Obituaries for the week of November 1, 2017
Carol Wiley Martin Mr. Carol Wiley Martin, age 78, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native of Bratt, Fla. and resided in Atmore. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Nettie Martin; brothers, Robert, Shirley, Bernard Ray and Doug and sisters, Margaret Martin and Lillie Goldman. Mr. Martin is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Joy Kay L. Martin of…
ECHS’s slim playoff chances hinge on tonight’s games
Escambia County High’s football team still has an outside chance of becoming the school’s first participant in postseason football play since 2010. A win over W.S. Neal tonight (October 27), combined with an anticipated Satsuma loss to Thomasville, would leave ECHS, Neal and Satsuma tied for Class 4A, Region 1’s fourth playoff spot. Such a tie would trigger a complex tiebreaker system to determine the fourth slot, since Neal beat…
Arrest made in convenience store robberies
An Atmore man was arrested and charged with the predawn Wednesday (Oct. 25) armed robberies of two local convenience stores after he crashed the stolen truck that was allegedly used in the commission of one of the crimes. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported Thursday morning that James Ronald Marshall Jr., age not provided, was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with three counts each of first-degree robbery and first-degree…
AACCM honors volunteers
Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry Board of Directors honored the ministry’s volunteers with a banquet Thursday, October 19, hosted by First Baptist Church and the Rev. Arnold Hendrix. Following a welcome by AACCM board Chairman Keith Castleberry, Rev. Hendrix asked the blessing, thanking God “for all those who have volunteered throughout the year and all those who lead.” The Rev. Brennan Peacock, First United Methodist Church, presented a devotional about…