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Tingle addresses BOE on consolidation
A.C. Moore fourth-grade teacher Anna Tingle addressed the Escambia County School Board at the regular meeting Thursday, April 26. She did not request that the school not be closed, but that the students and faculty not be split between two other schools. Superintendent John Knott and the board are considering moving the pre-K and third grade from ACM to Rachel Patterson Elementary, and the fourth grade to Escambia County Middle…
Uriah man charged in Atmore thefts
A Uriah man was arrested last week and charged with committing at least three thefts that took place recently in the Atmore area. Escambia Co. Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert reported that deputies responded to three different theft reports, including those in which a utility trailer, dump trailer and a boat were stolen. During the early stages of the investigation, deputies received information that the stolen items might possibly…
No arrest made in shooting
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigators are still looking for the person or persons responsible for the murder of a 20-year-old Atmore man who was shot and killed inside his car last Wednesday night (April 26). The victim, Donta Demorris Russell of a Patterson Street address, was shot several times. The first shot reportedly caused him to lose control of his vehicle, and the shooter or shooters then reportedly fired several…
National Day of Prayer is Thursday
Atmore will join the nation in prayer and Bible reading Thursday, May 4, in the 66th annual National Day of Prayer. Every year, adults attend the event, but too often children are not with them. Please note there are activities for children, and parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring them along. The local National Day of Prayer Committee invites everyone to participate in any or all of the following…
Two killed, child hurt in Friday night crash on Jack Springs Road
Two Atmore residents, including the owner of a local barbecue restaurant, were killed in a violent collision that occurred Friday night (April 28) on Jack Springs Road. According to Alabama State Trooper reports, 37-year-old Christopher Henry Lowe and Shalonda Trenee Rudolph, 22, both of Atmore, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened around 9:45 p.m. Trooper reports indicate that a 1991 Chevrolet driven by Lowe and…