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National Prevention Week ends May 15
National Prevention Week is the perfect time to invest in prevention. Community leaders and prevention specialists are standing up to prevent misuse of illegal drugs, opioids, marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, and prevent suicide and mental illness. National Prevention Week provides a chance for schools, communities, and prevention professional to re-focus on prevention efforts.The three primary goals of National Prevention Week are to:•Involve communities in raising awareness about behavioral health issues and…
Pride receives CFSA funds
Special to Atmore News The Community Foundation of South Alabama (CFSA) announces it has awarded $268,600 to 22 nonprofit organizations across its service area in Southwest Alabama. These funds will support programs that provide resources and basic needs to those in Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington counties effected by COVID-19.To address all the critical needs local communities are facing, CFSA expanded on the first round of…
Law Day observance resumes in modified form
Canary By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Escambia County’s Law Day observance, canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returned last week, although it returned in a modified form.The county courthouse, usually filled with high school seniors, contained just 14 students, members of a jury that would later hear a criminal case and pass a binding verdict, and their teachers or administrators, along with two or three members of the…
Fountain inmate killed one day prior to release, birthday
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Alabama Department of Corrections officials confirmed this week that a Fountain Correctional Facility inmate was killed, apparently by another inmate, just one day before he was scheduled to be released from prison and one day before his 24th birthday.ADOC officials confirmed that Ian Taylor Rettig, of Jefferson County’s Chelsea community, died May 4. According to court documents and published reports, Rettig, who was serving an…
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…