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Sonic coming!
If Atmore’s mayor and city council members went home hungry after Monday’s meeting (January 23), there’s a good reason. The city’s governing body spent less than five minutes, including the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, on a two-item agenda, with both items involving food. First, the council voted unanimously (4-0) to authorize Mayor Jim Staff to “execute and deliver” a warranty deed to SDI Investments LLC, as assignee of Alabama…
Storms … again
Atmore has seen its share of bad weather lately. Although lines of storms came through over the weekend, Atmore was spared much of the damage other areas suffered. However, there were isolated cases here, such as this van crushed under a fallen tree on School Street. Firefighters Daniel White, Zack Stewart, Shane Rollin and Chief Ron Peebles cut the tree away Monday morning. News photo by Tom Tschida
Rosa Parks Breakfast planned
Every year, a group of area citizens gather to honor the memory of Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005), considered to be the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. They meet for breakfast and a program on a Saturday near her birthday. Selma Mayor Darrio Melton is the guest speaker for this year’s Rosa Parks breakfast to be held Saturday, February 4, at 9 a.m., in…
ECMS shines at BOE meeting
The Escambia County Board of Education met Thursday, January 19, at Escambia County Middle School. Although the board was honored as part of School Board Recognition Month, it was the ECMS Enrichment students who stole the show. They gave a presentation on Stealing Freedom, a book they read in class. But it was so much more than a book report. They displayed life-size characters they created as well as quilt…
Committee assignments top priorities
By Congressman Bradley Byrne When I am not casting a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives or visiting with groups in my office, a large percentage of my time in Washington is spent serving on committees. There are currently twenty standing committees in the House, and each member of Congress serves on at least one committee. These committees are where much of the legislative work is actually…