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Council approves new library director

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Council approves new library director

Atmore Public Library will be getting just its third director in 41 years when Cathy McKinley, who has been a fixture at the library for the past 26 years, vacates her position on May 27. Hope Lassiter, currently the manager of Atmore’s Hampton Inn, will take over the head librarian’s duties when McKinley steps down […]

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Council grants license to Fryes

By   /  March 30, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Council grants license to Fryes

After years of denying a request for a business license, the Atmore City Council voted Monday afternoon, March 28, to grant a business license to Mary Frye and Bobby Frye to operate a banquet / meeting hall business in Atmore. Mayor Jim Staff called it a “conditional business license.” The license was granted through Resolution […]

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Council approves requests

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Council approves requests

The Atmore City Council approved celebrations for several events at its meeting Monday, February 8, including Rosa Parks Day, Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Day and a street closing for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Several ladies from the VFW Auxiliary were on hand to hear the first reading of the city’s proclamation to be signed […]

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Council honors Carlee

By   /  January 13, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Council honors Carlee

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Mayor Jim Staff and the Atmore City Council honored Public Safety Director Glenn Carlee at Monday’s council meeting, January 11, on his retirement after 41 years of service in law enforcement. Atmore Police Department dispatcher Betty Cox read a poem she had written in Carlee’s honor. Mayor Staff presented him with a plaque “With Great […]

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City honors vets

By   /  November 11, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off on City honors vets

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Several area veterans gathered in the courtroom at Atmore City Hall Monday, November 9, as the Atmore City Council honored them for Veterans Day. The program began with a welcome from Atmore Mayor Jim Staff, followed by an invocation led by First United Methodist Pastor and retired Marine Lt. Col. Debora Bishop. Rev. Bishop, struggling […]

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Council considers sidewalks

By   /  October 28, 2015  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Council considers sidewalks

The sidewalk project scheduled to begin in 2016 and a new potential project for more sidewalks to be built in 2017 or 2018 were the primary topics of discussion at the Atmore City Council meeting Monday, October 26. Engineer Jeremy McMath of Civil Southeast Engineering was on hand to update the council on the project already approved […]

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City Council met Tuesday

By   /  October 14, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off on City Council met Tuesday

The Atmore City Council moved its regularly scheduled meeting from Monday, October 12, to Tuesday, October 13, due to the Columbus Day holiday. The agenda planned for the meeting was a heavy one with ordinances to consider dealing with building codes, resolutions about weed and grass abatement and public right of ways and the approval […]

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Council changes meeting date

By   /  October 7, 2015  /  Events, Featured  /  Comments Off on Council changes meeting date

The Atmore City Council meeting set for Monday, October 12, will be held Tuesday, October 13, due to the Columbus Day holiday. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. The Escambia County Commission will meet as scheduled Monday, October 12, 9 a.m.

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Budgets, boards and bids – Council has full agenda

By   /  September 30, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off on Budgets, boards and bids – Council has full agenda

By PHIL JOHNSON News Staff Writer The Atmore City Council dealt with a full agenda at its regular meeting Monday, September 28, approving the city budget for the coming fiscal year, filling vacancies in two boards and opening bids to update tennis courts at two of the city’s parks. The council was presented with a […]

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Council honors volunteer

By   /  September 16, 2015  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Council honors volunteer

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Xavier Harrison was one of the dozens of volunteers who came to Atmore to help after Hurricane Ivan in 2004. This week – the anniversary week of the storm – he came back to see how the town has fared in the years since. “Everything is better.” he said Tuesday morning. “Atmore needs to change […]

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