PHD Realty wins Lions Club golf tourney
Teams sponsored by PHD Realty, Popeyes and Maxwell Construction took the top three places in the 2018 Atmore Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament, played March 16 at Atmore Country Club. The PHD team — Chad Helton, Shane Burkett, Keith McKinley and Caleb Dortch — shot an impressive 52 to claim first place and its $500 prize. The Popeyes foursome of Elliott Faircloth, RP Phillips, Jared Vickteg and Kevin Bohanan took…
Allen addresses AHS meeting
By BRANDY TURK Special to Atmore News The Atmore Historical Society held its quarterly meeting Tuesday, March 13, in the Atmore YMCA library room. AHS hosted guest speaker Mr. Bob Allen of the Mobile Historical Society. Mr. Allen is a native of Mobile, and is an Auburn and Alabama graduate. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Historic Mobile Preservation Society, chairman of Assets Committee of Historic…
Lawnmower-pickup collision claims Uriah man
A March 15 crash between a riding lawnmower and a pickup truck claimed the life of a Uriah man who was retired after a lengthy career as a basketball coach and economics teacher at Frisco City High School. Alabama State Troopers reported that 75-year-old Curtis Eugene Harris was killed when the Toro lawnmower he was operating was struck by a 2002 Ford F150 around 5:08 p.m. Harris was pronounced dead…
New police cars
Atmore Police Department officials recently took delivery of five new Ford Explorer patrol vehicles that were custom built to include special emergency packages. The purchase, approved by the city council in September 2017, was from Johnson Ford, which submitted the only bid. The Explorers cost $26,668.08 apiece, a total expenditure of $133,340.40. They will replace five of APD’s highest-mileage Dodge Durangos. News photo by Tom Tschida
Farms, not beaches, for AU students during spring break
While most of their peers were frolicking on Florida beaches, 28 students from Auburn University’s College of Agriculture spent their spring break on a tour of the state’s diverse farming and farming-related operations. The group traveled more than 1,200 miles and visited 19 different agri-businesses as part of Alabama Ag Expedition, sponsored by Alabama Wheat and Feed Grain Producers. Among their stops was Tri-County Peanut’s drying plant, just off Butler…