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Severe weather predicted for Saturday, Saturday night
David Adams, EMA director for Escambia County (Ala.) reported Friday morning the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service on the potential for severe weather in the area Saturday and Saturday night: The NWS reports that a well-organized squall line still looks on track to bring an enhanced potential of severe weather along with heavy rainfall to our local area Saturday and Saturday night Severe Weather Impacts: There still remains…
Sunday alcohol sales catching on in city
Although many people still don’t realize it, Atmore residents and visitors no longer have to cross the state line or drive to another city to buy beer or wine on Sunday. The Atmore City Council passed in January a resolution that removed the “blue law” restrictions on Sunday sales of packaged alcoholic beverages. Such sales were previously prohibited between 2 a.m. Sunday and 12:01 a.m. Monday, but may now be…
Almost done
Equipment operators with Suncoast Infrastructure refill the trench dug to work on the main sewer line that runs beneath Short Street and serves Perch, Bream and Trout streets. The Mississippi-based company is nearing completion of the three-months-plus, half-million dollar sewer rehabilitation project, all but a small portion of which is being paid for with a Community Development Block Grant.
‘The calm voice on the other end of the line’ – Honoring emergency dispatchers
    By TOM TSCHIDA Special to Atmore News Really, how hard could it be to be a dispatcher? When someone calls because something is missing, you send the police. When the call is about something that is burning, you send the fire department, and of course if someone is hurt, you send an ambulance. Seems like a walk in the park to me … Right? Well, that’s the idea…
Mourning Robert Maxwell – Grandfather’s clock has stopped
Among his many “duties,” Robert Maxwell was the song leader in Atmore Lions Club for decades. The song he selected most often (as I recall) was “My Grandfather’s Clock” by Henry Clay Work. “My grandfather’s clock was too tall for the shelf So it stood ninety years on the floor … Ninety years without slumbering Tic toc tic toc His life’s seconds numbering Tic toc tic toc It stopped, short,…