Atmore News

Dodd, Currie to wed
Mr. Leon Dodd and Mrs. Donna Dodd of Haleyville, Alabama are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Deonna Dodd to Frederick (Ankoo) Currie, son of Mr. Fritz Currie and Mrs. Susan (Kathy) Currie of Atmore, Alabama. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Garlin and Claris Dodd of Brilliant, Alabama and the late Hayward and Amy Burleson of Haleyville. The prospective groom is the…
Drive sober or get pulled over
As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that runs through New Year’s Day, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate its enforcement efforts on impaired driving throughout Florida. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from roadways in an effort to save lives. “Impaired driving puts drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk, and each year it claims…
Working on Christmas
By MISSIE TSCHIDA Special to Atmore News While most of us were home enjoying time with our families and celebrating Christmas, the men and women of the Atmore Police Department and Fire Department, Atmore Ambulance Service, and Atmore Community Hospital chose to come to work in order to keep our city safe and well cared for. In fact according to a USA Today Poll, 1 in 4 Americans will work…
That first Christmas tree
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Wasn’t even Thanksgiving, and Christmas lights were up. In general, I’m against this. I come from a tradition where Christmas decorations don’t appear until the turkey has become hash, and they disappear before the big Bowl games ring in the New Year. In general. Which is sort of a mealy-mouthed, fuzzy-reasoned, exception-laced way of saying that though I wouldn’t be caught dead doing it, there…
Nokomis VFD to get new home
Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department has outgrown its headquarters, but the crowded conditions that currently exist might become a thing of the past in the near future. The all-volunteer fire suppression and emergency response group has received pre-approval for a federal grant-loan that will pay for most of the construction of a new station. “We’re passing the hat,” said local businessman Jerry Gehman, who is a captain with the department. “We…