Atmore City Council

Council agrees to fund feasibility study for city school system
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Organizers of an effort to form a city school system got what they wanted when Atmore City Council members agreed during their March 11 meeting to “move forward” on the issue by paying for a study to determine the feasibility of such a move. The decision came after about an hour of confusion, debate and redundancy, during which supporters of the move repeated many…
Council approves new police car purchase
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City council members unanimously approved the purchase of five new police cars during their February 25 meeting. After Jonathan Gibbs of Boy Scouts Troop 26 in Atmore led in the Pledge of Allegiance, the council took barely three minutes to approve the minutes of its February 11 meeting and give the green light to the vehicle purchase, which was the only item on…
Councilman, mayor seek AG opinion on hospital land vote
Both officials trying to avoid possible conflict of interest By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer For the second time in three months, members of Atmore City Council failed to make a decision on whether or not the city would donate 10 acres of Rivercane land for construction of a new hospital. The first time the issue came before the council, in October 2018, it died for lack of a motion…
Club owner: Not enough time to prepare for revocation hearing
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The co-owner of an Atmore business whose license was recently revoked by the city council said Monday that she and her co-owner husband did not find out until too late about a November 13 public hearing that resulted in the revocation. Mary Frye — accompanied by her son Bobby — offered an explanation for the absence of the owners of the former Chick-A-Dee Club,…
No land for hospital
Lack of motion kills land donation… for now  By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer At the Monday, October 22, Atmore City Council meeting, council members didn’t turn down the proposed donation of 10 acres of prime Rivercane real estate for location of a new hospital. Neither did they vote for the measure. Instead, the four council members present refused to introduce a motion to transfer the land to the Atmore…