Paying their debt
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Back in the days of prison “chain gangs,” inmates who swung sling blades or axes along county and municipal roadsides were said to be paying their debt to society. The days of shackled-together inmate work crews have gone, but many inmates are still paying their societal debt by working outside the razor wire of a state prison compound. Atmore, with a three-facility state prison…
Truck sails onto tracks
Driver missed stop sign By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A Century, Fla. woman was seriously injured Monday, February 4, when she apparently missed a stop sign and drove her pickup across fog-shrouded U.S. 31, about four miles east of downtown Atmore, then went airborne, jumped a ravine and landed on a set of train tracks. The driver, Kimberly Kaye Clarke (reportedly “in her 50s”) was taken by ambulance to…
Public schools to host conferences Thursday
All Escambia County Schools will host their Spring Parent / Teacher Conferences after the early dismissal of students on Thursday, January 7, from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Each school will host sessions or activities for parents that may include information about what students are learning, how to interpret student testing reports, filling out the FAFSA, and many other topics important to parents. There will also be surveys for parents…
Truck misses stop sign, sails onto train tracks
The driver of a 2007 Chevy pickup was reportedly seriously injured this morning around 6 a.m. when she missed a stop sign and drove across fog-shrouded U.S. 31, went airborne and landed on a set of train tracks. The driver, Kimberly Kaye Clark (no age provided) of Century, Fla. was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Traffic investigators had not determined by midday whether or not the thick fog…
Obituaries for the week of February 3,2019
Donald Elliott Strickland           Mr. Donald Elliott Strickland, age 87, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 in Pensacola, Fla. He was born in Bratt, Fla. to the late Walker E. and Gladys Wiggins Strickland. He was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Willie Marie Amos Strickland; a son, George E. Strickland and…