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Church’s Chicken robbed – Gun discharged as customer tussles with suspect
Atmore police are looking for an unidentified “person of interest” who is believed responsible for the Friday night, September 1, armed robbery of Church’s Chicken, as well as a second individual who is believed to have helped the gunman elude officers. Police reports show that the stick-up occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. when a man brandishing a weapon entered the restaurant and demanded money from the employees. Investigators are not…
Alleged embezzler re-arrested – Jaime McCoy a no-show at court proceeding
An Atmore woman, charged with embezzling a “significant amount” of money from a local realtor whose office she managed, was rearrested recently when she failed to appear in court for a hearing on the case. District Attorney Steve Billy had not returned by Tuesday’s press deadline several calls seeking details of the re-arrest, but Escambia County Detention Center records show that Jaime LeAnne McCoy, 34, was charged with failure to…
Miss Tippytoe passes away
By NANCY KARRICK AND SHERRY DIGMON On January 22, 2005, the Escambia County Board of Education gave Cindy Johnson permission to try her Redemption’s Promise Ministry (RPM) in several of the county’s elementary schools. This was just a trial period to see how things would go. That “trial period” was the beginning of a ministry that has touched thousands of school children’s lives. For some it’s the only “church” they…
Accused sex-trafficking trio indicted
Although District Attorney Steve Billy had not responded by Tuesday’s press deadline to several phone calls seeking confirmation, published reports are that a special grand jury was called into session in late August to hear evidence against three Atmore residents charged in connection with the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl. The grand jury reportedly returned bills of indictment against all three defendants — 66-year-old Mary Lue Daw, 87-year-old Charles…
Byrne holds town hall meeting
U.S Rep. Bradley Byrne, during the Atmore leg of his annual district-wide town hall tour, discussed a wide range of topics, from the possibility of war with North Korea, to the proposed border wall along the Mexican border to the return of passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast. The August 29 question and answer session was attended by more than 40 people who sought an update on various pieces…