Stabbing still under investigation
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore police investigators have done all they can to unravel the circumstances surrounding last week’s stabbing of an Atmore man by another local man. Initial reports from several sources indicated that the victim was a woman, but authorities said those reports were inaccurate. Police Chief Chuck Brooks said this week that city detectives have completed the initial portion of the criminal probe and have…
Resurfacing scheduled for Butler St., three rural roads
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Members of the Escambia County Commission crossed their fingers last year, hoping that a new, countywide 1 percent sales tax would provide enough funding to not only cover recent budget shortfalls, but to provide money for badly needed repairs to the county’s rural roadways. Apparently, the county is enjoying the first fruits of the new penny-on-the-dollar revenue enhancement tax, which went into effect July…
Waging war on drugs
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer When you’re engaged in a war against drugs, you examine various avenues that might offer assistance. That’s what Judge Jeff White did last week when he invited representatives with the Drug Education Council (DEC) to attend a meeting in Brewton to determine if the Mobile-based agency could assist Escambia County. Representatives from the county’s adult criminal drug court, Children’s Policy Council, Juvenile Probation Office,…
Smith announces candidacy for House District 66
The following announcement of candidacy was submitted by the candidate. Atmore, Ala – Councilwoman Susan Smith formally has announced she is running for the Alabama House of Representatives District 66 Seat. She made the announcement at a campaign event last night [July12] at the Royal Oaks Bed and Breakfast. “I believe the people of Alabama deserve officials that want the same things they do,” said Councilwoman Smith. “As your representative,…
Council holds informal work session
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Monday, August 13, was one of the rare times such a session was held, but Mayor Jim Staff and members of the Atmore City Council agreed that a monthly public workshop could be a tool to help them provide better oversight of city affairs and to bring the concerns of their respective constituents before the full council. Each of the city’s elected representatives agreed…