City of Atmore

City nominates 10 for HPC committee
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members moved a step closer on Monday (April 8) to formation of a historic preservation district within the city. During a workshop that preceded the council’s regular meeting, members nominated 10 individuals who will be asked to serve on the Historic Preservation Commission committee, the group that will oversee establishment of and adherence to policies, procedures, by-laws and other aspects of…
Paving bid awarded
Largest resurfacing project in years to touch 8 streets By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Progress comes with inconvenience, and traffic flow interruptions and temporarily closed roads could be the norm in the near future on Atmore’s residential streets. But only for a relatively short time. During their Monday, April 8, meeting Atmore City Council members awarded a contract for a resurfacing project that is expected to take “three or…
Dash4Cash block party a success
News Staff Report Atmore’s Dash4Cash block party, held Friday, March 29, along West Ridgeley Street, brought local and area citizens into the city’s downtown, where they laughed, cheered and danced the evening away. The street party received rave reviews by many of the attendees, said Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Emily Wilson. “The feedback has been phenomenal,” Wilson said. “People want to do it quarterly instead of once…
Study approved
First step in city school system? By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer In a meeting where most of the discussion took place after formal adjournment, Atmore City Council members voted unanimously on Monday (March 25) to hire a Vestavia Hills firm to help determine the feasibility of forming a city school system. The council action marked the first step in a long process toward deciding whether or not to create…
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…