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City denies request to rebuild damaged billboard
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Although Atmore City Council members didn’t take any action on the measure, a second request to rebuild a billboard damaged last year by Hurricane Sally was summarily rejected during the council’s Monday, May 10, meeting.The billboard in question is located at the intersection of U.S. 31 and 6th Avenue.Chuck Riley of Bill Salter Signs, who made the initial request in December, told the council he…
Playing ball for a cause
News Staff Report Mark your calendar for an event that’s going to be fun as well as beneficial to a group of folks who can use the recognition and the financial support.It’s Firefighters vs. Cops as the Atmore Fire Department and the Atmore Police Department play a charity softball game to raise money for The Forgotten Initiative. May is Foster Care Awareness Month and The Forgotten Initiative does a lot…
Eagle Scout honored with marker
From left, Frank Weaver, Amanda Gibbs, Greg Babiak, Jameson Agerton, Charlie Henley, Jonathan Gibbs, Tony Gibbs, Billy Gates and Mayor Jim Staff stand behind the marker. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Most people honored with a granite marker in a cemetery have ended their contribution to the earthly world. A local Boy Scout was so honored this week, although his contribution to the burial site will continue long into the…
Lowery named ACH administrator
Lowery Special to Atmore News Escambia County Healthcare Authority officials announced last week that Bradley Lowery, formerly director of operations for Atmore Community Hospital, has been named administrator of the local facility.In his role as the administrator, Lowery will assume the overall management and administrative responsibility for all hospital services and clinics.“Bradley has been a very good asset to ACH in his role of director of operations over the last…
Panic at the pumps
Locals flock to gas stations in fear of shortage Cars and trucks wait in line at the Diamond store on S. Main. around 4 p.m. Monday By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Fueled by concerns over the recent shutdowns of the Colonial Pipeline and Pensacola, Fla.’s Trans Montaigne gas terminal, local motorists — and dozens from the Florida Panhandle — flocked to Atmore gas stations Monday, May 10, filling trucks and…