Centennial tops news in '07

Published 4:34 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2008

By Staff
Staff Reports
When the ball dropped in Times Square New Year’s Eve night officially ringing in 2008, it marked the end of Atmore’s centennial year. The city’s 100th year was marked by growth and continued economic development by area business leaders, as well as, the loss of several Atmore residents both young and old alike.
Work on Rivercane, the 643- acre commercial development off Interstate 65, continued as infrastructure work was completed and the first contract on
an upscale hotel was signed. The opening of businesses such as Walgreens, Hudson’s Dirt Cheap and Factory Connection offer residents of Atmore more opportunities to keep their money in Atmore.
Since 2007 marked the city’s centennial year, below are the Top 100 stories as reported by the Atmore Advance:
home, while beating and torturing him.
announced that Atmore would be the host city for two state tournaments
for immoral purposes. Additional sex charges were filed against Payne in late April. Payne was sentenced to 21 years in prison in May.
death was pneumonia combined with a group A Strep infection.
serve an order to commit the victim’s brother Derrick Dixon, 19.
any athlete in football, baseball or weightlifting will be subject to random drug testing. Student athletes at Northview High School may have to undergo these tests.
Atmore’s Heritage Park in front of a full capacity crowd.
and Janet McGill of Atmore.
Amir Ansari, an evaluator with the Joint Commission.
Memorial Baptist Church and fronts McRae Street.
to combat dropout rates at the schools.
Escambia County High School graduate Jacorey Devon Johnson. The one-car accident took place in McCullough.
International Foundation.
who is expanding operations at the Creek Entertainment Center.
Entertainment Center. PCI agreed to pay $300,000 during a 36-month period to the county to help defray costs of law enforcement and infrastructure as a result of the new gaming facility.
abused men, women and children in Escambia County. The former facility was the Penelope House in Mobile.
aspects of nursing in county schools.
necessary to seal the deal. The first hotel scheduled is a Comfort Suites.

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