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AFD toy drive Saturday
For the 10th successive year Atmore Fire Department personnel will collect donated toys to help make Christmas a little brighter for children of local families in need. For the second successive year, they will have help from a cadre of costumed comic book characters. The annual AFD toy drive will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (or thereabouts) this Saturday, December 9, at Walmart. “We say nine to…
Couple tied up, robbed
A Florida man was arrested Saturday (December 2) when he returned to the South Main Street home of a friend’s parents where he had several hours earlier tied the couple up, robbed them at knife-point and stolen their vehicle after having been invited inside the residence by the unsuspecting couple. Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed Tuesday that 51-year-old Albert Dubose, of an unspecified Florida address, was taken into custody around…
Christmas parades set
Children and other fans of local Christmas parades will be thrilled this weekend, as annual holiday caravans will be held on the Poarch Creek Indians reservation and in downtown Atmore on successive nights. Participants in the Poarch parade, which is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, weave traditional Native American costumes and decorations into their Christmas presentations. The Poarch event’s theme wasn’t announced but it usually mirrors that…
New vision for downtown Public invited to join community planner Thursday
Bub Gideons and other members of Pride of Atmore Committee are excited about the possibility that downtown Atmore might soon undergo a metamorphosis that will bring shoppers and others back to the city’s once-thriving geographic center. Having secured one of Delta Regional Authority’s Creative Placemaking Grants, the first tangible proof that the latest downtown revitalization plan could bear fruit will come on Thursday, December 7, when Zachary Mannheimer, the man…