabama State Troopers, the 2012 GMC Sierra…