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Compromise reached in cemetery road closure
Although the details remain under wraps, the city of Atmore and the owner of a local cemetery have apparently reached a compromise in an ongoing flap that began in 2000, eventually died down, then flared up again last year when the roadway that services the cemetery was effectively closed to traffic. Atmore Mayor Jim Staff and Serenity Gardens owner Charles Jackson each said last week that they had reached a…
New sales tax voted in – Expected to put $2.7M per year into county coffers
Escambia County taxpayers have had more than two months to prepare themselves for implementation of a countywide sales tax that will hopefully help stop the county’s financial bleeding. The revenue enhancement measure is now on the books and the one-cent levy will be added to cash registers across the county, effective July 1. The Escambia County Commission voted unanimously during its Monday, May 22, meeting to impose the one-percent sales…
Memorial Day program planned
VFW Post 7016 and American Legion Post 90 will present a Memorial Day program Monday, May 29, 9 a.m., at the Veterans Monument in front of Atmore City Hall. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the military. This year’s program is as follows: Opening Remarks by VFW Commander Billy Gates and Legion Commander Guy Milstid Invocation by Glenn Wardrop, VFW Chaplain Welcome…
New wireless carrier coming to Atmore
Officials of a Georgia-based internet service provider announced last week that the company had entered into an agreement that will provide within the next several weeks an alternative outlet for local and area users of electronic data. “We are excited to announce that we have entered into an agreement with West Escambia Utilities for access to their towers so we can provide high-speed internet service to the residents of Atmore,”…
Summer at Tom Byrne Park pool
If school is almost out and summer is fast approaching, it’s time to think about swimming lessons at the Tom Byrne Park pool. Registration for the first session of swimming lessons will be Tuesday, May 30, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Small group lessons will be offered Monday through Friday with each class being 1 hour each day at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Session I will…