Hall of Fame to induct Ima Joan Crawford
Seven outstanding citizens will be inducted in the Atmore Area Hall of Fame April 28: Athletics – Willie Parker and Earl Miller; Government – Stephanie Bryan and Weldon Vickrey; Business – Dale Ash and Bill Farr; Medicine – Ima Joan Helton-Crawford The induction ceremony and dinner will be held Saturday, April 28, 6 p.m., at The Club, Highway 21, Atmore. Tickets, $25 each, are available at Atmore News and United…
2 injured, 1 detained after Tuesday pickups collision (UPDATED)
  Two people were loaded into ambulances on gurneys; a third was loaded into a police car in handcuffs, after an early morning, March 23, collision between two pickups. The mishap occurred around 6:15 a.m. at the junction of Martin Luther King Drive and East Sunset Drive, just outside Atmore’s city limits but in its police jurisdiction, when a 1982 Chevrolet Silverado and a 1998 Ford 150 met nearly head-on.…
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…