WEU water tower gets complete makeover
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore water tower has drawn a lot of attention over the past several months, as workers tethered to the tower’s apex began and continued the process of applying a complete makeover to the giant receptacle. “This one, they took down to the metal,” Kenny Smith, manager of West Escambia Utilities, explained of the work done on the tower located at the intersection of…
Mattress donation helps city firemen sleep better
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore residents probably sleep well, knowing that local firefighters are always a phone call away if a crisis arises. Now, thanks to a recent encounter with the owners of a local business, the firemen themselves can sleep better while they’re on call. Atmore Fire Department personnel, who work 24-hour shifts every three days, are benefiting from the November 13 donation to the department of…
Barnett named Citronelle High head coach
News Staff Report Earlier this year, Jason Barnett was named interim athletic director and interim head football coach at Citronelle High School. Those titles were upgraded last week. According to a story published on AL.com, CHS Principal Randy Campbell announced November 23 that he had ended the search for a permanent head coach by choosing Barnett — an Atmore native whose coaching career includes 11 years at two local high…
‘Short list’ paving projects ongoing
Three of worst rural roads in D-4 on tap for next round By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer By midweek more than half the roads on Escambia County District 4 Commissioner Brandon Smith’s “short list” of resurfacing projects will have been checked off. The first phase of an ambitious plan to address all the county’s rural roads that need repairs or new surfaces has been ongoing for more than a…
YMCA’s final day is Friday
News Staff Report Atmore Area YMCA, which has been a part of the community for the past 23 years, will cease operations at 5 p.m. this Friday, November 30. The local nonprofit, which was established in June 1995, was once the hub for many community activities and provided numerous activities for young and old during the two-plus decades it was open. A downward revenue spiral and mounting expenses, especially maintenance…