DYW in rehearsal
News Staff Report Sixteen young ladies are participating in this year’s Distinguished Young Women program to be held in July. They represent all five high schools in Escambia County: Escambia Academy (EA), Escambia County High School (ECHS), Flomaton High School (FHS),T.R. Miller High School (TRM), and W.S. Neal High School (WSN). Contestants are as follows: Chelsea Black, FHS; Chloe Carden, FHS; McKenzie Faulk, FHS; Sarah Grace Gerety, TRM; Christiara Jones,…
Petting zoo finale a big hit with summer readers
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Each of the special weekly presentations that were part of Atmore Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program featured at least one animal. Each included some interaction between those animals and the youngsters who were part of the program. But the number of creatures and the degree of interaction increased significantly during the June 18 season finale, which was presented by Uncle Joe’s Rolling Zoo…
Fourth person charged
2nd woman arrested in Walnut Hill slaying By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Authorities in Escambia County, Fla., arrested last week a fourth suspect — the second woman charged — in connection with the June 3 slaying of a Walnut Hill man and the near-fatal shooting of another. According to the Escambia County Jail website, Jessica Nichole Thomas, 30, who lived at the Highway 164 residence where the shootings took…
Car runs under semi-trailer
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer No serious injuries were reported Saturday morning, June 23, when the driver of a 1995 Ford Mustang apparently didn’t notice that a tractor-trailer rig ahead of it was making a right turn, and ran up under the rig’s trailer. The mishap, which happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. at the junction of U.S. 31 and Wilson Avenue, caused only temporary traffic problems on the highway,…
Man charged with attempted murder
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man is free on $100,000 bond this week, charged with three counts of attempted murder after he allegedly fired a gun into an occupied vehicle on a residential street. Police Chief Chuck Brooks said in a June 19 press release that 33-year-old Labranden Sharp, of a Woods Road address, surrendered to Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies on June 18, four days after…