A near-perfect Mayfest (with photo gallery)
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer It was one for the books. Mayfest 2018 was just about as near perfect as it could be. Good weather. Excellent planning and organization. Lots to see and do – and lots and lots of people. This was Chamber Executive Director Emily Harp’s first Mayfest since taking the job earlier this year, and she was certainly up to the task. At one point during…
Country Place closing
Residents must find new accommodations by May 29 By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore-area senior citizens who can no longer completely care for themselves will have one less residency option at the end of this month when Country Place Senior Living closes its doors. The assisted living facility, which opened here in November 2015 with plans to provide a “welcoming, well-designed, homelike environment” focused on the needs of older…
Bus driver arrested
Video provides probable cause for harassment charge By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Escambia County school bus driver was arrested last week on a misdemeanor charge after he physically accosted an elementary school student who was a passenger on the bus. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed that 75-year-old Arthur “Bud” Lambeth was charged in Atmore Municipal Court with one count of harassment. Under Alabama Code Section 13-A-11-8, harassment…