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City observes Veterans Day
The main focus of the belated Veterans Day observance held Monday (November 13) at Atmore City Hall was to pay the traditional homage to the men and women who have fought to ensure the continuation of the freedoms enjoyed in this country. But it also included a salute to the future. A color guard of youngsters from Boy Scouts Troop 26 posted the U.S. and state flags, and a group…
Atmore, Poarch to recycle
The city of Atmore, forced to close its recycling center in late October when the provider announced that it would raise its fees from $260 per month to $13,000 per month, has apparently found a solution to the problem. Mayor Jim Staff announced this week that the city had formed a partnership with Poarch Band of Creek Indians that will not only benefit the municipality and the tribe, but also…
Baker announces state candidacy for 2018
Editor’s note: The following announcement was submitted by the candidate. Expressing his continued full-time service to the citizens in being an active and accessible Legislator, Alan Baker (R) of Brewton officially announced his candidacy for State Representative of District 66 which includes Escambia and Baldwin counties. Baker, a retired educator who resides in Brewton, quickly acknowledged the honor and privilege it has been for him to serve in fulfilling his…
Atmore man sentenced – Jury rejects ‘stand-your-ground’ defense
An Atmore man, who based his defense for killing his brother two years ago on Alabama’s stand-your-ground law, was sentenced last week to serve 25 years in prison. An Escambia County jury did not agree that such a defense was applicable in the case of James Hamilton “Jamie” Scott, who was found guilty of one count of reckless murder in the May 6, 2015 slaying of Tony Scott. Tony Scott was…