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Council holds informal work session
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Monday, August 13, was one of the rare times such a session was held, but Mayor Jim Staff and members of the Atmore City Council agreed that a monthly public workshop could be a tool to help them provide better oversight of city affairs and to bring the concerns of their respective constituents before the full council. Each of the city’s elected representatives agreed…
Mural dedicated
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer For weeks, residents and passersby have been watching the progress on the Chamber mural on Ridgeley Street. Then came the dedication Friday afternoon, August 10. An earlier rain shower, threatening skies and occasional sprinkles may have kept some folks away, but the weather didn’t dampen the festive atmosphere. “The rain may have dampened the streets a bit and lessened the crowd but it certainly…
Council OKs street closing, liquor license
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members gave tentative approval to a liquor license, approved a street closing for the grand opening of a new business and accepted a bid for a massive municipal sidewalk project during their Monday, August 13, meeting. All five council members gave the green light to the two-hour closing this Saturday (August 18) of a block of Ridgeley Street. The closure is…
Store robbed again
Dollar General hit twice in a month By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore police continued this week their investigation into last week’s robbery of Dollar General on East Church Street, the second time in just over a month that the general merchandise store has been targeted for such a crime. Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed that a lone bandit entered the store the night of August 6, just minutes…
Man, not woman, was stabbed last week
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed Monday (Aug. 13) that an Atmore man — not a woman as was first reported — was a victim of a stabbing last week on Carver Avenue. Brooks reported that the victim, whose name has not been released, was “doing fine” and that police have completed their investigation of the incident, which involved numerous people, none of whom have yet been arrested. The police…