Atmore City Council

Mayor accentuates the positive at meeting
Mayor Jim Staff might or might not be a fan of Johnny Mercer’s 1944-era music, but he borrowed the theme of one of Mercer’s biggest hit records during his appearance at the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s April 27 edition of its Breakfast With An Elected Official series. Staff chose to “accentuate the positive” during a 30-minutes-plus oration delivered to about two dozen men and women of the local business…
Council recognizes YMCA, Karrick
Monday’s, April 24, Atmore City Council meeting was a time of recognition for a local agency and an individual. Atmore Area YMCA CEO Paul Chason addressed the council to talk about Healthy Kids Day this Saturday. About 200 kids will be playing soccer that day. Chason said the event drew about 135 kids last year, and he expects more this year. Mayor Jim Staff read a proclamation designating Saturday, April…
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…
Bid awarded for access road
Atmore City Council members swept through a two-item agenda in less than five minutes Monday (February 13), accepting a bid for construction of the industrial access road to the new Brown Precision factory and giving the green light to another parade. The council, short one member due to the illness of District 3’s Chris Walker, unanimously approved a resolution to accept the bid submitted by Grady Ralls & Sons to…
City shuts down business
Atmore Mayor Jim Staff said last week that he invoked his mayoral powers and ordered city codes inspectors to revoke the license of a downtown business where a man was recently shot several times. Staff said the city has closed the doors of Special Occasions, which operated at 129 South Main Street, in the former Western Auto building. According to city records, the business obtained a license to host banquets,…