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Mayor issues mentoring proclamation
The Atmore City Council eased into 2017 Monday, January 9, with a meeting that centered on the issuance of a proclamation honoring mentoring programs, a resolution related to fair housing and an amendment to a city ordinance. The council also formally revoked the license of a business where a shooting occurred in November and approved the transfer of an alcoholic beverage license. The council voted unanimously to bring an end…
Chamber accepting award nominations
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Citizen of the Year, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Business of the Year Award. The selection committee welcomes nominations through Tuesday, January 17, at 5 p.m. Nominations may be mailed to 137 North Main Street, Atmore, or emailed to director@atmorechamber.com. The Citizen of the Year award is designed to recognize an individual’s outstanding achievements and / or contributions…
‘Move Over, Florida!’
This month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding all motorists to Move Over for stopped law enforcement, first responders, service and utility vehicles and Road Rangers during its second annual Move Over, Florida! campaign. In 2016, there were more than 200 crashes that occurred and 5,518 citations issued for failure to move over in Florida. DHSMV and its Division of the Florida Highway Patrol…
ECHS on failing school list
News Staff Report Escambia County High School has been listed by state education officials as a failing school and has been given an “F” in the second year of using a letter grade to assess the success or failure of individual schools. The grade is particularly tough to take this year since the school has shown overall improvement in other testing. In addition, ECHS has a 93 percent graduation rate…
Drive sober or get pulled over
As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that runs through New Year’s Day, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate its enforcement efforts on impaired driving throughout Florida. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from roadways in an effort to save lives. “Impaired driving puts drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk, and each year it claims…