Democrats’ bad budget deal
Congressman Jerry Carl Last week, House Democrats passed a budget resolution that provides them with a framework to pass a budget without input from a single Republican, even though Republicans have repeatedly demonstrated that we are willing to come to the table and work together in a bipartisan fashion for the good of the American people. Congress has yet to hold even a single committee hearing on a budget, and…
Trash pickin’
Volunteers clean up Patterson St. roadside Eunice Johnson, in foreground, and Eric and Tori Lambert work to remove litter from the roadside. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer About a dozen volunteers spent Saturday morning, January 30, removing roughly a quarter-truck of trash from a one-block stretch of Patterson Street roadside. The volunteer group, which ranged from 3-year-old Merci Floyd to Atmore Mayor Jim Staff, were participating in the first…
Gehman featured in trade publication
Tristan Gehman News Staff Report Atmore’s Tristan Gehman was featured in an international technology publication recently. The article is “Siemon’s OptiFuse™ Splice-On Connectors Save Time and Ease Installation for Alabama’s Poarch Band of Creek Indians.” The article has to do with work done by G&H Systems of Atmore. Gehman is vice-president of the company founded by his dad, Jerry Gehman, who serves as president, and James Helton. When the Poarch…
Financing, tax credits revealed for peanut shelling plant
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Officials of Atmore-based UB Community Development (UBCD) announced recently that a total of $60 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations have been committed, by United Bank and four entities outside Alabama, for the peanut shelling plant being built here. The federal tax credits, $10 million of which were pledged by UBCD, will be a vital component of the financing plan for the…
Strand restoration project expected to begin in March
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Barring any unforeseen problems, the long-awaited start of the Strand Theatre-Atmore Hardware Store renovation and restoration project is just a few weeks away. Officials of Pride of Atmore, the group spearheading the project, reported that they had hoped construction would have already commenced. However, two stumbling blocks forced postponement until next month. First, POA is still a few dollars short of raising enough money…