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Alleged crimes against child
An Atmore man has been charged with enticing a child and sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the arrest came as the result of a complaint that was received about an incident that occurred on August 5. Allegations were made that Ricky Terrell Pratt, 19, Liberty Street address, had lured a child under the age of 12 into a…
Murder suspect arrested – Atmore man charged in August shooting of bike rider (Updated)
An Atmore man, free on bond from several drug-related and other charges, is back behind bars after his arrest for the August 3 murder of a Camden man who was shot to death as he rode his bicycle along a street in the city’s northeastern sector. Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed that Ladarius Jamaal Crenshaw, 22, is charged with the shooting death of 31-year-old Shawn Oneil Quarles. Quarles, a Camden…
Brennan Peacock is Atticus
Brennan Peacock hadn’t been in Atmore long when he auditioned for the part of Atticus in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Actually, it wasn’t even his idea to audition. As of July 1, the Rev. Brennan Peacock is the pastor at Atmore First United Methodist Church. He and his family (wife Patti, sons Eli and Adam), had arrived in Atmore just before the Greater Escambia Council for the Arts presented “Annie.”…
Fires indirect result of power outage – Motorist apparently clipped pole after falling asleep at the wheel
Official reports indicate that a freak traffic accident was the indirect cause of both a fatal blaze that ravaged a Carver Avenue home early September 12 and claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman who lived there, and another fire that destroyed a mobile home just a few hours earlier on Old Ship Circle. Fire officials have determined that candles left unattended in the mobile home were the catalyst for…
Taste of the South is Thursday
Local and area residents are invited to come out to Heritage Park this week for a taste of what local cooking is all about. The 14th annual Taste of the South cooking competition, a showcase of local culinary talent that is noted statewide, will take place Thursday, September 21, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The community event, hosted for the fourth straight year by Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, will…