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Council approves amendment to hospital land swap
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer During the Monday, October 25, meeting of the Atmore City Council, members approved the purchase of a brush truck for the fire department, authorized the next step in ridding several properties of grass and weed nuisances and approved a slight amendment to the land swap agreement for the community’s new hospital.The new fire-suppression vehicle will be used for fighting brush fires and wildfires. It was…
Parole denied for Castleberry man, lifer
Rabon Benton By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A Castleberry man serving his second prison stint in six years, and a Montgomery County man who is serving four life sentences, will each remain in prison for at least another five years after the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles recently denied their respective bids for early release.Lee C. Rabon, 37, is in the early stages of a 104-month (8 years, 8…
‘Honoring’ Railroad Bill
The Atmore Historical Society was awarded a grant from The William G. Pomeroy Foundation for a Legends & Lore marker highlighting the infamous outlaw Railroad Bill. In comments about the bandit, Russell Brown with the Alger Sullivan Historical Society said the marker was not to celebrate Railroad Bill’s life because he was an outlaw. However, he was part of Atmore’s lore. Shown at the unveiling Thursday, October 21, are, from…
First bale
It’s always a milestone at Frank Currie Gin when the first cotton comes in and the first bale is ginned. This year, Seth Matheny took the honors with his cotton that was ginned October 12. The company continued its tradition of presenting a $100 check to the farmer who brings in the first bale. Shown at the check presentation Friday, October 22, are, from left, Currie Gin Assistant Manager Jared…
Pot found growing in pot on porch
Rangel News Staff Report An Atmore man remained in the county jail this week after sheriff’s officers found marijuana growing in a pot on the front porch of his Martinville Loop Road home.According to Escambia County Detention Center records, 32-year-old John Michael Rangel is being held under a $100,000 bond on two felony charges, manufacturing a controlled substance and first-degree possession of marijuana.Sheriff’s reports indicate that officers discovered the pot…