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CSX rebuts SRC member’s allegations
Editor’s note: The following statement was issued June 19 on behalf of CSX Transportation by Assistant Vice President for Media & Communications Rob Doolittle. “A recent story in the Atmore News (“Amtrak Returning: Not So Fast”) wrongly blames the challenges of starting new passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast to new management at CSX. “The truth is that, according to a study that the Federal Railroad Administration co-sponsored in…
OWA state’s largest job creator – Second-largest investment in 2016
The Alabama Department of Commerce’s 2016 New and Expanding Industry Announcements, released in May, cites OWA as the leading job creator for the state of Alabama. The project is on track to create 620 new jobs this year alone. The report also recognizes OWA’s $361 million investment as the second-largest in the state. “The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is so proud that our business endeavor OWA is making such…
Rural auto break-ins increase
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators are still on the lookout for the person or people responsible for a rash of automobile break-ins that have plagued rural residents from Canoe to Robinsonville over the past several days. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert reported Friday that several vehicles have one thing in common – each was unlocked – have been illegally entered. The thief or thieves have taken an array of…
You can help drainage system
Atmore Mayor Jim Staff asks residents to help city workers maintain the drainage system by keeping grass clippings off the street and limbs out of ditches. “When folks are mowing their grass, they need to keep their clippings in the yard, not throw them into the street as they mow,” Staff said. “Clippings go right into the city drainage. It’s the same with small limbs and sticks in the gutters…