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Google buying Chromebooks for ACM
When Kellie Steele left A.C. Moore Elementary School to begin the recent Christmas break, she probably had an inkling that there might be a few nice presents in store for her. But one gift caught her almost totally by surprise, even though it was near the top of her wish list. Steele, first-year media specialist at the local elementary school, was notified two days before Christmas that internet giant Google…
Teens hurt in wreck
Three teenage women, including an Atmore resident, were taken by ambulance to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon (Dec. 5) at the junction of Carver Avenue and Pouncey Road. According to Alabama State Trooper reports, the collision happened around 12:05 p.m. when 18-year-old Tiffany Joann Hardy of Brewton was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt along Carver Avenue and failed to yield the right-of-way at the point Carver ends…
Home from the war – Body of former Atmore resident laid to rest
Henry Sollie has finally come home from the war. Sollie, a Marengo County native who grew up in Atmore, was one of 429 U.S. servicemen who died when the USS Oklahoma was sunk by Japanese torpedoes during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His body had lain in an anonymous grave at Punchbowl, the national cemetery in Honolulu, since it was recovered from the ship’s wreckage, a…
Arson at the park – AFD fights playground, house, industrial fires
Atmore firefighters got an eclectic mix of calls over a three-day period last week (December 28-30), when they were sent to the site of a deliberately set playground fire at a public park, a blaze that effectively destroyed a local residence, and another fire that disrupted production at a local factory. AFD personnel were sent to Houston Avery Park, just off Martin Luther King Drive, around 3 last Thursday afternoon…
Popular postal clerk ends USPS career
For the first time in more than 23 years, Chuck Ferguson doesn’t have to roll out of bed, don his uniform and head to his post at the counter of the local post office. “I’m not going to miss getting up early in the morning,” laughed Ferguson, whose postal career ended last Friday, December 30, with his retirement. “That getting up at 4:30 or 5 every morning gets old after…