‘Tom Sawyer’ opens this week
The curtain opens on Tom Sawyer this week as the Greater Escambia Council for the Arts presents the popular production. Show dates are Thursday through Saturday, March 1 through 3, 7 p.m. each night, and Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m. Tickets, available at Atmore News and at the door, are $10 for non-members and $7 for GECA members. Please note: Discounted tickets (member prices) are for immediate family members only.…
City recycling resumes soon
Atmore city officials announced this week that the municipal recycling program that was discontinued in late October will resume on Monday, March 12, but with several changes. The collection site has been relocated, new hours and new procedures have been put in place, and more items than before will be accepted. “We had to have two trailers built, and the mayor picked the second one up last Friday (Feb. 23),”…
Used cars statute not perfect, but fills void
City officials agree that Atmore’s new ordinance regulating used car sales and used car lots might not be perfect. But, they say, the city’s new set of rules and regulations governing the sale of previously owned vehicles provides a guide that previously didn’t exist. “We were just trying to clean up some things, trying to make it a little stronger,” said Mayor Jim Staff, who said the ordinance was a…
City council approves easement
Atmore City Council members approved two measures during their February 26 meeting that paved the way for the sale of a local motel. While both represent a long-term agreement, one will have a short life span. The council voted 4-0 to approve authorization of an easement and encroachment agreement that allows the hotel’s sign to occupy a few feet of city property on which it has stood for more than…
Juvenile charged with attempted murder in Atmore shooting
A 17-year-old male was arrested Tuesday (Feb. 27) by Atmore police and charged with the attempted murder of another teen who was shot and critically injured at an Atmore location. According to a press release issued by APD Chief Chuck Brooks, officers were sent to Atmore Community Hospital around 4:08 p.m. after hospital staff notified authorities that emergency department personnel had treated a 17-year-old male gunshot victim whose injuries were considered…