Afternoon fire damages S. Presley St. home
A Wednesday afternoon (March 21) structure fire caused moderate fire damage and heavy smoke damage to a South Presley Street home. City firefighters were sent to the residence, about a block north of Escambia County High School, shortly before 2 p.m. AFD Capt. Daniel Love said at the scene that the blaze was contained to the back room of the house, and that it was “electrical in nature.”
Jay resident arrested for 2017 ATV theft, weapons charge
A Jay Florida man, accused of stealing an all-terrain vehicle from Escambia County hunting camp in November, was arrested March 13 and is charged with the theft. According to a press release issued by Chief Deputy Mike Lambert of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Craig Bauldree, age not provided, was taken into custody when ECSO investigators and Santa Rosa County (Fla.) deputies served an arrest warrant on him at…
March 24 benefit for Searcy
A benefit for Atmore resident Jerry Searcy will be held Saturday, March 24, at Boatyard Landing, near Stockton. It will begin at noon and continue throughout the day. Searcy, who is married to the former Jean Coleman, is battling colon cancer and faces six months of chemotherapy. The fundraiser, at which dinner plates may be purchased for $10 each, will help offset the cost of the treatments. The event will…
Simmons selected for DC trip
School administration believes Olivia Simmons has achieved a first at Escambia County High School. She has been selected to attend the Southern Pine Washington D.C. Youth Tour this summer. She also received one of the top scores during the interview process and has earned a chance to interview for the Youth Leadership Council and a second week in Washington. A junior at ECHS, Olivia is the daughter of Alvin and…
Ribbon cutting
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Main Street Tanning, Gifts, & Florist Thursday, March 15. Chamber board members and Ambassadors, friends and family joined the owners and employees for the occasion. Shown are, from left, front, Austin Williams, Jackson Breckenridge, Keyaira Wilson, Lauren Metzler, Eboni Williams, Lazarrian Boykin; middle, Shawn Rounsavall, Joey Brown, Jamie Brown, Macy Eicher, Bobbie Respress, Sherry Sullivan, Emily Harp, Paulette Barrett;…