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Sonic to open this week
Area residents who have been anticipating the opening of Atmore’s new Sonic restaurant won’t have much longer to wait. Barring any last-minute snags, the drive-in eatery will begin serving its burgers, hot dogs, tater tots and other popular fare to the public Wednesday afternoon. “We plan to go full-bore about 4 p.m., Wednesday,” said Anita Sigler, who will manage the restaurant. “We’ll be fine-tuning things on Tuesday, then we will…
Driver suffers memory lapse
Atmore police were still working Tuesday to unravel the circumstances surrounding a two-vehicle crash that occurred in the first hour of Sunday, April 23, and included an apparent lapse of memory on the part of one driver. Police reports show that the collision occurred around 12:39 a.m., Sunday, at the intersection of South Main and Craig streets, when a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 22-year-old Xavier Watkins of Frisco City…
Council recognizes YMCA, Karrick
Monday’s, April 24, Atmore City Council meeting was a time of recognition for a local agency and an individual. Atmore Area YMCA CEO Paul Chason addressed the council to talk about Healthy Kids Day this Saturday. About 200 kids will be playing soccer that day. Chason said the event drew about 135 kids last year, and he expects more this year. Mayor Jim Staff read a proclamation designating Saturday, April…
3 seats in PCI election
The Poarch Creek Tribal Council election is set for Saturday, June 3. Three seats are on the ballot – Tribal Chairman and two At-Large positions. Incumbents are Stephanie Bryan, Tribal Chair; Arthur Mothershed, At-Large; Garvis Sells, At-Large. Listed below are the  2017 Tribal Council candidates: Tribal Chairman ( 3 candidates) Stephanie Bryan (seeking re-election) Anthony Peebles Eddie Leon Tullis At-Large (14 candidates) Randy Adams Clayton Coon Rodney L. Exum Ed…
Auditions set for radio drama
Would you like to be in a Greater Escambia Council for the Arts (GECA) show but don’t want to memorize lines? Is the usual time commitment for a show just too much? Then a radio drama is just the thing for you. GECA will simulate a 1940s radio studio, reading from the script, producing their own sound effects. This type show carries very little pressure and it’s only a two-week commitment. Auditions will…