Primary election recap
Reynolds wins commission seat By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Political newcomer Karean Reynolds, who recently became the first person of color to earn membership in the Escambia County Bar Association, defeated incumbent District 5 County Commissioner David Quarker in the June 5 primary. Only 825 of the district’s registered voters turned out to decide who would represent them on the county commission for the next four years. Reynolds was…
Book-filled U-Haul van overturns
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore firefighters displayed last Saturday, June 9, their ability to cope with most any situation that might arise, no matter how out-of-the-ordinary it might be. Local firemen spent more than four hours off-loading the personal and professional libraries of a Mobile minister after one of three large moving vans traveling in a convoy developed mechanical problems, then fell from a wrecker that was towing…
Another sinkhole
From left, Mayor Jim Staff directs traffic as Calvin Grace and Kenny Smith assess the situation.Latest street washout occurs at Main and Ridgeley By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A sinkhole that developed in the northbound lane of Main Street on Saturday, June 8, was the second such subterranean washout to occur beneath a major Atmore thoroughfare in the past three weeks. The first, blamed on a leaking water line…
Homicide
Huxford man charged in father’s death By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County (Ala.) authorities know the person they have in custody is responsible for the June 8 shooting death of a 72-yer-old Huxford man. They just don’t know yet what prompted the shooting. According to Escambia County Detention Center records, Thomas Matthew Nall, 32, remained behind bars Tuesday. He is being held under a $1 million bond, charged…