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Appreciating first responders
It was a first for Carney Lodge #549 in Atmore … but rest assured it won’t be the last. On Friday, December 9, the Lodge served lunch to members of the all uniformed Escambia County first responders – police departments, fire departments, ambulance services, and the sheriff’s department – who wanted to stop by between 11 and 2 and get a bite to eat. Lodge member Robert Skipper said this…
Gehman graduates at UA
Kristen Gehman of Atmore was among some 2,270 students at University of Alabama who were awarded degrees during winter commencement Saturday, December 10. Gehman received a Bachelor’s Degree. With this graduating class, UA will have awarded more than 257,000 degrees since its founding in 1831 as the state’s first public university.
Mayor: DOC downtown ‘not a problem’
Although officials of the local Chamber of Commerce are not happy that the Alabama Department of Corrections has begun leasing office space on North Main Street in Atmore, the city’s chief executive officer said he doesn’t see a problem with the decision. ALDOC has leased office space at 109 North Main for its Southern Region Investigations and Intelligence Division. The division’s investigators formerly worked out of Atmore Community Work Center,…
Hawt Mess ribbon cutting
A ribbon cutting was held for Hawt Mess Thursday, December 1, at Heritage Park. Shown are, from left, Mallorie Beachy, David Weber, Eli Godwin, Derik Kidd, Lisa Wilson holding Amya Smith, Ariel Whatley, Michelle Uriegas, Paul Uriegas, Bub Gideons, Braxton Smith, Chris Singleton (back), Myles Smith in front of Sara Smith, Foster Kizer, Jordan Barnett, Brandy Giger, Kyle Lee, Makala Lee, Donna Lee, Jessica Franco, Sheryl Vickery, Anna Marie Johnson.…
Shots fired at party
Atmore police pulled the plug on a Saturday, Dec. 3, party at a Pensacola Avenue residence after several shots were fired, apparently into the air, as the festivities carried over into early Sunday. Police Chief Chuck Brooks said a patrol officer had noticed the large crowd, which officers estimated at “about 100 people,” at the residence prior to dispatchers receiving several reports that shots were fired. “It was early Sunday…