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Hundreds enjoy annual MLK parade
Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity of Atmore were among the groups in the parade By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The COVID-19 pandemic was all but forgotten for about an hour Monday, January 18, as hundreds of Atmore residents, hardly any wearing face coverings, lined stretches of four city streets for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. About 40 entries — including classic cars, trucks, SUVs and…
Council to begin streaming meetings on YouTube
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Attendance at Atmore City Council meetings should grow exponentially in the near future, and most of those attending won’t have to rush to city hall to do so. City officials announced last week that city council meetings would soon be streamed, delayed at first but then live, on YouTube. “As far as city government, just about all the towns around us are already doing…
Money awarded for new turn lanes on Ala. 21
The new intersections will be built near the Wind Creek Casino entrance. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials announced last week that an almost-$46 million funding pie is being awarded to several cities and counties for various road and bridge projects. Atmore will get a slice of that pie, although it won’t be a large slice. And the city will…
Gibbs faces new charges
Gibbs By MICHAEL TONDER Special to Atmore News Garyl Jermaine Gibbs, 47, of Monroeville was recently indicted by the Monroe County Grand Jury on four counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of second-degree sodomy. Gibbs was the minister of A Call to Life Apostolic Church in Monroeville and Atmore. Gibbs’ legal troubles began in February when he was indicted on one count of first-degree sodomy and two counts of…
Murder suspect caught in Texas
Dailey By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man, sought since November 27 in the shooting death of a local teen, has been captured in Austin, Texas and is awaiting extradition to Escambia County. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said Monday, January 18, that Rodarious Tyrik Dailey, 22, was taken into custody January 14 in the Lone Star State’s capital city. Brooks did not say which agency was responsible…