Arrests made, but no evidence shots fired in Canoe incident
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed Friday afternoon (Feb. 28) that APD investigators are still looking into an incident that started with reports of a shooting around 1 p.m. today in the Canoe community. Unconfirmed reports are that two APD officers were dispatched around 1 p.m. to a “shots fired” call at a mobile home park near the intersection of Canoe Road and U.S. 31. But, according to published reports,…
Obituaries, week of March 1,2020
Troy Eugene Byrd Mr. Troy Eugene Byrd, age 89, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 in Fairhope, Ala. He was a native of Oak Grove, Fla. and had resided in Atmore, Ala. for the past sixty-four years. He was a member of the Carney Masonic Lodge #549 of Atmore and First Baptist Church of Atmore. He was owner and operator of Troy Byrd Water Well Service, a veteran of the…
Meet Jewel
Beautiful Jewel is a two-year-old female hound mix who is looking for her “furever” home. She is the sweetest, most loving and well-mannered girl who is already house trained! She loves to give out kisses and also enjoys lazy days with cuddling time. Jewel is up to date on vaccinations and available for adoption with a $100 adoption fee, which includes spay. If you are looking to add a sweet,…
Williams named Teacher of the Year
Special to Atmore News LaQuanda Peavy Williams was named 2019-2020 Elementary Teacher of the Year at John Love Elementary School in Jacksonville, Fla., where she teaches kindergarten. Williams is a 2003 graduate of Escambia County High School and a 2007 graduate of The University of Alabama with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Educational Leadership. Williams is the daughter of Linda Peavy Brooks,…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
News Staff Report The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the board meeting Thursday, February 20. Resignation 1. Heather Caraway, elementary teacher, Flomaton Elementary School, effective February 17, 2020 Transfer 1. Cynthia Davis, elementary teacher, Huxford Elementary School, to elementary teacher, Flomaton Elementary School, effective March 2, 2020 (replacing Heather Caraway) Employment 1. Jodie Salazar, 7-hour custodian, Flomaton High School, effective…