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ESCO investigating home invasion
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion and burglary that took place last week. ESCO received a 911 call Friday, December 2, at approximately 11:26 p.m., in reference to a home invasion / burglary at 397 Moye Drive, Atmore. Moye Drive comes off Sardis Church Road, east of Cowpen Creek Road, near Canoe. The caller stated that three subjects forced their way inside the residence and threatened…
City shuts down business
Atmore Mayor Jim Staff said last week that he invoked his mayoral powers and ordered city codes inspectors to revoke the license of a downtown business where a man was recently shot several times. Staff said the city has closed the doors of Special Occasions, which operated at 129 South Main Street, in the former Western Auto building. According to city records, the business obtained a license to host banquets,…
ECHS Choir hosting VIP dinner, concert
As you probably know, the Escambia County High School Choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City next year. Choir members are raising money to finance the trip, and you have the opportunity to help them, enjoy a concert and have a great meal all at the same time. The choir is hosting a VIP dinner at ECHS Tuesday, December 13, at 6 p.m. Tickets…
Local man shot
An Atmore man who was shot several times in the early morning hours of last Friday, Nov. 25, remained in a Mobile medical facility this week as city police continued their attempt to determine who shot him. According to a press release issued by Police Chief Chuck Brooks, the shooting occurred around 2:15 a.m. Police received a report of a disturbance, during which a firearm reportedly had been discharged, at…
DOC office on N. Main
Alabama Department of Corrections officials confirmed Tuesday that DOC investigators who previously worked out of Atmore Community Work Center will soon begin carrying out some of their duties from a leased building on Atmore’s Main Street. Bob Horton, public information manager for the state prison system, made the confirmation in an emailed reply to a request from Atmore News for a response to rumors of the move. “The Alabama Department…