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Juvenile shooter sought
Atmore police continued this week their search for a 17-year-old juvenile who is accused of last week’s shooting of a Georgia man who was visiting an Atmore resident. APD Chief Chuck Brooks said this week that a warrant has been issued charging the unnamed juvenile, who is believed to be in hiding, with attempted murder. According to a press release issued by Brooks, police were sent to Patterson Street Apartments…
Tropical Storm Cindy approaches – Expected to dump rain, rain and more rain
Although Tropical Storm Cindy was still being called “Potential Tropical Cyclone Three” early Tuesday, the oncoming weather system was expected to dump more rain on an already saturated Gulf Coast as it neared landfall in Louisiana. The system is expected to move north to northwest and hit the Louisiana coast by late Wednesday, but forecasters say the low-pressure center’s impact will likely extend well to the east along the Gulf…
CSX rebuts SRC member’s allegations
Editor’s note: The following statement was issued June 19 on behalf of CSX Transportation by Assistant Vice President for Media & Communications Rob Doolittle. “A recent story in the Atmore News (“Amtrak Returning: Not So Fast”) wrongly blames the challenges of starting new passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast to new management at CSX. “The truth is that, according to a study that the Federal Railroad Administration co-sponsored in…
OWA state’s largest job creator – Second-largest investment in 2016
The Alabama Department of Commerce’s 2016 New and Expanding Industry Announcements, released in May, cites OWA as the leading job creator for the state of Alabama. The project is on track to create 620 new jobs this year alone. The report also recognizes OWA’s $361 million investment as the second-largest in the state. “The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is so proud that our business endeavor OWA is making such…
Rural auto break-ins increase
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators are still on the lookout for the person or people responsible for a rash of automobile break-ins that have plagued rural residents from Canoe to Robinsonville over the past several days. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert reported Friday that several vehicles have one thing in common – each was unlocked – have been illegally entered. The thief or thieves have taken an array of…