Ribbon cutting
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Rising Star Studio of Dance Friday, January 29. Chamber board members, friends and family joined the owners and employees for the occasion. Shown are, from left, Annah Hammond, Noah Graham, David Dobson, Niki Bryan, Anna Norton, Diamond Washington, Chelsey Ramer, Laney Reed, Beth McGhee, Christina Hall, Brinkley Hill (front), Aiyannah McGhee, Shelby Spicer, Erin Hankins, AJ Beachy, Sandy Helton,…
Council to revisit zoning board appointment
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A parliamentary faux pas will force Atmore City Council members to revisit a recent appointment to the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. The council voted unanimously during their January 11 meeting to appoint Charles Johnson to the board to replace Robert White, who passed away recently. The problem arose in how the vote came about. First-term council member Eunice Johnson made the motion to…
‘Intentional’ SORNA violations
Hartley By DON FLETCHER News Staff Report An Atmore man, obviously misinformed about his status as a registered sex offender, told a judge he intentionally violated the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) in a move he thought would eventually erase the stigma of his conviction. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reports show that Antonio Hartley, 28, formerly of a Robinsonville address, was arrested by deputies January 25 and charged…
Chamber gala coming …later
News Staff Report The Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting (Gala) tentatively set for late January has been rescheduled for March 12, and plans are to have it outside to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. The Chamber is not releasing details other than the event will have a Mardi Gras theme. However, the Chamber is taking nominations now for the awards to be presented that evening – Lifetime Achievement Award, Citizen of…
Boom town
Construction projects could change face of small-town Atmore Top photo, the new Starbuck’s at Wind Creek; bottom ACH’s new primary care facility Flomaton-based Arrington Construction works to prepare the Jack’s site. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore was still mostly a sleepy little town off Interstate 65 until just a few months ago. It is now host to an unprecedented spurt of business and industrial growth, one that has…