City of Atmore

City seeks Main Street Alabama inclusion
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members, meeting Monday, April 13, gave the OK to a resolution seeking inclusion in the Main Street downtown revitalization program. They also learned that the city wouldn’t have to put any money into impending upgrades at Atmore Municipal Airport. The Main Street resolution, which gained unanimous approval of the full council, was the only business item on the agenda for the…
Change of heart?
City council rethinking donation of land for hospital  By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A request from the Escambia County Healthcare Authority (ECHCA) that the city of Atmore donate 10 acres of Rivercane land for a new hospital has been rejected in one way or another by the city council on three occasions. Now, judging from discussion during a Monday (February 24) council workshop, city council members have apparently had…
Council approves emergency purchase
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The Atmore City Council, sitting two members short, approved during the council’s Monday, February 10, meeting the emergency purchase of a heavy-duty air compressor to service the self-contained breathing apparatuses recently purchased for city firefighters. The air compressor previously used for that task recently quit working, again, and AFD personnel have been relying on a neighboring department to fill the air tanks worn by…
Resurfacing starts
Short, Howard done; council wants to add Swift Mill to mix By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Motorists in Atmore came to the full realization this week that a $600,000-plus, eight-street resurfacing project — which could become a nine-street project — is now under way. Four city council members voted during their June 10 session, for which Mayor Jim Staff and District 5 rep Chris Harrison were absent, to ask…
City nominates 10 for HPC committee
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members moved a step closer on Monday (April 8) to formation of a historic preservation district within the city. During a workshop that preceded the council’s regular meeting, members nominated 10 individuals who will be asked to serve on the Historic Preservation Commission committee, the group that will oversee establishment of and adherence to policies, procedures, by-laws and other aspects of…