Smoke from numerous barbecue grills swirled in the warm September breeze adding a carnival-like atmosphere as revelers in the park that’s located across the dam from Ohatchee marked the symbolic end to the vacation season.

The city is coming up on an anniversary, and The Star is coming up on an open-house for an expanded plant, and the editorial writer is happy about what those developments mean.

Economic damage inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic is easy to spot as scores of Alabamians remain unemployed, but local municipalities have managed to survive — or even thrive — as the virus continues to spread. 

Ohatchee police chief Jason Oden said a resident spotted the bear around 4 p.m., took photos of it and called police. He said the bear was black and mid-sized.

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