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City council honors local volunteers
The Atmore City Council gave official recognition Monday (April 10) to a group of people who don’t actively seek recognition. The council, sitting one member short due to the death of District 2 representative Jerome Webster’s mother-in-law, formally and belatedly approved a proclamation designating April 4 as National Service Recognition Day in honor of those who volunteer their services to better the quality of life for their neighbors. (The proclamation…
Woman’s car hits trees, overturns
A Frisco City woman had to be cut out of her vehicle after her car ran off a rural road and struck two trees before overturning early Saturday, April 8. According to the preliminary report filed by Alabama State Troopers, the mishap took place around 5:55 a.m., as Shelia Stinson House, 54, was southbound on Butler Street, on her way to work at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel. Troopers reported…
Food scores released
The following Escambia County food / lodging establishment ratings were released by the Alabama Department of Public Health for March. Ratings are ranked by score, low to high. FSE = Food Service Establishment McDonald’s, 464 South Blvd., Brewton, 88, FSE Circle K #2721575, 400 Forrest Ave., East Brewton, 88, FSE Acapulco Mexican Restaurant (A), Atmore, 88, FSE George’s Old Time BBQ, Brewton, 89, FSE Pic N Save #773 – Deli,…
Storm brings wind, rain, but little damage
A spring storm featured a lot of bark but little bite as it passed through Atmore and Escambia County on Monday, April 3. The weather system brought strong wind gusts and included a barrage of thunder and lightning as it dumped a large amount of rain, but left behind relatively little structural damage. The storm was nowhere near as intense as forecasters had warned. Classes were cancelled at schools and…