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Council sweeps through Monday agenda

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Council sweeps through Monday agenda

The Atmore City Council swept through a crowded agenda Monday (July 25) during a meeting that lasted – from the invocation to the adjournment gavel – less than 15 minutes. City governors took care of some housekeeping matters and made an appointment to a key city board. They also approved a supplemental agreement for construction […]

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Four running for D2 seat

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Four running for D2 seat

It is a given that Atmore’s District 2 will get a new city council member in a few weeks. The new member could be any one of four hopefuls who qualified to seek the seat being vacated by longtime council member Cornell Torrence. Torrence, who has been a member of the city’s governing body since […]

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Gray disqualified for council run

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Gray disqualified for council run

Sandra Gray, who filed papers on the final day of the July 5-19 qualifying period to challenge incumbent Chris Harrison for the District 5 seat on the Atmore City Council, has been disqualified from her candidacy. According to documents and other information obtained by Atmore News from several sources, Gray failed to file her Candidate’s […]

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Arnold running for city council

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Arnold running for city council

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The following announcement was submitted by the candidate. Hello, my name is Michael Arnold. I am 39 years old, and I would like to proudly announce my candidacy for the position of District 2 city councilman. I grew up right here in the great city of Atmore. I went to school here at Escambia County […]

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Gray disqualified from seeking council seat

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Gray disqualified from seeking council seat

Sandra Gray, who filed papers on the final day of the July 5-19 qualifying period to challenge incumbent Chris Harrison for the District 5 seat on the Atmore City Council, has been disqualified from her candidacy. According to documents and other information obtained by Atmore News from several sources, Gray failed to file her Candidate’s […]

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Four seek vacated D2 seat; Harrison challenged in D5

By   /  July 21, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Four seek vacated D2 seat; Harrison challenged in D5

It is now a given that Atmore’s District 2 will get a new city council representative. That new rep could be any one of four hopefuls who qualified to seek the council seat being vacated by longtime D2 rep Cornell Torrence. Torrence, who has been a member of the city’s governing body since 2009, had […]

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City election qualifying ends

By   /  July 20, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on City election qualifying ends

Qualifying ended at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, for the Atmore municipal election. As of noon Tuesday, only one race was contested – District 2. Incumbent Councilman Cornell Torrence had not qualified to seek re-election, but four others had entered that race. They are Johnnie Jones, Michael Arnold, Russell Robinson and Jerome Webster.

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Jay honored at council meeting

By   /  July 13, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Jay honored at council meeting

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Veteran Atmore policeman Jimmy Jay, who retired from active duty on July 1, was formally honored this week for his 33-plus years of service and dedication to the city. An expression of appreciation to the quiet-spoken Jay, one of the most respected members of the local police force over the past three decades, was the […]

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More sidewalk upgrades planned

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on More sidewalk upgrades planned

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The Atmore City Council approved at its June 27 meeting a resolution under which the city will receive grant funding to continue a series of upgrades to city sidewalks. The amount of the grant, which is from the Alabama Department of Transportation, was not disclosed during the meeting. According to the resolution, part of the […]

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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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