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Council discusses parking, appoints 3 to AIDB
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer During the Monday, April 12, meeting of the Atmore City Council, members appointed three individuals to the city’s Industrial Development Board and re-appointed two others, approved a mental health awareness event, and gave the green light to the purchase of a used excavator for use at the city landfill.Mayor Jim Staff told the council the excavator purchase was a “good deal” that would help save…
Mayfest a go; Pow Wow canceled
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer While Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials announced that one of the community’s most popular festivals would resume after a one-year hiatus, officials of Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced that its annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow will be put on hold for the second straight year.Chamber officials announced on the organization’s Facebook page that the annual Mayfest observance — postponed, then canceled last year due…
Community center in YMCA building?
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer The former Atmore Area YMCA building that has remained vacant, shuttered and mold-ridden since the organization ceased operations more than two years ago, might have a bright future.Mayor Jim Staff told city council members during a Monday, April 12, workshop that he has been working on a plan to utilize the historic building, which once served as the city high school, or…
Self defense?
Grand jury to decide if woman will be charged in boyfriend’s death By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said this week that a county grand jury would ultimately decide whether or not charges will be filled against an Atmore woman who told authorities she shot her boyfriend to death during a violent domestic dispute.Police investigators are continuing to tie up loose ends in their probe of…
APD investigating fatal Wednesday shooting on Woods Rd.
Atmore police continued today (Thursday, Apr. 8 their investigation into yesterday’s fatal shooting of a Prichard man by his girlfriend, at her Woods Road residence. According to a press release issued by Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks, emergency dispatchers received a call around 2:12 p.m. from a woman who reported that she had shot her boyfriend during a “domestic violence incident.” Police, county deputies and an ASAP ambulance crew were…