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City council approves warranty

The Atmore City Council on Monday approved Resolution 2017-02, which authorizes Mayor Jim Staff to execute and deliver a statutory warranty deed to SDI Investments, LLC as Assignee of Alabama Sound Investments Inc., in relation to a deal that would bring a Sonic Drive-In restaurant to Atmore’s Rivercane development site near Interstate 65.

The Advance reported last week that, while the property has not yet been completely paid off, $500,000 had been put toward the price; however, Staff said the total amount put down was $5,000.

While Staff said last week the property has not yet been fully paid for, he added officials are hoping the restaurant will be serving food by the end of February.

In other business, the city council approved the use of Tom Byrne Park as the site of a BBQ cook-off fundraising event to benefit Escambia County High School. The event is slated to take place the evening of Fri., April 21, and will conclude Sat., April 22.