Atmore News

Pair arrested in prison smuggling try
A man and woman, both from Montgomery, were arrested April 9 for attempting to smuggle contraband into one of the state prisons located outside Atmore. According to a DOC press release, the incident in which the pair is charged occurred around 12:30 a.m., when a prison K-9 unit spotted a “suspicious vehicle parked at the entrance gate to William C. Holman Correctional Facility.” Agents with the DOC’s Intelligence and Investigations…
Community Calendar
The City will recognize Arbor Day on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Two trees will be planted at the splash pad site across from Heritage Park on Trammell Street. The Escambia County (Ala.) Historical Society will meet Tuesday, April 24 at 3 p.m. at the McMillian Museum on the Brewton campus of Coastal Alabama Community College. Harry King will share his discovery of “Prehistoric Indian Trade Routes and the Trade…
Obituaries for the week of April 18, 2018
Joseph “Joe” Leon Smith Mr. Joseph “Joe” Leon Smith, age 51, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla. He was a native and life-long resident of Flomaton, Ala. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a past employee of Service Welding, Charco and H&H. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hosie and Willie Vaughan Smith and Lou and Bertha Bondurant. Mr. Smith is survived…
Severe weather predicted for Saturday, Saturday night
David Adams, EMA director for Escambia County (Ala.) reported Friday morning the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service on the potential for severe weather in the area Saturday and Saturday night: The NWS reports that a well-organized squall line still looks on track to bring an enhanced potential of severe weather along with heavy rainfall to our local area Saturday and Saturday night Severe Weather Impacts: There still remains…
State champs!
Escambia Academy JV boys track team won the AISA A and AA State Track Championship Monday, April 9. The track meet was held at EA. Members of the track team are shown above, from left, front, Sam Thompson, Sam Fields, Daughtrey McGhee, Troy Fountain, Caleb Davis, Josh Spruill; back, Christian Crook, Hunter Smith, Zack Daniels, Randall Bonds, Brady Howell, Malakai Haynes, Parker Robinson.  Below are MVP for the track meet,…