Pride of Atmore

Atmore historic district discussed
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher Interest in a historic district in downtown Atmore is high as evidenced by the attendance at a public hearing Thursday, February 7. About 60 people attended the meeting hosted by the City of Atmore. Three panelists were on hand to provide information and answer questions – Stephen McNair, owner and senior consultant, McNair Historic Preservation, Mobile; Taylor Stewart, coordinator, Alabama Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program;…
POA buys hardware store
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Pride of Atmore, the group initially formed to restore the Strand Theatre and now the leading force behind the city’s downtown revitalization effort, recently accomplished one of its primary goals with the purchase of the building in which Atmore Hardware did business for decades. Details of the transaction were not readily available, but POA Executive Director Foster Kizer said this week that acquisition of…
Plan B for Ribs on Ridgeley
News Staff Report Ribs on Ridgeley, a fundraiser for the downtown revitalization effort, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, November 8, after having been postponed due to inclement weather last week. With weather forecasts calling for a high probability of rain on Thursday, organizers have come up with a Plan B. If the weather is again non-conducive to the outdoor dining event, it will take place at PWC Construction,…
Pride honors Yard of the Month
By TOM TSCHIDA Special to Atmore News As fall approaches, long before the Christmas season, the Roberts family can be found hard at work planning the year’s Christmas light debut. John and Sylvia start this labor of love in October – checking bulbs, fixing displays, running cords, and determining what new items to add each year. Fifteen years ago, John hung a few sets of lights on his home just to…