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Snow!
A rare series of snow showers that fell Friday night and into Saturday morning across Atmore and Escambia County proved area weathermen wrong and created a virtual Winter Wonderland for local children of all ages. Forecasters had predicted that there was a “slight chance” of wintry precipitation that could include snow falling across the area, but cautioned that locals shouldn’t expect any accumulation of the white powder, even if it…
Bond revoked
An Atmore woman who was arrested in July and accused of doing nothing to stop her mother-in-law from prostituting the woman’s teenage daughter, was back behind bars just 10 days after she finally was able to make bond. Melissa Deann Stoker, 37, spent more than four months in the Escambia County Detention Center before a $100,000 bond was posted on her behalf on November 20. That bond represented a significant…
Downtown revitalization begins
“We’re gonna bring back that theater.” And that, according to Zach Mannheimer, is the beginning for Atmore’s downtown revitalization. Mannheimer is principal community planner with McClure Engineering Company, a Clive, Iowa-based civil engineering firm. He works within “Creative Placemaking for rural communities with the goal of helping them achieve economic and population growth through cultural and entrepreneurial amenities, concepts, and catalytic projects,” he is quoted as saying. According to the…
Log truck driver dies behind the wheel
Authorities believe that a “medical emergency” was probably the cause of a Monday morning (December 11) crash of an empty log truck and the death of an Atmore man whose body was found inside its cab. According to reports filed by Alabama State Troopers, “it is believed that” 53-year-old Danny Wayne Boyington “suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash that resulted in his death … not the crash.” Boyington’s…