Pot odor, FTA warrants lead to drug arrests
The odor of burnt marijuana and a failure to appear in court on prior charges led to the separate February 7 arrests by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies of an Atmore man and a Nokomis man, each of whom was taken into custody in the Nokomis area. According to a press release issued by Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, the first arrest occurred around 10:15 a.m., when Deputy Derick Lowry, on…
Election 2018 qualifying ends
Qualifying for 2018’s national, state and county political races has ended, and there is no shortage of candidates from either of the two major parties for many of the elective offices. Local races Races have developed for only three political offices in Escambia County, and two of those won’t be decided until November. But one judicial office-holder announced that he would seek a higher office within the local judiciary, and…
Hall of Fame to induct 7
Seven outstanding citizens will be inducted in the Atmore Area Hall of Fame in April. The 2018 inductees are as follows: Athletics – Willie Parker and Earl Miller Government – Stephanie Bryan and Weldon Vickrey Business – Dale Ash and Bill Farr Medicine – Joan Helton Crawford Beginning in March, Atmore News will feature each inductee. The induction ceremony and dinner will be held Saturday, April 28. All former inductees…
Gun on campus, student expelled
The Escambia County Board of Education met in special session Monday, February 12, to consider two items. At the recommendation of Superintendent John Knott, a student was expelled from school for a period of up to one year for violation of the Escambia County School System Weapons-Free school policy. The one calendar year period began from the date of the incident, January 30, 20018, through January 30, 2019. Although the…
Kennedy running for Congress
The following announcement was submitted by the candidate. Editor’s note: While we endeavor to print a candidate’s announcement as written, we take exception to profanity. MOBILE, ALA. – February 7, 2018: Robert Kennedy, Jr., a former Naval Officer and current business professional, is running for the Democratic Nomination to become the U.S. Representative for Alabama’s First Congressional District. He is the first to qualify from the Democratic party, and he is the…