Market in the Park Saturday
News Staff Report It’s that time of year again, when local farmers and growers are starting to harvest their crops, and the public is ready to enjoy homegrown vegetables and fruits and homemade jellies, jams and other products. To help bring growers and consumers together, Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce will present the first installment of its annual Market in the Park promotion this Saturday, June 9, at Heritage Park,…
Death Row inmate apparently commits suicide
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Alabama Department of Corrections officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a death row inmate who escaped execution by lethal injection just eight months ago. ALDOC officials reported that Jeffery Lynn Borden, 57, was found hanging by a bed sheet in his William C. Holman Correctional Facility cell at approximately 2:30 a.m., Sunday, June 3, during a security check. He was pronounced dead a…
Arming our schools?
New Sentry Program raises questions By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced last week the state’s participation in a new public safety initiative aimed at providing additional security in Alabama schools that do not have a School Resource Officer. The Alabama Sentry Program, a voluntary stratagem that doesn’t mandate — but will permit — administrators in schools that do not have an SRO to maintain a…
2 in run-off, 2 incumbents win
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer Two incumbents won their election outright, but one incumbent will face a challenger in a run-off following the Poarch Creek Tribal Council election Saturday, June 2. In the race for the vice-chairman’s position, incumbent Robbie McGhee received 605 votes. Challengers Amy Bryan received 348 votes; James T. (Tim) Martin, 217 votes; and Chris Woolley, 217 votes. There were 9 write-in votes for the vice-chairman’s…
Atmore woman indicted for child abuse
News Staff Report Note: An indictment means that a grand jury has found enough evidence to proceed with the prosecution of an individual charged with a crime. It is not a finding of guilt or innocence. An Atmore woman surrendered to Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office officials on May 29 after a county grand jury handed up an indictment against her on child abuse and other charges. According to court…