Atmore man, car wind up in Escambia Bay
An Atmore man escaped with only minor injuries Wednesday (Feb. 21) after he and his car were sent flying off a Santa Rosa County, Fla. bridge and into Escambia Bay about an hour before sunrise. According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, Daniel Payton Taylor, 47, was driving his 2005 Chevy Tahoe eastward on U.S 90, about two miles west of Woodbine Road, when the Tahoe “traveled onto the…
Busted for meth, pills (UPDATED)
A February 16 traffic stop along a northeast Atmore street resulted in the arrests of two Atmore men on drug possession and other charges. The traffic stop took place around 8 a.m. near the intersection of Maxwell Street and Brooks Lane, when Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Dereck Lowry noticed a pickup truck with an expired tag traveling in the area. A subsequent search of the truck turned up a…
Atmore girl charged in armed robbery (UPDATED)
Mississippi authorities lodged adult charges against a 15-year-old Atmore girl who used a social media ruse to lure a Gulfport man to a St. Martin motel room, where he was robbed by two of the adolescent’s adult accomplices. An employee of the Jackson County (Miss.) Sheriff’s Office booking and release division reported Monday that Quinecia Shanice Perryman of Atmore and three adults arrested with her remained in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center,…
Valentine’s Day at the SAIL Center
Valentine’s Day was celebrated in a big way at the Atmore SAIL Center last week. PeeWee Powell, Chipper Staff, John Dorriety, and others fried fish and chicken for lunch. David’s Catfish supplied Cole slaw. Mayor Jim Staff provided four tee-shirts – two for the Center’s staff and two for door prizes. The shirts are the #DiscoverAtmore shirts that are part of the Chamber of Commerce initiative to promote Atmore. Another…
Columbus ships Pinta and Nina to land in Orange Beach
On Friday, March 2, the Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Orange Beach. The ships will be docked at The Wharf, 23101 Canal Road until their departure early Tuesday morning March 6. The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” In 2005, the Pinta, also a…