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City considers banning garbage enclosures
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore Mayor Jim Staff and city council members discussed several topics during a workshop held prior to the Monday (January 23) council meeting, but the subject of trash bins on personal property drew the most conversation.Staff and council members Webb Nall, Eunice Johnson and Chris Harrison agreed that the bins — some made of wood, others made of wire or plastic — can become an…
Traffic violations lead to meth arrests
Godwin Rigby By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Two Atmore men were charged on successive days with felony drug possession after each committed a traffic violation and was pulled over by city police.The first arrest happened around 9:20 p.m., January 20, when a patrol officer pulled over a vehicle that was being driven without headlights along U.S. 31.According to police reports, the driver — 41-year-old Chad Godwin — first granted, then…
Unleashing American energy production
Congressman Jerry Carl On day one of Biden’s presidency, he went to war with American energy. As a result, all of us have been paying more at the pump for the past two years. The Administration has finger pointed at everyone else – even blaming Vladimir Putin – for higher gas prices, even though gas prices were already skyrocketing months before Russia invaded Ukraine. The rise in energy costs is…
EREC lineworkers commit to career
From left, Kyle Strickling, Ryan Campbell, Tyler Prescott Special to Atmore News Lineworkers often work non-traditional hours, outdoors in difficult conditions. While the job does not require a college degree, it does require technical skills, years of training and hands-on learning.Becoming a journeyman lineworker can take more than 7,000 hours of training because working with high-voltage equipment requires specialized skills, experience, and ongoing mental toughness. Shortcuts are not an option…