No-burm order in effect
By By Sherry Digmon
Advance Staff Writer
The Atmore City Council voted Monday to prohibit burning in the city until the drought eases.
The council unanimously approved the absolute order which includes any burning outside – debris, trash, etc. – within the city limits.
McGhee's discussion caused some uneasy moments for Councilman Jerry Gehman who is heading up a July Fourth fireworks show for the city.
The fireworks to be used in Atmore are designed for explosion at high heights, which will eliminate some of the danger of fireworks which stay on the ground.
In other business, the council
appointed Gertha Adams to the Tree Commission and Barbara McMurray to the Cemetery Committee. A second vacancy on the Cemetery Committee was tabled.
approved a request by Councilman John Garrard on behalf of Dannie Luker. She asked permission to erect a clock in front of First National Bank on Main Street in memory of her late husband, Larry.
The council approved the request with the provision that a lamp post not be removed to accommodate the clock.
heard a request from Patsy Digmon, a junior at Escambia County High School, who has been invited to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law in Washington, D.C., next spring. Digmon plans to enter the legal profession.
The cost to attend is $1,065 for the forum fee and $280 for transportation. Digmon's mother has committed $350 toward expenses.
The council is prohibited from making contributions but wished Digmon well in her efforts and encouraged the public to help.
Contributions may be made Patsy Digmon or Letitia Digmon or NYLF, 1127 S. Presley, Atmore.