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…
Obituaries for the week of May 9, 2018
Shirley Calloway Waters Mrs. Shirley Calloway Waters, age 63, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at her home in Atmore, Ala. She was a native of Century, Fla. where she spent most of her life and has resided in Atmore for the past twelve years. She was a retired agent with Liberty National and was of the Independent Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and…
Arrest of school bus driver confirmed
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed today (Wednesday May 2) that an Escambia County Schools bus driver was arrested this morning on a misdemeanor charge in connection with his physical accosting of a student on the bus. Brooks said Arthur “Bud” Lambeth, 75, was charged in Atmore Municipal Court with one count of simple harassment. Under Alabama Code 13-A-11-8, harassment occurs when a person, “with intent to harass, annoy, or…
Obituaries for the week of May 2, 2018
Edna Mae Fore Coley Brazzell Ms. Edna Mae Fore Coley Brazzell, age 80, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, Fla. She was a native of Monroeville, Ala. and had attended school in Monroe County. She was a homemaker and loved helping others in need. She had been a member of Gaines Chapel AME Church before joining Gospel Temple #1 Holiness Church in Pensacola.…
Gorme joins News staff
News Staff Report Ditto Gorme has been part of the Atmore News and “atmore” magazine family for quite some time. But he became an “official” member of the family when he joined the staff Wednesday, April 25. “A lot of people probably thought Ditto already worked for us,” Grace Publishing co-owner Myrna Monroe said. “He has been a great help with our photography, but now he’ll be taking on responsibilities…