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Atmore City Council sworn in

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Atmore City Council sworn in

The Atmore City Council took the oath of office Monday, November 7. The oath was administered by Judge Bert Rice.          

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City’s ‘new’ government sworn in

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on City’s ‘new’ government sworn in

Although there was only the slightest of changes in the face of city government, Atmore officials met in a special session on Monday, Nov. 7, to formally reset the governmental clock for the next four years. Jerome Webster, who won an Oct. 4 run-off for the city council’s District 2 slot, was administered the oath […]

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Torrence retires from council

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Torrence retires from council

Atmore City Council members and a group of local residents bid a fond farewell to one of their own during the Monday, Oct. 24, meeting, which marked the end of Cornell Torrence’s tenure as the council’s District 2 representative. Mayor Jim Staff passed a plaque of appreciation to the local coaching legend, who suffered a […]

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National Poppy Month

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on National Poppy Month

At the October 11 Atmore City Council meeting, Mayor Jim Staff signed a proclamation declaring October 11 through November 11 as National Poppy Month. Two members of the American Legion Junior Auxiliary Post 90 attended the meeting. Shown are, seated, Cornell Torrence; standing, from left, Chris Harrison, Susan Smith, Little Miss Poppy Katelyn Carnley, Miss […]

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Webster wins D2 run-off

By   /  October 12, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Webster wins D2 run-off

Retired state correctional officer Jerome Webster received 113 votes to edge local educator Russell Robinson by four and win the October 4 run-off for the Atmore City Council’s District 2 seat. The 222 voters who went to the polls for the two-man run-off contest was 40 more than the number that voted in the August […]

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Council approves $10.7M budget

By   /  September 28, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Council approves $10.7M budget

The Atmore City Council – unanimously and without discussion – approved a $10.7 million spending package for Fiscal Year 2017. The fiscal plan was approved during the council meeting held Monday (Sept. 26). City Clerk Becca Smith said the municipal budget represents a “minimal increase” in revenues, with the “level funding” method used to compute […]

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Police chiefs honor Mitchell

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on Police chiefs honor Mitchell

Sgt. J.C. Mitchell, who officially retired as a fulltime Atmore Police Department officer on Aug. 31, was formally honored during this week’s city council meeting, held Monday (Sept. 12). Mitchell, who was an APD fixture for 30 years, received a plaque commending him on his service and dedication to the city and its residents, a […]

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Webster, Robinson in District 2 run-off

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Webster, Robinson in District 2 run-off

Jerome Webster and Russell Robinson accounted for all but 54 of the 182 votes cast on Tuesday (Aug. 23) and will face each other in an Oct. 4 run-off for the District 2 seat on the Atmore City Council. The vote total represented only 18.4 percent of the district’s 987 active voters, and unconfirmed reports […]

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Forum, election coming up

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Events, Featured  /  Comments Off on Forum, election coming up

  Voters in District 2 will have an opportunity to hear the candidates at a political forum a few days before the municipal election. The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and Concerned Citizens of Atmore are presenting the forum Thursday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m., in the city hall auditorium. According to Keith Castleberry who […]

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Robinson running for city council

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Featured  /  Comments Off on Robinson running for city council

Editor’s note: The following announcement was submitted by the candidate. Atmore citizens of District 2, please elect me Russell Robinson to serve as your councilman. I will bring forth innovative ideas and provide a dedicated service in helping to maintain and improve our quality of daily living in Atmore. I was born the second of […]

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