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Atmore man sentenced – Jury rejects ‘stand-your-ground’ defense
An Atmore man, who based his defense for killing his brother two years ago on Alabama’s stand-your-ground law, was sentenced last week to serve 25 years in prison. An Escambia County jury did not agree that such a defense was applicable in the case of James Hamilton “Jamie” Scott, who was found guilty of one count of reckless murder in the May 6, 2015 slaying of Tony Scott. Tony Scott was…
Carjacked at the car wash
Atmore police have made no arrest yet but have their eyes on an individual they feel might be involved in a carjacking that took place last week in broad daylight at an automated car wash on the city’s busiest street. “The case is still under investigation, but we have identified a person of interest,” said Police Chief Chuck Brooks of the October 30 incident. According to police reports, a local…
Lodge IDs kids
Members of Carney Lodge #549 of Atmore and Grand Lodge of Alabama and a number of volunteers processed identification kits for children during Williams Station Day. They were set up inside the Atmore YMCA building. Program Director Michael (Grif) Griffon with Grand Lodge was one of the people who worked with Danny Lowery with Carney Lodge. You might think an ID kit means just fingerprinting, and you might think the…
Who’s running?
A special December 12 statewide election, primarily staged to fill one of two Alabama seats in the U.S. Senate, will provide political observers with a little excitement prior to the new year. But the three-man statewide senate race and a scattering of contests for other statewide seats will be little more than a warmup to what is almost guaranteed to be a 2018 season of heated and heavily contested state…