Texas fugitive nabbed after 20 years in Atmore
An Escambia County deputy’s diligence led to the arrest of one of the state of Texas’s most wanted fugitives, a man who had been living in hiding in Atmore for the past two decades. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert reported Wednesday that the actions of Deputy Dereck Lowry, who was given two different names by a speeding suspect, led to the discovery that the motorist with whom he was talking was…
15 vie for DYW title
Young ladies from across the county are participating in the Distinguished Young Woman program to be held Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m., in the Woodfin Patterson Auditorium, Coastal Alabama Community College, Brewton. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from a participant or at the door. Following are bios of this year’s participants in the national scholarship program. Lakeshia Betts High School: W.S. Neal Career Goal: Nurse Practitioner College Choices:…
Students represent Southern Pine in D.C.
The Washington D.C. National Rural Electric Youth Tour, sponsored by local electric cooperatives, the Alabama Rural Electric Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, is part of a grassroots program to educate high school juniors on the electric cooperative program and the cooperative ideas for which it stands. In June, approximately 58 students from Alabama traveled to Washington D.C., joining more than 1,500 students from across the nation. The…
Campers participate in bus evacuation drill
When asked how they spent their summer vacation, at least eight local students will be able to say they learned a survival skill they hope they’ll never have to use. The eight, participants in Atmore Area YMCA’s summer camp program, got a hands-on demonstration on the various ways to exit a bus if it turned over or if an emergency situation arose in which exit through the front door was…