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Former law officer arrested for SORNA violations
An Atmore man who formerly worked in law enforcement has found himself on the wrong side of the law again. James Marzel Lewis Jr., 43, of a Jack Springs Road address, was arrested August 25 on charges that he committed two violations of the state’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Lewis saw his law enforcement career come to an end in July 2010 when, as a correctional officer…
Tax abatement approved for Tiger-Sul rebuild
Rebuilding of the Tiger-Sul Products manufacturing facility in Atmore got a boost on Monday (September 11) when Atmore City Council members approved a 10-year tax abatement for the fire-ravaged facility. The 4-0 vote (District 5’s Chris Harrison abstained) will allow the company to avoid property taxes on new equipment and sales taxes on supplies purchased locally during the factory restoration effort. “I think most everybody is familiar with Tiger-Sul Products…
Fatal fire – Atmore woman, 65, perishes when flames devour home
What had been a year full of tragedy for Jane Lee Russell ended early Tuesday in a tragic manner when the 65-year-old Atmore woman perished in a fire that swept through her Carver Avenue home. “This has been one year for our family,” said Marilyn Wesley, Russell’s second cousin. “In February we had to go to New York when her twin brother died unexpectedly. A month later, her brother’s daughter…
Observing POW/MIA Day
By KEVIN MCKINLEY Special to Atmore News American Legion members will line the sidewalks of downtown Atmore on Friday September 15, 2017 in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This day is to remember those did not return from the nation’s wars and the ones who were prisoners of war. There are 1,741 American personnel listed by the Defense Department’s POW/MIA Office as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam…
No room at the inns – Local hotels reach capacity as evacuees flee Irma
As Hurricane Irma swept through Florida and into Georgia less than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey had dumped up to 50 inches of rain on parts of Texas, it left devastated cities and towns in its wake. Atmore, located almost in the center of the two mammoth storm paths, received some rain and gusty winds, but was otherwise spared the brunt of the malevolent weather. In fact, the biggest effect…