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Council OKs zoning board appointments
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore City Council members zipped through a three-item agenda during the panel’s Monday, April 25, meeting. The council learned of the availability of “essential pandemic packages,” re-appointed two members of the city’s planning commission and appointed two new members to the board of zoning adjustments.District 3’s Eunice Johnson explained that the pandemic packages are available due to the help of Wind Creek Casino & Hotel…
Lions state convention attendees ‘impressed’ with Atmore
Lions Club District Governor Bub Gideons, Alabama Lions District 34-C Atmore Lions President-elect Chuck Brooks, at right, and an out-of-town visitor pick up litter along Hwy 31. Local Lions Kenny Smith, Jennifer Sanders and Renee Hardy, second, third and fourth from left, pose with out-of-town visitors during the canned food drive. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer More than 100 Alabama Lions left Atmore Saturday and Sunday, reportedly taking with them…
1-car crash sends AFD unit into Fla.
AFD Chief Ron Peebles, second from left, talks with a Walnut Hill firefighter as the helicopter lifts off in the background. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore fire and rescue personnel were dispatched around 2:20 p.m. Thursday, April 28, to 8181 Fla. Highway 97, about 7 miles inside the Florida line, when Walnut Hill volunteers reported that the driver of a wrecked Chevy Malibu was trapped inside the car.…
New principals for ECHS, ECMS
Members of ECHS’s Class 4A state runner-up basketball team posed with State Rep. Alan Baker, who paid for the individual plaques each received. Shown, from left, front, Hakeem Johnson, Anthony McCants, Terrence McNeil Jr., Head Coach Layton Knight, Rep. Baker, Coach John Jones, LaCarlos Thomas; back, Connor McPherson, Coach Eddie Kyle, Coach Keyon Thompson, Stephen Williams, Coach Quentin Higgins, Sheldon Williams. From left, Kike Pettaway and Forrest Jones were hired…
Trafficking in crack
Task force finds rock cocaine, pot; other drugs hidden in chili cans Williams By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer State and local drug agents conducted a late-night raid last week that resulted in the confiscation of varying amounts of illicit substances, including some hidden in chili cans, and enough of one substance to draw a trafficking charge.Atmore Police Sgt. Darrell McMann reported that Keith Lamor Williams, 48, of Atmore was arrested…