Fire fighters from both Brewton and Atmore helped display a large flag in honor of the late Pensacola fire fighter, George L. Grover.
Fire fighters from both Brewton and Atmore helped display a large flag in honor of the late Pensacola fire fighter, George L. Grover.

Recent letters applaud city of Atmore’s efforts

Published 9:23pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mayor Jim Staff proudly presented two letters of appreciation that the city recently received, during Monday’s meeting of the Atmore City Council.

The letters, which were sent from the city of Pensacola and the city of Repton, expressed thanks for city officials’ cooperation in two recent efforts.

The city of Repton’s letter, which was signed by Mayor Terri B. Carter, thanked the city of Atmore for joining with the city of Repton to fight a planned landfill in Conecuh County.

The letter stated:

“On behalf of the Town of Repton, allow me to express our most heartfelt thanks and appreciation for your support in joining the litigation against Conecuh Woods LLC, the Conecuh County Commission and the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission.

“In joining our fight against a project that was shown to be detrimental to all of us, you lent to us the credibility and the unification that made our legal argument successful. We will be forever grateful for your participation. A formal resolution to this sentiment will be forthcoming in October.”

In addition, the city of Repton invited all Atmore citizens to participate in the official “Ding Dong the Dump is Dead!” event on Saturday, Sept. 28, in downtown Repton. The event will include a parade at 3 p.m., followed by live music at 4 p.m. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be a big screen tailgating party showing the Alabama vs. Ole Miss game. Then, at 7 p.m., will be the beginning of “Dancing in the Street,” a party to celebrate the end of the planned Conecuh Woods landfill.

For more information about the event Saturday, call (251) 714-4445.

In the second letter, the city of Pensacola thanked the Atmore Fire Department and Fire Chief Gerry McGhee for their assistance with the recent funeral of the late retired Batallion Chief George L. Grover.

“Dear Chief McGhee, I wanted to personally thank you and the members of your department for the honors you bestowed upon Battalion Chief (Ret.) George L. Grover at the request of Chief Weaver of the Brewton Fire Department,” wrote Pensacola Fire Chief Matt Schmitt. “Your thoughtfulness in sending Ladder 31 to display the large American flag at the entrance to the cemetery was very touching.”

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