The room was packed with parents, relatives and educators as the 2013 Girls State and Boys State participants were honored by the Atmore City Council at its meeting Monday, April 22.
Linda Gates introduced the group.
“Mr. McBride [Noah McBride] and I, representing American Legion Post 90 and the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 90 as Girls and Boys State Coordinators, are pleased today to introduce our representatives to the 2013 session of Alabama’s Girls and Boys State.”
Annah Nichols from Escambia County High School (ECHS), Lacie Flowers from Escambia Academy (EA) and Mirah Albritton from Northview High School (NHS) were introduced as the Girls State representatives. Casey Jackson, Brett Helton, Cameron Murphy and Tucker Boatwright from EA, Davontae Walker and Desmond Williams from ECHS and Donald Baity from Northview were introduced by Noah McBride as the Boys State representatives.
“We are very proud of these fine young men and women,” Atmore Mayor Jim Staff said. “They have worked hard and will represent the Atmore area well.”
In other business,
* Approval was given by the council for the closure of Trammell and West Ridgeley streets on the afternoon of May 18 for an art festival, ARTmore.
“This is going to be a big deal,” Staff said. “The mayor of Pensacola is coming, along with several area artists.”
* Approval was given for the Blessed and Anointed Community Praise Team to use Houston Avery Park May 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a program to recognize and encourage students.
* Silverzee Brown was appointed to another term with the Atmore Housing Authority. Her appointment was to expire May 12.
* Jason Ward’s request for a liquor license was denied by the council.
* A resolution to allow the sale of 100 acres of property adjacent to Rivercane and owned by the City of Atmore was approved. The property, formerly known as the Horne / Strawbridge property, was renamed the Rivercane project area, and Mayor Staff was given authority to act on behalf of the city in the sale of the property.
* Three ordinances were passed by the council regarding speed limits in Atmore, moving the city landfill into the city limits and annexation of Allen Walston’s property. These can be viewed on page 7A of this edition of Atmore News.
The second meeting in May of the City Council was moved to Tuesday, May 28 due to Memorial Day being on the regularly scheduled date.