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City council passes driving ordinance

The Atmore City Council passed a careless driving ordinance at its meeting Monday night at city hall.

According to the ordinance, “it is unlawful and an offense against the city for anyone to operate on the public streets or ways within the city limits, or within police jurisdiction, a bicycle, motorcycle or motor vehicle carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard for the rights or safety of persons or property, or without due caution and circumspection and at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property.”

Those who violate the ordinance, will upon conviction, be punished by a fine not less than $100 nor more than $500, and may in addition be sentenced to jail or hard labor for the city for a period not to exceed six months.

In other business, the council:

• reappointed Ruby White to the library board. The appointment is for four years;

• approved a line of credit renewal for resolution 2017-15;

• adopted a proclamation for Small Business Saturday, which will be held on Sat., Nov. 25, this year; and,

• accepted a business license request for Jackson Emergency Transport LLC (ASAP EMS), a new ambulance service in Atmore.